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South Africa Holiday Safari Specials - Malaria-free Madikwe Safari at Makanyane Safari Lodge - long stay discounts and honeymoon extras.

Makanyane Safari Lodge - Elephant passing bedroom
Situated in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, Makanyane Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation, welcoming service, exceptional food and thrilling game viewing, creating an unforgettable safari adventure. The lodge was built with the brief of offering something totally unique and different in Madikwe and the owners have created something truly very special and intimate.

There is an abundance of “wow factor” in the entire Makanyane experience, this is a lodge with lots of  personality and style.

Found on 1,800 hectares of private ground within the Madikwe Reserve and offering guests complete seclusion and privacy, the lodge opened in 2003 and has earned a reputation for incredible guiding, friendly and personal service, fabulous cuisine and outstanding accommodation in our luxurious suites.
Honeymooners will receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a fruit platter on arrival as well as complimentary spa treatments to the value of approximately R1000.
Stay at Makanyane Safari Lodge for the full number of nights or combine with other Sanctuary Lodges in Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda - we will put this all together for you including logistics.
Other Sanctuary Lodges that you can combine with include:
KENYA (click to see this camp)
- Sanctuary Olonana

TANZANIA (click to see these camps)
- Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
- Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp
- Sanctuary Swala
- Sanctuary Kusini

UGANDA (click to see this camp)
- Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
BOTSWANA (click to see this camp)
- Sanctuary Baines’ Camp
- Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp
- Sanctuary Chief's Camp
- Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Makanyane rates
(per night)
1 - 3 nights 4 - 6 nights 7+ nights
Per person
Single rate Child rate **
Per person
Single rate Child rate **
Per person
Single rate Child rate **
7th January - 30th April 2019 R9 900 R14 850 R4 950 R8 415 R12 623 R4 208 R7 425 R11 138 R3 713
1st May - 31st August 2019 R8 500 R12 750 R4 250 R5 950 R8 925 R2 975 R5 525 R8 288 R2 763
1st September 2019 - 5th January 2020 R11 900 R 17 850 R5 950 R10 710 R16 065 R5 355  R10 115 R15 173 R5 058
6th January - 30th April 2020 R 10 900 R 16 350 R 5 450 R 9 265 R 13 898 R 4 633 R 8 175 R 12 263 R 4 088
1st May - 31st August 2020 R 9 350 R 14 025 R 4 675 R 6 545 R 9 818 R 3 273 R 6 078 R 9 117 R 3 039
1st September 2020 - 3rd January 2021 R 13 100 R 19 650 R 6 550 R 11 790 R 17 685 R 5 895 R 11 135 R 16 703 R 5 568

**Children aged 12 and over are welcome at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge. A maximum of two children aged 12 – 15 inclusive are able to share a suite with two adults.

Makanyane Safari Lodge accommodation
There are only 8 suites, making your stay intimate and exclusive. The suites have panoramic glass walls overlooking the Marico River and animals wander through the lodge grounds daily. Makanyane was designed by a team of award winning architects and blends effortlessly into the bush. The relaxed yet luxurious interiors complement the design perfectly, enhancing the atmosphere of comfort in this idyllic environment. Rich African textures abound, walls of natural rock and dried tree trunks merge with teak doors and contrast with the overhanging thatch, the bedrooms having uninterrupted views of the Marico river and the surrounding bush.

Each suite is air-conditioned and has a large bedroom, lounge and a huge bathroom, with indoor and outdoor showers and roll top baths. There is also a private sundeck which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush.

Makanyane Safari Lodge - Sleep under the stars option
One experience not to be missed is our “Sleep out hide under the stars”, a unique experience offered by few other lodges in Africa. For a night of your stay, if you can bear to forego the luxury of your suite, you can sleep outside on our specially–designed Sleep-out Hide .

You are surrounded only by the African wilderness, providing the adventurous with their very own “Out of Africa” experience, listening to the sounds of the bush under a huge canopy of stars.

Surrounded by romantic lanterns on a lofty second story platform, your bed for the night is one of the most unforgettable and magical experiences ever!

Game viewing:
Makanyane Safari Lodge - cheetah
Lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo and leopard  are all here in abundance, as well as cheetah, giraffe and both spotted and brown hyena and you have the chance of seeing any of these species.

Madikwe is also the one of the best places in Southern Africa to watch the elusive and rare wild dog, a fascinating species on the brink of extinction. Energetic, entertaining and with a highly complex social hierarchy, these fearsome predators range widely across the changing landscape of the reserve in search of prey, providing excellent and unique game viewing.

Travelling through Makanyane’s completely private 1,800 hectares and the 75,000 hectares of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve, your guide will share their wealth of knowledge with you, from the fascinating private life of the dung beetle to the intricacies of the wild dog’s social system.

For an even more in-depth exploration of the bush, a game walk is essential. A highly educational and uniquely enlightening experience, your armed and experienced guide will lead you along game paths in the footsteps of the animals, allowing you to feel the thrill of walking through this wild environment.

Away from the noise and disturbance of the game drive vehicle, guests are able to experience the more subtle nuances of the bush – the sounds, smells and textures of the surroundings can be appreciated.

The walks are planned according to the interests and abilities of the guests and are a highly recommended experience!

Luxury accommodation in a very spacious thatched suite with panoramic river views
For the romantic and adventurous, a night’s stay in our spectacular sleep out hide under the stars
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Lunch on day of arrival and day of departure
House wines, local beers, spirits and soft drinks
Early morning and afternoon game drives
Game walks accompanied by an experienced game ranger
Wifi in the main lodge building
Use of the gym
Daily laundry service
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Tariffs are quoted inclusive of Valued Added Tax (VAT) at 15% where applicable
Transfers to and from the airstrip in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Telephone calls
Wines not designated as house wines, imported beers, imported spirits and mini bar snacks
Transport to and from the lodge, other than the local airstrip
Madikwe Game Reserve Conservation Fee
Curio shop purchases
Spa treatments
All rates are quoted in South African Rand and are subject to change without notice.
All rates quoted are per person per night sharing. Single accommodation attracts a supplement of an additional 50% of the quoted tariff.
Accommodation is subject to availability.
Make your stay truly special and get married or renew your wedding vows at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge.

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