Friends of Makutsi

This page is dedicated to those people who have visited us at Makutsi and those thinking of visiting us in the future. We hope you enjoy the beautiful photos that have been taken by our guests whilst on Makutsi & the videos that some guests have posted. We also add our Makutsi Newsletter as well as some of the wonderful (and helpful) feedback we have received. We hope you enjoy, and come back to this page regularly.

For those who want to send us any images, links or feedback, please email them to: Friends of Makutsi

 

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Dear Karen, Heike and other Makutsi people. Back in Australia now and reflecting on our WONDERFUL stay at Makutsi Safari Springs in October. We have been broadcasting to all our friends how much we enjoyed our stay and how well organised  the whole program  was run. Attached are some staff photos which we promised to send to your people. I  hope you have time to share with  them as they were very special to us. Also a couple of animal shots [...]

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Hi there Karl and ALL of the team at Makutsi.   We want you to know how much we enjoyed out visit to you and have shown proudly our photos to family and friends who are amazed at our “finds” and are very keen to see and hear more from our wonderful experiences. Have returned to W.A. 2 weeks ago, via Victoria Falls and Singapore and are enjoying holding dinner parties/drinks (of course) to show the pics and chat about our wonderful holiday.  Easy to recommend you [...]

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I know have been home for 2 month and wanted you to know how pleased i was with my trip to Makutsi. I finally got to experience one of the dreams I have had for many years. Getting to go on safari to South Africa, it was a fantastic trip, you are amazing! The area, accommodation, food, guides and you who run this amazing place. What warmth and always with a smile. I also had the good fortune to experience the [...]

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We absolutely loved staying at Makutsi – this was the highlight for us; especially all the safari options and the friendly, genuine service that was offered to all guests. The walking safari was exceptionally good too!! We loved the accommodation style (quite laid back/simplistic…but with the animals coming in and out of the park at any time – thrilling!). I could go on and on but I’m sure you get this type of feed back all the time. We [...]

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Rosen_2015

Dear Karen, Heike and other Makutsi people. Back in Australia now and reflecting on our WONDERFUL stay at Makutsi Safari Springs in October. We have been broadcasting to all our friends how much we enjoyed our stay and how well organised  the whole program  was run. Attached are some staff photos which we promised to send to your people. I  hope you have time to share with  them as they were very special to us. Also a couple of animal shots [...]

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Dear Makutsi, management and staff I had the great pleasure of staying with you all the week before last, my workmates are starting to get bored of me singing your praises. From my arrival to departure, the experience was tremendous, the family and all the staff from front desk, guide and hospitality were amazing and in between it all the Game Drives were unbelievable, I managed to see all the Big ones, on my first day, with my Cheetah drive [...]

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Hi everyone at Makutsi We are almost at the end of our African adventure which began with an amazing week at Makutsi. We were very spoilt there and nothing else has really compared to our experiences at Makutsi – it is such a comfortable feeling and we had a great time!!! We met some lovely people as well and were hoping that you could pass on our message to Claudia and Marie from Germany – we were hoping that they would be [...]

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Smith_2014

Hi there Karl and ALL of the team at Makutsi.   We want you to know how much we enjoyed out visit to you and have shown proudly our photos to family and friends who are amazed at our “finds” and are very keen to see and hear more from our wonderful experiences. Have returned to W.A. 2 weeks ago, via Victoria Falls and Singapore and are enjoying holding dinner parties/drinks (of course) to show the pics and chat about our wonderful holiday.  Easy to recommend you [...]

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Hi all at Makutsi Firstly, thank you warmly for the many happy memories of Makutsi.  We had a fabulous time, an amazing adventure, a unique experience that we enjoyed very much as a family.  We have not stopped recommending Makutsi safari and its exciting game drives and other attractions to our families and friends since our return to Melbourne! We hope to revisit soon and would like to share with you our memories of our safari holiday with you and Megan [...]

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Group feedback – Singelresor, Sweden Many thanks for a great experience! A typical beach holiday takes a few days before you relax, Makutsi took 5 minutes literally. All staff are passionate about their job and it shows clearly. Absolutely outstanding! / Johan The trip was absolutely amazing, it was full of as many experiences as you could ever want. Makutsi lodge was absolutely stunning with accommodation, food and staff. Safari tours were amazing we saw leopard, lions, elephants, giraffes and more. Tented Camp was quite magical. It was so you had to pinch yourself in the skin. Knowledgeable and friendly guides. I am more than happy, nostalgic. / Carina Oh, what a wonderful trip in every way. Makutsi had everything one could wish for. I was completely in love with [...]

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Dear Jasmine and Karl, We had a wonderful time at Makutsi.The staff were efficient and welcoming,the guides were very knowledgeable and were so happy to share their knowledge. The highlight for me was going out with Natalie to track down the cheetah and her cubs. To stand so close that we could hear her purring and to see the cubs interact with her was a privilege. You have a very special place there. Being able to show your guests the beauty of [...]

