Makanyi Private Game Lodge
Makanyi Private Game Lodge is a homely, 5-star, family-owned safari lodge situated in the open, acacia woodlands of the southern Timbavati Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park. There are just 7 luxury suites (plus a 2-bedroom Marula Suite) overlooking a permanent waterhole. With traversing rights to over 8000 hectares of private concessions, it’s a very private safari experience.
Every one of the 7 suites overlooks the dam and comes with an extra-large bed, a relaxing sitting area, a beautiful bathroom with a spacious shower and separate bathtub, a private deck with loungers and an outdoor shower. 2 of these rooms are luxury pool suites, which offer more privacy as well as a private plunge pool on the deck. The Marula Suite is a 2-bedroomed suite which sleeps a maximum of 4 guests making it ideal for families or friends travelling together. The Main Lodge is a perfect haven for relaxation with its swimming pool, loungers, bar, and lounge. Dining will be anything from an intimate candlelit dinner, a Boma night under the stars, a bush picnic, or a romantic dinner in the privacy of your room.
- Personal and homely with only 7 suites
- Excellent Big 5 game viewing in the private Timbavati Reserve
- Private photographic safaris on offer
- Spacious luxury suites including pool suites
At a glance
- 5 Suites, 2 Pool Suites, 1 Family Suite
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"The lodge offers a selection of family and couple photoshoot packages. It also helps photographers with the editing of their photos."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
Take a journey through Makanyi Private Game Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
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
Honeymoon to South Africa & Seychelles
A trip of a lifetime. The planning truly planned off. We will have these memories forever.Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Seychelles
Absolutely amazing!! Everything happened with zero issues or stress from beginning to end. We appreciated the thorough itinerary, guides, and hotel concierge. We were treated like their most important client everywhere we went. We have Steve to thank for setting up the most perfect honeymoon!!Read full review