South African Hotels

Makaranga Garden Lodge

Address
1A Igwababa Road
Kloof
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Business, Spa, Conference, Leisure
R1670.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

The Makaranga Garden Lodge is located in the lush, subtropical village of Kloof, set among 30 acres of luxuriant vegetation. The lodge nestles in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal, just 15 minutes from Durban's bustling city center.The stunning accommodation boasts a wonderful setting for business and leisure guests and is ideal for day visitors, as well as for long-term stays. The lodge is set on 30 acres of indigenous botanical gardens which incorporate a variety of sparkling ponds, myriads of meandering streams and a cascading waterfall.

The hotel also features a selection of Italian sculptures, as well as the largest collection of Zimbabwean stone art in Southern Africa. Natural play areas and an enchanted garden containing a labyrinth provide ideal spots to sit back and relax. There is also a spa, conferencing facilities, a restaurant, a library bar and a deli on-site.

Accommodation

The lodge and gardens feature an impressive art collection, and guests can wander through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures which stand amongst an impressive collection of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. The Japanese garden at the lodge features original stone carvings from Japan and the garden's 18 ponds and waterways are the ideal setting for bronze statues of Venus Rising, Pan and many more.

The Lodge

Overlooking a beautiful botanical garden, the five-star guest lodge has been designed to blend in with its natural surroundings. The spacious lodge's hand-painted murals, plush carpets, original art, elegant dining room and cocktail bar, library, and lounge (replete with a grand piano), all create an atmosphere of intimacy and elegance. The lodge's ten individually designed and air-conditioned suites each open onto a private veranda.

Guests are able to enjoy three meals a day, served in the elegant dining room, or on the Tuscan Terrace. Morning and afternoon tea is also provided. Facilities at this garden boutique hotel include a natural rock swimming pool, bowling green and putting greens, all with full wheelchair access. The Lodge provides an unsurpassed sanctuary for visitors to rest, rejuvenate, and rediscover total harmony.

Gardens

Throughout the gardens, guests will discover an impressive variety of both indigenous and exotic plants, including some rare and unique species. One of the most magical parts of the forest lies along the moss-clad road which is lined by magnificent trees and lush vegetation. This quarter is home to many rare and exotic species of orchid, camellia, magnolia and rhododendron.

Health & Beauty Spa

The Health and Beauty Spa at the boutique hotel is an exclusive haven for anyone in need of pampering and rejuvenation. The Spa is set in the heart of the tranquil beauty of the garden estate and offers a comprehensive treatment menu, from facials to body wraps.

Featuring four air-conditioned treatment rooms and one wet room specifically adapted for hydrotherapy treatments, the spa also houses the latest state-of-the-art equipment. Signature treatments include chocolate body wraps, hot stone and dual massages, and spray tanning. The spa also offers a variety of packages and individual treatments that may be tailored to suit clients requirements.

Nearby attractions

  • Shopping and dinner theater (Heritage Market)
  • Cultural village tour with Zulu dancing and a safari park (PheZulu)
  • Nearby golf course
  • Horseriding and polo at Shongweni Polo Club (9km away)
  • Hiking and walking in the spectacular Kloof Gorge, Kranzkloof Nature Reserve, Shongweni Dam and more
  • Arts and crafts (beadwork, ceramics, woodwork, wire art and more)
  • Adventure tourism (paragliding, quad biking, water sports and more can be arranged)
  • Steam train on the first and last Sunday of every month, departing from Kloof station

Below detailed information about the Makaranga Garden Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD player
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Writing desk

Restaurants

Nonna

The Nonna restaurant is set in an old Victorian warehouse which leads onto a pergola-covered terrace. The restaurant offers guests spectacular views of the surrounding valley, forests and hills. 

This contemporary Italian bistro and deli features an open-plan kitchen which faces onto the restaurant and a gorgeous walk-in wine cellar houses. Children are offered their own special eating area covered with astro turf where they can roll their own pizza dough or enjoy a variety of arts and crafts activities. A natural timbered jungle gym can be found in the gardens surrounding the Nonna restaurant.

The Nonna Deli allows guests the opportunity to create their own indulgent picnic basket which they can enjoy in their own secluded spot in the gardens. A variety of cheeses, breads and homegrown culinary delights can be found in the deli and picnic blankets, baskets and umbrellas are available to hire.

The Spa

A luxurious haven for anyone in need of pampering and rejuvenation, the exclusive Makaranga Health and Beauty Spa is set amidst the tranquil beauty of five star Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof, Durban, and offers a comprehensive spa treatment menu ranging from facials to body wraps.

