We had the best time at Makweti Safari Lodge! We were so well looked after by Neil, his wife and everyone else on site. Neil's knowledge, attitude (to everything in life!) and hosting was unbelievable. Both the location of the lodge and the room itself were amazing and all the meals were exquisite! Having been originally recommended Makweti by family, I would pass on and highly recommend here to anyone looking to go on safari. Thank you!
My stay at Makweti Safari Lodge was humbling and life changing! Neil's outstanding knowledge of the animals and plants was inspiring. However, more inspiring than that was his humble respect for all living beings, large or small, and the environment around him, which makes a person realise how we should all be better humans.... Every mouthful of food was absolutely delicious! I am highly recommending Makweti to all who want to hear and will definitely be back!
We booked a lodge in the same park for our 20 year anniversary at Clifftops who canceled our reservation the night before we flew to Johannesburg. The team at Makweti came to the rescue and made our anniversary the most memorable experience of a lifetime. This lodge is not ultra-modern and is built of stones with thatch but the beauty of Makweti is that it has a focus on the two most important things. The culinary experience, which is indescribable... from impala bites to passion fruit creme brulee. and of course the safari experience. Our guide served morning coffee while we watched the elephants and again sundowners while we watched the animals play. The rooms are perfect and if you are lucky you will have an elephant come and drink from your private splash pool. For our anniversary dinner a private little table was set by candlelight in the library... how thoughtful. What struck me the most was how clean and well looked after everything was. Nothing was old and outdated because of Covid. You often see older cutlery or staff uniforms or blankets after Covid, but Makweti has kept the 5-star standard. Interesting fact. The lodges in the area may employ 7 staff members for a specific stand, Makweti bought two stands so they could employ double the staff for a better guest experience. That way your Safari vehicle is never full, you have your own driver, food is prepared faster, and more. This is definitely a lodge I will return to and the fact that more than 80% of the clients are return customers speak for itself. Well done on keeping up the standard Makweti.…
Amazing 2 nights at Makweti and Welgevonden. Incredible game viewing in this beautiful part of our country, the Waterberg. There are very special people working at this small lodge - an incredible chef Philip and his team, Josphat a wonderful ranger and host to us / knowledgeable, friendly, lots of humour and management team Neill and Jessica who lead their team with such respect. I normally never rate our stays , but this experience is worth sharing. Life is too short not to treat yourselves.
Perfect lodge, delicious food, wonderful friendly team and marvellous game drives. The attention to detail was exceptional, hot water bottles placed on the seat of the vehicle for game drives, a carafe of port waiting for us in the room and many more small touches that added to the luxury experience