A WARM WELCOME TO MAKANYI

Makanyi Lodge opened its doors in June 2015 and we are now into our fourth year and what an amazing ride it’s been!

Makanyi is located in the southern sector of the Timbavati, a place that has been dubbed as “The Place Where Something Sacred Came Down to Earth”.  Indeed, Makanyi Lodge itself is a heavenly place and, what’s more, it couldn’t be better located.  The Timbavati is an area of prime game viewing, home to the “Big Five” and a place to enjoy excellent sightings of the Wild Dogs, when they come through.  We are in the Greater Kruger National Park, an area of over 2.4 million hectares in which animals roam freely and, being one of very few commercial lodges in this area, it is a truly wild, authentic and private experience.

We are also lucky to be in proximity to many world-renowned attractions, which can enhance your stay even further, making your holiday here the experience of a lifetime.

Please take a moment to read about Our Values to understand a little more what we’re about and why this wonderful new venture came to be.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Makanyi Lodge goes green with an electric vehicle. A first in the Timbavati Nature Reserve.

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DISCOVER MAKANYI

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      Our experience at Makanyi Private Game Lodge was nothing short of wonderful. You will not find a more welcoming and attentive staff anywhere. We were made to feel like members of a very caring family immediately upon arrival. Our guest relations manager, the very personable...More

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    1/04/2019

      I cannot say enough about how much we loved staying in this lodge. Firstly the rooms are just beautiful and perfectly placed that you can see so many animals from your porch! Then, every single person who works here was just amazing. They made our...More

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    1/01/2019

      We arrived at Makanyi and soon came to learn that Makanyi truly is one big family, some by blood and others through friendship. The staff absolutely makes the environment even though the rooms, the food and the surroundings are flawless. One morning I woke up...More

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    1/04/2019

      Where do I begin - our visit started with the friendly welcome from the beautiful Kim - who made you feel like you have been long lost friends for years. Followed by the tour of the premises - you walked into the main lodge and...More

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    12/19/2018

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