MAKANYANE SAFARI LODGE
A new luxurious and exclusive safari lodge, the Makanyane Safari Lodge is situated on 1,800 hectare of 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 (the African wild dog in Tswana), which lies hidden in lush riverside forest, offers unforgettable wildlife experiences, exquisite accommodation and cuisine as well as outstanding personal service.
An approximate 360 km drive from Johannesburg, there is an airstrip in the vicinity for those who prefer to fly in.
The relaxed yet luxurious interiors complement the design perfectly, tastefully enhancing the atmosphere of comfort in this idyllic environment.
The lodge consists of a beautiful main building and eight stunning suites, which lie hidden in the lush forest, offering spectacular views over the tranquil Marico River. These luxury suites accommodate a maximum of 16 guests ensuring that each guest has privacy and individual attention.
Activities at Makanyane 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 deck.
Feeling 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).
Travelling through Makanyane Safari Lodge's completely private 1,800 hectares and the 75,000 hectares of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve, your rangers will share their wealth of knowledge with you, from the fascinating private life of the dung beetle to the intricacies of the wild dog's social system.
A maximum of eight people in the vehicle ensure that you receive the ranger's individual attention and enjoy an unforgettable experience. The afternoon safari drive, after a brief stop to enjoy a sunset drink, continues into the night, a shielded spotlight revealing the nocturnal wildlife of the bush.
Game drive times are flexible, with the drives going out at a time chosen by the guests. Spontaneous drives may also go out in response to animal activity near the lodge. If lions roar near the camp during dinner, expect an invitation from your ranger to go out into the night in search of them.
Low season from R4600; high season from R5600 per person, per night, sharing
Luxury accommodation in a double thatched suite
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas, coffee and cakes
House wines, local beers and local spirits, soft drinks and mineral waters
Two safari game drives in open 4-wheel drive vehicles
Spotlight game drives at night
Game walks accompanied by an experienced ranger
Transfers from the air strip in Madikwe Game Reserve
Tariffs are quoted inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) at 14% where applicable
Visits to Hides
Drinks on game drives
Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
Please note that all rates are subject to change without prior notice and are subject to availability. The rates may change for various reasons (e.g. rate of exchange fluctuation) and from season to season, and the above prices are to be used as an approximate indication only.
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