South African Lodges

Mackouwkuil Game Lodge

Address
Farm Mackouwkuil KR 45
Melkrivier, Vaalwater
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Malaria Free

The Mackouwkuil Game Lodge & Conference Venue nestles in the scenic Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province, South Africa.  At this exclusive bush, getaway guests experience nature and comfort combined with authentic African hospitality.  

With its many dams, its various game species and winding rivers, the Mackouwkuil game reserve are a hidden getaway treasure which can be reached from Johannesburg in about a three hours drive. 

Surrounded by other game reserves, this one 200-hectare property is malaria-free.  The main lodge has lush lawns which reach all the way to the water's edge.  

The Luxury Tents and Guest Rooms are scattered amongst the wild thicket providing a beautiful setting for a relaxed stay, away from urban life.

The Mackouwkuil Game Lodge offers various accommodation options which include the exclusive Luxury Tents, the Chalets and the rooms in the Guest Houses.

Luxury Tents

The lodge's great Luxury Tents (Kudu Tents and Hippo Tents) feature their decks offering spectacular vistas.  A short walk away from the main lodge; the Luxury Tents are connected via walkways to the rock pool as well as to the fire pit areas.  Twin beds well equipped and comfortable tents provide air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms while offering the luxury of outdoor showers.  

Luxury Tent features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Private decks
  • Twin beds
  • Air conditioning.

Guest Rooms

The thatched guest rooms and luxury rooms are set behind the main lodge and provide African wooden beds, writing desks and comfortable chairs.  Also, the luxury rooms offer bar fridges while all rooms are equipped with their coffee stations.

Guest Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer.

Main Lodge & Facilities

Set between a dam and a scenic ridge, the main lodge provides welcoming and comfortable gathering venues including the family-style dining room complete with fireplace where delicious meals are served.  The garden area hosts the large, outdoor swimming pool which offers refreshment during the warm summer days.  In the evenings, guests enjoy storytelling in the boma and the lap on the water around a crackling campfire.

Facilities:

  • The large family-style dining room
  • Garden with expansive lawns
  • Resort-style swimming pool
  • Campfire in the boma
  • Lapa on the water
  • Conference venues.

Activities

The game rangers share their in-depth knowledge of the reserve's wildlife as well as its flora and fauna.  Amongst many other free-roaming animals, the reserve is home to buffaloes, giraffes, golden wildebeest, kudus, impalas, eland, waterbuck, as well as crocodiles, hippos and bushbuck. 

With a bit of luck, guests can also observe the resident leopard and her cub at the river which runs through the reserve.  The popular nature walks allow guests to get closer to nature by walking through the bush among the safer species of animals.  Guests are welcome to bring their fishing equipment and enjoy 'catch and release' fishing around the dams.  The dams are home to Bass, Tilapia and other local fish species. 

Activities:

  • Game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing.

Conferences

Presentations, product launches, as well as lectures, can be hosted in the two conference venues one of which can accommodate 35 delegates and the other 70 delegates.  The marquee tent, which is beautifully situated next to the water, can cater to about 120-day guests.  The lodge's fibre-optic network connects all rooms as well as the conference, entertainment and accommodation areas.  The Internet is available via a dedicated tower, providing the lodge with exceptional Wi-Fi internet speed while major cellular reception is available at this destination.

Below detailed information about the Mackouwkuil Game Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bedside table
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • WIFI
  • Writing desk

Activities
  • Game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing.

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterhole for wildlife

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Safety deposit box
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Chalet (Guest House)

Chalet (Manor House)

The Lodge has 13 thatched guestrooms and 12 newly furnished Luxury Rooms which are tucked away within the Bushveld, behind the Lodge. All of the 25 rooms can accommodate a maximum of two guests in each and offer both the option of King or Twin beds.

Room Amenities:

  • Writing desks
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • En-suite bathroom with amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea/coffee station
  • Luxury rooms are fitted with bar fridges

Tented Camp: Kudu Tent (Luxury Tented House - 2 sleeper

The Lodge has four stunning Luxury Tents which are located a short walk away from the Main Lodge. These rooms allow guests to enjoy unparalleled views of the river and wildlife from the comfort of their private patio, providing the ultimate African experience.

Room Amenities:

  • Writing desks
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • En-suite bathroom with amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea/coffee station
  • Bar fridge
  • Private patio

Tented Camp: Hippo Tent (Luxury Tented House - 4 sleeper)

The Lodge has four stunning Luxury Tents which are located a short walk away from the Main Lodge. These rooms allow guests to enjoy unparalleled views of the river and wildlife from the comfort of their private patio, providing the ultimate African experience.

Room Amenities:

  • Writing desks
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • En-suite bathroom with amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea/coffee station
  • Bar fridge
  • Private patio

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.068683

Longitude: 28.442128

Directions

Directions from Johannesburg:

Take the N1 from Johannesburg towards PRETORIA.
Follow the N1 towards POLOKWANE (Pietersburg).
Pass through the first toll gate at the PUMULANE PLAZA. Proceed on the N1 for 35km, passing through the second toll gate at the CAROUSEL PLAZA.
After 65km, still on the N1 Motorway, keep to the extreme left lane as you approach the toll gate plaza, known as the KRANSKOP PLAZA. It is approximately 5km after the Engen Onestop Fuel Station, the left lane indicates the exit to Marble Hall/Modimolle (Nylstroom).
After approximately 10km you will reach the town of MODIMOLLE. Continue to drive straight through the town, passing over several stops and traffic lights.
After approximately 65km, from the town of Modimolle, you will enter the town of VAALWATER (A).
At the stop in Vaalwater turn right onto Sanddrif Road toward Melkrivier and continue for 45.5km, passing Mpatamacha Game Capture on your left and continue to the T-Junction.
At the T-Junction turn right onto the dirt road and continue for 10km towards the Main gate.
Go through the gate on the left-hand side of the thatch. Travel slowly and turn left at the Stone gate after 1.2km.
Keep straight and follow the fence for another 4.3km towards the Main Lodge.
Upon arrival phone the number on the Main gate to gain access.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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