Makanyane Safari Lodge

Makanyane Safari Lodge

Makanyane Safari Lodge

Makanyane Safari Lodge


At Makanyane Safari Lodge, luxurious accommodation, friendly service, exceptional food and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable safari experience. Situated on private ground and hidden in lush riverside forest, the lodge caters for just 16 guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity.

Designed to have minimal environmental impact, constructed from local stone, wood and thatch and blending effortlessly with the bush, the lodge allows guests to continuously experience the natural beauty of their surroundings.

There are eight luxurious, secluded suites, each overlooking the Marico River. Each suite has spectacular glass-walled bedrooms, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest and the river. The suites all have open-fronted lounges, private sundecks and spacious bathrooms that can be opened to the bush.

The lodge has an infinity-edge swimming pool, fully equipped gym, health and beauty treatment centre, and a lookout point with breathtaking views.

Fine wines from the award-winning wine list complement exceptional cuisine created by the team of internationally trained chefs. Meals are enjoyed in a variety of locations, from our riverside “boma” to intimate private meals in the comfort of the guest’s suite.

Makanyane has a rustic sleep-out hide hidden deep in the bush, providing guests with an opportunity to sleep under the stars surrounded only by the African wilderness.

The drama, mystery and beauty of Africa’s wildlife, ancient legends and cultural heritage can be experienced on game drives and bush walks conducted by proficient, passionate field guides.
Makanyane’s 1 800 hectares of private ground is reserved exclusively for guests staying at the lodge, while the game drives are able to traverse the varied terrain of the entire Madikwe Game Reserve.
Guides will share their wealth of knowledge while leading guests to unforgettable sightings of the Big Five and the myriad other creatures to be found in this unforgettable African wilderness.

Why visit Makanyane Safari Lodge? 

  • Situated on 1 800 hectares of private, exclusive-use ground
  • Secluded sleep-out hide where guests are able to sleep out under the African sky
  • Internationally trained chefs and award-winning wine list create a superlative dining experience
  • The bedrooms’ wraparound glass walls allow uninterrupted, spectacular views of the African bush and its inhabitants
  • Attention to every detail and attentive, unobtrusive service with a smile ensure an unforgettable escape to the African wilderness

“The lodge has an infinity-edge swimming pool, fully equipped gym, health and beauty treatment centre, and a lookout point with breathtaking views.”


From our guests

" I recently stayed here on my honeymoon and am delighted to report the lodge is absolutely fantastic. In brief: the lodges – beautifully decked out and very comfortable. The food – awesome ... consistently excellent. The guide – Nikko was brilliant. He knew the huge park like the back of his hand. We saw four of the big five in the first 12 hours and had a brilliant time. The service – delightful. Lots of nice touches, like the packed lunch on exit."



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