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Makweti Safari Lodge, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 20 Speciality lodging in Welgevonden Game Reserve
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Situated in the heart of Big 5 wilderness terrain, Makweti Safari Lodge offers five individual, intimate and luxurious suites, some with a private plunge pool. The lodge offers fine dining overlooking the panoramic bush surroundings and is a member of the by-invitation-only Chaine des Rotisseurs (a hallmark of fine cuisine). The camp is unfenced bringing elephant, lion, rhino and other wildlife to the surrounding waterholes on your doorstep. The game drive safaris are conducted in open safari vehicles with expert guides assuring an astounding experience of the diverse wildlife in the reserve, including the big 5. Other facilities available at the lodge for guests use include the outdoor swimming pool, lounge area, spa and art gallery.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Public wifi
Paid internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Neck massage
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Walk-in shower
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Makweti Safari Lodge, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530 South Africa
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Polokwane Airport170 kmSee all flights
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Demi Potgieter wrote a review 03 Jan
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My boyfriend Andrew and I were fortunate enough to have our second visit to Makweti on the 1st of Jan 2021. We didnt think it was possible, but it was even better than the first trip! The food was incredible, the drives were lovely with lots to see. The staff were so friendly, welcoming and remembered us from the 1st visit, making it so personal and lovely to go back again. Thank you to Colin for being so helpful and tending to our every need while there, as well as all of the other friendly staff. I would definitely recommend Makweti to any couple looking for a romantic, private, secluded getaway with personal, hands on service. Thank you again Makweti for an unforgettable experience. Love from 2 happy customers, Demi & Andrew.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew L wrote a review 03 Jan
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Second time I have visited Makweti with my girlfriend and we loved it even more than the first experience. Couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable stay - food was amazing, staff as friendly as ever, our room was beautiful (and very romantic) and we had some amazing sightings. No better way to start the new year than watching a female cheetah with her four cubs. We will definitely be going back very soon. Thanks to Colin for keeping us entertained, looking after us and for your insightful knowledge of all things Bush related. We loved our drives with you! Hope to see you all soon. Andy
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SiyaMnyanda wrote a review Sep 2020
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My partner and I spend 5 magical days at Makweti and it was the most memorable bush trip I’ve ever taken. The guide Josphat was phenomenal - highly knowledgeable and tailored the experience to what we wanted to see. The service was excellent and Charlotte and the team were out of this world. The condition of the lodge is immaculate and the decor is fitting for the environment. I would highly highly recommend staying here
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andy Leuner wrote a review Sep 2020
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Hard to describe the weekend we just had at Makweti to someone who hasn't been there before...definitely a trip of a lifetime - filled with amazing game viewing, delicious food, romantic sunsets, great company (staff are so friendly) and all at the most stunning lodge. Couldn't have imagined a better African experience:) We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James R wrote a review Jul 2020
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We spent 4 nights at Makweti in early February and our experience exceeded our expectations. Reservations were customized by Premier Travel who arranged a pre-safari visit to Capetown, followed by private charter flight (with 6 friends) landing on a dirt airfield a half hour from the lodge. The staff at Makweti was attentive, friendly and very accommodating. Local food was expertly prepared and the South African wines were delicious. Our guides were knowledgeable and we were all completely bowled over by the density and proximity of the animals: elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, lions, impala, warthogs. It was a moving and beautiful experience. To add to the fun, during the morning safari we stopped for coffee/ tea and a snack; and in the pre-dinner safari we stopped for cocktails (naturally, gin and single malt liquors were available!). The experience of a lifetime!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$572 - US$877 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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makweti safari hotel welgevonden game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergWelgevonden Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makweti Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Makweti Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Makweti Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makweti Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.