Makanyane Safari Lodge is a luxurious and intimate lodge set in a private concession in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge consists of eight stunning, glass-fronted suites, which offer the opportunity to see game wander right past your door.
Malarial free game viewing
Only eight suites offers a high level of exclusivity
Accommodation is in glass walled luxurious suites
Spend a night sleeping out under the stars
Makanyane Safari Lodge offers guests an unforgettable wildlife experience, exquisite accommodation, mouthwatering cuisine and outstanding personal service. The lodge is situated on 1,800 hectares of private land within the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. The reserve consists of a rich variety of rocky peaks, riverine woodland, open grasslands and verdant valleys, each with its own distinctive inhabitants. Madikwe is fortunate enough to have lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and black rhino and white rhino as residents. In addition, over 340 bird species also make their home in the reserve.
The accommodation consists of eight stunning glass-fronted suites, hidden in lush woodland and offering views over the tranquil Marico River. Each air conditioned suite offers total privacy with its own private sun deck, outside lounge, en-suite bathroom with shower and claw-foot bath and secluded outside shower.
The stylishly designed main lodge blends perfectly into the surrounding wilderness and consists of an open living/dining area, viewing platform and swimming pool set overlooking the river. The chef is proud of creating a delicious variety of dishes and guests can even enjoy a private dinner in the wine cellar over a glass of Merlot or two, or around the fire-pit under the stars.
Activities at Makanyane include day and night game drives, guided walks and bush dinners. The guiding quality at Makanyane is excellent, with very experienced guides that know Madikwe incredibly well. Guests can spend the middle of the day lounging by the pool or enjoying a relaxing massage or aromatherapy treatment in the bush spa or on your private deck.
For the adventurous, try a sleep out hide; you can sleep out under the stars which makes for a truly incredible experience.
When to visit
This is such a lovely, romantic option for honeymooners.
Makanyane Safari Lodge is located on 1,800 hectares of private ground incorporated into the magnificent 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa.
Madikwe Game Reserve is 50 minutes by air from Johannesburg. Driving time from Johannesburg is approximately 4 hours.
Game Drives & Bush Walks
The Madikwe Game Reserve is an incredible 'Big 5' wilderness area. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, and the critically endangered Africa wild dog are just some of the amazing sightings you can enjoy in this 75 000 hectare reserve.
South African Birding
The Waterberg is home to an incredible diversity of bird species. Besides residents, migratory species move through during the rains and the escarpment cliffs are home to the world's largest breeding colony of the critically endangered Cape Vulture.