Makweti Safari Lodge

limpopo, south africa

From $560/night
  • air conditioning
  • airport transfers
  • bar / lounge
  • bath products
  • bedding
  • bedside lighting
  • concierge
  • electricity
  • fireplace
  • hair dryer
  • housekeeping
  • mini bar
  • patio / deck
  • private pool
  • restaurant
  • running water
  • shower
  • shuttle service
  • towels
  • turndown service
  • animal interaction
  • game drives
  • guided tours
  • massage
  • nature walks
  • stargazing
  • All-inclusive
  • On-site Chef
  • Check-in

    1:00 PM

  • Check-out

    11:30 AM

  • Taxes

    15% VAT, included

  • Gift Cards

    Not available at this property

  • Included in the Rates

    All meals, tea and coffee refreshments, two safari activities per day including game drives in open vehicles and walking safaris with a Makweti guide.

  • Gratuity

    Not required, but appreciated

  • Other Fees

    Conservation levy of $13 charged per bed night

  • Parking

    Included on-site

  • Cellular Signal

    Strong

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Strong

  • Minimum Age for Children

    12

  • Additional Guests

    No additional charge for guests up to maximum occupancy.

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Personal items

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation of any booking must be received in writing. The following cancellation penalties apply:

    From reservation date to

    - 30 days prior to travel date: 25% of the total cost is forfeited

    - 30 - 15 days prior to travel date: 50% of the total cost is forfeited

    - 14 - 0 days prior to travel date: 100% of the total cost is forfeited

    The onus is on all guests to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance to cover themselves in the event of a cancellation.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

How Do I Get There?

Travelling to Makweti is easy and comfortable, whichever way you come. Typically, a shuttle service will pick you up in Johannesburg, from your airport arrival-point or hotel. After a 3-hour journey on regular freeways and roads, you will enter the main gate to the wilderness reserve. Here a safari vehicle willpick you up, to bring you through big game country to the Lodge. (This last leg of the journey is about half an hour drive on a bush road.) Private light-aircraft flights to Makweti can be arranged on request. A note of reassurance to self-drivers: the national freeways and feeder roads to Makweti are mostly “world class”, with well-maintained tar surfaces. They are entirely suitable for a standard rental sedan or hatchback. You will park your rented or private car in the highly secure main gate compound, and then (as with guests who use the shuttle service) be driven by safari vehicle to the Lodge.

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Makweti Safari Lodge is an experience for the discerning wildlife aficionado. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and nestled within Southern Africa's largest and most pristine game reserves, the lodge breathes grace and elegance while allowing a glimpse of old Africa.

Makweti is situated in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere boasting the Big Five and other rare species such as brown hyena, aardvark, honey badger, cheetah and blue cranes.

Your safari experiences will be complemented by the discreet elegance of your luxury suite with panoramic surroundings of the waterhole and Makweti gorge, and by the delectable, world-rated cuisine which has earned Makweti Safari Lodge a membership with Chaine des Rotisseurs - a hallmark of fine cuisine.

Makweti Safari Lodge was founded in 1995, and its management and staff embody decades of experience in creating memorable stays for a discerning international clientele.

Makweti Safari Lodge

Glamping Types

  • Villas

Great For

  • couples
  • honeymoon
  • small groups
  • solo travelers

Setting

  • eco-lodging
  • eco-reserve
  • mountain
  • river / stream
  • safari

Total Accommodations

  • 5

Minimum Night Stay

  • 2

Rates Based On

  • Per Person

Best time to visit

Open: Year-round

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Accommodations

  • Pool Suite

    From $1200/night
    01
    01
  • Suite without Pool

    From $1110/night
    01
    02
  • Amenities
    • air conditioning
    • airport transfers
    • bar / lounge
    • bath products
    • bedding
    • bedside lighting
    • concierge
    • electricity
    • fireplace
    • hair dryer
    • housekeeping
    • mini bar
    • patio / deck
    • private pool
    • restaurant
    • running water
    • shower
    • shuttle service
    • towels
    • turndown service
  • Experiences
    • animal interaction
    • game drives
    • guided tours
    • massage
    • nature walks
    • stargazing
  • Dining Options
    • All-inclusive
    • On-site Chef
  • Policies
    • Check-in

      1:00 PM

    • Check-out

      11:30 AM

    • Taxes

      15% VAT, included

    • Gift Cards

      Not available at this property

    • Included in the Rates

      All meals, tea and coffee refreshments, two safari activities per day including game drives in open vehicles and walking safaris with a Makweti guide.

    • Gratuity

      Not required, but appreciated

    • Other Fees

      Conservation levy of $13 charged per bed night

    • Parking

      Included on-site

    • Cellular Signal

      Strong

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Strong

    • Minimum Age for Children

      12

    • Additional Guests

      No additional charge for guests up to maximum occupancy.

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Personal items

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation of any booking must be received in writing. The following cancellation penalties apply:

      From reservation date to

      - 30 days prior to travel date: 25% of the total cost is forfeited

      - 30 - 15 days prior to travel date: 50% of the total cost is forfeited

      - 14 - 0 days prior to travel date: 100% of the total cost is forfeited

      The onus is on all guests to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance to cover themselves in the event of a cancellation.

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    Travelling to Makweti is easy and comfortable, whichever way you come. Typically, a shuttle service will pick you up in Johannesburg, from your airport arrival-point or hotel. After a 3-hour journey on regular freeways and roads, you will enter the main gate to the wilderness reserve. Here a safari vehicle willpick you up, to bring you through big game country to the Lodge. (This last leg of the journey is about half an hour drive on a bush road.) Private light-aircraft flights to Makweti can be arranged on request. A note of reassurance to self-drivers: the national freeways and feeder roads to Makweti are mostly “world class”, with well-maintained tar surfaces. They are entirely suitable for a standard rental sedan or hatchback. You will park your rented or private car in the highly secure main gate compound, and then (as with guests who use the shuttle service) be driven by safari vehicle to the Lodge.

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  • Guest must advise the property of their arrival time. 

    As the lodge is situated in a big five reserve, guests cannot self-drive to the lodge and there is scheduled transfers from the main gate at 1:00 PM.