• 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 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
Makanyane Safari Lodge

Available: 8 Suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 12:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • 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
  • More

    FROM R8500

    TO R17850

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    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


    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 May 2019- 31 Aug 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R8500
    Per person per night single From R12750

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    07 Jan 2019- 30 Apr 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R9900
    Per person per night single From R14850
    01 Sep 2019- 05 Jan 2020Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R11900
    Per person per night single From R17850


    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


    Based on 295 Reviews

    Kruger National Park

    “Best safari”

    We stayed for 2 nights in the most beautiful suite to celebrate a special birthday and anniversary. We were with our daughter and her husband. We were the only guests not on honeymoon!! This pace is marketed to target honeymoon couples. We would have felt very isolated if we had been on our own. The facilities and rangers were exceptional.

    ~ sandrabutwick ~ London, United Kingdom
    Kruger National Park

    “Well organised and such a pleasant stay!”

    The experience was above and beyond our expectations, we were made to feel welcome and comfortable by all. Steve, Maryna, and their staff run a well-oiled machine. Fantastic game drives added to the everlasting memories of this gem of a place. The meals were well prepared and presented beautifully. In between the game drives, there is a hive of activity of wildlife visiting the lodge. Also enjoyed a spa treatment one afternoon…really cannot fault this Lodge on anything, we would hope to be back in future…thanks again to everyone involved!

    ~ SafariFan2017 ~ London, United Kingdom
    Kruger National Park

    “Perfect honeymoon destination!”

    We had a perfect stay at Sanctuary Makanyane. The staff were so friendly and helpful, spa treatments were easy to book in and super relaxing, all food and wine delicious. The rooms are spacious and there is a good amount of space on the private deck, so you can spend all your time here if you prefer. There is also a swimming pool up at the main lodge, which is chilly but refreshing for a quick dip! The game drives were the best I have been on, very comfortable vehicles and you are given water, blankets, ponchos, hot water bottle in the morning if needed! The guides were all knowledgeable and dedicated to providing the best experience, everyone we spoke to was so happy with their stay and saw many more animals than expected! An amazing trip for our honeymoon, couldn’t fault it.

    ~ starfruit85 ~ London
    Kruger National Park

    “Fantastic guides and 5 star lodge”

    Great first real Safari experience with first class service. I like to be balanced in my reviews but can find little to say except for fabulous! From first meeting at airstrip through morning and evening drives, food, drinks stops, tracking big 5 to the nice touches of inclusive daily laundry and a roaring fire in every room at night. Every detail was here for us – this place sets a great standard. I don’t have a great camera but even with an iPhone the guides got us so close we couldn’t fail but to get National Geographic cover shots every day. Bravo Trevor our guide, bright, witty at times ‘tactful’ and incredibly knowledgeable. He and all the staff made this a memorable stay. Thank you.

    ~ DocAnt ~ East Grinstead, United Kingdom

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