In the heart of the Bushveld, Makhato Bush Lodge No 109 is a privately- owned bush lodge in the exquisite pristine Sondela Nature Reserve.
Conveniently situated an easy 90- minutes drive from Johannesburg, with a host of leisure facilities, getting back to nature is the name of the game, and the surrounding reserve with its idyllic rolling plains will provide endless opportunities to embrace the tranquillity of the Bushveld. A vast variety of birds and game can be viewed from the privacy of your bedroom or bathroom.
The reserve is malaria free and totally safe, and managed by a team renowned for hospitality and wildlife conservation practices and knowledge.
Ever dreamed of an 'Out of Africa' experience, but didn't want to leave the luxuries of an en-suite bathroom behind? Well, here is your chance! This magnificent, fully- furnished, thatched lodge has 4 large, tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 8 (with a loft that sleeps 3 people), all overlooking the waterhole and authentic African bush that you're unlikely to forget.
1st Bedroom (private entrance) with a king- size bed, en-suite bathroom consisting of bath, double hand basins, shower, separate toilet and bidet, and a private outside shower with hot and cold water. 2nd Bedroom (private entrance) with a king- size bed, en-suite bathroom consisting of bath, hand basin, shower, separate toilet and a private outside shower with hot and cold water. 3rd Bedroom (private entrance) with a king- size bed (can be made up as 2 single beds) ,en-suite bathroom consisting of bath, hand basin, shower, and separate toilet . 4th Bedroom - queen- size bed, en-suite bathroom consisting of shower, toilet and wash basin.
Open plan lounge with fire place, dining area and an ultra modern, well- equipped, granite kitchen including fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. DVD player and DSTV in the lounge.
The lodge is serviced daily, except for Sundays and Public Holidays. Cleaning services can be arranged on request on Public Holidays and Sundays at a rate of R100 per day.
Linen is included, own towels to be provided.
Relax and view the game from the thatched balcony upstairs that has 6 recliners, or sit under the very large thatched outside braai area that has a large table and chairs, prep bowl, work surface and built- in jet master. You can however also enjoy the cosiness of a large fire in the boma with its fire pit.
The lodge has 2 carports and an enclosed area with washing lines.
Sondela offers 6 swimming pools (3 heated) in a variety of exquisite gardens for guests to enjoy, and is only about 10 km outside Bela Bela (Warmbaths).
Facilities and Activities:
Swimming pools (cold and heated) Restaurant Ladies bar Fast food Provisions shop Shuttle service to Carousel Casino Parking Playground with jumping castle Games room Game drives Bird watching
Activities: Recreation programme
Poolside games Horse riding Target shooting 4 x 4 course Organised quad- bike trails (no private quad bikes allowed) Game drives (day and night) Hiking Action cricket Putt- putt Animal farm( feeding of animals and milking of cows take place here) Tennis Volleyball Cycling (bikes for hire hourly/daily)
Touch, feel and tour through the Wildlife Rescue Centre and let the team share their vast knowledge, experience, dedication and passion for hand rearing, caring and handling of wild animals, with you.
Nearby tourist attractions and facilities:
Carousel Casino - 50km Forever Resorts Warmbaths and Hydro - 10km Klein Kariba Resort- 15km Nylsvlei Bird Sanctuary - 70km Cheetah and Wild Dog Sanctuary - 60km Mabalingwe Nature Reserve (Big 5) - 25km Mabula Nature Reserve (Big 5) - 50km Royal Northlands Golf Course - 12km Shopping and Restaurants - 10km Medical facilities - 10km Movies - 10km Thaba Kwena crocodile farm - 20 km
THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE IN NATURE YOU WILL REGRET IF YOU MISS IT!