All posts by: "Leo van Zyl"

You taught me almost everything…

But you didn’t teach me how to live without you. A cloud may have a silver lining giving warmth and hope to us, but rarely does that silver lining have its very own silver lining, hidden within is symbolism of a better tomorrow. Saturday, the 4th day of August 2018 It’s 8am and we are

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MAKWETI’S Festive Gin and Tonic Cheesecake

With the holiday season now in full swing, we are looking for ways to spread festivity in ways that are true to the quintessential South African spirit. The reinvigorating Gin and Tonic has been adopted by South African culture, perfectly paired with our sublime, sunny weather and friendly disposition.  At Makweti Safari Lodge, we’ve combined

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Silver Anniversary

Cast the window wider, sonny, Let me see the veldt, Rolling grandly to the sunset, Where the mountains melt, With the sharp horizon round it, Like a silver belt. 1903, from the poem The Veldt by Percival Gibbon. Silver, a distinguished colour second only to Gold, is associated with elegance, sophistication, and innovation. In nature

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For the Love of Wild Places

“Makweti Safari Lodge was inspired by our family’s love of the wild places in Africa. It grew from the excitement of my parents, who journeyed to the Kruger park when it was first opened in 1926. They would travel in a Ford Model T and set up camp in the only facility provided in the

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Beyond the Ball

Early morning, June 2017.  We’ve aroused our guests to prepare for the morning game drive, when from down the valley comes a reverberating rumble. Startling all those lounging on the deck of the Indaba, the roaring sound penetrates the aroma of coffee brewing. We look at each other. Lion! It is the Tembe Male, sprawled

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LASAGNE

Meat-Free Monday is a campaign that aims to encourage the world to help slow climate change, reduce the impact on land and vegetation, slow deforestation and save wildlife, by reducing meat consumption. As Sir David Attenborough urges us to consume less meat in his latest Netflix documentary, A Life On Our Planet, our spectacular chefs

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Meet Josphat on your Makweti Safari Lodge Game Drive

Some of Makweti Safari Lodge’s best guides have been the ones who were born into a life surrounded by nature, often coming from farmlands and small communities. One such guide is our ever-smiling, friendly-faced Josphat Chinyanda – affectionately nicknamed “Bushbaby”. Josphat leads our guests on an adventurous Makweti Safari Lodge Game Drive that they will

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