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  • 8 Comfortable Luxurious Suites
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent rated by guests

Tucked away in an exclusive 1 800 hectare slice of privately-owned land, within the renowned Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve, is the luxurious exclusive-use wilderness experience, Makanyane Safari Lodge. A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, couples and families alike, this exceptional retreat offers guests just eight magnificent suites that blend effortlessly into a surrounding forest. 

Each suite is made from local stone, wood and thatch and is encased in wrap-around glass walls, affording breathtaking views of the wilderness. Guests can unwind in an open-fronted sitting room that leads onto a private sundeck and can take advantage of a beautiful ensuite bathroom with both indoor and al fresco showers.

The main guest areas include a sparkling infinity pool, perfect for cooling off after a successful day of adventures, a fitness centre and a spa, which offers spectacularly soothing treatments. When it comes to dining, the lodge offers a selection of truly mouth-watering menus that are inspired by local and international flavours, whilst an award-winning wine list completes your decadent dining experience. Adventures include twice-daily game drives as well as interpretive, guided walking safaris.


  • Exceptional cuisine
  • Intimate & exclusive ambience
  • Set in malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve
  • Overnight sleep-outs on raised platforms
  • Beautiful, glass-fronted suites with fantastic views of the Marico River
  • Excellent safari cuisine paired with great South African wines



  • 24-hour Security
  • Restaurant
  • Eco Friendly
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Meal on Request
  • Viewdeck
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Laundry Service
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Private Vehicle Available


Room typeFeaturesRates
Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite

Available: 8 Suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 12:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Laundry Service
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Mosquito Nets
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    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.

    • Bird Watching
    • Two game drives daily
    • Game Viewing
    • Game walks
    • Massages
    • Sleep Outs
    • Hiking
    • Bush dining
    • Stargazing
    • Local village visits


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    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • All meals
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Twice-daily game drives
    • Swimming pool
    • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
    • Laundry services
    • Transfer to and from Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    From $809 per person sharing
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