New addition to Makweti’s monkey troop

By / 20th November, 2017 / Experience / Off

It’s a boy, and he belongs to a very proud pair of Vervet monkey parents at Makweti Safari Lodge.

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Makweti plays ball with local community

By / 18th October, 2017 / Community / Off

Giving back to the local community is something Makweti Safari Lodge is passionate about.

Located 39km from the township of Vaalwater, we sponsor the Zebras Football Club, who are popularly known as the Makweti Zebras and play for the Waterberg District Football Association.

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Cheetah Male in burnt area

By / 5th September, 2017 / Experience / Off

This adult male Cheetah has been regularly seen in the Southern Plains, which recently burnt in a wild fire.

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Grey Headed Bush Shrike

By / 29th August, 2017 / Experience / Off

For some time now, almost 3 weeks, this Grey Headed Bush shrike has frequented the large Kudu berry tree outside Reception and spends time foraging around the thicket areas close to the Indaba where the dense cover aids his feeding activities.

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Night-time happenings at Makweti

By / 27th July, 2017 / Experience / Off

It is easy to forget that while humans are active during the day, there are millions of species which choose the night hours to get moving.

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Monkey talk echoes the bush telegraph

By / 17th July, 2017 / Experience / Off

The cute and comical Vervet monkey is a staple for any southern African bushveld visit, and Makweti is no exception.

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Avian visitors tell stories of rain

By / 9th December, 2016 / Experience / Off

During the past few weeks, Makweti has been filled with the sounds of what South African poet Douglas Livingstone called “the rainbird’s liquid note” emanating from the trees.

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Makweti featured in wildlife book by renowned American photographer

By / 30th September, 2016 / Events / Off

Professional photographer Michael Fairchild has a deep love for adventure, travel and wildlife.

His latest book, Winged Wonders, is a collection of images representing some of his favourite birds captured on film or digital media since 1970.

Michael, along with his wife Susie Maria Willett, visited Makweti Safari Lodge and spent time exploring and meeting the wildlife in the Welgevonden Game Reserve.

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Lion and buffalo showdown at Makweti

By / 21st September, 2016 / Experience / Off

One of Africa’s big cats, the lion, is often thought of as a ferocious beast who conquers all. But no other herbivore rivals the buffalo with its brute force, fending off attacks from lions.

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Kudu battle in Welgevonden

By / 8th July, 2016 / Experience / Off

Game sightings are all about luck and timing, so Makweti Manager and Field Guide Gary Parker was left awe-struck recently after witnessing a battle of two magnificent Kudus.

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