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October 28, 2011

Makanyane Safari Lodge

Makanyane Safari Lodge is a luxurious game lodge, ideally situated on 1800 hectares of private ground within the 75 000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
This dramatic reserve is home to lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, wild dog, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena, as well as a host of general game species. Over 360 bird species are also found here.

At Makanyane the emphasis is placed on exciting game viewing, outstanding accommodation and excellent cuisine.

The lodge caters for a total of sixteen guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity. Each luxurious suite has spectacular glass-walled bedrooms, offering guests uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest and the Marico River. Each suite has a lounge, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, private viewing deck and a sun deck with a spectacular view of the surrounding bush

Makanyane Safari Lodge has earned an enviable reputation for friendly, personal service, outstanding cuisine and a fine wine cellar. The lodge has a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, beauty treatment centre and an on-site beauty therapist. A conference venue, with 24-hour internet access, TV and video library is also available.

The lodge has a private sleep-out hide, hidden deep in the bush, where guests are able to sleep out under the African sky.

Guests at Makanyane can experience the drama, mystery and beauty of Africa’s wildlife, ancient legends and cultural heritage on game drives and bush walks, conducted by experienced, professional field guides. The 1800 hectare private ground surrounding the lodge is reserved for the exclusive use of Makanyane guests, while the game drives are also able to traverse the entire Madikwe Game Reserve.

Just a 3.5hour drive or 45 minute flight on the daily scheduled service makes Makanyane Safari Lodge the ideal big 5, malaria free, luxury safari destination.

Activities at Makanyane revolve around relaxing your body and mind and experiencing the rich details of your surroundings.

Relax by lounging at our secluded swimming pool, strip away the stress of city living with a massage or aromatherapy on your private deck or in our bush spa, unwind by exercising in our gym, or simply catch up on your quiet time by selecting a book from our library and settling down in our den or on one of the outside decks to read.

To experience the vibrant bush life around you, allow yourself to be led through Madikwe’s 75,000 hectare environment, either on foot or in an open vehicle.

Watch the wildlife, oblivious to your presence, from one of our bush hides overlooking a waterhole or facing plains that stretch to the horizon. You could even sleep out under the stars while nocturnal life continues around your secure, elevated deck

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