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Makweti Safari Lodge

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Limpopo Province, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went on vacation to Zimbabwe and South Africa for two weeks. Our stay at the Makweti lodge was by far the best experience of the whole trip (a significant feat given we visited Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Johannesburg). Though I didn't book the trip myself, my parents wanted me to note that Helen, the sales... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Makeweti is an amazing experience! We stayed at 4 camps in South Africa on this trip, and Makeweti definitely stood out as an elegant resort with a knowledgeable, fun guides/tracker; excellent food; and very comfortable, beautifully decorated, private bungalows. Common areas are also very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The chef is outstanding – the food was excellent, always interesting, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Needing to find a safari lodge for a weekend within reasonable striking distance from J'burg, our search took us to Makweti (One and half hours). What a find and what a jewel! This small boutique-style lodge had everything. Stunnigndesign of the cottages and main lodge to blend in with the surrounsings, comfort in every detail and personal and friendly service... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stunning Lodge, First Class service, and incredible accommodations. Game Drives are very good. Meals and wine selection is very good. Great attention to your needs, freindly. I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I recently visited for 3 nights. The cabins were elegant and beautiful with their own pools and fireplaces. The food was beyond belief with the chef who produced the most amazing meals and the staff set such lovely tables with an African theme. The guides were all level 3, incredibly informative and able to allow guests out... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Makweti is a very special place. The accomodations are beautiful & comfortable, the staff is incredibly attentative & the safari is terrific. Our guide/tracker, Test, was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic & a pleasure to be with. Our son has a limited diet & the chef was so accomodating...we all ate a little too well!!! If you can get here, I highly... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's difficult to put into words the trip of a lifetime, but I'll do my best to outline what made our vacation at Makweti such an incredible experience. The accommodations The moment we arrived at Makweti it was clear we were in for a treat. After a brief tour of the grounds we were led to our room, which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Makweti is the most beautiful safari lodge in the Southern Hemisphere. The rangers are knowledgeable and generous and teach you everything you need to know about the wildlife in the Bush. The hospitality staff treat you like Kings and Queens but also like family. You won't find better service anywhere else and the game you will have the privilege of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We celebrated my husband's 40th Birthday at Makweti in early March 2015 and booked the entire lodge out for our group of 10. We had a truly excellent time - the service, accommodation, food, facilities and game drives were all wonderful. The team made such an effort to make it a special weekend for us, and organized a Bush Picnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My family had a wonderful experience at Makweti. The accommodation was 5 star with beautiful decorations and all comforts despite being so far from civilisation. There are 5 thatched cottages and we took 3 of them. Our ranger, Test, was an absolute mine of information. He knew every plant, animal, bird, even the stars. He and his lovely wife Fili,... More 

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