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Makutsi Safari Springs

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P.O.Box 821, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Makutsi Safari Springs
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Glengarry, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We spent a week at Makutsi and it was the best part to our African trip!! We did about 5 game drives and every one was different. We were lucky enough to see a Cheetah stalk and kill an impala. That was definitely a special day! I also celebrated my 30th at Makutsi and it was just one of those... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive and informative review. Nothing makes us, family and staff, more happy that to hear from happy clients after a visit to Makutsi. It sounds like you certainly were very lucky, a cheetah kill is not something most people get to experience, and then on your 30th birthday!! Well done :) We wish you... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I will start with the things that I feel are a bit on the negative side though no fault of Makutsi. As a solo woman traveller I think as Makutsi tends to cater mostly for German travellers it would be easy to feel quite alone as their english is limited.I know I did on my first night. That and some... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback and review. We are happy to hear that you had such good game drives and enjoyed your time with our guides. Regarding the nationality of our clients, that might be different on every visit. Some months there are more Germans, other months there are more Australians, or more Scandinavians. Many months there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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 October 16, 2014

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 

PERTH
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

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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4 reviews
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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 

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