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Whether you’re visiting these privately owned lodges for a weekend or a week, the Makhato Bush Lodges will offer you everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing getaway.

Sondela Nature Reserve & Spa Makhato Lodges  -  Self-catering lodges offering either two, three or four bedroom units catering for all your holiday needs.  Kitchens equipped all with amenities.  Open plan living room, braai facilities.

Piccinini’s Bistro where you can enjoy poolside food, drinks, and entertainment is a short stroll away.  Swimming pool.  Wheelchair friendly unit please contact the agent.

Attractions:

-  Game Drives
-  Wildlife Centre
-  Guided Horse Trails
-  Guided Quad Bike Trails
-  Bush Expeditions
-  Bicycles For Hire
-  Activities Programme
-  Cycling & Hiking Trails
-  Bring & Braais
-  Poolside Games
-  Animal Farmyard
-  4X4 Obstacle Course
-  Kleilat
-  Junior Rangers
-  Bird Viewing Excursions

Rooms and Units Available:

Galago
Room 1: Queen bed, Room 2 and 3: King beds, Room 4: 2 x Single beds. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, aircon in lounge, heated splash pool.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 1 - 3b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Main bedroom has a queen bed and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower, toilet and his/hers basins. Second bedroom has 2 single beds. Third bedroom has a queen bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and heaters and sliding doors opening onto veranda.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 102 - 3b/6 sleeper large
Room 1 has a queen bed, en-suite bathroom and outside shower. Room 2 has twin beds and en-suite bathroom. Room 3 has a queen bed, en-suite bathroom and separate entrance. Outside boma, undercover lapa.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 103 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
3 Bedrooms, en-suite each with shower and bath. Large lapa with build-in braai external fire pit & braai facility Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 104 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper large
This house caters for varied preferences and all seasons with ceiling fans in all rooms,an indoor fireplace, outdoor fireplace, choice of two lounges, bar as well as indoor and outdoor areas for dining and relaxing. There is also a safe installed for you.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 105 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Room one and two has a Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (bath, shower and twin basins) Upstairs is a lounge and the third bedroom with a Queen size bed – no en-suite bathroom.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 106 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Room one and two has a Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (bath, shower and twin basins) Upstairs is a lounge and the third bedroom with a Queen size bed – no en-suite bathroom.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 11 - 3b+loft/6 sleeper large
Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed, en-suite shower, bath and outside shower .Bedroom 2 has a queen-sized bed with en-suite shower, twin basins and separate toilet, the adjoining 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds with en suite bath, twin basins and separate toilet
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 110 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper medium
Large open-plan lounge. The lounge leads out onto a spacious undercover patio with an 8-seater teak table and chairs, fan, indoor braai facility and a bar fridge. Two rooms with queen beds and two rooms with 2 single beds.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 118 - 3b/6 sleeper medium
Three bedroom en-suite unit, One bedroom as a bath and shower and the other two bedrooms showers only. There is a build in braai area and a outer braai area. There is a fully required kitchen and open plan lounge. Guest bathroom with toilet and basin.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 12 - 2b/4 sleeper
2 large bedrooms, each with its own toilet and sharing a huge en-suite bathroom, an open plan lounge and fully equipped kitchen.Lapa with built-in braai and prep bowl and an attached Lapa bathroom. Boma with a fire pit.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Makhato 120 - 3b/6 sleeper medium
The two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized double bed, en-suite bathroom and outside shower, are separate from the main house (detached from the main house), outside boma. The main house has two single beds, the Kitchen and lounge is in the main house.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 19 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, all en-suite. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas. Large lapa with build-in braai, external fire pit & braai facility.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 21 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, all en-suite. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas. Large lapa with build-in braai, external fire pit & braai facility.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 23 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Room one has a queen bed with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower). Room two has two single beds with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower). Upstairs bedroom has a queen bed with en-suite bathroom (shower only). Thatched lapa with braai facilities.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 25 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Living area consists of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge, 2 downstairs bedrooms have a queen sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower, upstairs bedroom has 2 single beds and the en-suite bathroom has a shower.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 29 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper medium
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and large paved carport, open plan kitchen and dining area, and spacious lounge. Boma with fire pit and a built-in braai on the patio
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 30 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Open plan kitchen, dinning room and lounge. Room one queen bed with en-suite bathroom. Room two with twin beds and en-suite bathroom. Room three is upstairs with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom. There is veranda and lapa built onto the house.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 31 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Both Bedrooms have French Doors to the outside with Queen size beds and en-suite Bathrooms, Loft Room has 2x ¾ beds with Double Sliding Doors leading out onto a Balcony.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 33 - 4b+loft/8 sleeper small
Open plan kitchen, bar, lounge with DStv and flatscreen TV. Four bedrooms each with queen bed and en-suite shower. Upstairs is a lounge, dining area opening onto a viewing balcony. Outside is a boma with built-in braai and veranda.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 42 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper medium
Open plan kitchen/living area with separate scullery. Kitchen fully equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave oven, electric stove, oven, dishwasher, air-conditioners in all rooms and living area.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 52 - 4b/8 sleeper large
The lounge/kitchen area opens onto a patio with built-in braai and also enjoy the outside Boma with firepit. It has a marvelous view of the waterhole. It has 4 bedrooms all en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 58 - 3b/6 sleeper medium
Kitchen with breakfast nook, dining room and lounge. Main bedroom–king size bed with en-suite bathroom-bath, toilet, shower and basin. 2nd bedroom with double bed & 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds share a bathroom-shower, toilet and basin.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 62 - 4b/8 sleeper large
Spacious, modern, open-plan kitchen with granite tops and an 8-seater breakfast nook, as well as a separate scullery with washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience. A big paved area around the boma.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 7 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper medium
Main bedroom with Queen bed and en-suite bathroom deep bath, enclosed toilet, basins, shower and outside shower. 2nd bedroom with 2x ¾ beds and en-suite bathroom shower, basin and enclosed toilet. The loft has 4x single beds.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 70 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Finishing in Boekenhout. Large flat screen TV installed. Dishwasher and washing machine in scullery. Three bedrooms, two with double beds and 3rd with 2 single beds.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 72 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper small
This house has 3 en-suite bedrooms, 2 of which are private rooms, with the 3rd being in the loft area. The living area has a open plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen and a spacious patio with built-in braai, there is also an outside boma.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 75 - 2b+loft/8 sleeper small
Whether you want to relax around the fire with some family or friends, watch the sunset from the loft deck, or see your kids reunite with nature as they feed the Nyalas on your doorstep. Take a refreshing shower outdoors or unwind in the spa bath.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 76 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper medium
Private watering hole, built in “braai”, boma with fire-pit, four bedrooms (all with ceilings fans), and large dining and lounge areas is the perfect get-away.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 80 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper medium
Open plan dining, lounge and kitchen with separate wash up area. Two bedrooms with double bed and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower, his/hers basins and toilet. Upstairs loft with two twin beds.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 81 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper large
The lounge/kitchen area opens up onto a spacious patio with built-in braai, and you can also enjoy the outside Boma with a fire pit. Flatscreen TV with selected DSTV channels Undercover parking for 4 vehicles Closed-in garden, free uncapped WIFI
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 83 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper small
The two spacious bedrooms have a King size bed, main bathroom en-suite, and its own flat-screen television,loft has a Double bed and shares the second bathroom.Fully equipped kitchen under roof patio with gas braai and a large, separate boma for open fire
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 87 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper small
Large kitchen with elegant marble tops, a breakfast bar with separate scullery. Lounge is comfortable with TV and two sets of sliding doors that open onto the patio and outside boma and braai area.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 88 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper small
Large kitchen with elegant marble tops, a breakfast bar with separate scullery. Lounge is comfortable with TV and two sets of sliding doors that open onto the patio and outside boma and braai area.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 89 - 3b+loft/8 sleeper small
Large kitchen with elegant marble tops, a breakfast bar with separate scullery. Lounge is comfortable with TV and two sets of sliding doors that open onto the patio and outside boma and braai area.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Makhato 96 - 3b+loft/6 sleeper large
Bedrooms (1 with queen size bed and 2 with 2 single beds) All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Air-conditioner in the TV area – upstairs. Fully equipped kitchen.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 97 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper small
3 bedrooms, all en-suite, separate outside shower. Fully equipped kitchen and an open plan lounge/dining area with a built-in braai that can be used as a fireplace.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Makhato 99 - 2b+loft/6 sleeper small
Open plan kitchen lounge and dining room. King size-bed as well as an en-suite bathroom, Queen size bed, separate bathroom, Open plan loft bedroom has two Single beds. Outside boma & braai area.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Babies
Children under 12
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Restaurant
Spa
Cots available
Curio Shop
Tourism Information Desk
Afrikaans
English
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