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Our trip to Africa was fabulous and Makutsi Springs was a great part of the whole experience. Makutsi exceeded all expectations; the property, the accommodation, the managers, the staff and the activities. We were made to feel so welcome and everyone was focused on giving us the best experience possible. It was clear that everyone there really cares about what they do. A six-night stay wasn’t enough to see everything that the place had to offer. The game drives [...]

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Hi We recently stayed at Makutsi and had a fantastic time. All the staff are really friendly, and it just seemed no trouble for everyone to look after us. Our guides were great, the meals yummy, and the included trips are excellent. We also did the cheetah tracking which was great, as that was the only main animal we had not seen in our previous travels. Blyde River Canyon must be one of S.A.’s best kept secrets! The Makutsi pool is [...]

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Dear Gerhard and staff, Your hard work over several years has certainly materialized and offers your visitors a wonderful experience. The programms on television pertaining to wildlife drew our attention over the years, which made us seek this holiday. The form your staff gave us to fill in about the dangers of staying at our own risk brought out the reality of living amidst the wild animals on your reserve. Words cannot express our awesome experience on our schedules safaris [...]

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Hello Makutsi team, My family and I recently spent a week in Makutsi and enjoyed every moment of it. Our experience with the game drive, the excursions to tribal village, Blyde river canyon, Kruger national park and the cheetah walk were full of excitement and very well catered for. The guides (Tris, Dave, Yesko, “Dutchman” and Karl) were very professionals and helpful. So did others in the office and kitchen. Since arriving back home, we have been telling our relatives [...]

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Karl, we are safe back to Sweden after a fantastic holiday in South Africa, we really enjoyed everything. Our stay at Makutsi was overwhelming, Christina and I are part of your fan club and will do as much marketing for Makutsi as we can. The house we stayed in, the food, the whole atmosphere, your and Dave’s skills as guides made our stay perfect. All fantastic memories will stay for the rest of our life. Please thank all, your [...]

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Good morning Makutsi, In September, our family, Scott, Simone, Morgan and Mason, travelled from Australia and stayed at Makutsi, for our son Morgan’s Make A Wish. We would like to thank the Makutsi family and staff for making our visit to South Africa to be very special and a very memorable one. Morgan & Mason were deeply touched by this experience and were sad to leave, having been able to drive through the beautiful landscape and of course all the wonderful African animals we were [...]

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To all our “Newfound” friends at Makutsi! Well, what can we say? What an excellent facility to make our family most welcome. We truly appreciate the attention to us and attentiveness shown to our daughter. We felt we crammed in quite a good slice of South Africa; its’ truly magnificent Fauna and Flora, its’ magically breathtaking mountains and diverse cultural stance – all at, or nearby to MAKUTSI. We are able to brag – we experienced the “Big5”. Our highlight [...]

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Dear Makutsi staff, We are still deeply impressed  by the many nice impressions we got in the last two weeks. It was wonderful to stay with you and we have seen and learnt so much. The kids would like to come back next week 🙂 Again many thanks to all of you for your great hospitality. Makutsi  garden lodge and the animals are a small paradise and we hope that you can remain this. We would be delighted to get a chance to come back [...]

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The green of the bush, The stillness and complete silence. Africa speaks to me in soft sounds Makutsi whispers the song of the bush Elephants rumble and trumpet and astound you, The Lion sits quietly and yawns at the Idea of all of the excitement, The young Rhino dances and prances and all the while the statuesque Giraffe oversees the happenings of the day. African women break into song and dance to celebrate a birthday And bring great delight to all. Africa where the stars outshine us all and I [...]

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Mr Koch Ce petit message pour vous remercier. Nous rentrons à peine de notre voyage en Afrique du sud et notamment de notre séjour dans la réserve Makutsi. Nous avons passé un séjour mémorable. Nous avons bénéficié d’un accueil extrêmement sympathique, et avons profité de scènes fantastiques au contact (parfois immédiat) des animaux de la réserve. Ce voyage comptera sans aucun doute parmi les plus beaux que nous ayons faits, ou à venir. Merci donc de transmettre une nouvelle fois tous nos remerciements à l’équipe du Makutsi (Karen, [...]

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Heike, Jasmine and crew, While the response is somewhat delayed it doesn’t diminish the thanks from us all for your efforts in making our second trip to Makutsi even more enjoyable than our first. Yours and Karl’s efforts to not only find but get us to see “the throw rug” known as Zero was very much appreciated by all of us old buggers from Western Australia. The opportunity to see the old guy was yet another highlight for us, Zero probably [...]

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Hello Makutsi team!! We have finally had 5 minutes to send you an email of thanks for our wonderful stay at Makutsi! Everything about our stay there was fantastic – we cannot speak highly enough of the experience we had there. A huge thank you to Natalie, Derek and Ralph as they were the guides that took us on our drives and tours etc. Every single time we went out we had a new experience and these three guides were an integral [...]

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Videos – Makutsi from above

From mid December 2014 to mid January 2015 we experimented filming Makutsi from above using a Drone with a GoPro camera attached. We focused mainly on the camps and the scenery, as the movement from above of the drone and the wide angle of the GoPro give you such a unique perspective. There will be many more videos to come in the near future, for now we hope you enjoy this introduction to Makutsi, viewed from above.

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