Excellent 8.2
Based on 23 reviews

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About this property


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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Newspapers
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Playground


  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

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 capacity 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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Recent customer comments

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based on 23 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 9.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 7.3
  • Value for money 7.7
  • Food/Dining 8.0
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Thokozani from South Africa
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Excellent stay
The accomodation is excellent, value for money, but for dinner over early
Reviewed September 08, 2016

Zaid from South Africa
Stayed 4 nights in March 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.
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Faye from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed 11 nights in July 2015
Great stay at makaranga gardens
Location, helpfulness of staff, peaceful and relaxing
11 nights
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nosipho from South Africa
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
Stunning location with stunning views
Room comfort, food, staff friendliness
I had an absolutely lovely time. Wish I could have stayed longer.
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Brian from United Kingdom
Stayed 5 nights in June 2015
Holiday in SA
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Olga from South Africa
Stayed 2 nights in March 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!!
Reviewed April 07, 2015

xolani from South Africa
Stayed 4 nights in December 2014
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.
Reviewed January 16, 2015

IAN from South Africa
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
The rooms are very spacious.
Reviewed January 05, 2015

David from South Africa
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014
Garden of Eden
Peace, calm & serenity
Reviewed December 31, 2014

David from South Africa
Families with young children
Stayed one night in February 2014
Garden of Eden
Comfort, cleanliness and space
Reviewed December 31, 2014


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