Your safari for the soul begins as soon as you enter the wilderness of the 22'000ha Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. This secluded corner of South African bushveld welcomes you for an immersive Big 5 safari experience, just beyond the bustling crowds in the Kruger National Park.
The Makalali reserve is our perfect idea of home. Mind, body and soul is nurtured here as you slow down to nature’s gentler pace. Our luxury safari camps and special indulgences at Garonga Safari Co. are an effortless compliment to this beautifully wild refuge.
Revel in the sweeping views of its grassy plains, undulating hills and winding Makhutswi River. And let the Drakensberg mountain range inspire a refresh perspective as it sits so majestically beyond the reserve.
This Big 5 wilderness celebrates South Africa’s biodiversity and wildlife conservation, and is now a sanctuary for some of Africa’s most endangered species. All members of the Big 5 and various other game were the first to call the reserve their home thanks to important game reintroduction progammes.
Now, African wild dog, cheetah and pangolin populations also thrive here under the protection of K9 anti-poaching units. The endangered ground hornbill along with various threatened vulture and raptor species are a special part of the 200-strong bird species found here.