A Family Feast – warning graphic content

A Family Feast – warning graphic content

The Avoca pride is our resident pride and it consists of 6 adult females and 5 cubs just over a year old. With the cubs growing in size, the pride is forced to search further afield for food as they need to increase the amount of animals caught in order to sustain...
A buffalo calf finding its feet

A buffalo calf finding its feet

The African buffalo forms part of the Big 5 animal group, an old hunter’s term given to the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt in Africa. These majestic animals reach shoulder heights of up to 1.5m and weigh up to 750kg and are primarily grazers (grass eaters)....
Amazing cheetah sightings

Amazing cheetah sightings

We have been fortunate of late to have some incredible cheetah encounters while out exploring the magnificent Timbavati Landscape. With an estimated 7100 left in the wild and only +-120 left in Kruger / greater Kruger national park spending time and sharing some...
Spiny Flower Mantis

Spiny Flower Mantis

A visit to Makanyi Lodge will leave you wanting more as you never know when the next unforgettable sighting /  photographic opportunity will happen. While walking around the lodge our GM, Rico, spotted this beautiful Spiny Flower Mantis close to reception. It is such...
World Frog Day in 2018

World Frog Day in 2018

Frogs are important and sadly they do not get enough recognition. Save The Frogs Day aims to raise awareness about these wonderful amphibians and everything they do for us. Unfortunately, frogs are endangered, the number of frogs has been decreasing since the...
Adorable 3 week old wild dog pups pop out

Adorable 3 week old wild dog pups pop out

We have been fortunate to have a pack of wild dogs (which is currently the second most endangered mammals in Africa) den close to the lodge. This has resulted in us spending most days getting to know the pack as we encounter them on a daily basis while out on safari....