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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived we knew it was going to be special. The staff are ridiculously brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is done with a smile and you really believe it when they say "it's a pleasure." The rooms are stunning. As others...

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MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us, Phil, we truly appreciate it! Thank you also for your review, we are delighted that you had a good time, it was a very special occasion! We hope to see you again soon!

Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015

In early May my wife and I spent seven nights at Makanyane Safari Lodge. Booked through Imagine Africa. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome, we relaxed immediately. Our suite was luxurious and comfortable with a nice view of the river. We could watch Elephant, Giraffe, Baboons and Monkeys passing on the other side of...

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MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Richard, for taking the time to write a review, and thank you for your comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed both of your company so much! Please let us know when you are planning your next trip!

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We had such an amazing trip! I could not fault Makanyane in any way! We stayed for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon. Game Drives – we went out for 3 hours every morning and evening with Trevor. Whilst out we usually stopped for coffee (morning) and sundowners (evening). Trevor makes the best G&T’s! Trevor was an amazing guide...

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MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for all of us for your review, especially from Trevor, he is delighted that you enjoyed your drives with him! We agree he is very talented and he is incredibly enthusiastic about his job! It was great to meet you both, thank you for spending part of your special trip with us!

East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 17 May 2015

My husband and I went to Makanyane this May for 3 nights and had an unbelievable time. From the moment we got to the Lodge we knew we were in for a real treat. We were immediately greeted with welcome drinks and a delicious lunch. We had a few an hour or two before our first game drive that evening...

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MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review! We have taken your comment on board and have made the high tea before the afternoon game drive even bigger and better, we can’t have anyone going hungry!

London
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We had been recommended Makanyane Safari Lodge by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Lynette, Maretha and Alfie we knew we had made the right decision. We were offered a welcome drink and and they had arranged a lunch for us and then we were shown around the main lodge....

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MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, responded to this review

You are right, you did leave as family! It was so good to meet you both and we loved having you staying with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to right such a detailed review, we greatly appreciate it, and your very kind comments. Your suggestions are brilliant and spot-on, thank you for putting these across! Thank...

Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

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Reviewed 2 May 2015

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Warwickshire, England
Reviewed 4 April 2015

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

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Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

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“We were in villa 1 and felt like we were the only room on the reserve.”
 of 5 bubbles gigglesfh88, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are gorgeous, but 6 has the best view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles Simms327, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We prefer to stay in rooms 5 or 6, but 7/8 make for an exciting walk to your room after dinner. And you get more time with David...”
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 of 5 bubbles andrewrice, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All 8 rooms are the same standard. number 8 is the farthest from main building t 3 minutes walk. No 6 good for animal watching.”
 of 5 bubbles Martha21, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles PennyG257, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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