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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      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

    dmthomas9
    9/04/2019

      I would highly recommend staying at this private game lodge. The accommodations are both luxurious and comfortable. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay... read more

    belle17652017
    9/29/2019

      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... read more

    thumb bollinway
    2/05/2019

      What a beautiful safari lodge in the Timbavati South Africa.Lovely rooms with a great ambient, amazing staff and good food.Lovely to sit on the deck and watch the game at... read more

    danielle12015
    9/30/2019

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