Mafunyane is a small intimate lodge that allows you to indulge in a rich and luxurious African safari experience. We are situated in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Our 4 luxury suites named after Africa’s big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo) and the furnishings are Africa-inspired. Even though the lodge is completely solar-powered the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a tea and coffee making station as well as a bar fridge. Each luxury suite has a large private deck and is positioned to allow for excellent views of the water hole which is frequented by a wide range of animals throughout the day. Each suite also has an en suite bathroom, as well as an open-air shower for those wanting to enjoy a shower under the African sky. Between game drives, guests can relax on their private patio or by the pool while sipping on a refreshing drink and savoring the breathtaking view of the waterhole which is frequently visited by a wide range of animals. The African bush is calling so why not come answer it here at Mafunayne Private Lodge.
An unforgettable African adventure in complete privacy
Welcome to the Home of Endless Views (Makumu means ‘endless view’ in the Xitsonga language).
Makumu Private Game Lodge is an intimate oasis surrounded by the harshness, unpredictability and unspoiled appeal of the African bushveld. Three luxurious and beautifully appointed villas, accommodating a maximum of ten guests, ensure an exclusive blend of absolute comfort, style and privacy. Inspired by the Bushman, Ndebele and Zulu tribes of Africa, the villas are decorated with their own unique character. Each is large and spacious, to reflect the open air and space of the African bush, with a master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom. The en-suite bathrooms have an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a perfectly positioned ‘tub with a view’, while the wooden decks each boast a hammock perfect for those lazy afternoons.
In the cooler months (March to September), the Makumu fly-camp with no permanent facilities and a near non-existent eco-foot print, brings one back to a safari destination of old Africa. A crackling campfire, moonlit evenings, open-air bucket showers and legendary bush hospitality are all part of the experience. Explore the mysterious wildlands of the Klaserie on foot or in an open game drive vehicle.
Game viewing at Makumu is opportunistic, with no time constraints nor schedules - the ultimate benefit of exclusivity. The highly skilled ranger and tracker team, with over thirty years’ experience each, offer a multifaceted safari offering that includes day and night game drives, walking, tracking and quiet observation from a hide - all part of the Makumu wilderness experience.
Nestled on 3000 hectares of diverse topography in the heart of the Big-5 Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, at Klaserie Drift Safari Camps we pride ourselves on offering exclusive, intimate bush experiences. Whether you are celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary or just some long awaited family time, our award-winning service and ‘casual luxury’ ethos will not disappoint.
Our crown jewel, Misava Safari Camp, is steeped in history as one of the oldest camps in the Klaserie. A recent major revamp has left no stone unturned when it comes to offering the very best in luxury and comfort, whilst keeping the unique soul of the camp intact. Perched on the side of a cliff with spectacular views of the life-giving Klaserie River below, guests can enjoy a seemingly endless expanse of the African bushveld from the quiet repose of our spectacular pool deck.
Boasting 5 stars, our securely fenced, boutique camp accommodates 12 guests in 6 luxury chalets. Surrounded by natural, wild gardens, guests will discover true relaxation and a renewed connection with nature that extends beyond our thrilling game drives and walking safaris. Whether enjoying a mouth-watering lunch on the deck or relaxing by the dancing shadows of the boma fire in the evening, the frequent passing of elephants, buffalo, giraffe, baboons and more bring the wilderness right to your door. Day or night, our friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring your stay is a truly memorable, bucket-list experience.
Our all-inclusive safari packages offer daily game drives and bush experiences led by our highly skilled guides and tracker, a gourmet fusion of African and Western style fine-dining from our passionate, in-house chef, plus a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
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Senalala is a luxury destination with the necessary amenities to supplement an amazing bush experience within a big five reserve. Our highly qualified guides will let you choose between walking in the midst of nature (our signature highlight) or a game drive for your twice daily game viewing experience. Ensuring our guests expectations are met, we focus on providing a platform to be with nature while enjoying superb dining and subtle luxuries along with the finest service Africa can offer from our superb staff. The fenced safari camp 's tranquil and peaceful setting, with its shaded decks and stunning pool, provides respite from the heat of the day while its large open boma provides warmth and friendship at night. Your visit will be hosted by James and Corlia Steyn and they will do all they can to ensure that you have the safari of your dreams.
