A warm welcome to Makanyi Lodge
Makanyi Lodge opened its doors in June 2015 and we have now just celebrated our two year anniversary… 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” as well as the infamous, albeit elusive, White Lions 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!
My lady & I cannot find the words to adequately describe this jewel of a lodge. We are veteran safari travelers and always enjoy African countries and our visits but Makanyi lies at the top of our experiences.
Makanyi Lodge is amazing from the accommodation to the friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff.
A wonderful place filled with incredible people who love what they do. Beautiful grounds, décor is magnificent and rooms are fabulous. Top shelf experience…then throw in that we got to see rhinos, elephants, cheetahs, lions, giraffes, warthogs, birds of all types and so many other animals in an up-close view while in their natural habitat and you have a stay which is beyond words!
Yesterday’s lion kill was definitely the highlight. To be able to follow a pride of lions and see the drama unfold before your eyes is unforgettable.
Makanyi was everything we had hoped for and so much more. All the staff are absolutely wonderful, warm and very knowledgeable.
This has been one of the most beautiful and charming places we have ever been. It is difficult to describe the level of amazing attention received from the personnel; all efforts were made in order to create a memorable stay...and they succeeded
On our trip to South Africa, we spent four days at Makanyi Game Lodge. The accommodations were superb, the food truly gourmet, and the game drives exceeded all expectations
The exclusivity and personalization exceeded my expectations. You really focus on each guest. Everyone knew my name and likes from the first day! Amazing and magical place – I will be back.
This is a lodge that is run by people who have the right temprement and aptitude for the hospitality industry.Theres energy and knowledge with service and luxury combined.Thanks Rico Donna and Carmen.
We spent two memorable nights here and couldn't fault a thing. The staff, the rooms, the food, the drives, the general ambience was wonderful.