The spirit of Makanyane Safari Lodge
Tucked away in an exclusive 1 800 hectare slice of privately-owned land, within the renowned Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve, is the luxurious Makanyane Safari Lodge. A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, couples and families alike, this exceptional retreat offers guests just eight magnificent suites that blend effortlessly into a surrounding forest. Each suite is made from local stone, wood and thatch and is encased in wrap-around glass walls, affording breathtaking views of the wilderness. Guests can unwind in an open-fronted sitting room that leads onto a private sundeck and can take advantage of a beautiful ensuite bathroom with both indoor and al fresco showers.
The main guest areas include a sparkling infinity pool, perfect for cooling off after a successful day of adventures, a fitness centre and a spa, which offers spectacularly soothing treatments. When it comes to dining, the lodge offers a selection of truly mouth-watering menus that are inspired by local and international flavours, whilst an award-winning wine list completes your decadent dining experience. Adventures include twice-daily game drives as well as interpretive, guided walking safaris.
What we love about Makanyane Safari Lodge
- Spend an evening under a blanket of stars in a two-storey hide, complete with a sleep deck, in a remote and secure wilderness location within the reserve.
- Kids will love the Junior Ranger Course. Here, little ones will get to spend the morning learning to shoot a bow and arrow, embark on a mini game walk and gain fascinating insight into the local cultures of the region.
- The outdoor boma dining experience illuminated by a massive round fire and melodious sounds of the African bush