The Official Welgevonden Game Reserve Website




Welgevonden Game Reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau,
just north of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Our guests enjoy unlimited traversing through the 34,850ha reserve and experience an environment where biodiversity conservation and game viewing are managed in harmony.

Makweti Safari Lodge


Located in the magnificent Waterberg Mountains, Makweti Safari Lodge is a hidden gem in the heart of Welgevonden Game Reserve.

Constructed from natural rock with teak decks overhanging the dramatic Makweti Gorge, the lodge is surrounded by giant euphorbia which lends a surreal, ancient atmosphere to the camp.

Rare African art, stylish furnishings, rich woods, leather and woven textures create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere in the lodge.

New furnishings blend typical African safari style with a contemporary artistic flair. The Indaba Lounge overlooks a waterhole frequented by game and is an ideal spot to read or simply watch the mysteries of the bush unfold.

Set away from the main lodge, the five stone and freshly thatched suites are individually decorated with antique treasures and plush furnishings, complete with a Victorian bathroom and outside shower. Attention to detail is paramount with fine linens and luxury pamper products to replenish body and soul. Private plunge pools have been constructed on three of the suite decks; perfect for indulgent lazy afternoons.

A proud member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, Makweti offers a fine dining experience, combining the rich spices of the ancient trade routes with modern gourmet trends and complimented by an extensive selection of South African estate wines. Candlelit dinners are served in the dining room, privately, or beside a flickering fire in the boma.

Makweti follows an unwavering commitment to living in harmony with nature and the camp is open to the wild, encouraging a natural flow of game into the area.

If it is evocative, ancient Africa that you love, rugged beauty and distant horizons unfolding around you, then Makweti Safari Lodge, place of the giant Makweti tree, will enchant you. Makweti is Africa, untouched by time.

Availability & Rates: Click here for more information and book online!
Inclusive: accommodation, meals, safaris and VAT
Exclusive: beverages and Welgevonden levy
*Conditions apply

Contact Details:
Telephone: +27 11 837 6776
Fax: +27 11 837 4771
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