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!


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Awards & Accreditations

      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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      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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      From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. We were greeted by Kim who was super warm & friendly and made delicious welcome mimosas. The rooms were top notch with an outdoor shower and beautifiul tub. Our ranger Warren and tracker Sully made it easy...More

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      Over and above our expectations. The room, lodge and staff are faultless! So welcoming from the beginning of our stay and such was their care that we were shown that felt we had made new friends ! The food was excellent and service personal and...More

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