Payment should be made within 48 hours after making the booking, failing which it will then be cancelled.

-  If cancelling 10 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 31 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the booking total.

Terms and Conditions

There is a additional charge of R220.00 once off conservation fee per vehicle that is charge separately. Full payment needs to be made within 48 hours from when you made the booking or it will be automatically cancelled. Check-in from 15:00 onward. Check-out from 08:00 to 10:00 Please note as per Covid Protocol no cleaning will be taking place, only arrival and departure clean. We count children from the age of 2 upwards as a person, so they form part of the amount of people per unit. No loud music is allowed, no moving of cutlery, crockery, bedding, etc is allowed to be moved between units as each unit has a different owner. No functions are allowed at the units. To ensure your safety and fast processing on arrival, we have implemented a digital registration solution in compliance with Government’s COVID-19 regulations. We therefore kindly request that every person visiting Sondela completes the pre-screen process within the 24-hours immediately prior to their estimated time of arrival, by visiting https://www.getqrcode.co.za On completion of this online form, please print the QR code for each person in your party (including children) and present them at the gate on arrival. NB: The QR code is only valid for 24 hours. You must therefore please ensure that you the screening form is only completed the day before your arrival, otherwise the QR code will not be valid.

Directions:

From Gauteng: * Take the N1 to Polokwane/Pietersburg. (N1 is a Toll Road). * Continure on the N1 past Pretoria and the Carousel. * Take the Bela-Bela / Settlers off-ramp (exit 238) and turn right towards Settlers. * Continue on this road for 1.5km until you reach our Main Gate on the left hand side. From Polokwane: * Take the N1 South to Pretoria / Gauteng. (N1 is a Toll Road). Continue on the N1 past Kranskop Toll Plaza. * Take the 1st Bela-Bela / Settlers off-ramp (Exit 238) and turn left towards Settlers. * Continue on this road for 1.5km until you reach our Main Gate on the left hand side

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Children Policy


Children from the age of 2 years and up form part of the amount of people allowed per unit

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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 150
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM