We have just returned from our holidays in South Africa and Mauritius and our 3 night stay at Makweti was a major highlight of our trip. In terms of the safari we saw a pride of lions, a cheetah, elephants, giraffes, zeebras, warthogs and more. The guides were knowledgeable and good fun too. We loved the special touches like the hot water bottles and blankets in the safari jeep for the early morning game drive, and the High tea or drinks you were offered on the afternoon drive.
In terms of the accommodation, the lodge (number 2) was comfortable, clean and spacious. Again it was the extras that made it. There was a log fire burning in the room when you got back from the afternoon drive and hot water bottles in the bed! Blissful! The food was outstanding too. You were offered coffee and home made muffins before the early morning drive, then returned at around 10.30/ 11am for a brunch of yoghurt and fruit, nuts and cereals, a selection of cold meats and cheeses and a selection of hot food such as bacon, sausages etc. In the evening there was a choice of two main meals and they were great when it came to special dietary requirements.
All in all, it was an amazing experience which we would highly recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Makweti Safari Hotel Welgevonden Game Reserve