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Makutsi Safari Springs

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PO Box 821, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My friend and I recently stayed at Makutsi Safari Springs. We loved our stay and we saw lots of animals including a leopard. Our accommodation was very clean and comfortable and extremely quiet. The food was great especially the outdoor breakfast. We met some lovely people and made lots of friends. The staff were great and happy to be doing... More 

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

Thank you very much for your informative review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Makutsi, and grateful that you traveled so far to come and visit us. Everyone from Makutsi wishes you many more happy travels in the future! More 

Pico Rivera, California
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62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

From pick-up to drop-off at the airport, you are treated like family. Everyone is friendly and helpful and want you to enjoy your stay at Makutsi. Breakfast and dinner is included. Breakfast fruit, yogurt, cereal with a choice of eggs the way you like. Dinner is served at 7P. They have a nice variety each day for the set meal... More 

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

Thank you for your warm and informative review! The biggest compliment we can receive is for someone to feel like they are part of the family, thank you very much! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and so grateful that you came all this way to come and visit us at Makutsi. We wish you many... More 

Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

What can I say? We saw the big 5 on our first afternoon out on safari! Even the guide, Larissa was suitably impressed! What a coup and how amazing it was to see all of the wonderful animals up close. Subsequent safaris produced similar results except for the Simba safari but it is always the luck of the draw. Simba... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and your positive words. As you say, every safari is the luck of the draw, and it is great to hear how lucky you got. Also, there is so much more than just animals (and the Big 5) on a game drive, so every time you go out on safari it it a... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Makutsi was a great introduction to South African safaris. We saw plenty of animals, the Rondavels were great to stay in, very cool even on a hot day, the staff were lovely and so was the food! All of the guides are very knowledgeable. We had an awesome time and would recommend Makutsi to anyone, especially families. Thank you for... More 

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

Thank you for your friendly feedback! We are happy that Makutsi was such a good introduction to your South Africa experience, this country certainly has a lot to offer. Thank you again for visiting us, and we wish you many more happy travels. Kind regards from everyone at Makutsi! More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

This is where we saw the Big 4 in one day!...Amazing place, an oasis in the dry low Veldt...it is amazing that you can find a place so lush & green yet so close to the Kruger Park.( we were there in the shocking current drought). Pleasingly this is not a glitzy place for the over pampered and is a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review. Nothing pleases us more than a happy client, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Makutsi so much. The way you describe your experiences, it seems that you have the "Africa Bug" and you would enjoy many more moments around the nature and wildlife... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Had a great time seeing and photographing the Big Five, along with all the other animals. The staff couldn't do enough for us. The accommodation or roundovels were spacious and immaculately kept. The meals were great and everyone sharing the two big tables made for friendly conversation. The kitchen staff are to be commended for the delicious and varying meals... More 

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

Thank you so much for your friendly review. Most importantly we are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself at Makutsi, and that you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge, from game drives to meals. Sitting together at the large tables is an important aspect of our atmosphere, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed meeting and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Spent 7 days in this camp it's one shared with wildlife, no fences so it's not surprising to see animals walking past your hut. You can walk freely between 7am and5.30 , then you can do whatever, the day night drive are excellent. Met lovely staff. Ate local food which was yummy. The sleeping quarters, rondavels, were clean and serviced... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Makutsi, and of course we will make sure to say hello to the staff, especially Maria :) Thank you also for visiting us, and we wish you many more happy travels in the future! Kind regards from... More 

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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Lovely family oriented lodge. Great game viewing, wonderful staff and lovely accommodation. Guides are very knowledgeable and full of information. Breakfast served outside on the lawns was always lovely and dinner was always nice. Would be improved if they provided bottled water and a better lunch menu. Swimming pool is great for kids and the library wifi area was always... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We count ourselves very lucky to have such a healthy, natural mineral spring on Makutsi, and since this water is as good as any other bottled water, we only sell bottled "sparkling" water. Of... More 

Perth
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We spent a week at Makutsi and it will be an experience I will never forget. Family owned and run, we were made feel welcome as soon as we arrived until we left when we felt like part of Makutsi ourselves. The staff were friendly, funny, always happy to help and the guides were knowledgeable beyond belief. You could ask... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Your review is so informative and positive, and it makes us very happy to know that you had such a good time at Makutsi. Most of all, we are so happy to hear that you felt as part of our family, this is exactly what we would like you to feel. We... More 

Ulladulla, Australia
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is the first time we have spent time in South Africa and we were pleasantly surprised. The people were most welcoming, efficient in their service and friendly, with nothing a trouble to them. The staff are well trained, efficient, neat in appearance and ready to answer any question we may have had whether it was something to do with... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, and your positive feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself at Makutsi, and in South Africa, and certainly hope that you will come and visit again in the future. Your review gives future clients a great idea of what to expect, and the diversity of things that they will experience... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family run for over 30 years, Makutsi Safari Springs offers affordable 1-week packages including return airport transfers, private accommodation, 2 meals per day, open Land Rover game drives and excursions into the surrounding areas. Makutsi Main Camp's two warm, thermal mineral water pools allow for adventure and healthy relaxation to be combined. With our new Makutsi Tented Camp, we are able to offer a unique mix of comfort and adventure on foot. Unpack, unwind and enjoy Makutsi's diverse African experiences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makutsi Safari Springs

Address: PO Box 821, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Makutsi Safari Springs Hotel Hoedspruit
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