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Makaranga Garden Lodge

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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.


Spa Facilities

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 stars Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof, Durban, and offers a comprehensive spa treatment menu ranging from facials to body wraps.

Activities, Sports & Leisure


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.


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.

Conferences & Events

Conference Venues

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


  • 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


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
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


# Rooms:

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 R2560
Double Room R3050

Self-Catering Apartment

Single Room R6100
Double Room R6100

Makaranga Garden Lodge offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.791307

Longitude: 30.818706


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

Car Rental

A car rental service is available. To receive a quote or arrange car rental booking, please click the button below.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


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