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“african style”(5 reviews)
“the reserve”(22 reviews)
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Our stay was unbelievable! I didn't have the highest expectations going to the Welgevonden game reserve but I am so grateful that we decided to visit this gem of a place! It is a very easy drive from JHB, only about 2 and half hours...More

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Response from HelenWilsonatMakweti, General Manager at Makweti Safari LodgeResponded 3 October 2017

To the Sacks Family! We have been fortunate with the fantastic sightings recently which was excellent for you to be a part of. Every day we head out onto the Reserve is special, and we enjoyed sharing this with the Family. We have an excellent...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We enjoyed every aspect of our time at Makweti! We saw incredible animals, had a wonderful guide, the food was AMAZING and the accommodations and staff were wonderful. It was our first-ever safari and it was just an outstanding experience.More

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Response from HelenWilsonatMakweti, General Manager at Makweti Safari LodgeResponded 3 October 2017

Greetings Colleen and Edward Thank you for the wonderful comments on your stay with us at Makweti. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in SA and look forward to seeing you back with your Children next time! All the best Neil, Jessica...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The Makweti experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the South African bush and witness in real time the majestic array of animal life. Upon arrival my family and I were greeted with warmth and support by the...More

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Response from HelenWilsonatMakweti, General Manager at Makweti Safari LodgeResponded 14 September 2017

Greetings! Thank you! We have an incredible team who over the years have made Makweti their own and this is evident in how they deal with all our guests on a day to day basis. Safety, professionalism and of course enjoyment are critical for us...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Just visited Makweti Safari lodge and had the most wonderful experience. Woke up for our early morning drive and bumped into an incredible pride of lion that were hunting some wildebeest. Also found a huge male elephant which we followed for a while till he...More

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Response from HelenWilsonatMakweti, General Manager at Makweti Safari LodgeResponded 14 September 2017

Greetings from Makweti! Wow, your description epitomises every bit of what we are about and we are ecstatic that your experience was just as it is meant to be. We strongly feel that every aspect of ones stay must compliment the next and we strive...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best trips to date. My friends and I were welcomed buy a lovely couple to run the lodge and we were like a small family for the weekend. We were fed like Kings and Queens! The safari ride was a...More

2  Thank Matthew M
Response from HelenWilsonatMakweti, General Manager at Makweti Safari LodgeResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Matthew, We are extremely appreciative of the kind words and excellent comments on your Makweti experience. Our team strives to create the perfect memory on the back of once in a lifetime experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! All the best,...More

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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
Free Internet
Spa
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US$644 - US$1,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$644 - US$1,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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jayjayjay56
5 December 2014|
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Response from Claude H | Reviewed this property |
No, but a large choice at fair prices is available!
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jayjayjay56
4 December 2014|
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Response from HelenWilsonatMakweti | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry The Makweti experience is inclusive of all meals. The day begins with a light refreshment before the early morning safari. A full breakfast is served on returning to the camp. Breakfast... More
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"Room 2 was amazing."
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"Chalets closer to main lodge or more distant; choice depends on whether you'd be bothered by elephant or..."
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"All chalets are quiet and attractive, some have a private plunge pool."
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"Take a room with a pool. An elephant visits room 4 to take water."
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