Makanyi Private Game Lodge
Supremely stylish and luxurious lodge in the famous Timbavati reserve, Greater Kruger.
Southern Timbavati Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
Makanyi is arguably the most attractive and stylish lodge in the Timbavati but without going over the top – the use of natural elements like stone walls, wood and leather adds warmth to the unmistakably contemporary lines to create a luxurious yet welcoming lodge.
Makanyi lodge itself provides a graceful yet unobtrusive sanctuary of calm that goes a long way to rival the enchantment of the bush which embraces it. Seven enormous suites and one sumptuous family suite blend seamlessly into their environment and offer the space and time to fully unwind; be that by relaxing on your suite’s deck with panoramic views of the bush and our active dam, curling up before a roaring fire in the evening chill or soaking up the aura in a glorious pedestal bath.
Every one of our seven suites overlook the magnificent dam and comes with an extra-large bed, a relaxing sitting area with its own gas fireplace, a beautiful bathroom with a spacious shower and separate bathtub, a private deck with loungers and an outdoor shower. Premium Healing Earth amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone, hair dryer, safe, mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities are found in every room.
Two of our seven rooms are luxury pool suites, they are located furthest from the main lodge and offer more privacy as well as a wonderful private plunge pool on the deck – ideal for a soak with a glass of champagne under a blanket of stars.
The deck at Makanyi is superbly situated with stunning views of the dam, allowing you to unwind and watch amazing wildlife scenes unfold before your eyes. It is a lovely area to either relax on your own and take in the beauty of your surroundings or to socialise with others and share stories about your sightings.
Venture out on game drives where you will encounter the Big 5 and perhaps even the elusive African wild dog. Get closer to the earth on an adventurous bush walk, conducted by knowledgeable guides and trackers. Fish in the nearby rivers or head back to the hotel for a relaxing spa treatment. Later, gaze up at the stars as they shine bright, unpolluted by artificial light.
The sun loungers around the pool are perfect for sunbathing, reading or dozing off, while the cosy loft serves as a quiet reading area or lounge to enjoy TV or a movie. In the main area, large, comfortable sofas by the roaring fireplace keep you warm on a chilly evening. And on a warm summer’s night? Nothing beats sitting on the deck by the pool, sipping a refreshing cocktail to the sounds of lions roaring not far away. Alternatively, mingle with other guests at the bar where the barman is ready to prepare you your favourite drink, sharing stories of your day’s sightings.
- · Accommodation
· All Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
· Tea, coffee, water and soft drinks
· Two daily game drives
· Guided educational walks (winter months only & no children under the age of 14 years)
· Star Gazing (winter months only)
· Use of gym
· Free Wi-Fi
The excellent game viewing is enhanced by a few vital little niceties ; firstly the low number of vehicles on the traversing area means you can stay on sightings if you feel like it without being pushed out by a queue of other vehicles waiting to get in; secondly each game drive vehicle is restricted to just 6 seats giving everyone more room and a guaranteed “window seat”
The dam in front of Makanyi provides excellent game viewing opportunities from the inviting main deck and swimming pool area as there is a frequent stream of animals coming down to drink
Special SADC Rate
per person per night sharing
per person per night sharing