Art

The Lodge has been decorated with original artwork – each piece either chosen or commissioned by the owners. Most of the pieces of sculpture and the paintings are by Southern African artists but there is also art from as far a field as Nepal, Burma, Vietnam, India and the United States.

There are pieces from Italy on show in the garden including a carved two-metre high carrara marble copy of Michelangelo’s “David”. One of the most interesting features on view in the gardens is the large collection of Shona stone carvings. Most of the artists are world famous and a significant portion of the Shona collection is from first generation artists.

Swimming

The Lodge features a swimming pool to which guests have access to.

Spa treatments

A luxurious haven for anyone in need of pampering and rejuvenation, the exclusive Makaranga Health and Beauty Spa is set amidst the tranquil beauty of five star Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof, Durban, and offers a comprehensive spa treatment menu ranging from facials to body wraps.

Conference Venues

The conference facilities are ideal for more intimate team building, management strategy or brain-storming meetings.

Boardroom:

  • Seats: 8

Imbizo Meeting Room:

  • U-Shape: 10
  • Cinema: 20
  • Boardroom: 12

Sibeko Conference Room 1 & 2:

  • U-Shape: 32
  • Schoolroom: 32
  • Cinema: 60

Combined Sibeko 1 & 2 Conference Room:

  • U-Shape: 40
  • Schoolroom: 64
  • Cinema: 100
  • Banquet: 100

Standard Day Conference Package:

  • arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea/coffee/snack
  • lunch
  • use of standard equipment
  • venue hire
  • pens
  • pads
  • mints

Standard conference equipment:

  • drop down screen
  • whiteboard
  • white board markers
  • flip chart

Additional charges are applicable for:

  • sound equipment
  • data projector
  • DVD
  • video & video conferencing

  • Art gallery
  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Standard

# Rooms:
4

In-room facilities include:

  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms with separate showers
  • Selected Satellite TV, MNET and local channels
  • DVD player (West wing)
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning & ceiling fans
  • Gowns
  • Extra length beds (West wing)
  • Work desks
  • Electronic room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Direct international dialing
  • Built-in international adaptors, hairdryer, electric shaving socket (220V)
  • Complimentary Sherry
  • WiFi internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Sleeper couch in Double rooms for children age 8 – 12yr
Single Room R1670
Double Room R2060

Executive Room

# Rooms:
8

In-room facilities include:

  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms with separate showers
  • Selected Satellite TV, MNET and local channels
  • DVD player (West wing)
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning & ceiling fans
  • Gowns
  • Extra length beds (West wing)
  • Work desks
  • Electronic room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Direct international dialing
  • Built-in international adaptors, hairdryer, electric shaving socket (220V)
  • Complimentary Sherry
  • WiFi internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Sleeper couch in Double rooms for children age 8 – 12yr
Single Room R2060
Double Room R2460

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2016-02-16

Despite the friendly service, the cleanliness of this establishment leaves a lot to be desired. Our room was in te conference section of the lodge, upon entering that part of the building at night, we noticed that the carpets were very dirty, visible even in the dimly lit hall. In the room, the cupboards smelled musty, part of the trim on the shelves were torn off and there were cracks in the walls and ceilings. The carpet in the room was visibly dirty.
It is really sad to see that something that is so easy to fix made our experience of this lodge lack-luster. Sader even is that attached to this neglected lodge is attached the most beautiful garden I have ever had pleasure to stroll in. C'mon guys, you have something unique and very special here, clean up and maintain you asset better,

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.791307

Longitude: 30.818706

Directions

From:
La Mercy Airport
Umdloti Ln, La Mercy, Durban, South Africa

1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St 700 m
2. Turn left onto Mdloti St 2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2 Rd 28.9 km
4. Take exit 165-E B Cloete for N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg 1.6 km
5. Turn left onto N3 6.1 km
6. Take exit 17 to merge onto King Cetshwayo Hwy/M13 toward Pinetown/Pietermaritzburg 11.6 km
7. Take exit 26 for Everton Road toward Gillitts/Kloof 270 m
8. Turn right onto Everton Rd 500 m
9. Take the 1st right onto Igwababa Rd 850 m
10. Continue onto Impangele Rd 500 m

Makaranga Garden Lodge
1A Igwababa Road, Kloof, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Awards

The wine list at the Makaranga Garden Lodge in Durban features some of South Africa’s best cultivars and received a Dinner Award for 2007, 2008 & 2009.

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