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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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Krokodildrift, Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa See on map
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Makanyane Safari Lodge in the last week of August this year and it was simply amazing. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the team cannot do enough for you. The room was clean and tidy with ample refreshments,...More

Thank Claire C
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the lodge, thank you for your kind comments. Please let us know when you are thinking of coming to stay again,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 6 loved our stay at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge at Madikwe Game Reserve. This was the second time 3 of us got to return and it did not disappoint. The other 3 'newbies' loved it just as much as do. I daresay...More

Thank jmiiki
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your detailed review – we think that “wonderful hospitality” is one of the things we do best! With so many places to visit in South Africa, we greatly appreciate you coming back to Makanyane, and bringing new friends with you!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an incredible time staying at this hotel for our honeymoon. We stayed for four nights, and literally loved every single moment. We actually travelled in June 2016 so this review is quite late. The safari itself was amazing; our guide, Roger, was absolutely...More

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Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time at the lodge! The layers of clothing tip is very useful for winter visitors, as it can be unexpectedly cold in winter out on game drive. Fortunately we have managed to minimise...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an incredible 4 night experience at Makanyane and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay. Everything was super well organised - the whole operation felt very slick without feeling too regimented. The atmosphere was also relaxed and friendly and everyone extremely pleasant and...More

Thank TrufflesSmith
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and very kind recommendation of the lodge, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are spectacular! You can admire monkeys and other animals from reading a book in your bed. The food is excellent and we appreciated the fact that we could sit at a private table every night. We like to socialise but after a long...More

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Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time at Makanyane!

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Pool
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Minibar
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Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Outdoor pool
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ExcellentAdventures
May 20, 2018|
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Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge | Property representative |
There is generally a maximum of 6 guests per safari vehicle.
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ExcellentAdventures
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a tad late in replying to this but regarding the Tracker question - myself and a friend did book this, it was a safari walk with the guide who was excellent! We got very close to dozing cheetahs and to a pack of wild... More
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ashleygf
April 16, 2018|
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Response from 196michele | Reviewed this property |
We were taken by light aircraft and there was no issue meeting a 12.30 connection . You should check with your booking people about how they are intending to transfer you .
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"Our room (number 2) was perfect but I think they are all of the same standard."
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"Suite (I think the rooms are all the same)"
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"All 8 rooms are fantastic and overlook a watering hole / river. We stayed in #4 which was great."
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"Stayed in the room closest to the lodge; made it easy at night to navigate."
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