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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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English first
Mount Tamborine, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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
2 reviews
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
1 review
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

Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I whole heartedly agree with other reviewers about how wonderful Makutsi is. It was our first taste of Africa and it was a fantastic experience. The staff were all helpful and on our last night we were treated to some wonderful singing. It was the birthday of 10 year old twins and the staff made them feel extra special -... More

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

Thank you for your kind words, and we certainly hope it will not have been your last taste of Africa. It was a pleasure having you at Makutsi and we hope to see you again one day. Kind regards from the Makutsi Team More

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our week at Makutsi was everything we had hoped for and then some more. The setting was breathtakingly beautiful - the restaurant and bar lapas were only surpassed by the two natural hot spring pools. Our rondavel was very African and somehow stayed cool even on the hotter days...amazing architecture! The people were warm and welcoming but Makutsi is also... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. There is nothing more satisfying that having clients go home as happy as you seem to be :) Of course we did get very lucky with your game drive experiences, but the Makutsi Experience is more than just wildlife, and your review certainly has underlined that. Thank you again for your visit,... More

Perth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed at #22 for six nights. This was a two bedroom rondavel, with fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge and lounge room with big bathroom with shower and toilet. What an incredible environment to be introduced to for the start of a South Africian adventure. We were met at the airport and transferred back to the safari... More

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

Thank you very much for your constructive feedback, we appreciate your kind words as well as valuable advice. The topic that you had discussed with Heike has already been solved with new and comfortable furniture at Lapa and in Rooms. We would certainly enjoy seeing you back here one day, until then all the best and warm regards from the... More

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

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