Makanyane Safari Lodge


A luxurious and exclusive safari lodge, Makanyane is situated on private land within the magnificent 75,000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve - home to the Big 5 and a myriad of other animal and bird species. Makanyane, which lies hidden in lush riverside forest, offers unforgettable wildlife experiences, exquisite accommodation and cuisine as well as outstanding personal service. Malaria-Free, convenient and yet off the beaten track, Madikwe Game Reserve is the perfect and responsible choice for honeymoons, romantic breaks and family safaris. 


Our Thoughts

Visit Makanyane Safari Lodge to experience the drama and mystery of Africa's vast natural history, exhilarating wildlife, ancient legends and rich cultural history and to relax and revitalise body and mind. 

Madikwe for those in the know is rapidly becoming the reserve to visit in South Africa. Right on the border of Botswana, it has been responsibly managed and maintained and now provides one of the best big 5 experiences in South Africa. 

  • Main lodge area with lounge
  • Dining room
  • Library 
  • Den
  • Curio shop 
  • Intimate conference venue and bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Boma
  • Wine cellar 
  • Sleep out hide 
  • Gym and health and beauty centre

Makanyane is renowned for its food, this is a foodie's safari, lots of game rich exciting dishes including kudu, warthog and springbok! 

The lodge consists of a beautiful main building and 8 stunning suites hidden in the lush riverside forest, offering spectacular views over the tranquil Marico River.

Open 4x4 vehicle game drives with professional game rangers offering guests the thrill of memorable encounters with Africa’s Big 5, guided bush walks and a sleep out under the stars on a raised platform.  

Children over 12 years old are welcome with all ages welcome if the lodge is booked exclusively.

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