Built beneath a canopy of leadwoods, marulas, sicklebush & sausage trees - the Zelati gardens offer a scenic and shaded spot to take in the natural surrounds. The camp itself is fenced and looks onto a set of three waterholes which are frequented by a variety of game, from wild dogs to warthogs.
During the day, in-between safari activities - grab a drink from the Zelati bar, take a dip in the pool, watch the wildlife come to drink or simply relax and bird watch on your private verandah.
Enjoy garden games, boma nights, traditional food and an authentic safari experience at Phakamani Zelati Lodge.
Shuttle service & Airport pick-up available on request (Additional Charge). The lodge is also easily accessible for self-drive guests.
Phakamani Zelati Lodge & Villa is nestled in nature and located within the big- five Makalali Private Nature Reserve. 80km outside the safari hub of Hoedspruit, both Eastgate & Phalaborwa airports are within driving distance, making it easily accessible for fly- in guests. The reserve is home to a variety of life, and its not just the iconic big-five that reside here, rare African wild dogs also roam the reserve as well as cheetah, crocodiles, hippo, hyena and a plethora of plains game.
The camp itself is fenced but overlooks the abundant bush and a selection of waterholes in front. Many species are drawn to, and it’s not uncommon that elephant herds cool down or lion prides come to quench their thirst in front of camp.
From the city of Johannesburg it’s a scenic 7 hour drive, directions as follows for self-driving guests: