My partner and I recently spent 2 nights here, and from the moment of Kevin's warmest greeting at Welgevonden's Main Gate, felt like we'd been welcomed into an amazing luxury African safari world.
The lodge & cabins are wonderfully remote, the buildings & amenities are stunning & tasteful, the food is just flawless - as good as top restaurants anywhere, but it is the managing/hosting/guiding couple, Kevin & Melanie, who really make Makweti somewhere special. Game drives with Kevin are fun & fascinating; his knowledge of and passion for virtually everything you see are admirable and infectious. Melanie is truly an excellent in-house host; her manner is so friendly & professional that we felt we were visiting friends in their spectacular lodge home for a couple of days. Indeed, on seeing a herd of 15 or so elephants splashing & socialising at the lodge's own watering hole, I loved that both Kevin and Melanie were just as excited as we were.
We've stayed elsewhere in Welgevonden before, yet Makweti felt the most relaxing and homely and welcoming, all of it executed with 5-star quality and service. Don't hesitate, just book and go!!
- 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
- Makweti Safari Lodge South Africa/Welgevonden Game Reserve