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About Makhato 84 Bush Lodge

Makhato 84 is a luxury bush lodge located in the beautiful Sondela Nature Reserve, roughly 10 minutes from Bela Bela.

This is one of the few units where the view is completely undisturbed, with the perk of having no neighbours close by, guests can enjoy the peace of the bushveld in complete privacy.

The house consists of two double bedrooms, a loft area with four single beds, an open-plan living area and a fully equipped kitchen. The entertainment area has a dining table, a gas heater and a Weber braai. There is a lapa with a bonfire and camping chairs, overlooking the bush.

Relax by sitting around a glowing fire while listening to the sound of howling jackals. Sondela offers a variety of wildlife interaction, nature walks and safaris.

Other facilities includes farmyard, wellness and spa facilities, recreation programme/s, sondela wildlife conservation centre, bicycles for hire hourly/daily, putt-putt golf, bistro and pub, target shooting, sports tennis, hiking, volley ball and action cricket, bicycles for hire hourly/daily, game drives day and night, quad biking, horseback riding and recreational 4x4 riding.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

R200 key deposit to be paid at reception. (refundable)
R200 conservation fee to be paid per vehicle entering Sondela Nature Reserve.

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Reviews for Makhato 84 Bush Lodge

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Gilli Read
05 August 2018

Comfortable and relaxing! There is an immediate sense of peace from the moment you arrive...

Elmien de Kock
06 September 2017

Marvellous place, peacefull and has the bush feeling

Galaletsang ndlovu, South Africa
13 December 2015

I returned to Makhato 84 and had an exceptional time once again. Checking in was a breeze and the staff is super friendly. Definitely a place to visit.

Thembi Mkenku, South Africa
17 August 2015

Really enjoyed ourselves ,staff are very professional and friendly.

Gill Read, South Africa
06 January 2015

Lovely accommodation. Very well equipped and superbly comfortable. Great to have the friendly animals pop by for breakfast!Checking in is a bit tedious but not off-putting in any way.Peaceful and tranquil!

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Makhato 84 Bush Lodge is 12km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 101.4km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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