A WARM WELCOME TO MAKANYI

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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2019 CONDE NAST TRAVELER US & UK GLOBAL READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

MAKANYI LODGE WAS VOTED #2 BEST RESORT IN SOUTH AFRICA

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DISCOVER MAKANYI

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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... read more

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    3/18/2019

      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... read more

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    12/23/2018

      We had an absolutely wonderful stay in May, 2019. The Lodge and the rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated. The staff were uniformly welcoming, helpful and accommodating. ... read more

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    6/05/2019

      So, where do I start: there were 7 members of our extended family arriving together and we were greeted by the staff as we stepped off the minibus. Champagne laughter... read more

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    10/13/2019

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