Blog

Inside The Kitchen Of Chef Phillip Nthai

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Cheetah Male in burnt area

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

Read More

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.

Read More

Night-time happenings at Makweti

July 27, 2017 By Experience Comments 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.

Read More

Monkey talk echoes the bush telegraph

July 17, 2017 By Experience Comments Off

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

Read More

Avian visitors tell stories of rain

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.

Read More

Makweti featured in wildlife book by renowned American photographer

September 30, 2016 By Events Comments 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

Read More

Lion and buffalo showdown at Makweti

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.

Read More

Kudu battle in Welgevonden

July 8, 2016 By Experience Comments 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.

Read More

Beat the winter chill with Makweti’s new menu

June 5, 2016 By Experience Comments 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

May 24, 2016 By Experience Comments 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.

Read More

Makweti Safari ranked Number One for Speciality Lodging

April 19, 2016 By Experience Comments 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.

Read More

Makweti is idyllic for multi-generational family vacations

April 11, 2016 By Experience Comments Off

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

Read More

Makweti guide soars to new heights with birding qualification

March 24, 2016 By Experience Comments Off

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.

Read More

A special sighting marks a romantic holiday at Makweti Safari Lodge

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.

Read More

Bird watching at Makweti Safari Lodge

Humans have been observing birds for thousands of years, initially because they were thought to be predictors of the future.

Read More

Elephant spotting in the wild

Guests Carlos and Gladys from the Netherlands witnessed a breeding herd of elephants in the Sterkstroom Valley in early November with Makweti’s Manager Gary Parker. Gary took this image of a calf, estimated to be about four weeks old.

Read More

Blog By Month