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Makutsi Safari Springs

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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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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Family run and family friendly, the staff alone make this game lodge one to remember! The guides are extremely knowledgable and passionate about what they do and you will leave feeling like you have made new friends. The huge natural spring pool is a great touch and a good way to unwind after an early morning game drive. A great... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and helpful feedback. We are so happy that you left as friends, and that you had a great African Experience. We wish you all the best on your future travels, maybe one day again in Africa? Kind regards from the Makutsi Family More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My week at Makutsi was everything and more. The guides were fantastic with an amazing amount of knowledge. My helicopter ride was a highlight and I would recommend it to anyone thinking about doing it.The game drives were great and the dusk drive on New Year's Eve was a fantastic suprise for all the guests. The food was more than... More

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

Thank you for your positive feedback as well as for supporting us through doing a Heli Patrol Flight. The work that we can do on these flights is extremely valuable, and it is of course such a bonus that your experience is so special too. We are currently in the process of finding ways to improve our Tribal Village Excursion.... More

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are looking for a reasonable natural standard plus being close to nature and the chance to see a lot of animals then Makutsi is the right choice. Also great for families with teenage children. I have visited the second time and as a single traveler one misses perhaps a little attention and initiated communication from the managing people.... More

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback as well as your constructive criticism. Having come back to Makutsi for a second time makes it even more valuable to get your feedback. We assure you that we are looking at improving all aspects of our business continuously, and will take your comments very seriously. Thank you again for your loyal... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We visited Makutsi last month for our first ever safari. We enjoyed the experience overall and in particular the trip to Kruger, Stephan was our guide and he was amazing, both with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Makutsi is a very well run operation and they look after you from start to finish. If there was something we feel could be... More

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

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We appreciate your comments and assure you that they will be discussed at our family meetings. Thank you again for having come so far NZ to visit us, and we wish you all the best for 2014. Regards from the Makutsi Family. More

Darwin, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I have wanted to experience the wildlife of Africa for many years. In October 2012 all the planets and stars aligned and I booked my dream trip. This was many years in the wanting and 12 months in the waiting. Makutsi Safari Spring’s lived up to all my expectations and much more. My trip of a lifetime! I arrived very... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful response. Your detailed report of your 10 day stay at Makutsi gives so much valuable information to potential visitors. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself so much, it was an honour to have you here. All the best for 2014 and thank you again for your visit. Regards from the Makutsi... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I just got back from Makutsi. It was my last stop in a nine and half week trip through East and Southern Africa. I did range of different activities from overland camping to fly-in safaris. Makutsi was a fantastic place for me to end my journey. My first night wasn't great. The communal dining was challenging for me because I... More

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

Thank you so much for your positive Review, it is so valuable for other people to get such detailed information. We are happy that you had such a great trip through Africa, and that the ending at Makutsi was a good finish to the trip. All the best at adapting to real life again :) Regards from the Makutsi Team. More

Yarrawonga, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was my first trip to SA, and I have wanting to go since I was 10 years old, it may have taken me almost 50 years to get there but it was worth the wait. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, the staff so helpful and the guides where just great and certainly knew their animals, fauna and flora.... More

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

We can't wait to see you here again in the future. Regards from all the Makutsi Team More

Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was the absolute highlight of our SA trip. We stayed for 6 nights in one of their premier rooms - meaning we were right on the edge of the bush. As Makutsi is a private reserve, this meant we saw all types of animals from our room day & night. Amazing to wake up each morning, slowly open the... More

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are honoured that you had such a great time, such positive words will certainly be helpful for potential future visitors. Warm regards from the Makutsi Family. 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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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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