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

MAKANYI LODGE WAS VOTED #2 BEST RESORT IN SOUTH AFRICA, #9 IN AFRICA AND #21 IN THE WORLD

DISCOVER MAKANYI

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      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

      Our experience at Makanyi Private Game Lodge was nothing short of wonderful. You will not find a more welcoming and attentive staff anywhere. We were made to feel like... read more

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      What goes on behind the scenes, how wildlife protection really works or how local communities and lodges work together to make things happen, plus understanding how our safari impacts the... read more

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    8/18/2019

      No wonder this place is regularly voted top lodge by Conde Nast reviews ( and many other media too) Decorated with impeccable taste, in the heart of a private reserve,... read more

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