Makweti Safari Lodge

5.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Vaalwater with safari and outdoor pool

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Makweti Safari Lodge

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Property amenity
View from room
Premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, free minibar items
Outdoor dining
Game drive

Overview of Makweti Safari Lodge

9,6 out of 10 Exceptional
9,6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Welgevonden Game Reserve, Vaalwater, Limpopo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Luxury Suite, Pool View, Mountainside

  • 60 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Luxury Suite, Park View, Mountainside

  • 60 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Makweti Safari Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Vaalwater, Makweti Safari Lodge features an airport shuttle. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include a terrace and a garden.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private dining

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Safari


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 250 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Makweti Safari Lodge Vaalwater
Makweti Safari Lodge
Makweti Safari Vaalwater
Makweti Safari Lodge Lodge
Makweti Safari Lodge Vaalwater
Makweti Safari Lodge Lodge Vaalwater

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Makweti Safari Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Makweti Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Makweti Safari Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Makweti Safari Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Makweti Safari Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Makweti Safari Lodge includes ecotours, game viewing, and a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Makweti Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Makweti Safari Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Makweti Safari Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Anniversary weekend
My husband and I booked Makweti for our 15 year anniversary. I advised in advance, and we got a lovely bed turn-down. Accommodation was great, the staff were very focussed on us having a great time, and the game drives were incredible. We suppose the one thing that we would have loved is to experience a boma meal around a fire to fully complete the wonderful bush experience. All meals were restaurant meals prepared by chefs which were delicious and mostly 3 courses. All in all a great 2 days.
Paul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anthony, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A very special place - truly amazing experience
If you're looking for the most luxurious and intimate safari experience in Welgevonden, then look no further than Makweti. The lodge itself is simply beautiful and the rooms are lavish, spacious and private. It provides the perfect setting to relax, unwind and enjoy nature at its best. The most important consideration for us was the game drives and wow, we weren't disappointed. Our guide, Neil has called Welgevonden home for years and he clearly knows every inch of the Reserve. What’s more, his knowledge and appreciation of the eco system, animals and bird-life is beyond exceptional. Thanks to Neil, in the space of three days we saw all the animals including the rhinos, a cheetah and her cubs, and the lions which had just caught their breakfast. It was such an amazing experience we’ll never forget.
CHERIE, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Unique African Experience
This was an exceptional experience enhanced by excitingly varied terrain and a very talented/guide. The setting of the lodges afforded superb views and not a little excitement by its four legged visitors. The food was imaginative and very well presented by a happy chefs team especially the breakfasts. Overall organisation was both professional and of an extremely high level.
Conrad, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful trip
Excelent lodge with a really nice staff. Special thanks to Ellard, the ranger, due his knowledge about the big5. He was always the first driver to spot the animals. The only thing i would regret it the absence of wi-fi in private areas
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