Just Ask Us! We often see Wildebeest and Zebra together, and there are many more Zebra on the Reserve, why?
Josphat Responds. When it comes to wildlife survival is of utmost importance. If animals are ‘together’ it means many senses are put to use to protect themselves. Zebras have got good eyesight whilst wildebeest have a good sense of hearing, coupled with eyesight. Both species are grazers and prefer open plains. Feeding together is beneficialRead More
I have never been one for surprises, good or bad. A proverbial planner with a backup plan for every plan including the backups suits me far better. However, when one bears witness to the unexpected, that certainly gets me going. There is no doubt that we would rather be out in nature thanRead More
At Makweti Safari Lodge, we’ve found ways to give the winter chill a certain charm, with our blazing fireplaces, plush blankets and steaming morning drive coffee laced with a smooth shot of Amarula. To bring warmth to the bellies of our guests, our chefs have also turned to some of our most-loved winter recipes –Read More
Nature does not operate in grey areas. There can be no question that systems in nature are clearly defined with opposing principles appearing quite clearly in black and white. The areas in between are just as clearly defined and the infinite links that exist between everything, have just as well-defined purposes as the next, andRead More
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 willRead More
Seeing is believing or perhaps seeing is deceiving. The idea that seeing is believing dates to ancient Greece, from where the expression became part of many proverbs in English and other languages. The idea that we need to see something first, before believing it exists, may well be true, but sometimes what we see isRead More
Bobotie’s roots in South Africa date back to the 17th century. Dutch traders set up camp in the area that is now Cape Town, using it as a stopping point on their journeys back and forth to Indonesia. The traders brought spices, cooking techniques, and recipes with them. While the specifics are a bit vague,Read More