Thrilling early morning game drives offer guests the opportunity to meet leopard and other animals such as Kudu, Zebra, Wildebeest, impala and Giraffe in close encounter. Game viewing vehicles are equipped for comfort and the best viewing. Our game rangers will provide you with insightful and fascinating information about the species and native vegetation.

At dusk, a vantage point is chosen overlooking one of the many breath-taking views. Sun downers are enjoyed while tales of the bush are told and a glimpse of what this unique wilderness has to offer is seen while being entranced by the ever changing colours of the sky as the sun slips into the timeslot of tomorrow.

The owners and management team placed great emphasis on restoring and rehabilitating Mmakuba and its incumbent wildlife species. Game breeding projects are introduced to re-establish species which roamed originally in the area.


Welcome to a breath-taking haven of fresh air swiftly passing through the Waterberg Mountains where you can exploit a variety of fauna and flora in the area. There are excellent photographic opportunities with panoramic views of the Waterberg at its best. Morning Safaris begin with a knock at your door, as your personal guide does the rounds to wake his guests. Get up, dress adequately and make your way to the main lodge for a warming cup of coffee or juice to start off the experience.

Our guides and trackers know the farm like the back of their hands and will confer to read the tracks, sounds and sights of the veld to find the hidden areas where the animals congregate.


The Lodge Restaurant overlooks our magnificent mountain backdrop. For those who favour early morning exploration trips (especially in the hot summer), breakfast is served from 8am – 11am, after which our mouthwatering buffet takes over for lunch and super. Indulge in fresh South African cuisine and indigenous spices on a spacious sundowner deck for an unforgettable Mmakuba experience. Meals at Mmakuba lodge are a relaxed affair, and tailored to your individual requirements. Our restaurant prepares a feast that can be served in the thatched dining area, on the open decking or around the campfire in our open-air boma. Settle in for the evening while our chefs prepare delicious dishes to tempt your taste buds. Our spit braai tradition became renowned among guests and is truly an experience not to be missed.

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