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!
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.
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!
From the moment we drove through the gates the warmth of the staff was amazing they made sure that every single detail was perfect, down to the bath. Wing filled with rose petals. Our room was so well appointed it has made every room since seem average!