Makanyane is beautiful. The people... beautiful, the lodge... beautiful, the food... beautiful, the reserve... beautiful... you get the idea.
This is a truly stunning hidden gem on the Botswana border. This was our third visit to Makanyane and once again everything surpassed our expectations. For us it was like coming back to our extended family. We haven't worked out what it is about this place but it's the one place we've found in the world where we truly relax. It has everything, incredible game drives, absolutely stunning cuisine, service that is second to none and is always with a smile, the most beautiful lodges and it's own private slice of the vast Madikwe reserve. In fact we had such a good time again we're working out how to make our fourth trip next year.
We really can't speak highly enough of Makanyane, you really won't regret a visit, and we can guarantee that when it's time to go back to everyday life, you'll leave a little piece of your heart right there in Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxurious accommodation, exceptional food, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable safari experience at Makanyane Safari Lodge. Situated on private ground within the malaria free, "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province, the lodge caters for just sixteen guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity. Hidden in riverside forest, the eight luxurious suites, each with glass-walled bedrooms, overlook the Marico River, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding bush. The suites have open-fronted lounges, private sundecks and spacious bathrooms that can be opened to the forest. The lodge has an infinity-edge swimming pool, gym, health and beauty treatment centre and lookout point with magnificent views. Fine wines from the award-winning wine list complement exceptional cuisine created by the team of internationally trained chefs. Meals are enjoyed in a variety of locations, from our riverside boma to intimate private meals in the comfort of the guest's suite. Makanyane has a rustic sleep-out hide, providing guests with an opportunity to sleep under the stars surrounded only by the African wilderness. The drama, mystery and beauty of Africa's wildlife and cultural heritage can be experienced on game drives and bush walks conducted by expert, passionate field guides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makanyane Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve