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. Guests looking for an action packed holiday can choose from the various different activities on offer, either on the reserve, or, at one of the many attractions in the surrounding area. Guests’ looking to experience nature in its purest have the option of tracking Rhino or Buffalo on foot, however, this is not for the faint hearted!
After an exhilarating day in the bush, our well trained lodge staff will cater to the guests every need - whether it is a buffet-style dinner in the Boma, or a private romantic dinner for two on the cabin deck. Paying particular attention to every detail makes each experience at Makhasa “Pleasantly Unforgettable”.
Guests can then end the perfect day enjoying a few drinks and letting the night melt away around the fire, under a star speckled African sky - whilst reflecting on your time in Majestic Africa.
Makhasa is a 2000ha Community owned/KZN Wildlife stocked reserve situated in the heart of Maputoland. Makhasa lies adjacent to Phinda Reserve within close proximity to Mkhuze and Hluhluwe /uMfolozi National Game Reserves. Easily accessible by road, Makhasa Reserve is for the exclusive use of guests of Makhasa Lodge.
Makhasa boasts an abundance of wildlife due to the unique diversity of habitats found within its boundaries. Five distinct habitats including Sand Forest, Broad-leaved Woodland, Thornveld, Ilala Veld, and Sand Thicket allow the opportunity of countless sightings of an array of fauna and flora, whether it be walking in the sand forest or driving the open plains. Amongst some of our better known inhabitants are three members of the prestigious big five, namely Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard. Makhasa also holds large healthy populations of Giraffe, Zebra, Hyena, wildebeest, baboons and warthog amongst various species of birds and buck, including the rare and elusive Narina Trogan and Suni antelope.
With forgiving terrain, Makhasa is a bird walking paradise, with an abundance of species the lodge
itself can keep an enthusiast occupied for days. On the reserve one finds many watering spots where sightings are often encountered. The reserves largest span of water allows for canoeing trips to the islands to experience Africa on the water.
Makhasa reserve truly is a pristine piece of Africa in all her natural glory.