Other Facilities

Makutsi Hippo Hide

Hippo Hide

We drive hourly shuttles at set times to our viewing deck ‘Hippo Hide’. The Hippo Hide overlooks a small pond which is occasionally home to several Hippos, monitor lizards and crocodiles. As most animals need some water every day, anything could come by for a drink during your visit, so keep your eyes and ears open. This is an ideal spot to pass time and listen to the sounds of the bush, and to quietly observe animal behavior.

River Lapa

“Lapa” is the traditional name for a building that has no walls, just a roof. The lapa & viewing deck on the edge of the Makutsi River is a place for game viewing during the day, and by night serves as a bar, a perfect spot for a sundowner as the sun sets over the Drakensberg Mountains.

Makutsi River deck
Makutsi Lapa

Coffe Shop & Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • Upper Lounge / Library overlooking the outdoor pool
  • Coffee Shop with delicious espressos and cappuccinos to go with out home-baked cakes
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot:
    • From 07h00 – 16h00: free Wifi for all in the library. Wifi setting: WIFI GUESTS
    • After 16h00: Guests may purchase Vouchers at reception for R150 / 600 MB Data. Wifi setting: HOTSPOT. The voucher-option is available throughout the day / night. (i.e. an alternative if the other option is slow / overloaded)

Safari Shop

  • Men’s, Ladies and Children’s clothing
  • Shoes, hats and belts
  • Nature & Wildlife Books
  • Postcards
  • Jewelry & Bags
  • Antique wooden crafts
  • Fabric

Tennis & Beach Volleyball Court

Tennis racquets, tennis balls and volleyballs available from reception free of charge

Makutsi Tennis Court
Makutsi Volleyball Court