Lodge Activities

There are many activities at Makanyi to indulge in and keep you busy and entertained throughout your stay. Most of these are offered by us and your ranger will be happy to organize them for you at your request. The ones marked by a star (*) are by prior arrangement, so please let us know if you are interested in any of them either at the time of booking or during your stay so we can organise them for you. Please note they are subject to availability and additional charges apply.

  • Game Drives

    makanyi-lodge-activities-game-driveThere are two thrilling game drives every day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This is your opportunity to meet and photograph the incredible animals in the heart of their natural habitat.

  • Bush Walks

    makanyi-lodge-activities-bush-walkTake a stroll in the bush with your ranger and follow the animal tracks, discover hundreds of intriguing plants and bushes, and learn about the tiniest creatures. You might even sneak up to a rhino on foot, which is a thrilling experience!

  • Star gazing

    makanyi-lodge-activities-stars-gazingAt night, your ranger will be your guide to the most astonishing sky, completely free from light pollution. You’ll see the beautiful constellations of the Southern Hemisphere and have an unspoilt view of the Milky Way, often with the odd satellite passing by.

  • Fishing

    makanyi-lodge-activities-fishingSpend the afternoon by one of the peaceful dams, rod in hand, a picnic and refreshing drink by your side, most probably in the company of some curious hippos.

  • Photo Safari

    makanyi-lodge-activities-photographic-safariBy arrangement, we can book a professional wildlife photographer to spend the day with you and show you how to take the best pictures in the most amazing setting! Photographic equipment is also available for hire, if required. *

  • Art Safari

    makanyi-lodge-activities-art-safariArt Safaris with our fabulous local artist, Warren Cary, are an excellent and unique way for artists to enhance their skills in a totally new and ideal setting.
    *Please note that this does require a certain level of skill and interest.

  • Spa

    makanyi-lodge-activities-personal-spaMelt into an indulging massage in our spa or in the comfort of your own room, surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature.*

  • Gym

    makanyi-lodge-activities-gymYour daily workout is assured in our fully equipped gymnasium.

  • Cool off in the Pool

    makanyi-lodge-activities-poolDuring the warmest hours of the day, nothing is more refreshing and relaxing than a dip in the pool. If you’re not in the mood for a swim, relax on one of our pool loungers with a drink in hand whilst keeping an eye on the water hole and its visitors!

  • Curio shop

    makanyi-lodge-activities-curio-shopOur curio shop not only offers all the little extra things you may need, but also a great selection of souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home.

  • Personal requests

    makanyi-lodge-activities-personal-requests-2Tell us what you have in mind and we will do our best to organise it for you. *