Makanyane Safari Lodge was designed by a team of award winning architects to effortlessly blend with the surrounding bush. The relaxed yet luxurious interiors complement the design perfectly, tastefully enhancing the atmosphere of comfort in this idyllic environment. Situated on 1,800 hectares of private ground within the 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, it is hidden in lush riverside forest. It offers unforgettable wildlife experiences, exquisite accommodation and cuisine as well as outstanding personal service.
The lodge consists of a beautiful main building and eight stunning suites, which lie hidden in the lush forest, offering spectacular views over the tranquil Marico River. Located on the edge of a ravine, Makanyane's dramatic main lodge overlooks a stream-filled waterhole shaded by a dense canopy of trees. Enormous ancient Leadwood trees in the lounge and the dining room support the sweeping thatch roof. The gracious dining room also opens onto the vast deck area, perfect for enjoying a meal under the trees while watching game drink below. The main lodge has a curio shop where you can browse for souvenirs, a library area and an extensive wine cellar.
The lodge is designed to blend flawlessly with the natural environment to provide guests with a unique bush experience. Each luxurious suite has spectacular glass-walled bedrooms and offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest and the Marico River. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom, with a free-standing bath and both indoor and outdoor showers. Folding doors can be used to open the entire front of the bathroom to the sights and the sounds of the bush. Each suite also has a lounge, a private viewing deck and a sun deck with a spectacular view over the river. The suites have fireplaces, overhead fans and are fully air-conditioned. They also have a telephone, hot beverage making facilities, mini safe and a bar fridge. Bathrobes, hairdryers, insect repellent, body and sun lotion, soap as well as shampoo and conditioner are all provided.
Makanyane prides itself on the exceptional quality of its food and wines, adding another memorable dimension to your stay. The meals are skillfully and imaginatively prepared by the executive chef, Mauritz Greeff, and his excellent team. Mauritz blends European and African flavours to create unique menus, using fresh local produce to create delicious and memorable dining experiences. The delicious cuisine is complimented by superb South African wines from the extensive cellar. As well as offering classic wines such as Kanonkop's Paul Sauer and Klein Constantia's Vin de Constance, staff have gone to great lengths to search out excellent quality, value and range in the wine list that they offer to guests. This ensures that for wine lovers Makanyane is a real treat.
The well equipped gym and bush spa is just the place to work up an appetite, or to simply pamper yourself. Tucked away in the forest, this air-conditioned facility has all that you need for a gentle workout or more strenuous exercise. Alternatively, treat yourself to massage or aromatherapy from Makanyane's onsite masseuse.
Activities at the lodge include game drives, game walks, and hides. There is also a swimming pool and library.
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