Mmakuba speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer.

About Us

Mmakuba lodge is a hidden gem in the heart of Limpopo province which offers a holistic experience ideal for quiet contemplation. Among glades of mature, exquisite indigenous trees, this paradise is calling for nature lovers. Mmakuba spreads over 600 hectares and offers stupendous game viewing, true wilderness, and retreats for the connoisseur and corporate executives, seeking the tranquillity of nature. Our sophisticated chalets are spaced out amid shady trees, while overlooking the sweeping views over the world heritage Waterberg biosphere, bringing you inner peace while you listen to the soothing sound of true wildlife.

Guests can expect an intimate comfortable setting with tasteful, luxurious interior done in a unique blend of African ambiance. Our aim is to provide a nostalgic bushveldt experience brought to you by personal service that leaves an unforgettable lasting memory.

Escape your busy life for a while and enter a world of luxury conveniently located only two hours away from OR Tambo just outside Mookgophong ( Naboomspruit).

All our units are non-self-catering and we don’t have braai facilities. Relax and let out chef surprise cater for you.


Our chalets reminds you of the comfort of a villa from there the different options between the Luxury Villa, Deluxe Villa  and Deluxe Chalet. All villas are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence, each designed with luxury and comfort in mind, it is ideal for smaller groups, couples and corporate executives. These spacious air conditioned villas offer queen size beds covered with quality, imported linen.  Our lodge focuses on intimacy and offers only en-suit double room facilities sleeping 20 couples. The villas are in close proximity of the restaurant and entertainment area. Guests can relax and stretch out under the African sun on their private decks, while enjoying a glass of quality South African wine. Your security is our concern and our 24 hour guard patrol will safeguard you a peaceful stay.

Superior Suite

2-Bedroom Villa

2-Bedroom Villa

Deluxe Room


An unforgettable experience

Mmakuba is the idyllic destination where you can simply unwind and soak up the quietness of the untamed bushveldt. There are excellent photographic opportunities with panoramic views of the Waterberg Mountain range including the famous Hangklip. Come and enjoy mouth-watering traditional meals at our restaurant, or experience a traditional braai in our boma under a canopy of African starlight, while you and friends can gather together to share memories around a crackling open fire. Listen to the calls of nearby wildlife which enhance the unmatchable sense of mystery of the African bush.


Thrilling early morning game drives offer guests the opportunity to meet leopard and other animals such as Kudu, Zebra, Wildebeest, impala and Giraffe in close encounter. Game viewing vehicles are equipped for comfort and the best viewing.  Our game rangers will provide you with insightful and fascinating information about the species and native vegetation.

At dusk, a vantage point is chosen overlooking one of the many breath-taking views. Sun downers are enjoyed while tales of the bush are told and a glimpse of what this unique wilderness has to offer is seen while being entranced by the ever changing colours of the sky as the sun slips into the timeslot of tomorrow.

The owners and management team placed great emphasis on restoring and rehabilitating Mmakuba and its incumbent wildlife species. Game breeding projects are introduced to re-establish species which roamed originally in the area.

Welcome to a breath-taking haven of fresh air swiftly passing through the Waterberg Mountains where you can exploit a variety of fauna and flora in the area. There are excellent photographic opportunities with panoramic views of the Waterberg at its best. Morning Safaris begin with a knock at your door, as your personal guide does the rounds to wake his guests. Get up, dress adequately and make your way to the main lodge for a warming cup of coffee or juice to start off the experience.

Our guides and trackers know the farm like the back of their hands and will confer to read the tracks, sounds and sights of the veld to find the hidden areas where the animals congregate.

The Lodge Restaurant overlooks our magnificent mountain backdrop. For those who favour early morning exploration trips (especially in the hot summer), breakfast is served from 8am – 11am, after which our mouthwatering buffet takes over for lunch and super. Indulge in fresh South African cuisine and indigenous spices on a spacious sundowner deck for an unforgettable Mmakuba experience. Meals at Mmakuba lodge are a relaxed affair, and tailored to your individual requirements. Our restaurant prepares a feast that can be served in the thatched dining area, on the open decking or around the campfire in our open-air boma. Settle in for the evening while our chefs prepare delicious dishes to tempt your taste buds. Our spit braai tradition became renowned among guests and is truly an experience not to be missed.

Get away from the hasty city life and experience the relaxation of a bush picnic. Mmakuba will create a romantic atmosphere and have your picnic laid out for you.  Spots are carefully selected and situated in a safe environment; guests enjoy privacy whilst being in the open veld. Bookings are essential and should be made in advance.

Enjoy bass and Carp fishing at our secluded dam while the sounds of nature echo in the valley around you. Catch and release apply.

Enjoy a day trip out to the close by Legend Golf Resort, also known as the Home of the Extreme 19th one of the world’s most renowned.

The owners and management team placed great emphasis on restoring and rehabilitating Mmakuba and its incumbent wildlife species. Game breeding projects are introduced to re-establish species which roamed originally in the area.

“There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.” –   Calvin Coolidge

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