Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

| South Africa | Madikwe Game Reserve |
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Luxurious accommodation, exceptional cuisine, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable luxury safari experience at the malaria free Sanctuary Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.

Designed to have minimal environmental impact, constructed from local stone, wood and thatch and blending effortlessly with the bush, the lodge allows guests to continuously experience the natural beauty of their surroundings. Hidden in riverside forest, the eight luxurious suites, each with glass-walled bedrooms, overlook the Marico River, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding bush. The suites have open-fronted lounges, private sundecks and spacious bathrooms that can be opened to the forest.

The lodge has an infinity-edge swimming pool, gym, health and beauty treatment centre and lookout point with magnificent views.


By air: There are daily shuttle flights between the reserve and Johannesburg International Airport. The flight takes approximately 45 minutes.

By Road: Makanyane is approximately 300 km from Johannesburg, the drive usually taking between 3 and 4 hours. 


Experiences - activities

Lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo and leopard are all here in abundance, as well as cheetah, giraffe and both spotted and brown hyena and you have the chance of seeing any of these species. Madikwe is also the one of the best places in Southern Africa to watch the elusive and rare wild dog, a fascinating species on the brink of extinction. Travelling through Makanyane's completely private 1,800 hectares and the 75,000 hectares of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve, your guide will share ...

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Kids - kids-club

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s premier malaria-free “Big 5” wildlife destinations. Madikwe is renowned as an ideal reserve for children and families to safely enjoy the excitement and stimulation of an authentic safari experience. Makanyane is not fenced off from the reserve – it is the responsibility of the parents to be mindful of potential dangers as Makanyane is in a prime wildlife area. Children may not walk between the main lodge and their suite without an adult. All swimming must be supervis...

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Dining - restaurant

Makanyane prides itself on the exceptional quality of its food and wines, adding another memorable dimension to your stay. All the meals are skilfully prepared by the Executive Chef, Mauritz Greef. Growing up in Cape Town, the food capital of South Africa, Mauritz gravitated to the gourmet food industry from a young age. Beginning his career under the tutelage of one of South Africa’s best known chefs, Pete Goffe-Wood, Mauritz discovered he had a talent and passion for creating unique and refined dishes.

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Wellness - wellness

An ideal way to soothe away the stress and strain of everyday life is to let the highly trained health and beauty therapist pamper you. There is a comprehensive list of health and beauty treatments, from massage, aromatherapy and hot stone treatments right through to facials and manicures, to ensure that there is something to appeal to everyone. Guests can enjoy their treatments in the secluded bush spa, on the deck of their suite, or in a variety of locations, such as the look-out point, where the views can be enjoyed du...

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Luxury Safari Lodge

Sanctuary Makanyane has 8 luxurious and secluded air-conditioned suites. The wrap-around glass walls allow guests spectacular views of the river, the surrounding bush and its many inhabitants. The bathrooms are spacious and opulent with roll top baths, inside and outside showers and sliding doors that open the bathroom to the bush. The suites also have an outside lounge area and private game-viewing sun deck

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