Makhato 96 Bush Lodge is a single privately-owned lodge in the Makhato section on Bondela Nature Reserve. Built in a secluded part of the reserve, you can expect to have a private piece of nature to yourself. Neat and tidy, while informal and comfortable, the lodge is a mixture of modern day comforts and organic African style.


  • 6 Sleeper.

  • 3 Bedrooms (1 with queen size beds and 2 with 2 single beds).

  • All rooms have on-suite bathrooms.

  • Wall heaters and ceiling fans in each bedroom.

  • Air conditioner in the TV area. 

  • Hotel bouquet DSTV.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Daily cleaning services.



  • 2 flat screen televisions and DSTV

  • Braai/barbeque area

  • Battery backup system

  • Washing machine

  • Tumble drier

  • Dish washer

  • Microwave

  • Undercover parking

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Conservation fee payable at Sondela          R215 per vehicle

Weekdays                                              R2,200 p/n for 6 people

Weekends, Long weekends and

school holidays                                        R3,400 p/n for 6 people

December                                               R3,600 p/n for 6 people

Midweek special

Book 3 weekdays or more R1,800 p/n for 6 people

Booking conditions

  • Prices valid until 31 December 2021

  • A conservation fee of R215.00 payable per vehicle upon arrival.

  • Rates are per unit per night.

  • A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking.

  • Balance of payment is required 30 days prior to reservation date.

  • Minimum stay of 2 nights subject to terms and conditions on long weekends, holidays and peak season.

  • Management reserves the right to change minimum stay conditions.

  • Please bring your own swimming towels.

  • A R250 key deposit and breakage deposit is payable by credit card only

  • Daily cleaning services.

  • Maximum of 6 people per lodge, including children.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and checkout time is 10:00

  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Subject to availability.

  • Cancellation and amendment conditions apply.

  • The units are self-catering.

  • Extra wood is available at an additional cost.