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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....

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Makanyi Lodge wins the 2016 Annual HOT LIST Award

Makanyi Lodge wins the 2016 Annual HOT LIST Award

We are extremely proud to announce that Makanyi Private Game Lodge was selected to receive the 2016 Condé Nast Traveler HOT LIST Award! The 2016 Annual HOT LIST Award is an award recognized to the world’s top 60 properties that have opened their doors in the last 12...

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Standoff between impala and wild dogs

Standoff between impala and wild dogs

Makanyi Private Game Lodge is ideally located overlooking an active dam in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. On one particular morning, guests were enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck before heading out on a morning game drive, when we suddenly noticed movement...

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An active hyena den

An active hyena den

With a beautiful starlit sky guests were ready to head out and explore the Timbavati at night. About an hour in on the drive we came across an adult hyena which we followed. As we followed the hyena it led us to an active den site which had been abandoned for some...

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Best New Safari Property for South Africa 2016

Best New Safari Property for South Africa 2016

With the vast amount of lodges in Africa one needs to identify which ones provide a true African safari experience from start to finish against those that don’t.  The Safari Awards is a company that does just that, it recognizes excellence amongst the very best safari...

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Hornbill Family

Hornbill Family

If there is one type of bird that guests absolutely love to see while on safari it would have to be the hornbills. These amazing birds are monogamous (one partner usually for life) and during the breeding season the female breeds in a hole in a tree that is closed...

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A new Generation of the Avoca pride

A new Generation of the Avoca pride

We are excited to announce that the Avoca lion pride has grown with the addition of 6 new cubs. We first got sightings of the cubs a few weeks back but after a close encounter with an unknown female their mom took them into hiding and we had not seen them since....

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Buffalo buffet in July

Buffalo buffet in July

July has been a record month for us. Not only did we have spectacular sightings of leopards, cheetahs, and other amazing wildlife encounters, but we had lion sightings of epic proportions.The month started off with a herd of roughly 800 buffalo making their way from...

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Makanyi Private Game Lodge
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
P.O. Box 883 – Hoedspruit 1380
South Africa

Contact Details
Telephone: + 27 (0) 15 793 2663
Email : info@makanyilodge.com
Reservations: reservations@makanyilodge.com

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