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At a Glance

From ZAR 8 500 pp/pn

  • Big 5 safari experience plus wild dog and cheetah (super seven)

  • Eight luxury suites

  • Views of the Marico River

  • 'Sleep Out' experience available

  • Malaria free

  • Fireplaces in suites

  • Glass walled bedrooms

The 75 000 hectare, malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is just a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg, and offers not only Big 5 viewing but the ‘Super Seven’ (wild dog & cheetah) are also seen on a regular basis along with the nocturnal brown hyena.

In addition, Makanyane also has 1 800 hectares of completely private game reserve to traverse.  Here you will be completely alone to enjoy any sighting.

 

 

Rooms

The eight suites at Makanyane Safari Lodge overlook the Marico River and are luxurious and secluded on the edge of the riverside forest.  Each suite offers guests king size beds, air-conditioning, open fires and private viewing decks over the river.

 

The en-suite facilities include a free standing roll top bathtub and both indoor and outdoor showers.

Mankanyane also offers guests the opportunity to experience a night in the wild, sleeping out under the stars on their romantic Sleep Out deck.

 

Facilities

The main lodge at Makanyane Safar Lodge is constructed from local stone and thatch, which allows it to bend into the bush perfectly.  The lodge boasts a large infinity edge swimming pool, a well-equipped gym, health & beauty treatment centre and a well-stocked wine cellar.

 

Breakfasts are usually shared with your ranger and other guests from your game drive, giving you the opportunity to discuss the mornings sightings.  Other meals are more private and intimate affairs and are taken in a variety of locations.

 

Activities

Take twice daily game drives with your experienced ranger and tracker in search of the ‘Super Seven’ (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah and wild dog).  All of which are seen on a regular basis at Madikwe along with both the spotted and more elusive brown hyena. 

 

It’s always recommended that you include a bush walk in your safari experience. Your ranger will share his immense knowledge of Madikwe and point out the smaller creatures of the reserve and explain their vital importance to keeping the eco-system healthy.

 

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Facts

No. Rooms

8

Children

12 years and over

Childminding

No

Twin Beds

Available

Triples

Yes

Private Pool

No

Lodge Pool

Yes

Air-Conditioning

Yes

Room Fan

Yes

Indoor Shower

Yes

Outdoor Shower

Yes

Bath

Yes

In-Room Safe

Yes

In-Room Fireplace

Yes

In-Room TV

No

In-Room Massage

Yes

Spa

Yes

What's included:
  • Luxury accommodation in a very spacious thatched suite with panoramic river views

  • For the romantic and adventurous, a night's stay in our spectacular sleep out hide under the stars (not available in June and July)

  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

  • Lunch on day of arrival and day of departure

  • House wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks

  • Early morning and afternoon game drives

  • Game walks accompanied by an experienced game ranger

  • Wifi in the main lodge building

  • Use of the gym

  • Daily laundry service

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • Transfers to and from the airstrip in Madikwe Game Reserve

Gym Equipment

Yes

Personal Bar

Yes

Telephone

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Laundry