There I was doing what Cee does best… travel. Touring one of the Valley of 1000 Hills routes with the font-line team at Durban Tourism; we were learning, educating and exploring. Makaranga Lodge is a stunning, stylish and classy establishment.
The Makaranga Lodge plays host to restaurant, it also has a conference center and wedding facilities as well as it’s own botanical gardens with African sculptures to explore. There’s luxury accommodation to boot and even weekend concerts.
This is most likely my favorite space to be at Makaranga. Children under the age of 8 are not allowed in this area which makes for an open space to have business meetings or sundowners after a long day at the office.
You can happily keep an eye on your children running about exploring the lush gardens from the wooden deck of the Library Bar while enjoying a wine tasting, cocktails or even a high tea. The bar opens from 11H00 but you can enjoy the seating area before that with the assistance of one of the polite and helpful waiting staff.
Weddings and Conferencing
As an events coordinator myself. I love the idea of a small and intimate wedding in the gardens of Makaranga. Makaranga is a green leafy and open garden which provides for stunning photo’s and a relaxed atmosphere for the bride, the groom and of course guests. The wedding venue host between 80 to 140 guests and are are open to site inspections (just book ahead!).
You can trust the conference team at Makaranga lodge to cater to all your business and professional needs. Just contact them via their email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and discuss the several packages they offer. Makaranga also offers a DBB conerence rate, something that you may want to look at for an overnight conference.
The onsite eateries are split between the Nonna Restaurant and The Deli. I favour the Deli where one can pick fresh food from the garden, as well as sliced meats, preservatives, jams and a range of cheeses. You can assemble yourself a wonderful picnic assportment and have lunch in the gardens where seats are provided, or you can bring a blanket.
Makaranga Lodge does offer guided golf cart tours, site inspections for weddings and educational tours. The beautiful Angel from Reservations was great at showing us around the venue and explaining the beautiful history of Makaranga Lodge.