Main Camp

Elephants visiting Makutsi deck

Makutsi Main Camp is set on about 10 hectares of tropical and landscaped gardens that provide guests with plenty of quiet places to relax and take in the surroundings. The camp is rustic, clean and well organized, offering privacy and personal attention to each and every guest. Nestled among indigenous trees, Makutsi offers two warm thermal mineral water pools, allowing for adventure and relaxation to be combined.

Guests stay in African style Rondavels (Bungalows), scattered around the open and spacious Makutsi Camp. All Rondavels have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, electricity, a mini-bar, coffee/tea facilities, ceiling fans, air-cons, mosquito nets and a private terrace with lounge chair. Bath and pool towels are provided in rooms.

Makutsi Rondavel
Cheetah checking in

As there is no boundary fence around the camp, animals are able to roam around freely, which allows guests to enjoy their own private safaris whilst walking in camp or sitting on their private terrace. Anything from monkeys to elephants come roaming through camp if they feel like it, this is their territory after all. This also means that guest security has to be taken very seriously, and we have a detailed chat with all new arrivals regarding behavior while in camp, and other rules like acceptable walking hours (7am – 17h30pm). Outside of these hours, guests are picked up and dropped of by vehicle. Awareness, common sense and respect of nature are required at all times when in camp, which increases the guests enjoyment and respect of the natural bush and its wildlife.

The gold of Makutsi is our natural, warm mineral spring water. This water can be enjoyed in our 33m outdoor pool, and indoor Roman Bath. This allows for a perfect way of relaxing and recharging your batteries in between the safari and excursion adventures. The same water also feed the Rondavels, and healthy mineral water pours out of your showers and taps. 

Impala's visiting camp
Makutsi indoor pool
Makutsi outdoor pool