Makanyane Safari Lodge


The luxurious and exclusive Makanyane Safari Lodge is situated in riverside forest on private land within the magnificent 75,000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve – home to the Big 5 and other animal and bird species.

There’s plenty on offer here to better merge yourself with nature, such as game drives, game walks, bush spa, bush barbecues, hides to watch animals and birds from, and an incredible star-view sleep out, letting you sleep out under Africa’s stars surrounded by the sounds of the bush. Beds are made up on the upper deck of a hide hidden deep in the bush, next to a waterhole. There’s also a bush spa and a gym for the fitness-concious. You’ll get to enjoy impeccable meals and wines here, served with views of the reserve.

The lodge itself blends well into its wild surroundings and consists of a main building and eight glass-walled bedroom suites, offering spectacular views over the Marico River. There is space for a maximum of only sixteen guests, ensuring that you get the privacy and personal attention you need. The bathrooms have under-floor heating, indoor and outdoor showers and luxurious freestanding bathtubs. The suites have fireplaces, overhead fans and are fully air-conditioned and heated.