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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a week at matsuki. Everything was excellent. If you want 5 star luxury, don't go there. We were unsure of what to expect as we had never done a safari before. We were picked up from the airport at hoedspruit and driven to the lodge in a comfortable and modern minivan. As soon as we arrived heike welcomed...

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

Thank you very much, your informative and positive review is of great value to anybody thinking of visiting Makutsi! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Makutsi so much, and hope that we will be able to welcome you back again one day. The male lion will be waiting for you :) Warm regards from...

Matamata
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time there wish we could have stayed for longer. Best parts where the safaris and our half day trip to moholoholo. The guides where great so very knowledgeable and friendly. All the people at camp where so helpful and friendly absolutely loved my time there thank you so much for a great experience

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback. Wishing that you could have stayed longer is what makes it all worthwhile to all of us! Hopefully we will welcome you back to Makutsi again one day, until then all the best and happy travels! Warm regards from all the Makutsi Family.

Skaevinge, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just come home after 10 days in Makutsi. It has been an amazing experience. We had 10 days where we prøevede Rhino safari, the Simba Safari, Blyde River trip, Trip to Krueger Park and two nights in a tent camp. Each day was filled with experiences that we have enjoyed plenty of time to clear your excessive thoughts and...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. What you write gives future clients a great idea of what they might experience, and this is extremely valuable to us!! Thank you!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your "box of chocolates" every day, and would be so happy to see you at Makutsi again in the near future! Thank...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would like to thank everyone at Makutsi. From arrival to departure on a great experience. All our guides Beukes,Buthel,Jonas,Derek. Great knowledge and game drives.Also the ladies in the Dining rooms.A special treat on my birthday.Coming out a singing for me.Memorable. Also Karens 1 and 2. Thank you ladies. Just one thought. Maybe the availability of a glass of wine over...

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Makutsi so much, and we are grateful that you decided to travel so far to come and visit us. By chance, just yesterday Karen (kitchen) and I discussed the possibility to offer either wine by glass, or have a small selection...

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Wow factor! We saw all the wildlife that we expected. For me however the highlight was simply sitting on my own late afternoon in the hide over the waterhole with a couple of beers and my Robert's bird guide!. "Down by the great grey green greasy Limpopo all set about by Fever trees" kept running through my mind! The meals...

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

Thank you so much for your friendly review. Your description of simply enjoying your time at the Hippo Hide shows how deeply you really enjoy Africa! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, very grateful about your referrals, and of course hope to see you again at Makutsi soon. Until then, happy travels and all the...

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 1 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,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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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“You live in small houses "rondavels" all of which are nice and cozy furnishings, authentic and comfortable with air conditioning”
  • rondavel
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”
lizzievb, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want to see the animals grazing in the early evening/morning, ask for a rovendell by the river where all the activity is.”
  • Lightly furnished and comfortable.
DavidN838, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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