Makaranga Garden Lodge

1A Igwababa Road, Kloof
from/per night R2220.00

About Makaranga Garden Lodge

Makaranga Garden Lodge, a five star luxury accommodation and conference venue, is located only 30 minutes from Durban in Kloof, located in The Valley of a Thousand Hills.

Situated in a 30 acre of private Botanical Garden, the Makaranga Garden Lodge offers guests not only luxury accommodation, but friendly service, delicious cuisine and the opportunity to unwind, relax and rejuvenate.

Guests who appreciate art and can browse the lodge's art collection and the Shona and Italian sculptures. For garden or outdoor lovers, the Japanese garden, containing original Japan stone carvings, and the 18 ponds and waterways can be admired.


The rooms at Makaranga Garden Lodge offer private balconies that overlook the botanical gardens. In addition to the view, the following features are available in the lodge's rooms:

  •     Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  •     En-suite bathrooms (bath and a shower included)
  •     Sherry and water (complimentary)
  •     Mini bar fridge (stocked)
  •     Safe
  •     Internet access (ADSL lines in certain rooms and WIFI hotspots throughout)

The Lodge

The lodge has been designed and to blend in the natural surroundings and boasts the following features:

  •     Hand-painted murals
  •     Plush carpets
  •     Original art
  •     Elegant dining room
  •     Cocktail Bar
  •     Library
  •     Classically furnished lounge with grand piano
  •     Natural rock pool
  •     Bowling green
  •     Putting green

Taking into account all these features, and the lodge's natural and beautiful surroundings, the Makaranga Garden Lodge is the perfect location or destination for honeymoon couples looking for a romantic getaway, a weekend escape or even a special executive or conference event Gardens at Makaranga Garden Lodge

The beautifully laid out gardens consist of indigenous and exotic plants and even include species that are considered rare and unique. A unique and magical part of the gardens , along the moss-clad road lined by Macaranga trees and lush vegetation, is home to a range of exotic species that include Orchid, Camellia, Magnolia and Rhododendron.


Guests can enjoy the option of dinner dining at The Wild Poplar Restaurant where fine dining takes place. The Tuscan Terrace offers guests a choice of buffet and lunch breakfasts.

Visitors not staying at the lodge can also visit the lodge and enjoy walks in the garden and a common favourite of tea and scones on the terrace.

Three meals a day are served to guests in the dining room or Tuscan Terrace. Morning and afternoon teas are also provided.

Health and Beauty Spa

Visitors and guests looking for some relaxation, rejuvenation or some simple pampering can make use of the Makaranga Spa. The spa is situated in tranquil surroundings and offers a comprehensive list of treatments from facials to body wraps.

The spa, making use of state-of-the-art equipment, consists of 4 air-conditioned treatment rooms and a specifically designed wet room used for hydrotherapy treatments.

Signature treatments available at the spa include:

  •     Chocolate Body wraps
  •     Hot stone
  •     Dual massages
  •     Spray tanning

A variety of other treatments are available ranging from individual treatments to a variety of packages.

Activities and Attractions Nearby

The Valley of a Thousand Hills has a lot to offer to it's visitors including:

  •     Shopping and dinner theatre (Heritage Market)
  •     Cultural Village
  •         Zulu dancing
  •         PheZulu Safari park
  •     Golf course
  •     Horse riding and polo at Shongweni Polo Club (approximately 9km from the lodge)
  •     Hiking and walking in the following areas:
  •         Kloof Gorge
  •         Kranzkloof Nature Reserve
  •         Shongweni dam

    Arts and crafts (beadwork, ceramics, woodwork, wire art, and more.)
    Adventure and Extreme Sporting activities (paragliding, quad biking, watersports and more can be arranged)
    Steam train (available on the first and last Sunday of every month) departing from Kloof station for a fun day out


Room Types


  • 4 Standard
R2220From/Per night


Self-Catering Apartment

  • Self-Catering Apartment
R5300From/Per night