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Nestled within the malaria-free landscape of the Big 5 Welgevonden Game Reserve, Makweti Safari Lodge is located 24 mi from Vaalwater. The lodge offers luxurious accommodations as well as an on-site restaurant.

Each of the 5 suites at Makweti have a private entrance and feature a balcony or patio offering views across the gorge-defined valley and hills. The private bathrooms come with a shower, bath and bathrobes. Extras include a mini-bar and a seating area.

At Makweti Safari Lodge you will find an outdoor swimming pool, and guests can relax on the lodge's open lounge and viewing deck, 250 feet from the stream-fed waterhole.

The lodge also offers free WiFi and rates include 2 safaris in open vehicles daily.

Bela-Bela is within a 2-hour drive of the lodge.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Makweti Safari Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sep 15, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, American, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Is there WIFI or cellphone connectivity in the area?
    Thank you for being in touch. We regrettably have no cell phone reception, but do offer WIFI in a limited area of the camp. WIFI is available overlo..
    Answered on March 14, 2022
  • Are game drives included in room rate? Can you drive to the lodge rather than fly to an airstrip? Is there a shuttle service from an airport?
    Good Morning, Game drives are included. You can drive directly to the Lodge in the Welgevonden Reserve.
    Answered on October 11, 2021
  • What animals can you spot at the game drives?
    Makweti is located in a game rich area - you are very likely to see a wide variety of game including the elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and cheetah. ..
    Answered on June 23, 2022
  • Do you have a spa? Would you be able to cater for vegetarians
    We absolutely can cater for vegetarians Advise us in advance and our chef will prepare some delectable dishes for you I regret that we do not offer..
    Answered on January 24, 2022
  • If we were unable to travel due to Covid restrictions/illness would you allow the accommodation dates to be changed at no extra cost?
    Should your travel be deferred due to a travel restriction imposed beyond your control, we will hold a credit for 12 months. Hope that to be re-assuring
    Answered on February 18, 2022
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: African

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Makweti Safari Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Walking tours
  • Game drives
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Executive lounge access
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Makweti Safari Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note compulsory conservation fees are applicable and excluded from the rates. This will be collected on departure from all guests.

Please note that all rates exclude beverages.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Makweti Safari Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Makweti Safari Lodge

  • Makweti Safari Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Check-in at Makweti Safari Lodge is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

  • Room options at Makweti Safari Lodge include:

    • Suite

  • Makweti Safari Lodge is 5.6 miles from the center of Welgevonden Game Reserve.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Makweti Safari Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours
    • Game drives
    • Swimming pool

  • The prices at Makweti Safari Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.