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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I stayed at Makweti with a group. It was such a fantastic experience and they really went out of their way to make us happy. The game drives were great and food outstanding. The rooms are so comfortable, you don't really need to leave them. The lodge is beautiful and the waterhole just outside the lounge is just amazing.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We stayed at Makweti Safari Lodge for 3 nights in April 2016 and had the most unforgettable experience. The game reserve where Makweti is located is spectacular with varied landscape and wildlife. The lodge itself is 5 stars all the way and is built in authentic African style with beautiful furnishings and with breathtaking views. The food is delicious and...

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Sea Cliff, New York
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Like a magnet, We are always drawn back to Makweti. It is one of the most spectacular destinations one could imagine. It is a Combination of elegance, authenticity, and fun. Incredible knowledgeable staff, gourmet food, well appointed 5 star accommodations, and of course the animals. Big 5 and much more right on the doorstep. One is immediately transformed from city...

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Makweti Safari Lodge for two nights in late March of 2016, and it will exceptional. It will always have a special place in my heart! My suite was amazingly large and comfortable. The food was better than delicious. The safari game drives were out of this world, we saw cheetah, rhino, giraffe, elephant... The list goes on....

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Makweti is truly one of the most amazing places that I have ever stayed. From the very first contact every single aspect was perfect. On crossing the swing bridge to be taken to our lodge, my breath was taken away - they are so beautifully appointed, ours with a small plunge pool. The king size bed was positioned so that...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Makweti may possibly be our favorite place on earth! It was our first stop on a 2 week trip around South Africa. We were blown away by the beauty of the Welgevonden Game Reserve, the tasteful decor of the rooms, the comfortable beds, the wonderful food and especially remarkable Test who made the trip unique and memorable for us. We...

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Feli and Test make this place to something special; a place with heart and soul. Have you ever met the cooking art of Johannes? Or made bush walks with test? Or have you enjoyed a african massage made with love and professionally at the same time? Feli is a master in it. Test knows the birds and animals so well...

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

We have just returned from a 4 night trip to Makweti within the magnificent Welgevonden Game Reserve. Booking on line direct with Makweti was smooth and communication throughout was prompt and the travel arrangements to/from Jo'berg was very well organized. The resort was as per the pictures, delightful, charming, very clean and beautifully decorated. We were in Lodge 3 which...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Gary and Paula: We want you to know how much we enjoyed our days at Makweti Lodge. We can't stop talking about our time there. We travel a lot and we both agree that our time with you has been the best time ever. Even Mauritius was nice but we have nice resorts with white sand beaches and blue waters...

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Dubai
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Flew in to Makweti safari lodge, with high expectations. They were all fulfilled. Fantastic surroundings, landscape, game, lodge, food and the staff. Thx to Paula and Gary, will definitely recommend this place for a fantastic experience.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $910 - $1,242 (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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