Mackouwkuil Game Lodge
and Conference Venue is an exclusive bush getaway deep in the Waterberg that will revive your soul and allow you to experience nature, comfort and authentic, first-class African hospitality.
Be prepared to embark on a life-altering journey when you enter the Mackouwkuil game reserve, with its abundant dams, a winding river and various game species. This hidden treasure is nestled deep inside the spectacular Waterberg biosphere in the Limpopo Province, approximately three hours’ north of Johannesburg. The 1 200-hectare property is situated in a malaria-free area, and is completely surrounded by other game reserves.
Like an oasis in the savannah, lush lawns surround the main lodge, stretching right to the water’s edge, while the guestrooms and luxury tents lie hidden among the wild thicket. This stunning setting makes Mackouwkuil Game Lodge and Conference Venue a unique bush getaway, far removed from the demands of urban life. It is the ideal destination for relaxing weekend getaways as well as conferences, brainstorming sessions, teambuilding sessions, company retreats, seminars and even family reunions.
Mackouwkuil has been identified by leading wedding planners and is now being used as an ideal destination for wedding parties of 60 to 80 people. The marquee tent on the water can host 120 guest for the reception for those driving in from town or staying nearby. The lodge has up to 80 beds for family and friends to spend Friday evening to Sunday brunch getting together using the whole lodge exclusively to connect, celebrating and witness the wedding ceremony in either the garden, bush or inside chapel. Mackouwkuil’s luxury settings, lakes, bush, and wildlife makes it the ultimate backdrop for wedding photos of bride, groom and family.
Mackouwkuil sets aside a number of midweeks and weekends to host church related events, meetings and training events. Please enquire for special rates available during specific times of the year.
Part of our mission is to add value to civil society and other non profits organizations, public school teachers, the police and military. Special training and offers are made available to such groups on enquiry.
Hippo Lodge Conference Room:
This spacious air-conditioned room can be used as either a dining room for groups of 4 to 16, or serve as a conference room leading to the large open patio and step down entertainment and open lounge area under the veranda. When large groups book Mackouwkuil this room can be changed to sleep 2 to 4 people as the bathroom next door has a shower.
Accommodation at Mackouwkuil Game Lodge:
Mackouwkuil has 4 luxury tents and 32 other luxury bedrooms that can sleep singles or guests sharing with 80 beds available. Often groups take over the whole lodge and then get favourable rates on the tented camp and guesthouses.
We can also cater for groups between 20 and 60 guests using 20 to 30 rooms (luxury rooms and guesthouses) and the main lodge as conference and entertainment space.
Our exclusive group option for 6 to 16 guests is using the Tented Camp, the Hippo Lodge and Manor House with optional Guesthouses (14 rooms) with separate dining, entertainment, and conference rooms.
Mackouwkuil’s 13 beautiful, thatched guestrooms, and the 12 newly upgraded luxury rooms are tucked away amid the bushveld behind the main lodge. All 25 rooms accommodate one or two guests and are furnished with elegant African wooden beds with superior linens, writing desks, and comfortable occasional chairs, complemented with striking photography of local wildlife. All rooms have air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, safe and en-suite bathroom with amenities, fluffy towels, and a hair dryer. Luxury rooms are also fitted with bar fridges and all rooms have their own coffee stations.
We make sure you enjoy the serene 24-hour wildlife setting with its sights and sounds, and you can relax, knowing you will not be distracted by a television in any of the rooms.
Luxury Tents and Guesthouses
Boasting unparalleled views right on the water, our four luxury tents have been described as “6-star”, each with private decks. The tents are situated a short walk away from the main lodge and are connected with safe walkways to the rock pool and fire-pit areas which offer a most unique African setting. All tents are twin-bedded, air-conditioned and equipped with modern en-suite bathrooms, each with outdoor showers. Combined, the tents can host 6 (single) to 10 (sharing) guests and our 2 mountain guesthouses can jointly accommodate another 4 to 6 guests, each in their own room, ideal for executive retreats and planning.
Manor House and Hippo Lodge
A spacious 2 bedroom (en-suite) Manor House. That can sleep 1 or 2 single in their own rooms or 1 couple and 2 other guests sharing a room. The Manor House has its own Entertainment area along with DSTV, full kitchen and Dining room. The Hippo Lodge can sleep up to 4 guests and has 2 en-suite bathrooms.