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With its warm mineral springs, ample wildlife & regular excursions into the surrounding area Makutsi Main Camp has been welcoming guests to this part of Africa for over 30 years. In combination with Makutsi Tented Camp, they offer a mix of experience, comfort and adventure on foot. Nestled on top of a range of Koppies (rocky outcrops), offering an unspoilt view of the Drakensburg Mountains & lowveld, the focus of Makutsi Tented Camp is to offer you the adventure of walking safaris. Get close and personal with nature, and let experienced Nature Guides show you all the stories it has to tell.Makutsisafariwalking safari
Duration: 7 Days
On arrival at Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa Airport, you are met and transferred to Makutsi Safari Springs Main Camp. After a short briefing, you might still have time to enjoy the pool or visit the Hippo Hide. Dinner at Main Camp is served in a traditional open “Lapa”.
This morning is at your leisure. Enjoy the warm mineral pools or your own private safari while sitting on your terrace, reading a good book. Depart Makutsi at 3pm for a 5-hour game drive. Around sunset, light snacks and drinks will be enjoyed during a short Sundowner break. After snacks, continue your safari in search of the various nocturnal animals. Take a jacket along in winter, as it can get chilly once the sun disappears. Return to Makutsi Main Camp around 8pm when dinner will be served.
Enjoy a 3-hour game drive in the early morning. Return to Main Camp for breakfast. Depart Main Camp early afternoon on a short game drive that will take you to Makutsi Tented Camp. After settling in, it’s time for your first short walking safari before returning to Tented Camp for sunset. Overnight at Makutsi Tented Camp.
Early moning depart Tented Camp for a 3-4 hour walking safari. Return to camp for breakfast and spend the day relaxing in camp around the pool or on your private deck overlooking the waterhole, enjoying the peace and quiet of the bush. After a late lunch, depart for another 3-4 hour walking safari, and return to camp in time for sunset. Overnight at Makutsi Tented Camp.
Depart early morning for a short walking safari, and return to camp for breakfast. Check out of Tented Camp late morning for a short game drive on the way back to Main Camp. Spend the afternoon relaxing around the mineral pools or reading a book on your private terrace.
After breakfast depart at 9am for a day of sightseeing of the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains and Blyde River Canyon. Several stops are made along theway, including the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels Viewpoint overlooking the Blyde Dam. Changes to the itinerary can be made subject to weather conditions. A lunch stop will be made (at own expense) before returning to Makutsi around 4pm. This day offers opportunities to purchase locally made crafts and curios.
After breakfast depart for Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa Airport.
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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.
These bungalows feature 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.
Surrounded by thousands of hectares of private bushveld, Makutsi Tented Camp can sleep up to 8 people in 4 twin/double safari tents under thatch. All tents have electricity, a private covered deck, standing fan as well as an en-suite bathroom with hot/cold showers and flush toilets.