Makaranga Garden Lodge, Kloof

#25 of 127 in Parks in KwaZulu-Natal
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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  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.  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 »
  • Beautiful beautiful spot. We stopped for breakfast and I was delighted the they had a vegan option on the menu and soy milk for me to enjoy a very well brewed cup of coffee. The food was truly delicious and could be appreciated with a stunning view of the emasculated gardens.
  • Lovely place albeit busy on a Sunday. Excellent service from staff. Gardens are in good nick and well worth a visit to the waterfall even in the rain. Popular restaurant on the property is above average.
  • Beautiful place, had a really good supper and my room was top notch. Did not see much as I arrived there late evening and left very early the next morning. I'm definitely making a plan to go there again
  • Very tranquil. Rest urant serves great food but be prepared to pay. When ordering a slice of cake for R60 were told they cater for the international tourist. Have a rock pull which is well maintained. Various pathways through gardens.
  • Great place to spend the day at with a well kept park and restaurant. Prices at the restaurant are pricey and food is above average in terms of special ingredients and options available. Worth a visit if you in the area but a reservation is required as it does get a bit busy. Great views over the park with ample parking spots behind closed gates. Ordered a nonna chicken pizza and a vegetarian one as well. Their choc mint hot chocolate is great as well as their specialist milkshakes of which I had the coffee flavoured.

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