Location: Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
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Makweti Safari Lodge, is a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg and situated in the malaria free 92 500 acre Welgevonden Private Reserve. Makweti Safari Lodge is situated alongside the Waterberg Mountains, with their diverse, rugged beauty and pristine landscapes.  The game viewing is extraordinary and the scenery is spectacular.
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About Makweti Safari Lodge

Makweti Safari Lodge, set in the a pristine private reserve,  is situated in the heart of Big 5 wilderness terrain, and offers a spectacular game viewing experience. Located in Malaria Free South Africa, Makweti is a favorite family choice. The accommodation is luxurious, and to top it all, the cuisine at Makweti has been recognized for excellence by the Chaine des Rotisseurs and featured in Chefs of Distinction.

Accommodation at Makweti Safari Lodge

Makweti Safari Lodge is an exclusive Safari experience. This is a very private, small lodge with just 5 thatch and stone secluded en-suite chalets.  Perfect for romantics and honeymooners with indoor and outdoor showers, and fabulous views from your deck overlooking the bush veld, with your very own plunge pool.

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Makweti Suite

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Makweti Safari Lodge Dining

Activities and Attractions at Makweti Safari Lodge

  • Vast teak decks overhang the Makweti Gorge offering spectacular game viewing.
  • Rare African artwork displayed in the Main Lodge.
  • The Indaba Lounge overlooks the water hole.
  • The camp is unfenced, so close encounters are a daily occurrence and photographic opportunities are prolific.
  • Twice daily morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Makweti has the largest white rhino population in a private reserve in South Africa.
  • Walking safaris with armed rangers and trackers.
  • Bird life is abundant, with around 300 different types of bird species, some of which are very rare.
  • Rare animal species include the Brown Hyena, the Aardvard, the Honey Badger, cheetah and Blue Cranes to name a few.
  • Candlelit gourmet dinners are served in the formal dining room, or alfresco in the ‘boma’ under the African sky.
  • Superb South African wines.
  • A temperate climate prevails in the area; making a perfect destination to unwind after a long international flight, and before you proceed onward with your journey into the rest of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe or Zambia.


Guests travelling via the Cape may be interested in Greatest Africa’s private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Makweti Safari Lodge Deck

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