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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have had the pleasure of visiting many game lodges over many years. Makweti is by far the most artistic lodge I have ever experienced. Because I am also a collector of African Art and textiles, I especially appreciated the beautiful objects and the way in which they were incorporated into the decor. Stunning taste! In addition, the rooms are...

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Leiderdorp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing safari experience. Excellent hospitality by hosts Test and Feli and their great staff. Game drives in small groups is a big advantage. Test was also a great guide with extreme knowledge about the animals. If there is something more to see when time is up Test would not hesitate to make the drive longer. Food was super as well....

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Long Island, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entering Makweti I knew this was going to be a very special adventure, one we will never forget. Our suite layout was not only beautiful it was comfortable and spacious, I particularly enjoyed lounging at our plunge pool and hot tub. The dining, wow, the chef was superb. Every meal was so delicious. And then there was our guide... Test....

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing.. no words can really describe how it feels to be so pampered, with so much attention to detail, in such an amazing place. The chef makes meals to die for! We also had an awesome guide - Test. He really made the difference as he was so knowledgeable and funny! Well done to the team...

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2Thank AllyC247
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Makweti Safari Lodge in South Africa is by far the best place and best trip I ever been on!!! My husband and I went in 2013 for our honeymoon and just finished a second trip to Makweti as we booked out the entire lodge with family and friends because we just can't get enough of this place! The hospitality of...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 4 other couples, having the entire resort to ourselves was a dream come true. This place is hands down the most magical place, and was worth the 33 hours of travel to get here from Arizona! We will never forget our memories made with Tesst. Tesst and the entire staff are knowledgeable, friendly and...

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We just returned from another incredible stay at Makweti. Perfect as always. The staff, food and accommodations remain first class. There was plenty of game but we still enjoyed the "hunt" to track the big five and see them up close and personal. If you are looking for beauty in the bush and having your expectations fulfilled, Makweti is for...

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Luxembourg
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great suites with private whirpool, daily morning and evening safaris (Neal, Eloi, top notch!), excellent food (thanks to Johannes and his kitchen crew!), great team being omnipresent without being too dominant or pushy - loved it in all aspects!

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1Thank Claude H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We opted to do this at Makweti Lodge. We were both blown away by the not just the accommodation, the friendly staff, the 5 star food, the wild life sights, but also to Gary and Paula for making you feel part of the Makweti Family. They have really gone beyond what is...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The lodge is located in the middle of a great reserve with an exceptional wildlife. There are no fences around the lodge so you might have zebras and kudus grassing just outside your terrasse or have elephants walking straight through the camp. The lodge and the rooms are beautiful with outdoor shower and a private pool in addition to the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Intimate and luxurious, Makweti has five stone and thatch suites some with private plunge pools. Fine dining and an extensive selection of wines are available. Evenings may bring elephant, lion, rhino and other game right to your doorstep at the waterhole. Safaris in this big 5 area are conducted in open safari vehicles with expert guides. The camp is unfenced, therefore expect the unexpected! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makweti Safari Lodge

Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: $988 - $1,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Makweti Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All looked great”
 of 5 bubbles 235micheleo, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a pool - sometimes elephants come to take a drink while passing through!”
 of 5 bubbles nycfab, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has a fantastic view of the area where game comes to drink.”
 of 5 bubbles DanieW_12, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“every suite ist wonderful. Wonderful few; romantic, luxury, clean, breathtaking”
 of 5 bubbles veronikaschmidt9, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lodge 1 and 2 have the best view, Lodge 3 is the most secluded”
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 of 5 bubbles theshepherds, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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