A warm welcome to Makanyi Lodge
Makanyi Lodge opened its doors in June 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited! During our first year we’ve already had the pleasure of welcoming many guests from all over the world who have celebrated with us and helped us inaugurate the lodge.
Makanyi is located in the Timbavati, which 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. 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 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!
Truly first class. Tracking animals on game drives was exhilarating!
Everything was perfect! Continue the good work. Our most memorable moment? Seeing the white lions!
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.
Our few days with you have been simply wonderful – heaven! What a stunning place to come and experience the bush. Our ranger and tracker were knowledgeable, entertaining, enthusiastic, and brilliant company. They are caring and compassionate about Makanyi and the bush.
Awesome experience. We loved the philosophy and concept of the lodge. The friendliness of all the staff and our exceptional guide Rico, made us feel very welcome. It exceeded our expectations and we will be back!
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.
The care for guests is extraordinary. Staff goes the extra mile every day. I cannot wait to return – the lodge is beautiful and I had so much fun!
“The hospitality and untamed bush experience is the best I have ever encountered in all my years of travelling. It is the place dreams are made of!