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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Beat the winter chill with Makweti’s new menu

By / 5th June, 2016 / Experience / Off

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

Makweti guests checking out the chicks

By / 24th May, 2016 / Experience / Off

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.

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Makweti Safari ranked Number One for Speciality Lodging

By / 19th April, 2016 / Experience / Off

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.

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Makweti is idyllic for multi-generational family vacations

By / 11th April, 2016 / Experience / Off

A multi-generational family vacation will create lifelong memories and experiences through shared opportunities and open up children’s eyes to family values.

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