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Makutsi Safari Springs

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was really looking forward to staying at Makutsi, however when I arrived there I discovered that hardly any of the guests spoke English and although I do have a knowledge of German, I am not fluent. Karen, one of the owners is charming and helpful. There are two swimming pools and the rondavels have fans and air-conditioning. The staff...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review. We are glad to hear the positive feedback regarding our staff and game rangers. We pride ourselves in the fact that our clients have been coming back for so many years, some of them older, and some of them younger. Of course we have no control over the ages and nationalities that come...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2017

so far to go but worth it all for the most magnificent animal experience I,ve ever seen.the staff are wonderful and know exactly how to treat all guests and make you feel welcome and relaxed not to mention the great farm food.the rondavels are comfy with no radio/tv-strange but needed for the animals who walk by nightly.i,d go back for...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! We are so happy that you made the effort to come so far to visit Makutsi, and are double happy to hear that you had such a great time. Our staff, our home-cooked "farm food", making our guests feel at home...these are all points that we pride ourselves in, and hearing you...

Naples
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Makutsi may not be five star but not only do you get bang for your buck but the staff are knowledgable, helpful and very friendly. The environment is sensational, a beautiful outdoor pool in a tropical setting as well as an indoor one. We were lucky enough to have Impalas passing our doors and a Giraffe feeding from a nearby...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. You hit the nail on the head about what Makutsi is all about: value for money, family friendly atmosphere & informative staff that make you feel at home! And the warm natural spring pools and longer stay allow you to take it all in. We are so glad that you have enjoyed...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed at Makutsi for eight days, including the Tented Safari Camp for two nights. The guides, especially Beukas and Bethuel, were extremely knowledgeable and made every expedition one of interest and discovery. All the staff were friendly and helpful, and all contributed to making this a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable stay. Will definitely be back in the future.

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We need to hear no more than "will definitely be back in the future" :) These words make us very happy, and we certainly look forward to seeing you at Makutsi again one day! Until then, happy travels and thank you again for visiting us. Kind regards from all the Makutsi Team.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a 6 night stay in July & loved it. Management were always making us feel at home., greeting us at breakfast & dinner. The guides on safari especially Ralph were very knowledgeable & always tried to find the animals we hadn't seen. As animals roam the camp at night , the rule is no walking around, a driver...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review. Nothing makes us more happy than to hear people say that they felt at home! And nothing is more important to us than for people to feel safe, so you have identified two very important philosophies of Makutsi. Having animals roam around freely through camp is such an authentic way to see Africa,...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a lovely week here. From pick up at the air port to drop off a week later everything was perfect. The staff are so friendly and welcoming making you feel at home as soon as they collect you from the airport. Even the drive to camp includes game sightings! We also did 2 nights at...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! It was a pleasure having your at Makutsi, and we are glad to hear that you had a good time both at Main Camp as well as Tented Camp. We will let Beukes know how much you enjoyed his company and sense of humour! As you say, we like to make you...

Örebro
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My visit to Makutsi safari camp was a great experience. To see endangered wild animals - herbivores as carnivores - in their (almost) natural environment is something special which unfortunately not many more generations can do. The moment of meeting rhinos, gepards, leopards, lions says in my mind for ever. Between the safe and comfortable safari tours it was a...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive and informative review Thommy! Nothing makes us happier than someone who enjoys and appreciates the nature and wildlife so much. We can promise you we will do all that we can to make sure that many more generations will be able to come and enjoy our beautiful nature at Makutsi. Until next Winter,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2016

My friend and I recently stayed at Makutsi Safari Springs. We loved our stay and we saw lots of animals including a leopard. Our accommodation was very clean and comfortable and extremely quiet. The food was great especially the outdoor breakfast. We met some lovely people and made lots of friends. The staff were great and happy to be doing...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your informative review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Makutsi, and grateful that you traveled so far to come and visit us. Everyone from Makutsi wishes you many more happy travels in the future!

Pico Rivera, California
Reviewed 4 May 2016

From pick-up to drop-off at the airport, you are treated like family. Everyone is friendly and helpful and want you to enjoy your stay at Makutsi. Breakfast and dinner is included. Breakfast fruit, yogurt, cereal with a choice of eggs the way you like. Dinner is served at 7P. They have a nice variety each day for the set meal...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm and informative review! The biggest compliment we can receive is for someone to feel like they are part of the family, thank you very much! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and so grateful that you came all this way to come and visit us at Makutsi. We wish you many...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2016

What can I say? We saw the big 5 on our first afternoon out on safari! Even the guide, Larissa was suitably impressed! What a coup and how amazing it was to see all of the wonderful animals up close. Subsequent safaris produced similar results except for the Simba safari but it is always the luck of the draw. Simba...

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Makutsi_Springs, Owner at Makutsi Safari Springs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and your positive words. As you say, every safari is the luck of the draw, and it is great to hear how lucky you got. Also, there is so much more than just animals (and the Big 5) on a game drive, so every time you go out on safari it it a...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family run for over 30 years, Makutsi Safari Springs offers affordable 1-week packages including return airport transfers, private accommodation, 2 meals per day, open Land Rover game drives and excursions into the surrounding areas. Makutsi Main Camp's two warm, thermal mineral water pools allow for adventure and healthy relaxation to be combined. With our new Makutsi Tented Camp, we are able to offer a unique mix of comfort and adventure on foot. Unpack, unwind and enjoy Makutsi's diverse African experiences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makutsi Safari Springs

Address: PO Box 821, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Makutsi Safari Springs Hotel Hoedspruit
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“The cottages nearest the bush, down by the river get an almost continuous daily safari walking past their doorstep, but of course, they are the most expensive as well.”
annenewzealand, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“You live in small houses "rondavels" all of which are nice and cozy furnishings, authentic and comfortable with air conditioning”
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SonnieRohleder, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“make sure it is not isolated”
280barbarac, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no hotel-only rondavels-African bungalow type rooms-much better!”
250austraveller, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are similar - cool and clean rondavels. Some larger ones cater for families”
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