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P.O.Box 821, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a truly amazing week we had at Makutsi. The game drives with such knowledgeable guides was so enjoyable, we encountered Lions on our first drive and other game but no Elephants although we did hear them crashing around. I took us till the 4th day to see them and what a effort the Makutsi staff put in to find... More

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed and informative feedback, just what future guests thinking of visiting Makutsi need to know. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and even more happy to hear that you need to come back again for find that elusive leopard :) Thank you also for participating in our Heli... More

Carnarvon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful week here at the end of September. The staff and owners were amazing, helpful, and we had lots of laughs. All the guests were very relaxed and welcoming. I celebrated my 50th birthday during the week. On this day we had a helicopter ride (once in a lifetime experience), my dream of seeing African elephants was... More

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had a great time with us, and that you had such an enjoyable 50th birthday. There is nothing we like to hear more than happy clients already thinking of their next visit to Makutsi! Thank you again for your feedback, and we are all sending our warmest regards from the African Bush. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I are in love with Makutsi as this is our third trip here and still can't get enough. What stands out each time we come is the amazing game sightings we have had on each drive and even though we have been to many other lodges Makutsi delivers every time. We love how knowledgeable and willing the... More

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. Your comments give a perfect summary of what Makutsi is about, great experiences and game drives, at a great value. We love having you back so regularly, and already look forward to the next time. Warm regards to your family from everyone at Makutsi. More

Mount Tamborine, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were fortunate to spend a week in the lodge in August. We were made to feel very we Come. Majority of the guests were German but they made every effort to include us. The management kept apologising because we were the only Australians there. We were certainly not worried. The guides were exceptional, our first safari we saw lions,... More

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and your positive words. We are also very happy to hear that you felt comfortable between the high number of German guests that were there at the time. Nationalities change all the time, every week is different, and meeting different people and nationalities is something that makes travelling so special. We are glad that you... More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed at the reserve for about 8 days (this reserve gets a of of repeat guests who stay for long term, mainly nature loving Europeans seeking some peace and quiet) We had nice and interesting tours everyday with friendly, knowledgable guides, and saw all the major animals you come to expect. We saw a cheetah with its prey, lions,... More

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your informative feedback. Any future guests thinking of coming to Makutsi will appreciate this kind of first-hand information. We are happy that you had a great time at Makutsi and of course we hope to see you again one day. We would appreciate very much of you could keep our 40% return client percentage going... More

Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We, an extended family from different parts of Norway, including 2 seniors, 3 grown ups and 4 boys (aged 18, 16 and 10) spent our Easter holiday in Makutsi Safari Springs this year, The Weber family, the African staff and the gamedrivers were all so friendly and welcoming - from the first minute we felt very welcome. We would like... More

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your informative feedback. If there is one "problem" we are very happy to deal with, it is the problem if you not wanting to go back home! Thank you for bringing your extended family to Makutsi, it has been a pleasure to have you, and to show you around. We certainly hope that we can... More

Adelaide, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Recently, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a week long stay at Makutsi. We have had two wildlife/safari type holidays in Southern Africa, and have enjoyed both vacations immensely. However, our stay at Makutsi was a highlight. Every aspect of our time there was marvelous, including the rondavels, the food, the absolute friendliness of the staff and the skilled, knowledgeable... More

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MakutsiSafari, Manager at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive words, it is for feedback like this that everyone at Makutsi works so hard. We are happy that all of your party had such a great time, and we certainly take you up on your word and will wait for your return! Thank you again, and warm regards from the Makutsi Team. More

Sydney
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived at Makutsi the day it was reopened from the recent renovations at the end of June for a 7 day stay not really knowing what to expect. We had read the reviews and were both excited at the prospect of what lay ahead of us in terms of the wild life, but unsure about the rest. Upon our... More

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MakutsiSafari, Manager at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Wow what a detailed and informative review, exactly what future visitors are looking for! Thank you so much for taking the time and giving us this valuable feedback. We certainly are not aiming at being fancy, authentic, well organised and affordable is what we are looking to be. The African Experience will do the rest. Warm regards from everyone at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

stayed with my 12 yo son and really enjoyed the resort and staff. food great and really good variety of reasonably priced wines to keep dad happy. the pool was lovely and we spied plenty of animals. would definately return and/or recommend.

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We certainly hope to have you back one day, and we will make sure that the wines stay reasonably prices to keep you even more happy :) Thanks again, and warm regards form the Makutsi Team More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visited this beautiful safari resort in 2010 for a 7 day stay apprehensive knowing I would be close to the wild in the open ended jeeps provided to take us on safari in this beautiful part of the world known as Africa ! I experienced some awesome moments with the variety of wildlife including the big 5 whilst on... More

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MakutsiSafari, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that coming back is on your bucket list. We have made quite a few improvements since your visit in 2010, one of which is the new Roman Bath (indoor pool) right on the banks of the River. Since you enjoyed the mineral springs so much, I am sure you won't... More

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Address: P.O.Box 821, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Makutsi Safari Springs Hotel Hoedspruit

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