Excellent 8.1
Based on 22 reviews

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About Makaranga Garden Lodge


If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Durban, look no further than Makaranga Garden Lodge. With its location just 18.5 Km from the city center and 53.4 Km from the airport, this 4-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Mariannhill Monastry, Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve.

At Makaranga Garden Lodge, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, printer, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Makaranga Garden Lodge is home to 21 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, mirror, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, spa, massage, children's playground to make your stay truly unforgettable. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Makaranga Garden Lodge.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • valet parking
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Land sports

  • golf course (within 3 km)

For kids

  • children's playground

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • newspapers

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • garden
  • elevator
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk

Business & money services

  • printer

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-10 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 600 ZAR
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 150 ZAR
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:30 AM
Distance from City Center: 18.5 Km
Distance to Airport: 53.4 Km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 ZAR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 21
Parking Fee (per day): 10 ZAR
Reception Open Until: 11:59 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 35
Year Hotel Built: 2001
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.5
  • Location 9.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 7.2
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 8.0

Zaid P.
South Africa
March 29, 2016
My honeymoon stay
Garden garden garden
It was fair. The room was old. The toilet had a smell coming from it. The room was big. The staff were rude and unhelpful. The room service closed at 10pm ridiculous. The front gate was unsafe as had to wait for guard late at night. Felt could be better.

Faye S.
United Kingdom
July 19, 2015
Great stay at makaranga gardens
Location, helpfulness of staff, peaceful and relaxing
11 nights

Nosipho M.
South Africa
June 30, 2015
Stunning location with stunning views
Room comfort, food, staff friendliness
I had an absolutely lovely time. Wish I could have stayed longer.

Brian B.
United Kingdom
June 25, 2015
Holiday in SA

Olga H.
South Africa
April 07, 2015
Lovely Stay!
Garden, location and friendly staff!
Great! We have been staying at the Makaranga for years and not once have we been disappointed!!

xolani M.
South Africa
January 16, 2015
Makaranga review
The Hotel itself and all the ammenities superb
The hotel itself is superb, the location, room, bar, pool area, gardens excellent, had a very comfortable stay. The service from the staff was very very poor - everything they did moved at a snails pace, room service, ironing, service at the restaurant the waiting times were extremely long. They really need to improve on that.

South Africa
January 05, 2015
The rooms are very spacious.

David R.
South Africa
December 31, 2014
Garden of Eden
Peace, calm & serenity

David R.
South Africa
December 31, 2014
Garden of Eden
Comfort, cleanliness and space

Elizabeth L.
United Kingdom
November 07, 2014
Good Hotel
The setting, quality of the room and the friendliness of the staff.