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"Makanyan Safari Lodge - Where Service Rules Supreme"

The Makanyane Safari Lodge is situated on private land deep within the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve which spans more than 75000 hectares and teems with wild life. Located in the North West province, it is a pleasant four and a half hour drive from Johannesburg or a quick forty five minute flight.


The Makanyane Safari Lodge has the capacity to accommodate a maximum of sixteen people and prides itself on the individual care offered to their guests to ensure their stay is unique and memorable.

Almost hidden amongst the lush riverside vegetation, the lodge has been designed to blend in beautifully with the natural bush environment. The lodge is unfenced and guests can delight in viewing various wildlife species at close range from the luxurious comfort of their glass walled bedrooms and should they desire, they can view the panoramic landscape from their en suite bathroom by simply opening a set of folding doors. In addition to the indoor and outdoor showers, a lounge, a private viewing deck and a sun deck offering a spectacular view over the river are standard in these gorgeous suites.

  • Luxury en-suite glass walled bedrooms.
  • Thrilling game viewing.
  • Air conditioned and overhead fans.
  • Fireplace.
  • Indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Private lounge.
  • Private viewing decks.
  • Telephone.
  • Tea and coffee making machine.
  • Mini safe.
  • Bar fridge.
  • Bathrobes and hair dryers.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Full range of complimentray toiletries.

Experienced and knowledgable game rangers accompany guests on game viewing safaris at flexible times designed to suit the individual's preference. Guests may expect to be captivated by the vast knowledge of the rangers who willingly offer information on all wildlife from the fascinating habits of a dung beetle to the intricate social system of the african wild dog. Spontaneous drives are commonplace. Should lions roar near the camp in the evening, you can expect an invitation from your ranger to go out in search of them. A maximum of eight people per vehicle ensures a more personal contact with your designated ranger.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is the home of more than 66 large mammals including the big five and more than 350 species of birdlife.

  • Gym
  • Sleep out hide
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Curio shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Wedding venue
  • Game drives (safaris)
  • Bush walks (walking safaris)

Makanyane has one of the best outdoor venues for that beautiful romantic bush wedding.For exclusive bush wedding packages, please contact us.

Child Policy

The Makanyane Safari Lodge is unable to accommodate children under the age of twelve unless the lodge is block booked.

Specials at Makanyane Safari Lodge

Makanyane Safari Lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Makanyane Safari Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily and game walks
  • Limited local bar
  • Premium drinks
  • Spa treatments
  • Sleep out hide
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
Enquiries at Makanyane Safari Lodge

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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