In Life And Death

By / 10th December, 2019 / Uncategorized / Off

Remember Disney’s, The Lion King?

Mufasa: Look, Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom

Simba: Wow…

Mufasa: A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king

Simba: And this’ll all be mine?

Mufasa: Everything

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Makweti Beetroot Cheesecake Recipe

By / 14th November, 2019 / Uncategorized / Off

It sounds like an odd combination – beetroot and cheesecake – but that’s because you haven’t tasted it yet. It is absolutely exquisite, especially when made in the Makweti kitchen. You can, however, make it at home too. Our distinguished chefs have put together this easy, step-by-step recipe for you to try in your own kitchen.

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Meet Talent – One Of Our Spa Specialists

By / 9th November, 2019 / People Of Makweti / Off

Talent Nyamusa, known simply as Talent, is one of the incredibly energetic and enthusiastic ladies who keep Makweti going. She wears a few hats at Makweti Safari Lodge, and always carries out her day with a smile.

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Lights, Camera, Action

By / 28th October, 2019 / Wildlife At Makweti / Off

The waterhole at Makweti Safari Lodge has always been a hive of activity and over the past three years has provided our guests with much entertainment and enjoyment.

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The Magic Of Bush Coffee In The Morning

There is something incredibly magnificent about early mornings in the bush. It’s a moment shared with hundreds of species of insects, birds, animals and all sorts of other creatures as the night disappears and the new day begins.

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Meet Chef John Makgoba

By / 11th October, 2019 / Uncategorized / Off

Makweti Safari Lodge is world-renowned for our haute cuisine. We are a longstanding member of the (by-invitation-only) Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a hallmark of fine cuisine. The reason behind this is the imagination and ingenuity that comes out of our kitchen.

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Makweti Marmite And Cheese Bread Recipe

By / 1st October, 2019 / Uncategorized / Off

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread. Actually, we lie. Eating freshly baked bread probably tops the smell, but both are heavenly. This home-baked bread is a Makweti favourite, made with a local ingredient that South African kids grow up on: Marmite.

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‘A O Bone Peolwane?’ – Did You See The Swallow?

By / 24th September, 2019 / Uncategorized / Off

Red-breasted Swallow (English) Peolwane (Northern Sotho) – Hirundo semirufa

Early on Monday morning, we headed out on the game drive just before 6am. It was a cool morning, typical of spring but the sun was starting to rise above the hills that surround the Makweti Gorge. 

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Cape Brandy Pudding Recipe

By / 23rd August, 2019 / Uncategorized / Off

In keeping with our Women’s Month theme, we thought we’d share something sweet and delicious with you; a recipe for Cape Brandy Pudding. It’s not just any recipe, no… this is something special. It has a history as rich as the dessert itself.

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The Lion Queen – African Lion Panthera leo

By / 16th August, 2019 / Uncategorized / Off

The old phrase “lightning never strikes twice” is born in myth and truth depending on how this phrase is used. Most storm chasers will have you know that this is false and given enough time it is certainly quite inevitable. Lightning can and will strike the same place twice at any time.

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