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Makaranga

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I travel constantly in my work and I this is my favourite stay. Not the typical hotel atmosphere but homely and alive. Residential neighbours visit the nice restaurant frequently which gives improvrs the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I am so tired of bad service at this excellent establishment. I regularly have business meetings here and am met embarrassingly with poor service and badly trained waiters. But today was the pits. When I walked in for a very wet day at 11:30, I asked for a table so We could have a quick hot chocolate before heading home....

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I wasn't expecting this! Stayed just 1 night on a business trip. Not only was the room very comfortable (so was the bed), but the lodge is situated in the middle of stunning gardens. The breakfast was excellent - and so was the friendly service. This was a great discovery and I highly recommend it!

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Thank Stephen C
Paris, France
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This hotel/restaurant is set within beautiful and very big gardens. They are well kept and there is a nice pool. The room I stayed was also very big. This is classified as a boutique hotel but some of the furniture is kind of 'poor scic', rather than researched and expensive. Service is just OK. I agreed with the man at...

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Thank Catello L
Germiston, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I spent one night at the lodge on a business trip. The setting is fabulous. Wonderful lodge with great rooms and friendly staff. I would most definitely return if I am ever again in the vicinity. The food was top class. Beautiful gardens with great walks and picnic spot

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Thank simonjohnsmith
Great Brak River, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The place is situated in a very leafy area of Durban. Getting there is a bit tricky, but the setting makes up for it. Rooms are very spacious and modern with all the amenities you need. Large bed and a lovely balcony with an excellent view of the extended garden. Restaurant on site as well as a spa and conference...

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Thank Tuscany987
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The gardens at Makaranga are lovely and the restaurant worth a visit. Just don't expect your money's worth. We stayed in a suit which was nice, but let down by poor reception staff, a complex gate access system and a 'security' person who demanded we divulge our baggage contents in case we were bringing unauthorised food onto the premises. The...

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Thank Lourens B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Stayed at Makaranga for ten nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a perfect choice for us, not wanting to be in Durban and visiting family in Kloof. We had interconnecting rooms which was very convenient. Our room had a balcony which looked right into the gardens and mornings we were awakened with the sounds of nature. I loved strolling...

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed with my husband for 4 days,they were just not enough because of the wonderful stay that we had. On the 1st day we enjoyed the beautiful Spar. Second day we had picnic. The food was divine,staff is very friendly from the reception to house keeping. The garden is so huge and well taken care of with unique sculptures,you...

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Thank Vuiseka D
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

In the midst of beautiful scenic beauty, nice place to stay or spend a day with family and friends. If not staying, picnic basket is the best alternative. Only suggestion would be improvement in the service level at the restaurant as it is very slow.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makaranga is set in a tranquil 30 acre garden located in the subtropical village of Kloof within the Valley of a Thousand Hills, 25kilometres from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Makaranga is a luxury accommodation and conference venue where guests can enjoy friendly service and superb cuisine. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk in the garden followed by refreshments on the terrace. Our philosophy at Makaranga revolves around providing an opportunity for enjoyment as well as rejuvenation for all visitors. The lodge boasts an outstanding art collection and guests can wander numerous pathways through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures. Accommodation is en-suite, individually furnished and extremely spacious. Full facilities are available for those who are mobility impaired. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makaranga

Address: P O Box 385, Kloof 3640, South Africa (Formerly African Pride)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kloof
Price Range: $132 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makaranga 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Makaranga Hotel Kloof
Protea Hotel Makaranga Garden
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“ask for extra pillows. rooms on either side are quiet. Sundays are very busy with families and little kids.”
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 of 5 bubbles ChantelE_13, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Executive Room”
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“Good views, clean rooms and high security”
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“Very quiet.”
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“Just tell them if you have any special requests.”
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