Makanyi Private Game Lodge
There is magic in the air when you enter your home from home in the bush, Makanyi Lodge. It is not only the astonishing setting or the wondrous wildlife, it is also the unwavering passion and dedication that everyone involved in all aspects of the lodge share with those who join us. Makanyi is an exceptional way of life that has held the same family and core team enthralled and empowered for the past 7 years, since launch.
Located on the western edge of the Kruger National Park, an area that spans over 2.4 million hectares, the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is incomparable in being easily accessible from main air and road access routes and yet still wild and unspoilt with fewer lodges and private homes than can be counted on one hand. This unique situation allows our guests the ultimate luxury of exploring this arresting habitat uninhibited by other tourist vehicles and in their own time – a rare and authentic safari experience.
Throughout your stay, your comfort and pleasure are our priority which is why we strive to ensure that every detail is as nearly perfect as we can work it both indoors and out. In every aspect of your stay, from the comfortable elegant decor to the scrumptious meals and beverages to your personalised game drives, here at Makanyi, care, quality and service are our daily mantras.
Every one of our seven suites overlooks the awe-inspiring dam and comes with an extra-large super comfy bed, a calm-inducing sitting area with a warming gas fire for cooler evenings, a gorgeous bathroom with a spacious shower and separate bathtub and a private deck with loungers and outdoor shower. Every room is also complete with Premium Healing Earth amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone, hair dryer, safe, mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making facilities.
Two of our seven rooms are luxury pool suites, located furthest from the main lodge these offer more privacy as well as a wonderful private plunge pool on the deck – ideal for a romantic soak with a glass of champagne under a blanket of stars.