Makaranga Garden Lodge, Kloof

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#21 of 146 in Parks in KwaZulu-Natal
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Welcome to Makaranga!

Be prepared to be enchanted and ready yourself to experience a whole new world of magic delivered with impeccability. In the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal, fifteen minutes from the bustling city of Durban you will find the lush green village of Kloof, and at its heart, the Makaranga Garden Lodge complete with hotel, restaurant and wedding/conference facilities. No other place can boast a more wonderful setting for work and leisure guests, young and old, mobile and immobile, day visitors or long term stays. Rest assured you will be changed for the better for having experienced Makaranga.

Thirty acres of indigenous and exotic botanical gardens, 18 ponds, meandering streams and a waterfall await your discovery and offer you their joy and healing. Experience the largest private collection of Zimbabwean stone art in Southern Africa as well as hand selected Italian sculptures. The interiors provide a visual feast of original art and d├ęcor making Makaranga a sensorial experience no matter the weather.
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  • Nice place to walk & they have a restaurant. They also have a Christmas Fair & outdoor live music events. Also nice place to have photos taken 
    Nice place to walk & they have a restaurant. They also have a Christmas Fair & outdoor live music events. Also nice place to have photos taken  more »
  • Highly recommended by a colleague,and rightly so. Unfortunately I only stayed for night,so was unable to view the beautiful grounds. Food and staff fantastic. 
    Highly recommended by a colleague,and rightly so. Unfortunately I only stayed for night,so was unable to view the beautiful grounds. Food and staff fantastic.  more »
  • This is the perfect place to visit with family and friends, whether you come in the morning for breakfast & a stroll. Or, you decide to bring the children with you for lunch, a swim in the pool, and.....  more
    This is the perfect place to visit with family and friends, whether you come in the morning for breakfast & a stroll. Or, you decide to bring the children with you for lunch, a swim in the pool, and.....  more »
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  • Over all the best gardens I have ever been to (and I've been to lots) The grounds are well kept. Helpful staff. Well worth your time.
  • Lovely place for a picnic or lunch while enjoying nature
  • A lovely place to stay and eat and work
  • This was one of the VERY few places in Durban where it felt safe to walk around in the open and enjoy the beauties of the garden. It's incredibly heart-breaking that the gardens refuse to open up to the public.
  • Fodd was good and the gardens are beautiful

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