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Makweti Safari Lodge

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Limpopo Province, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Long Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Makweti is truly a very special place. We have gone twice and each time it surpasses all of our expectations. The food is absolutely delicious, creative and exciting! The staff is phenomenal and so kind. We always feel like they are family by the time we leave. They make the trip unforgettable. The rangers are so enthusiastic about what they... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to many game lodges in and around South Africa - Makweti is the best by far! A truly beautiful lodge in a perfect setting, with friendly knowledgeable helpful wonderful staff, delicious cuisine, six star comforts and the very best, most exciting and exhilarating game viewing imaginable!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This small lodge is very well designed with privacy and luxurious comfort in mind. I have stayed at several similar places over the past few years and this is among the best run of all. I commend Kevin, Melanie, Test and all the Makweti team for their warm way of dealing with multinational guests, odd food requirements etc. The attention... More 

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Marlow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We would recommend Makweti to anyone in a heartbeat. It was way and beyond anything we expected and could possibly have hoped for! Thank you to Kevin, Mel, Test and Phylliie and all the Makweti team for making us feel like friends and not just guests. We are so thankful and this was the highlight of our tour in SA.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We spent a magical three days at Makweti over the holidays. We were two families, a group of 12 with children ranging from six to nineteen years of age, and a mix of nationalities -- American, French and German. We could not recommend Makweti and its wonderful staff more highly. The lodge itself has a "Ralph Lauren meets Out of... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I am from the US and this was my second safari in South Africa. I had previously stayed at Shibula in the same private game reserve 8 years ago and it was excellent as well. I brought my 12 y.o. son with me who cannot stop talking about it. He is a little picky with his eating however Our host... More 

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