Makutsi Safari Springs is a privately owned game reserve located in South Africa, one hour west of the Kruger National Park and about 60km NW of Hoedspruit. Surrounded by nature and wildlife, mineral spring water and tranquillity, Makutsi shares with you a little African paradise away from home.
We offer affordable 1-week packages (or longer) including private accommodation, 2 meals per day, safaris in open Landrovers and excursions into the surrounding areas. On all safaris and excursions English-speaking Nature Guides will accompany and inform you.
Makutsi Main Camp offers two swimming pools with soft thermal-mineral water that comes from the earth at 34°C, offering healthy water for the guests (pools, drinking water, shower), as well as valuable water for the animals and vegetation in and around Makutsi camp. Both the restaurant and the bar are built as an open “Lapa”, allowing for a natural and relaxed atmosphere where people like to mingle and talk about the daily events. Focus is put on personal attention and making guests feel at home.
Makutsi enjoys thousands of hectares of African Nature in which we can take our clients on open Landrover Game Drives. Most of your African Wildlife can be found here, and our guides are trained to focus on all aspects of nature. As it is a private Game Reserve there are certain strict rules. Only experienced and qualified guides are allowed to drive on this Reserve, allowing for professional conduct and respect of the natural environment and its wildlife. Because of this there are excellent chances to observe the wildlife in a very relaxed and natural manner. Another rule is that no more than 2 vehicles are allowed to be with any animal at once, again giving them much space and respect, and allowing our clients spectacular sightings.
Surrounding Makutsi are many beautiful and famous landmarks including the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. These day excursions are conducted in comfortable, closed mini-buses. This allows for a personalized and comfortable way to get to know more about South Africa, and also for guests and staff to get to know each other better.
A recent, exciting addition to the Makutsi Product is Makutsi Tented Camp. Located in the norther section of Makutsi, this small and private Tented Camp offers our guests an exiting 2 night sleep-out from Main Camp, with daily walking safaris in an exclusive 3000ha area.
With so much to do on and around Makutsi, you can see why we would want you to stay for at least one week.