Stayed 2 nights in this lodge.
Room -well presented and really enjoyed 180 degree windows with views down on to river.
Food - very good and plentiful.Chef has a good eye for detail- we had Gemsbok and kudu for supper-lovely.
Main lodge - nice with pool
Wi Fi - only in lodge/ upstairs and intermittent /slow
Staff -very friendly and helpful
Game guide - we had Dillian. What a fantastic guide. Has an in depth knowledge of the Reserve and outside the usual ref animals, he goes to great lengths to impart his knowledge on the different grasses ,eco system ect. Top notch guide who has become my 11 year olds sons hero as he showed him various bush type survival methods. Worth visiting this Reserve just to have a guide like Dillian take you around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makanyane Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve