Wildlife At Makweti

Rock Hyrax or Rock Dassie – Procavia capensis

Walking around Makweti Safari Lodge during the day, one cannot miss the activity of the resident colony of little creatures living amongst and around the rocks, rooms and main lodge. This small ‘rodent-like’ animal is the Rock Dassie or Rock Hyrax. These little mammals are nowhere close to rodents, other than in general appearance and

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Neil Finds An Elephant Tooth – A Rare And Fortunate Find

For the past 18 years of my life in and out of the bush, I have been fervently searching for a jewel, and at last I have found one. It was late Friday afternoon when we were heading into a valley, south of the Taaibos River. Our attention was fixed on a cheetah female that

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Jameson’s Red Rock Rabbit – Pronolagus randensis

We are privileged to live in such an amazing environment and are reminded of this daily. Makweti Safari Lodge is not only home to our incredible team and a home-away-from-home for our guests, but we also share this space with several resident camp creatures. On occasions at night whilst heading back to the rooms, guests

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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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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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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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