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Lodge Activities

There are many activities at Makanyi to indulge in and keep you busy and entertained throughout your stay. Most of these are offered by us and your guide will be happy to organize them for you at your request. The ones marked by a star (*) are by prior arrangement, so please let us know if you are interested in any of them either at the time of booking or during your stay so we can organise them for you. Please note they are subject to availability and additional charges apply.

Game Drives

There are two thrilling game drives every day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This is your opportunity to meet and photograph the incredible animals in the heart of their natural habitat.

Bush Walks

Take a stroll in the bush with your ranger and follow the animal tracks, discover hundreds of intriguing plants and bushes, and learn about the tiniest creatures. You might even sneak up to a rhino on foot, which is a thrilling experience! *Walks are done in our winter months only.

Photographic Services

By arrangement, we can book a professional photographer to capture those special couple or family moments out on safari. Subject to availability and rates on request.

Photographic Safaris

By arrangement, we can book a professional wildlife photographer to spend the day with you and show you how to take the best pictures in the most amazing setting! Photographic equipment is also available for hire, if required. * Subject to availablity. 


Melt into an indulging massage in our spa or in the comfort of your own room, surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature.


Your daily workout is assured in our fully equipped gymnasium.

Star Gazing

Makanyi Lodge now also offers its guests the opportunity to learn a little more about the night sky with the use of an amazing telescope. You’ll see the beautiful constellations of the Southern Hemisphere and have an unspoilt view of the Milky Way often with the odd satellite passing by.

Personal Requests

Tell us what you have in mind and we will do our best to organise it for you.