Makhasa Game Reserve and Lodge, Hluhluwe, Zululand, South Africa

Set in the heart of Maputoland, in the Kingdom of the Zulu, Makhasa offers its guests a comfortable experience, set in a tranquil guest lodge nestled amongst our indigenous sand forest. Our aim is to allow our guests to experience the best Maputoland has to offer. With a private fully stocked reserve boasting five distinct habitats. Guests of Makhasa enjoy exclusive access to a fantastic range of wildlife sightings, including three of the big five. read more...

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One doesnt have to drive far before bumping into some the beautiful orchids in the Makhasa forests. The orchid family is one of the largest families of flowering plants. It includes over 20 000 species worldwide. Orchids are found throughout the world from the tropics to the subarctic zone. Orchids are well represented in the southern African region; altogether 479 species in 54 genera are indigenous here, of which 65% are endemic. This is almost three times as many orchids as grow in Europe. ... See MoreSee Less

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A very skittish Leopard joined us last night at the lodge waterhole. Brief, but by his mannerisms its likely to be Jongozi that came for a drink. Always a very special moment for our guests when we get to see a Leopard passing by, no matter how brief it sometimes is! Picture attached is a previous picture taken of the same male, Jongozi, last time he passed by the lodge. ... See MoreSee Less

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Guests had a busy night of strange sounds all around the lodge grounds. A rather large clan of Hyenas moved into the lodge grounds at about 830pm last night. Even the pups were inbetween the mix. They managed to hunt and take down a Nyala ewe just about on the door step of chalet 6. Closer to the action you cant really get than this. The lodge grounds are beginning to become a favorite hunting ground for the Makhasa predators. Two weeks ago we had a Leopard kill between Chalet 1 and 4 and now the Hyena kill. The Leopard kill was different to this as he killed it, removed all the intestines and stomach and then continued dragging his kill across the pathway and into the adjacent forest. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Best staff available. Bettie and Dup you guys rock. Thanks for an awesome time.

4 weeks ago  ·  

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On night drive last night guests had a beautiful sighting of a Verreaux’s Eagle Owl . These owls are are the largest owls in Africa and the world's fourth heaviest living owl. Also known as the Milky Eagle Owl because its colour, and Giant Eagle Owl, because its size. Verreaux’s Eagle Owl is a nocturnal species, sometimes seen perched on exposed branches during the day. It usually hunts at dusk, and also may wade into water to catch some fish. They hunt a wide variety of prey, from moths to Great-White Egrets and other large birds. It also hunts mammals like domestic cats and hedgehogs (It is famed for its habits of “peeling” hedgehogs, and discarding the pelt with the spines attached). It also kills very numerous rats. Both sexes are similar in plumage, but female is about 13% larger than male. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Location

Makhasa is 3 hours north of Durban and 7 hours from Johannesburg.

Contact Details

Tel: 035 940 0992 / alternatively: 078 735 7289

Email: info@makhasa.co.za

P.O. Box 693
Hluhluwe
3960
Kwa-Zulu Natal

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