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Makanyane Safari Lodge is a luxurious, exclusive-use, malaria free "Big 5"
wilderness experience.

Makanyane - the perfect setting for an unforgettable safari experience.

Our dedicated team of guides, hosts and chefs are there to create a fully bespoke safari experience specifically for you. You can choose to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your deck or you can head out early to watch the sunrise in the bush. Stay out in the bush all day or spend the afternoon lazing around the pool with a cold drink and a good book.

It’s your safari.

Makanyane provides a unique private holiday experience, the ideal place to come together with family and friends to enjoy being together or to celebrate a special occasion. Avoid set routines and reinvent schedules, here you can experience an exceptional, exclusive private safari.

As well as having unrestricted access to the whole of the malaria free Madikwe Game
Reserve, Makanyane is situated on over 1500 hectares of private land.

The experience

Luxurious accommodation, exceptional food, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable private safari experience at Makanyane.


On game drives and bush walks led by knowledgeable, expert field guides, visitors can experience the drama, mystery, and beauty of Africa's wildlife, old legends, and cultural history.

Wining & dining

Makanyane’s delicious cuisine, excellent selection of fine wines and attentive and unobtrusive service create another remarkable component of your stay with us.


You can ease the stress and strain of daily life by letting our trained masseuse pamper you.

About us

Makanyane Safari Lodge is located on 1,600 hectares of private ground within the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Our location

The spectacular 75,000 hectare malaria-free “Big 5” Madikwe Game Reserve, is situated in South Africa’s North West Province.


Makanyane is the ideal venue for the ultimate intimate and romantic wedding. The entire lodge is reserved only for you and your party to savour this unforgettable experience.


Makanyane Safari Lodge Prices and Information

Romantic & secluded suites

  • Shaded by riverside forest, the thatched and fully air-conditioned suites are secluded and private, each with overhead fans and fireplaces
  • The wrap-around glass-walled bedroom allows uninterrupted views of the Marico River while the wide folding doors of the bathroom can be opened to the surrounding bush.
  • The spectacular bathrooms have a romantic free-standing roll-top bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers
  • Each suite has a fully-stocked fridge, a coffee and tea station, a safe and telephone. Other amenities include bathrobes, hair dryers, insect repellent and sun lotion as well as Makanyane’s signature scented shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and handmade soap.

Sights to inspire and astound