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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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Krokodildrift, Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews our honeymoon guide trevor an absolute legend night watchman his knowledge the reserve wild dogs game drives from start to finish floor to ceiling windows my husband and i have just roaring fire overlooking the river free standing bath within hours every member of staff each morning
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would like to reach up and add a 6th circle for this review. Everything was perfectly delivered. Incredibly warm, friendly, and unpretentious people, beautiful clean rooms, gourmet food.....and wonderful safari drives. They truly accomplished their promise to make us feel like family at the...More

Thank joel r
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Joel, for your very kind review. Your comments encapsulate so much of what we strive to achieve at Makanyane and we greatly appreciate you highlighting these points. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here before and it has always been great, the lodge, accommodations, guides, food, all excellent. This visit they went the extra mile for us. Our flight from CDG to JNB was canceled three hours before departure and this was a late night...More

Thank Susan M
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Susan, for your review. We were so happy that you everything worked out and that you were able to enjoy your full stay at the lodge. It was great to welcome you back to the lodge and we hope that we will see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic stay here for our honeymoon. The staff were faultless and couldn't have been better. They preempted our every need and made the stay incredible. RJ our driver was fantastic and incredibly passionate, again he couldn't have been better.The surroundings and accommodation...More

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Thank JDShen
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments and for posting your review. Thank you also for staying at Makanyane as part of your honeymoon, it was great to meet you both and we hope to see you you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights in late August/early September and had a fantastic experience. Our guide was Dylan and he was amazing!! He works so hard to find the animals. My husband and I have been on safari a number of times and have been...More

Thank TrishInCVG
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, it is terrific to hear that you had such a good all-round experience! We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without hesitation this was one of the best holidays I have ever been on and the best place I have ever stayed in. The safari game drives were superb. Fantastic guide called R.J., very knowledgeable but also great fun. Only 4 if us in the...More

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Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review complimenting the lodge. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and hope look forward to your return trip! .

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Luxurious accommodation, exceptional food, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable safari experience at Makanyane Safari Lodge. Situated on private ground within the malaria More free, "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province, the lodge caters for just sixteen guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity. 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. Fine wines from the award-winning wine list complement exceptional cuisine created by the team of internationally trained chefs. Meals are enjoyed in a variety of locations, from our riverside boma to intimate private meals in the comfort of the guest's suite. Makanyane has a rustic sleep-out hide, providing guests with an opportunity to sleep under the stars surrounded only by the African wilderness. The drama, mystery and beauty of Africa's wildlife and cultural heritage can be experienced on game drives and bush walks conducted by expert, passionate field guides. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Also Known As
Makanyane Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Also Known As
Makanyane Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
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Room & Suite (112)
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Questions & Answers
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ExcellentAdventures
20 May 2018|
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Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge | Property representative |
There is generally a maximum of 6 guests per safari vehicle.
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ExcellentAdventures
20 May 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a tad late in replying to this but regarding the Tracker question - myself and a friend did book this, it was a safari walk with the guide who was excellent! We got very close to dozing cheetahs and to a pack of wild... More
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ashleygf
16 April 2018|
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Response from 196michele | Reviewed this property |
We were taken by light aircraft and there was no issue meeting a 12.30 connection . You should check with your booking people about how they are intending to transfer you .
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Room Tips
"They're all good, all separated suites in an open lodge where certain wildlife roam through the grounds."
SusanM191
1 week ago
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"Fold back the doors and relax in the bath watching the river life. Magical.!"
Carroom
3 weeks ago
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"Our room (number 2) was perfect but I think they are all of the same standard."
clairecY3425QU
4 weeks ago
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"Suite (I think the rooms are all the same)"
anncH634IX
31 Aug 2018
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