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.
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.
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.
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.
After a rewarding day of game viewing in Welgevonden Game Reserve, what could be better than a hearty, winter comfort meal, enjoyed with a glass of wine from one of South Africa’s top wine estates and a flickering fire at your side? Read More
South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane, listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is breeding in the Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Guests of Makweti Safari Lodge have given the South African game reserve the ultimate travellers’ seal of approval by voting it into the number one spot for Speciality Lodging in Welgevonden Game Reserve on the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.
A multi-generational family vacation will create lifelong memories and experiences through shared opportunities and open up children’s eyes to family values.
Makweti Safari Lodge is proud to announce that our head guide, Test Malunga, has been awarded his SKS birding qualification from the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa.
A Dutch couple marking their first holiday together as a newly-wed couple at the Makweti Safari Lodge also happened to witness another special moment – the first sighting of a lioness and her newly-born cubs.