About the hotel
Deluxe Class Hotel. African Pride Makaranga Garden Lodge is situated on a 30 acre lush Private Botanical Garden in The Valley of a Thousand Hills, KwaZulu Natal, 30 minutes from Durban.
Accommodation is en-suite, individually furnished and extremely spacious.
guests can enjoy friendly service and superb cuisine. The Wild Poplar Restaurant offers a Table de Hote dinner menu and the Tuscan Terrace offers a variety of breakfast and lunch menus. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk in the garden followed by refreshments on the terrace. The philosophy of Makaranga revolves around providing an opportunity for enjoyment as well as rejuvenation for all our visitors. The beautiful gardens provide the ideal backdrop to achieve the desired levels of relaxation for all who visit us. The guest lodge has been designed to blend in with, rather than impose upon, the natural surroundings. The spacious lodge, with hand painted murals, original art, and a classically furnished lounge, which is complete with a grand piano, creates an atmosphere of intimacy and elegance. Our lodge and gardens boast an impressive art collection and guests can wander the wheelchair friendly pathways through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures set amongst an impressive collection of Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons to mention a few. The Japanese garden features original stone carvings from Japan, and the 18 ponds and waterways are an ideal setting for little bronze statues of Venus, Pan and others. Our unique brand of personal service, delicious food and good old fashioned hospitality make this an ideal setting for a weekend leisure escape, romantic honeymoon or prestigious executive event.