6-night safari: Private Makalali Game Reserve - Johannesburg - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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We Love

  • The incredible experience of staying in a private game reserve in the heart of the South African bush.
  • Game drives in the hope of spotting the big five - buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, as well as the cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra and kudu!
  • Sitting out at sunset with an aperatif, watching the Golden Hour light shimmer across the surrounding landscapes.

Your itinerary in brief

Experience the natural and cultural riches of South Africa on this 6 night, 7 day tour, with incredible safaris and the chance to see the Big Five.


Your itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg

Day 2: Johannesburg - Makalali Private Game Reserve

Day 3 -6: Makalali Private Game Reserve - 2 safaris per day

Day 7: Departure


Start your adventure in Johannesburg and choose to fly to Makalali Private Game Reserve, or take a comfortable car transfer (around 6 hours).

Your itinerary in detail

Day 1: Johannesburg

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative of Sense of Africa, South Africa, who will escort you to the bus terminal for a shuttle transfer to your hotel.

  • Breakfast included (depending on arrival time)
  • Night in Premier Hotel OR Tambo



Located to the west of the Kruger National Park, Makalali Private Game Reserve boasts 26,000 hectares of savannah in the northeast of the country.


You can spot the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino), as well as cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra and kudu. Enjoy an afternoon safari with departure around 4.00 pm and return to the lodge around 7.00 pm.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • After breakfast, drive (approx. 6 hours) or fly to Makalali Main Lodge, depending on your chosen option.
  • Night at the lodge

Days 3 - 6: Makalali Private Game Reserve

Enjoy the early morning and afternoon safaris in the Makalali Private Game Reserve. The morning safari departs at around 6 am and returns to the lodge at around 9 am.


The afternoon safari starts at around 4 pm and you will return to the lodge at around 7 pm.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Lunch at the lodge




After breakfast, transfer back to Johannesburg for your flight home.

  • Breakfast included

Important information about your tour and visits: 


The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure.  The order of visits is also subject to change without affecting the overall experience of the itinerary. 

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, retire to your comfortable room in a carefully selected hotel or lodge.


Johannesburg: Standard Room at Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo 4*

Makalali Private Game Reserve: Superior Room in Makalali Main Lodge


Please note: You will spend 1 night in Johannesburg before heading out on your safari the day after (transfers are by land or domestic flight depending on the offer chosen).


If the accommodation listed above is unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation of a similar standard. Local standards apply. 

Your dining choices

Throughout your stay, enjoy breakfast included at Premier Hotel OR Tambo and full board at Makalali Lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner - excludes drinks).

Your journey to South Africa


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destination

South Africa

Bordered by two oceans, South Africa is a mosaic of extraordinarily beautiful landscapes: national parks and nature reserves, major cities, mountains and canyons, beaches, turquoise waters and small villages.


South Africa is an absolutely unique country, benefiting from its location at the southern end of the world's most fascinating continent, in a region that offers more scenery than the world's photographers could possibly capture.


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In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally. 

General terms and conditions of sale apply. 

The tour price includes:

  • Standard Rooms in selected hotels or lodges
  • Meals as per your itinerary
  • Welcome and assistance in English on arrival
  • Included conservation fees and green seat taxes
  • Morning or afternoon game drives included


Transfers for offers with domestic flights:

  • Shared roundtrip shuttle transfers to and from Johannesburg Airport and your hotel in Johannesburg
  • Roundtrip domestic flights to and from Johannesburg Airport - Hoedspruit Airport
  • Short land transfers between Hoedspruit Airport and Makalali Main Lodge


Transfers for offers with car transfers to and from Johannesburg and Makalali:

  • Shared one-way shuttle transfers from Johannesburg Airport to your hotel in Johannesburg
  • Roundtrip shared car transfer between your Johannesburg hotel and Makalali Main Lodge (approximately 6 hours)



The tour price does not include:

  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Optional excursions
  • Anything not mentioned in ''this price includes''

If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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