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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      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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      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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      Four of us stayed four nights in two suites and were enchanted by the luxury, attentiveness and amazing animal encounters. You can tell I really loved Makanyi by the number of photos I posted here! After extensive research, I had chosen this lodge for our...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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