Makanyane Safari Lodge Location
Makanyane Safari Lodge is situated on private land within the
magnificent 75,000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve -
home to the Big 5 and a myriad of other animal and bird species.
Makanyane Safari Lodge, which lies hidden in lush riverside forest,
offers unforgettable wildlife experiences, exquisite accommodation
and cuisine as well as outstanding personal service.
Makanyane Safari Lodge at a Glance:
- Accommodation - Capacity - 16 Guests
- 8 Luxurious suites with bathrooms, indoor and
outdoor showers and private decks per suite
- Full range of guest amenities such as shampoo,
conditioner, body lotions, etc
- Insect repellent supplied in all bedrooms
- Hair dryers
- Bath robes
- Telephones in each Suite
- 24 hour electricity
- 24 hour air-conditioning and heating
- Open air boma where dinner is enjoyed under
- Licensed Bar
- Wine cellar
- Bush gymnasium
- Bush Spa
- Heated filtered swimming pool
- Guided Safari Walks
- Guided Game Drives
- Maximum of 8 guests per game drive vehicle
- Star-View Sleep Out (Weather permitting)
- Malari free destination
- A true afarican safari
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Located on the edge of a ravine, Makanyane Safari Lodge's dramatic
main lodge overlooks a stream-filled waterhole shaded by a dense
canopy of trees. Enormous ancient Leadwood trees in the lounge
and the dining room support the sweeping thatch roof. The spacious
lounge area has two rock fireplaces and opens out onto a wide
wooden deck hanging over the ravine and waterhole below. On this
wooden deck is the well stocked bar with its sweeping roof. The
gracious dining room also opens onto the vast deck area, perfect
for enjoying a meal under the trees while watching game drink
below. The main lodge has a curio shop where you can browse for
souvenirs, a library area and an extensive wine cellar.
Upstairs is the air-conditioned den with a viewing
deck, the elevated position providing panoramic views of the grasslands of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Sweeping plains roll out towards the horizon, surrounded by a
The heated, secluded swimming pool is the ideal
place to soak up the African sun, while enjoying the idyllic scenery.
Close to the main lodge is the boma, an open air
dining area enclosed by bush, reeds and trees. The boma is the
perfect place to enjoy dinner next to a blazing fire. Sit back
and enjoy the view out over the Marico River, the stars blinking
through the canopy of leaves above you.
Not far from the main lodge, an isolated viewing
deck stands on the edge of the plains. In this tranquil, tree
shaded place, you can enjoy a quiet drink, while watching elephants
stride through herds of waterbuck, zebra and impala grazing in
these breathtaking grasslands. You may even see lion or cheetah
moving through the grass, their vigilant stare searching for their
A stroll along
the shady path winding through the riverine forest will bring
you to your romantic and secluded suite. As in the main lodge,
rich African textures abound, walls of natural rock and dried
tree trunks merge with rough teak doors and contrast with the
The eight stunning glass walled bedroom suites
allow uninterrupted spectacular views over the tranquil Marico
River and the surrounding bush.
The open-fronted lounge with its private sundeck
is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds
of the bush.
The spectacular bathrooms have under-floor heating
as well as indoor and outdoor showers. The wide, folding doors
can be opened to allow the sounds and scents of the surrounding
bush to join you in the luxurious freestanding bathtub. The understated
luxury of your suite flawlessly compliments your untamed surroundings.
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,
hairdryers, insect repellent, body and sun lotion, soap as well
as shampoo and conditioner are all provided.
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Activities at Makanyane
Safari Lodge revolve around relaxing your body and mind and experiencing
the rich details of your surroundings. Relax by lounging at our
heated swimming pool, strip away the stress of city living with
a massage or aromatherapy on your private deck or in our bush
spa, unwind by exercising in our gym, or simply catch up on your
quiet time by selecting a book from our library and settling down
in our den or on one of the outside decks to read.
To experience the vibrant bush life around you,
allow yourself to be led through Madikwe's 75,000 hectare environment,
either on foot or in an open vehicle.
Watch the wildlife, oblivious to your presence,
from one of our bush hides overlooking a waterhole or facing plains
that stretch to the horizon. You could even sleep out under the
stars while nocturnal life continues around your secure, elevated
Star-View Sleep Out
adventurous? Somehow reluctant to surrender to the luxury of your
suite? Makanyane offers guests the ultimate nocturnal bush experience
- sleeping out under Africa's stars surrounded by the sounds of
the bush, unobstructed by walls and roofs.
To allow guests to experience the ambiance of
the bush at night, beds will be made up on the upper deck of a
hide hidden deep in the bush, next to a waterhole. Allow yourself
to fall asleep seduced by the lullaby of roaring lions, crying
jackals and laughing hyenas. (Weather permitting).
Gym and Spa
The well equipped
gym and bush spa is just the place to work up an appetite, or
to simply pamper yourself. Tucked away in the forest, this air-conditioned
facility has all that you need for a gentle workout or more strenuous
exercise. Alternatively, treat yourself to massage or aromatherapy
from Makanyane's onsite masseuse.
Lion, elephant, black
and white rhino, buffalo, leopard - Big Five- also cheetah and
wild dog - Magnificent seven.
Giraffe, zebra, warthog, baboon, monkey, hippo,
crocodile, and a variety of antelope including kudu, impala, waterbuck,
Springbok, Wildebeest, Eland, Blesbok, Tsessebe and Steenbok are
regularly seen, along with a number of the more elusive or less
common animals. With a bird population of over 250 different species.
Bring your binoculars!
Madikwe Game Reserve
is 50 minutes by air from Johannesburg. Driving time from Johannesburg
is approximately 3.5 hours using the route via Sun City and 5
hours using the route via Rustenburg and Zeerust
We regret that
we are unable to accommodate children under 12 years unless the
lodge is block booked by a group or a family. Extra beds cannot
be provided in the suites.
The lodge has
telephone, email and facsimile facilities.
The lodge is powered
by ESCOM and power points are available in the rooms for chargers,
electrical shavers and hairdryers, they are also linked to a generator
in case of a Power failure. Electricity voltage is 220v.
The curio shop stocks
bush wear and African artefacts as well as film and batteries.
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