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Cheetah Kill In Makweti Camp

Many guests are tempted to skip the morning drive and have the proverbial ‘lie in’, but few are willing to forego it in fear of missing out on whatever may be seen. Two days ago, one of our guests decided to skip the morning drive, but in doing so was fortunate enough to witness a

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Behind The Scenes With The Brown Hyena – Hyaena brunnea

Very few (if any) of our guests are aware of the “behind the scenes” activity that takes place as we while away the day or night in camp.  There is so much activity that we miss and are unaware of. Ever since I started guiding and conducting trails, I have been fascinated with the precision,

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Meet Richard Moyo, Makweti’s Own Football Hero

Richard Moyo was born in Salima, a small town in Malawi close to Lake Malawi. It’s a good 1730km’s from Makweti, so he is far from his birthplace, but fortunately Makweti is now his home away from home and we are so lucky to have him as part of our family! Richard is used to being

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Chocolate And Orange Tart Recipe

Once again, Chef Philip has outdone himself in the kitchen with a delectable tart that will change the way you see dessert forever. Chocolate and orange have always paired well together, but the combination in these tartlets is sheer perfection. Make them at home and experience a sample of the Makweti magic in your own

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Warm Up Your Winter With Our Makweti Bobotie

Bobotie is a traditional South African dish that takes you on a colourful taste adventure through our country’s history. The first instance of the recipe was brought to our shores by the Dutch in the early 1600s.The spices used in bobotie were introduced by the Indonesian slaves in the 17th century.

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Getting To Know Makweti’s Johanna Mokau

We are proud to introduce you to Johanna, a member of the Makweti family who was born in Vaalwater, 45km away from the lodge. Johanna is one of four children and is also a mom to her own beautiful daughter, Letta, and wife to Solomon Mongane, a mechanic from Vaalwater. She is also a proud grandmother

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Bushveld Candelabra – The Makweti Tree – Euphorbia Cooperi

One of the most frequently asked questions by most (if not all) our guests is: “What does Makweti mean?” Well, the answer is as simple as it is not. The camp is built in an area of the Welgevonden Game Reserve that is referred to as the “Makweti Gorge.” This gorge lies north of the camp

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Ginger Milk Tart Recipe

It’s June, the middle of winter here in South Africa, and the perfect time to turn to comfort food. This month we’ve got something positively delectable for you to bake in your own kitchens. A South African staple and traditional dessert in many households: the milk tart. In true Chef Phillip style, his milk tart

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Welgevonden Lion Update 2018 – A Makweti Guide’s Perspective

As the prime species of the big 5, lions are always high on the ‘must see’ list during any safari or game reserve visit. Fortunately for all Makweti visitors, the Welgevonden Game Reserve is home to a bustling lion population.

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Making Guests Feel At Home At Makweti – Guest Reviews

May 25, 2018 By Experience Comments Off

At Makweti Safari Lodge, we pride ourselves on exemplary service and the ways that we can deliver this to our guests. But service can be a very impersonal act. It can be professional, it can be streamlined, and it can also be detached. Something that has always been close to our hearts is the creation

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Celebrating The Vibrant Woodland Kingfisher At Makweti

Woodland kingfisher – Halcyon senegalensis In late October, we look forward to the woodland kingfisher returning to the Waterberg, seeking suitable nesting sites to raise their young. They come back to the reach of Makweti at this time because of the abundance of food available with the onset of the summer rains. It truly is

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Mouthwatering Makweti Recipes For May 2018

Welcome to your dose of mouthwatering Makweti recipes for the month of May. Seeing as though it’s Winter, we thought we would warm you up with this three-course meal. Enjoy!

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Watching A Female Cheetah Come Into Motherhood

Over the years, guests of Makweti Safari Lodge have had the pleasure of watching one of Welgevonden’s female cheetahs come into motherhood.

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Delicious Makweti Recipes for April 2018

We said we’d share a bit of our kitchen magic with you, so here is a three-course meal that was created in the Makweti kitchen, by our talented Chef Phillip Nthai.

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Inside The Kitchen Of Chef Phillip Nthai

Phillip is one of the reasons why guests come flocking back to Makweti, time and again.

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Stretching the Makweti Safari Lodge way

Never mind downward-facing dog, this baboon troop at Makweti are reinventing yoga moves as they get their stretch – and sip – in.

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New addition to Makweti’s monkey troop

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

October 18, 2017 By Community Comments 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

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

August 29, 2017 By Experience Comments 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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