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Makhato Lodge 25

1 review
Self Catering
  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Check-in: 15:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Sondela Nature Reserve, Farm Tweefontein 462 KR, Bela Bela, 0480, Limpopo
  • All ages welcome
  • From R2 040 per night (Sleeps 6)


Makhato Lodge 25 is a thatched self-catering bush lodge located in the Sondela Nature Reserve near Bela Bela. The Sondela Nature Reserve in the Limpopo province is a private game reserve just 150 km from Johannesburg, where you can enjoy the tranquillity of the bushveld, encounters with zebra, kudu, impala and giraffe, or a spot of bird watching.

Lodge 25 can accommodate up to 6 guests and comprises 2 bedrooms, an upstairs loft room, 3 bathrooms, and an open-plan kitchen, dining area and living room. The first and second bedrooms each contain a queen-size bed, and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower, a toilet and a washbasin. One of the rooms has a single sleeper couch and the other room has 2 easy chairs, for times when you wish to relax on your own. The upstairs loft room contains 2 single beds and a shower en suite with a toilet and washbasin, and opens to a balcony. All of the rooms are fitted with ceiling fans and air-conditioners.

The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering and is fitted with a fridge-freezer, stove and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, and an additional bar fridge. The dining area contains a 6-seater dining table and chairs. The lounge contains comfortable seating and a flat-screen TV with a selection of DStv channels.

Outside there is a thatched lapa with a built-in braai and an outdoor dining table and chairs. There is also a bricked lapa with a firepit. A small waterhole will allow you to enjoy the birds and local wildlife on the doorstep. There is covered parking for 2 cars.

Sondela offers an on-site restaurant and bar, a farmyard coffee shop, a general dealer for basic necessities, communal swimming pools, a wildlife centre, and the on-site Iketla Wellness and Spa. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy including game drives, horse rides, bicycles for hire, a 4x4 obstacle course, and guided quad rides.

Sleeping Arrangements

A booking at Makhato Lodge 25 includes:

Queen Bed
Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xQueen Bed
Queen Bed
Bedroom 2
Sleeps 2 people
1 xQueen Bed
Single Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Bedroom 3
Sleeps 2 people
2 xSingle Bed / Three-Quarter Bed


Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Secure Parking


  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guided Game Drives As Extra
  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Massage And Beauty Therapy
  • Restaurant On Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Self Catering
  • Serviced Daily

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Game Viewing

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Guided Walk
  • Swimming

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Covered Parking
  • Off Street Parking

Review Summary

5 out of 5from 1 review Makhato Lodge 25
Value for money


  • Sondela Nature Reserve, Farm Tweefontein 462 KR, Bela Bela, 0480, Limpopo
  • Guests think Makhato Lodge 25 is in an excellent location
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  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Check-in: 15:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Sondela Nature Reserve, Farm Tweefontein 462 KR, Bela Bela, 0480, Limpopo
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