Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

Situated on private ground within the malaria free, "Big 5" in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve, Sanctuary Makanyane Lodge caters for just sixteen guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity. Designed with the environment in mind, Sanctuary Makanyane Lodge and its guest suites are constructed from local wood, stone and thatch and blend wonderfully within their beautiful surroundings. The wrap around glass-walled, guest suites offer stunning views of the river, and the chance to watch the wildlife from your bed.

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge Suites with river views Madikwe Game Reserve home of the African wild dog boma dining
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The stylish main lodge is on the edge of a ravine overlooking a waterhole frequently visited by game and has a spacious lounge and dining area. Fine wines from the award-winning wine list complement exceptional cuisine created by the team of internationally trained chefs. There is also a spa, gym and heated infinity swimming pool.

Getting There

Madikwe region, approximately four hours' drive from Johannesburg.


Land based game drives, sleep outs, spa treatments

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Review of Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

Brooke Braswell & Richard Hill

I cannot say enough about Makanyane. It was truly an unforgettable experience. Every aspect of our stay was created to be top-notch. The staff, food, decor, main lodge, rooms, etc. were all fantastic. It would be a dream to stay here again. Although we spent 4 nights, I wish we had more time to fully appreciate all that Makanyane has to offer. They catered my gluten-free diet and made such…

16/08/2017 Read full trip review

Review of Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

Christina Samson & Etienne Langer

Our stay at Makanyane was perfect from the moment we entered the lodge for the first time. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff was wonderful, friendly and attentive. The food was copious and delicious and we were absolutely spoiled. The game drive experience was more than we could have asked for or imagined - we wish we could have stayed longer, and will definitely make our way back to Makanyane…

26/11/2016 Read full trip review

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