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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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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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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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