Makweti Safari Lodge (Welgevonden Game Reserve) South Africa
Makweti Safari Lodge is an experience for the discerning wildlife aficionado. Timelessly African, it embodies the eras of Livingstone and Hemingway, while standing as a model of modern, environmentally sensitive taste. 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.
The Lodge caters to no more than 10 guests, with five luxury suites that blend seductively into an ideal safari landscape. Makweti has no fences, so the Big Five, zebra, wildebeest, and a host of other iconic species wander freely through the Lodge’s surrounds. Often, these wild “owners of the terrain” come for refreshment to the stream-fed waterhole just 80 yards from the open lounge and viewing deck. Beyond the waterhole, Makweti’s luxury suites and dining room command panoramic views across a gorge-defined valley, toward infinite blue hills beyond.
Combining local materials to produce luxurious comfort is testimony to Makweti’s commitment to living in harmony with nature. The main lodge is built from natural rock with teak decks overhanging the Makweti gorge.
Rare African art, stylish furnishings, rich woods leather and woven textures create a rich elegance in the Zebra Bar, lounges and library. Sparkling plunge pools offer a cool retreat on hot days. The main lodge is the central meeting place and area to relax and enjoy a feeling of colonial times
Five unique, secluded suites, individually decorated with antique treasures and plush furnishings ensure an intimate, romantic experience. A
Amenities offered include indoor and outdoor showers, Victorian bathtubs, log fires and private decks with plunge pools.
All suites enjoy sweeping views of the bushveld.
Makweti’s cuisine has been recognized for excellence by Chaine des Rotisseurs and featured in Chefs of Distinction. Makweti offers fine dining and an extensive selection of South African estate wines. A proud member of Chaine des Rotisseurs for culinary excellence and service. Candlelit gourmet dinners are served in the formal dining room or under a starry night sky in the boma by a flickering campfire. Makweti’s cuisine reflects an artful fusion of exotic spices of the ancient trade routes. Home made soups, game meats and wide assortment of health conscious choices are served. Fine South African estate wines from our cellar and exquisite desserts complement every dinner.
Combining local materials to produce luxurious comfort is testimony to Makweti’s commitment to living in harmony with nature. The main lodge is built from natural rock with teak decks overhanging the Makweti gorge. Rare African art, stylish furnishings, rich woods leather and woven textures create a rich elegance in the Zebra Bar, lounges and library. The Indaba lounge overlooks a waterhole frequented by game. The camp is unfenced. Close encounters provide unique photographic opportunities. Sparkling plunge pools offer a cool retreat on hot days.
Activities / Game Viewing:
Take full advantage of the best times of the day for game viewing, dawn and dusk. Open safari vehicles with expert guides offer prime viewing experiences and an educational opportunity. Walking Safaris with armed guides are by request. Close inspection of insect rituals and the identification of tracks are some of the myriad possibilities presented on these safaris.
Makweti will leave an indelible imprint in your memory. This is why so many guests return to touch the African wilderness, to marvel at its diverse wildlife and rugged beauty, to learn of its infinite variety and to take home a unique awareness.
Accommodation Rates:- From $430 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary