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Limpopo Province, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
Melanie665 Bloemfontein, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a birthday surprise this was. From the minute we were welcomed by Test, our friendly, smiling & funny ranger, it just felt right. When arriving at the lodge, we were met by Phyllie, Melanie and Kevin - fantastic hosts. This is truly a very professional place, but still homely. The game drives (with Test) were really something special ,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Makweti was a wonderful start and the absolute highlight of my recent African adventure. We were warmly greeted at the gate by Kevin, with the swiftest efficiency bags were loaded onto the jeep, as we set off we brushed past citronella bushes and the sweet smell of the African bush washed over us and transported us into our African dream,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This lovely Safari Lodge really knows how to treat its customers well! From the extremely well equipped chalets to the excellent food and the 'up close and personal' game viewing Makweti offers a great experience. Service is spot on - but with no hint of formality; that is to say, the staff make you feel like a guest of the... More

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Took a team of five to stay here as a treat after we finished with our misison work. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and Test and Keven were both great guides. The rooms were great, food was excellent, and the game drives very good. The property is not fenced off so we even had an elephant wandering around our... More

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Jhb South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of a 3 night stay in Makweti. The service we received from all the staff was exceptional. Our room was beautiful and private in the natural bush surroundings. The food was incredible, and to top it off, the game viewing was awesome! Guided viewing with an experienced game ranger (Kevin) made the world... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Over this weekend, we had the pleasure of having a quick weekend away at Makweti Safari Lodge. In around 24 hours at the lodge, we had a total of four game trips (admittedly two were on the way in and out to the main gate of the Welgevonden Game Reserve in which its based), but in that time we got... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wow, Wow, Wow covers it. What an experience from the moment that you get picked up from the Lodge gates. Elephants, lions, leopards, wilder-beast, hippos - we saw these to name but a few. Twice daily drives all through the reserve are thoroughly enjoyable as well as just stunning. Being that close to wild animals is as breathtaking as the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We are spirits who have chosen to have a human experience. There is a place where the spirit soars on the wings of a black chested snake eagle. A gem that sparkles as bright as Venus in the velvet African night sky. This is Makweti. Standing on the deck for the first time drew aquid moments from my eyes. A... More

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The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I have been to quite a few safari lodges in South Africa and Kenia, so I feel I can compare, but Makweti has truly stolen my heart. Welgevonden is an area of stunning natural beauty. The lodge is situated next to a lovely waterfall and you have amazing views from the veranda. Undisturbed peace and quiet. This is helped by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I selected Makweti Safari Lodge for the finale to our honeymoon. We started our two week adventure in the Seychelles and my wife was almost afraid to leave our beach resort in paradise. She thought, "How could anything compare to this?" When we first arrived in Johannesburg we were greeted by our driver who would take us... More

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Address: Limpopo Province, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Intimate and luxurious, Makweti has five stone and thatch suites some with private plunge pools. Fine dining and an extensive selection of wines are available. Evenings may bring elephant, lion, rhino and other game right to your doorstep at the waterhole. Safaris in this big 5 area are conducted in open safari vehicles with expert guides. The camp is unfenced, therefore expect the unexpected! ... more   less 
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