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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Awards & Accreditations

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DISCOVER MAKANYI

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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... read more

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    1/04/2019

      My husband and I spent 5 days/4 nights at Makanyi in the beginning of May and it was truly incredible and breathtaking! From the moment we arrived, the staff were... read more

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    5/22/2019

      As my wife described it, Makanyi offers "rustic elegance" in an incredibly warm and well situated small lodge. I echo many of the glowing reviews, we were there for 4... read more

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    5/28/2019

      Our stay at Makanyi Lodge was perfect from beginning to end.
    A huge thank you to all the staff for making our holiday so memorable.
    Special thanks to Alfred and... read more

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