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Hippos – The Majestic Marvels of the African Waters

Hippos – The Majestic Marvels of the African Waters

Hippos, those behemoth creatures of the African waters, often depicted as gentle giants, hold a myriad of secrets beneath their imposing exterior. From their unexpected agility to their complex social structures, hippos are truly fascinating creatures deserving of our...

Stripes and Stories: Exploring the Fascinating World of Zebras

Stripes and Stories: Exploring the Fascinating World of Zebras

Zebras, with their distinctive black and white stripes, have always captured the imagination of people around the world. These majestic creatures, native to Africa, belong to the horse family and are known for their social nature, unique patterns, and intriguing...

Greater Flamingo Marks a First for the Area

Greater Flamingo Marks a First for the Area

In the heart of South Africa's wilderness, Makanyi Lodge recently had a surprise guest – a greater flamingo! The unusual sighting brought excitement among our guests and staff, as flamingos have never been seen in the area. As captured in the video below, the flamingo...

Celebrating the Speed and Grace of Cheetahs on #worldcheetahday

Celebrating the Speed and Grace of Cheetahs on #worldcheetahday

Today, on World Cheetah Day, let's take a moment to marvel at the grace and speed of the world's fastest land animal. Cheetahs, with their distinctive coat and tear-streaked faces, embody a unique blend of power and elegance that captivates us all. In the wild, these...

Photography Tips for Capturing Your Dream Safari Adventure

Photography Tips for Capturing Your Dream Safari Adventure

Experiencing the excitement of witnessing a lion stalking its prey or a leopard carrying its kill up a tree is truly incomparable. Just picture the possibility of capturing these extraordinary moments in a stunning photograph. While wildlife photography is immensely...

The Call Of Summer – The Enchanting Woodlands Kingfisher

The Call Of Summer – The Enchanting Woodlands Kingfisher

As the African summer unfolds its warmth and vibrancy, a small yet dazzling visitor graces the area—the Woodlands Kingfisher. This beautiful bird is a visual delight, showcasing a stunning combination of turquoise-blue feathers on its wings and back, complemented by a...

Irresistible Malva Pudding Recipe

Irresistible Malva Pudding Recipe

If you're a fan of rich, decadent desserts, then you're in for a treat! Malva pudding, a beloved South African classic, is a warm and gooey sponge cake drenched in a luscious sauce. This dessert is the perfect combination of sweetness and comfort, making it an...

Makanyi Magic Gin Cocktail

Makanyi Magic Gin Cocktail

World Gin Day is a global celebration of all things gin, and what better way to mark this occasion than by indulging in a delightful Makanyi Magic Gin Cocktail? This refreshing drink combines the exotic flavours of Safari African Gin with the crispness of Fitch &...

Giraffes: Reaching New Heights on World Giraffe Day

Giraffes: Reaching New Heights on World Giraffe Day

In the vast savannahs of Africa, a magnificent creature roams gracefully, capturing the imagination of all who behold it—the giraffe. With its elongated neck, iconic spots, and regal presence, the giraffe stands as a testament to the diversity and wonder of the animal...

Refurb at Makanyi Lodge

Refurb at Makanyi Lodge

Makanyi Lodge has undergone a soft refurbishment, giving it a fresh new look while still maintaining the same warm and welcoming atmosphere that has made it a home away from home for so many guests. The amazing team at Makanyi Lodge has worked tirelessly to ensure...