Other facilities

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.

Makutsi Hippo Hide



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

Safari Shop

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




Upper Lounge / Library, 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 upstairs (vouchers available for purchase at Reception) & two Desktop computers with internet connection downstairs


Tennis & Beach Volleyball Court

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

Makutsi Tennis Court
Makutsi Volleyball Court