Situated in the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Makanyane Safari Lodge is a luxurious elite safari lodge.
Hidden in the lush riverside vegetation, Makanyane offers an unforgettable wildlife experience. The exquisite accommodation, mouth-watering cuisine and outstanding personal service all set Makanyane Safari Lodge ahead of the rest.
Makanyane Safari Lodge was designed by a team of award winning architects to effortlessly blended luxurious living with the surrounding bush. This enhances the atmosphere of comfort, in the idyllic environment.
The lodge consists of a beautiful main building and eight spectacular suites. All which lie hidden in the rich vegetation, offering spectacular views over the Marico River. Situated on 1,800 hectares of private ground within the 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, the lodge has accommodation for a maximum of sixteen guests. This ensures that each guest has privacy and individual attention.
Walls of natural rock and dried tree trunks merge with rough teak doors and overhanging thatch. The glass walled bedroom suites allow uninterrupted views of the river and the surrounding bush.
The lounge and private sun-deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds the bush. Witness how the call of the fish eagle echoes downriver as the elephants plunge into the deep water disturbing the sleeping hippo.
The spectacular bathrooms have under-floor heating as well as indoor and outdoor showers. The bathrooms folding doors can be opened to invite the surrounding bush to join you, whilst you relax in the freestanding bathtub
All the suites have fireplaces, overhead fans and are fully air-conditioned and heated. The rooms also have a telephone, hot beverage making facilities, mini safe and a bar fridge. Bathrobes, hair dryers, insect repellent, body and sun lotion, soap as well as shampoo and conditioner are all provided.
Food and Wine
Makanyane prides itself on the exceptional quality of its food and wines, adding another memorable dimension to your stay with us. Cassandra, the executive chef, has blended her European and African experiences with the flavours of fresh local produce of the area to create delicious and memorable dining experiences.
The reserve is a joint venture embracing the North West Parks and Tourism Board, the private sector and local communities.
There are two daily game drives at Makanyane, timed to make the most of the periods when the game is the most active, one in the early morning and another in the late afternoon. The afternoon drive, after a brief stop to enjoy sundowners, continues into the night, a shielded spotlight revealing the nocturnal wildlife of the bush.
For an even more in-depth exploration of the bush, a game walk is essential. A highly educational and uniquely enlightening experience, your armed and experienced guide will lead you along game paths in the footsteps of the animals, allowing you to feel the thrill of walking through this wild environment. The walks are planned according to the interests and abilities of the guests and are a highly recommended experience!