Makanyi Private Game Lodge
Situated in the open, acacia woodlands of the southern Timbavati Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park, Makanyi Lodge is ideally situated for 'Big Five' game viewing as well as opportunities to see the elusive white lions and rare wild dogs. The lodge is constructed of natural woods, thatch and stone and therefore blends into its environs perfectly, offering extensive views over a dam - a natural draw for wildlife.
Each of Makanyi's seven luxury suites also have views over the magnificent dam. The rooms each contain an extra-large bed with a spacious bathroom offering both a shower and separate bathtub. The rooms also feature a relaxing sitting area with fireplace, a private deck with loungers and an outdoor shower. Located furthest from the main lodge are the two luxury pool suites which offer more privacy as well as romantic four-poster beds and private plunge pools on the deck, the perfect place for a soak with a glass of champagne under the stars.
At the main lodge, there is a swimming pool with sun loungers, offering a perfect spot for sunbathing, reading or dozing. In the lodge's lounge area, you will find large, comfortable sofas by the roaring fireplace to keep you warm on a chilly evening. On a hot summer's evening, why not sit on the deck by the pool sipping a refreshing cocktail to the sounds of lions roaring nearby. The bar area is a meeting point, a chance to mingle with other guests and share stories of your day's sightings.
Offering locally sourced ingredients and cuisine of the highest quality, Makanyi's meals can be anything from an intimate candlelit dinner under the stars to a bush picnic or a romantic dinner in the privacy of your room.
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Honeymoon to Kenya & Seychelles
Nicki and Mahlatini took care of absolutely everything on this trip - we didn't have to worry about a thing knowing Nicki was multiple steps ahead of us every leg of our journey!Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mozambique
Overall, our trip was amazing. It was the trip of a lifetime and Haleigh and I both had the time of our lives.Read full review
holiday to Zambia
An amazing adventure! Much more than I expected. The accommodations were fantastic and all the staff went out of their way to make sure that all of our needs were taken care of. The game drives were incredible.Read full review