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Botanical Gardens

A main attraction at Makaranga is the garden. Children, young and old, will delight in the natural play areas and the enchanted garden.

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Accommodation

Accommodation at Makaranga is exclusive, spacious and luxurious. Each suite is individually decorated, tastefully furnished and opens onto a private verandah.

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Dining

Our Victorian Warehouse, NONNA, spills out onto a pergola-covered deck which offers, we believe, one of the most beautiful views in the world.

  • Service has been outstanding! We have had a lovely stay.

    Brenden, Richeue, Brodoroyn Chovanagh


    Travis and I would like to say a BIG Thank You for Saturday.

    Everyone at Makaranga were so friendly, helpful and efficient, which made our celebrations just that more enjoyable. Trav and I, as well as all our guests, had a wonderful time and were overwhelmed by the venue....they all promise to be back.

    Thank you again!

    Tash & Trav


    One of the most beautiful spots on the planet - if you have not visited, you are missing out...

    Shirlee Caffyn-Parsons


    We got married @ Makaranga Garden Lodge, what a beautiful venue, absolutely breathtaking!!!

    Tammy Pienaar


    Great place, great food, awesome staff, child friendly xxx

    Yolandi Hepburn


    My Hubby and I had the most amazing lunch at Makaranga's Nonna's Restaurant! We had originally booked a picnic but due to rain landed up eating at Nonna's and so glad we did. The Hospitality is OUTSTANDING, the food DELICIOUS and the Venue BREATHTAKING! Cannot wait to return on a Sunny Day for our picnic!

    Lara Jane Smallman


    If you don't pay Makaranga a visit.....you are missing a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy nature

    Beverley Phillips


    What a stunning venue with fantastic food!!!!

    Charmaine Mill


    Makaranga is absolutely stunning and definitely worth visiting!

    Shelley Hutton


    My first visit today and well worth it, we'll definitely be back for the awesome gardens and food !

    Angie Carratu


    If heaven is like this, what a fabulous place it will be.

    Selvyn & Ingrid Sakelfermann

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Enchanté and welcome

Enchanté and welcome. Be prepared to be enchanted and ready yourself to experience a whole new world of magic delivered with impeccability. In the rolling hills of Kwa Zulu Natal, 15 minutes from the bustling city of Durban you will find the lush green village of Kloof, and at its heart, Makaranga Garden Lodge complete with hotel, restaurant and conference facilities. No other place in South Africa can boast a more wonderful setting for work and leisure guests, young and old, mobile and immobile, day visitors or long term stays. Rest assured you will be changed for the better for having experienced Makaranga.
 
30 Acres of indigenous and exotic botanical gardens, 18 ponds, meandering streams and a waterfall await your discovery and offer you their joy and healing. Experience the largest collection of Zimbabwean stone art in Southern Africa as well as hand selected Italian sculptures. The interiors provide a visual feast of original art and décor making Makaranga a sensorial experience no matter what the weather.

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