Plan your surprise engagement, intimate wedding or honeymoon escape in the magnificent landscapes of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Boasting 60 000 hectares of untamed private wilderness, Klaserie is unfenced into the Greater Kruger National Park, allowing wildlife the freedom to roam unhindered.
Makumu, aptly named 'the home of endless views', is an oasis of privacy, exclusivity and comfort in this vast wilderness. Offering only six suites and accommodating a maximum of 12 guests at any one time, every occasion is authentic, tailor-made and highly personalised. Amongst numerous gifts, the special couple receive handwritten ‘blessings notes’ from staff. Guests can further splash out on the Honeymoon package including a private game drive, bush walk and sundowner setting, and a massage per person.
Making for an even more romantic setting, following Makumu's eco policy, all night lighting at the lodge is with candles and lanterns (over 250 candles and lanterns light the lodge each night). For those needing to charge devices or stay connected, international plug points (and fans) in each suite as well as WiFi throughout is available.
World-class game viewing, a crackling boma fire, moonlit evenings and legendary bush hospitality are all part of the experience. Explore the mysterious wildlands of the Klaserie on foot or in an open game-drive vehicle. Game viewing at Makumu is opportunistic, with no time constraints or schedules – the ultimate benefit of exclusivity.
The rock pool overlooking a watering hole provides the ideal cool-off while spotting any game with a similar idea. Shaded loungers beckon for an afternoon siesta before setting out with the dipping sun in an open Land Rover. Back at the all-inclusive lodge, situated above the banks of the Leopard riverbed, the wooden-decked boma offers the perfect spot for evening dining. Situated under the vast African skies, bathed in the gentle light of candles and lanterns, guests can listen to the far-off roar of the lion and the gentle rasping of the leopard while tucking into a delectable meal.