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

2019, 2018, 2017

2019, 2018, 2017

2018, 2017, 2016







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      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 so attentive and kind. We stayed in the Luxury Pool Suite and being outside on...More

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      There was nothing that could be improved during our stay. We saw so many wild animals, ate such amazing food. The people who worked there were amazing! Want to return soon. The safaris were breath taking..!

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      Over and above our expectations. The room, lodge and staff are faultless! So welcoming from the beginning of our stay and such was their care that we were shown that felt we had made new friends ! The food was excellent and service personal and...More

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      We couldn't have picked a better place for our first African safari. The lodge is beautifully situated overlooking a pond filled with hippos and visited by many other animals. The suites are exquisitely appointed and exceeded our high expectations. The staff was attentive and focused...More

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