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Makutsi Safari Springs

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PO Box 821, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is where we saw the Big 4 in one day!...Amazing place, an oasis in the dry low Veldt...it is amazing that you can find a place so lush & green yet so close to the Kruger Park.( we were there in the shocking current drought). Pleasingly this is not a glitzy place for the over pampered and is a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review. Nothing pleases us more than a happy client, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Makutsi so much. The way you describe your experiences, it seems that you have the "Africa Bug" and you would enjoy many more moments around the nature and wildlife... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Had a great time seeing and photographing the Big Five, along with all the other animals. The staff couldn't do enough for us. The accommodation or roundovels were spacious and immaculately kept. The meals were great and everyone sharing the two big tables made for friendly conversation. The kitchen staff are to be commended for the delicious and varying meals... More 

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

Thank you so much for your friendly review. Most importantly we are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself at Makutsi, and that you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge, from game drives to meals. Sitting together at the large tables is an important aspect of our atmosphere, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed meeting and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Spent 7 days in this camp it's one shared with wildlife, no fences so it's not surprising to see animals walking past your hut. You can walk freely between 7am and5.30 , then you can do whatever, the day night drive are excellent. Met lovely staff. Ate local food which was yummy. The sleeping quarters, rondavels, were clean and serviced... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Makutsi, and of course we will make sure to say hello to the staff, especially Maria :) Thank you also for visiting us, and we wish you many more happy travels in the future! Kind regards from... More 

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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Lovely family oriented lodge. Great game viewing, wonderful staff and lovely accommodation. Guides are very knowledgeable and full of information. Breakfast served outside on the lawns was always lovely and dinner was always nice. Would be improved if they provided bottled water and a better lunch menu. Swimming pool is great for kids and the library wifi area was always... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We count ourselves very lucky to have such a healthy, natural mineral spring on Makutsi, and since this water is as good as any other bottled water, we only sell bottled "sparkling" water. Of... More 

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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We spent a week at Makutsi and it will be an experience I will never forget. Family owned and run, we were made feel welcome as soon as we arrived until we left when we felt like part of Makutsi ourselves. The staff were friendly, funny, always happy to help and the guides were knowledgeable beyond belief. You could ask... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Your review is so informative and positive, and it makes us very happy to know that you had such a good time at Makutsi. Most of all, we are so happy to hear that you felt as part of our family, this is exactly what we would like you to feel. We... More 

Ulladulla, Australia
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is the first time we have spent time in South Africa and we were pleasantly surprised. The people were most welcoming, efficient in their service and friendly, with nothing a trouble to them. The staff are well trained, efficient, neat in appearance and ready to answer any question we may have had whether it was something to do with... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, and your positive feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself at Makutsi, and in South Africa, and certainly hope that you will come and visit again in the future. Your review gives future clients a great idea of what to expect, and the diversity of things that they will experience... More 

Glengarry, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and our two teenage kids spent our first week in South Africa at Makutsi Safari Springs. The staff, guides and cooks at Makutsi are all first class. The Rondavals are quaint and spotless. The games drives are excellent. Saw the Big 5 on day 1. Day trips to Blyde River Canyon and Kruger NP were well organised and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It was a great pleasure having your family here at Makutsi, and we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time. We wish you many more happy travels in the future, and of course hope that one day we can welcome you back here again. Until then all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

From start to finish Makutsi was an amazing way to be on safari. Being family run, the attention to detail is superb and their friendliness and that of their staff made Makutsi a beautiful part of our African adventure. The food / dining was superb yet so casual, communal and family friendly. Breakfasts on the grass overlooking the water hole... More 

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

THANK YOU so much for your wonderful feedback. You have managed to summarise the important experiences at Makutsi so well, and we hope that future visitors will experience Makutsi in just as positive a light as you did. Thank you also for booking a Heli Patrol Flight, and thus playing an important part in our fight against poaching. We wish... More 

Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I initially visited Makutsi way back in 2002. We enjoyed the experience so much that we booked the 7 day Classic Makutsi package (again) four years later in 2006. Our second visit to Makutsi provided our family with an amazing end to a month's road trip throughout South Africa in the company of our three adult children... More 

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

As you mention in your review, Africa really does get into your blood, and once you have been for a visit you will almost certainly want to go back again and again :) Thank you very much for your informative and details review about Makutsi, you give such a good description of what it is all about, which is so... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We spent a week here in May 2015, lions, cheetah, leopard, elephants, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and many different antelope seen on game drives and around the resort. Loved the thermal Roman bath and the rotunda was very comfortable and clean. Guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all everything we did. The meals were tasty with a sample of local... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in May, and we hope to see you or any of your friends over here again one day. Wishing you many more happy travels in the future, and sending many warm regards from all of the Makutsi Team. More 

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