Get closer to nature than ever before by combining a stay at Makutsi Safari Springs with Makutsi Tented Camp and experience the thrill of a walking safari with an experienced armed nature guide. Makutsi Safari Springs is known for its friendly family atmosphere, warm mineral springs and wildlife. Makutsi Tented Camp is nestled on top of a range of rocky outcrops and surrounded by thousands of hectares of private bushveld.

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Why We Love It

Discover the thrill of getting up close to nature on foot while exploring Makutsi Safari Springs and experiencing all it has to offer.

Explore the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains and Blyde River Canyon on an unforgettable day of sightseeing.

Experience the diversity of the wildlife, particularly getting to appreciate the various nocturnal animals on a night drive.

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Makutsi Walking Safari

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Day 1

Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa – Makutsi Safari Springs

A representative from Makutsi Safari Springs will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the lodge. Spend the afternoon relaxing and getting to know the camp. Dinner is served in the traditional open air "Lapa". (D)

Day 2

Makutsi Safari Springs

The morning is at your leisure. Depart Makutsi at 3pm for a five hour game drive. Around sunset, enjoy light snacks and drinks during a short sundowner break. Continue your safari in search of the various nocturnal animals. Return to Makutsi Main Camp in the evening when dinner will be served. (B)(D)

Day 3

Makutsi Safari Springs – Makutsi Tented Camp

Enjoy a three hour game drive early this morning. Return to Main Camp for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. Depart Main Camp early in the 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. You will spend the next two nights at Makutsi Tented Camp. (B)(D)

Day 4

Makutsi Tented Camp

Early this morning depart for a three hour walking safari. Spend the day relaxing around the pool or on your private deck overlooking the water hole. After a late lunch, depart for another walking safari, returning to the camp in time for sunset. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Makutsi Tented Camp – Makutsi Safari Springs

Depart early for a short walking safari, returning to the camp in time for breakfast. Check out of Tented Camp late morning and enjoy a short game drive back to Main Camp. You can spend the afternoon relaxing around the mineral pools. (B)(D)

Day 6

Makutsi Safari Springs

After breakfast depart for a day of sightseeing of the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains and Blyde River Canyon. Several stops are made along the way, including at Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels viewpoint overlooking the Blyde Dam. A lunch top will be made (at your own expense) before returning to Makutsi. (B)(D)

Day 7

Makutsi Safari Springs – Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa

You will be transferred to Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa Airport for your departure flight. (B)

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