Set alongside a dramatic escarpment, a dry riverbed and a natural garden, Simbavati Camp George captures the true essence of a classic Simbavati Safari escape and captures a new mood of adventure. Designed for families and friends, this intimate lodge comprises eight luxury suites, each with its own private deck. Spacious and stylishly placed together, the individually-designed suites have an uncluttered appeal and provide an escape from modern-day distractions. The expansive convivial living spaces include an interactive kitchen, various outdoor decks, a boma and a large pool with garden views. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy leisurely and wellness experiences such as picnics in the fever tree-dotted gardens visits to the waterhole or a soothing massage inside the treatment rooms or on the suite decks. Offering a front-row seat to the Greater Kruger wilderness, guests can immerse themselves in nature on two daily game drives, bush walks, night drives in the exclusive Klaserie Private Nature Reserve - frequented by a magnificent range of animals like leopard, rhino, lion, buffalo, hippo, wild dog and sightings of the rare Sharpe's Grysbok.
The private nature of this wilderness sanctuary enables one to embrace the African bushveld in one’s own time. Situated on 3000 hectares in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, every experience is exclusively offering an intimate peek into nature at its rawest. This modern camp offers a multitude of areas designed to embrace relaxation and unwinding is the order of the day under the tree’s canopy-covered deck or in the pool, your view of a very busy watering hole will keep you entertained and help silence the busiest of minds. Warm evenings are spent socializing around an amazing nature bushveld fire watching the clearest star-studded sky whilst animal calls echo in the darkness breaking the abundant silence experienced by the expanse of the wide-open bushveld.
This small and intimate luxury lodge with only 16 beds, provides spacious yet affordable air-conditioned suites with an open plan lounge and a private terrace, offering guests beautiful bush-veld landscapes. The lodge is fully catered and can be also be booked exclusively for up to 16 guests (ideal for groups seeking complete privacy). The age limit is 6, but if the lodge is booked exclusively, there is no age limit.
The owners are very hands on and staff and managers are treated as extended family, giving the lodge a very warm and friendly atmosphere. Our focus is on making the guests feel completely at home, providing superb “home cooked” meals and catering to dietary requirements, while sharing with them the natural wonders our area has to offer. Guests can look forward to coming face to face with the "Big 5", cheetah, wild dog and many bird species in their natural habitat.
During the hot summer days between game drives, you can relax in your cool air-conditioned private suite, in the breeze of your private terrace or on our pool deck overlooking the waterhole, with a view into the pristine African wilderness and the mountains beyond.
Our camps, Kitara, Nzumba and Nyeleti, are located in the north-western sector of the reserve, traversing 8 000 hectares with extensive access to the Klaserie & Olifants Rivers. Safaris within this untamed region of the Greater Kruger National Park focus on the bush and its eco-systems, with the added excitement of getting involved in the tracking of Africa’s big game. Our guides have taken great time to develop their safari to ensure that you come away with a better understanding of this very special environment. Kitara is situated on the banks of the Klaserie River. It accommodates 12 guests in Victorian-style five-star chalets. Each of the six luxury chalets is fully-fitted with air-conditioning, complete bathrooms, outdoor showers and private patios, as well as fully stocked minibars and tea/coffee stations. Kitara is set amongst rolling lawns and well-tended gardens, an oasis amidst the wild and exciting Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The infinity pool and lounge deck are set into the bank of the Klaserie River, with breathtaking views in all directions, creating the tranquility of being one with the landscape. Nzumba, located in a high lying area of the reserve, is a traditional farmhouse style lodge with the thatched central lodge looking south toward the Mariepskop in the Mpumalanga Drakensberg. The camp accommodates 10 guests in luxurious, air-conditioned fully serviced thatched chalets including fully stocked minibars and tea/coffee stations. All rooms and main complex overlooks a productive waterhole. Nzumba is ideal for families. Nyeleti, situated just off the banks of the Klaserie River, is a luxury self-catering camp, with room and scullery service. Nyeleti is set amongst beautiful natural gardens with well-established trees and fantastic bird life. It is the perfect camp for family and friends to come together and experience the bush. The camp accommodates 10 people in six, twin-bed chalets. Each room is luxuriously built with overhead fans and stylish en-suite bathroom. Nyeleti has a large fully-equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge and indoor dining room, outdoor seating, braai and fire area, and a splash pool.