Just returned from an incredible 2 nights at Makanyane. The rooms are sublime, with a big bath and incredible private views of the river and trees. With a maximum of 16 guests, the staff ensure that they greet you by name which really makes it personal. The food is generous, creative and delicious with a fantastic house wine served with the meals. There is a spa and a gym with a treadmill too - great for getting in some exercise while away from home.
With morning and evening game drives and a very experienced ranger, Nico, we saw an incredible amount of game, right up close too!
I would recommend it in a heartbeat.
- 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