Makanyi Private Game Lodge

Makanyi Lodge, which opened its doors in June of 2015, has made a name for itself as one of the most intimate luxury lodges in the Timbavati. Part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Timbavati is a prime game viewing area, home to the “Big Five” as well as the famed White Lion. Makanyi is a truly wild, intimate, and private experience. By consciously limiting their capacity to only seven luxury suites, Makanyi provides an intimate safari experience that is increasingly difficult to find. Makanyi’s seven luxury suites overlook the watershed (which attracts many animals) and boast relaxing sitting areas with fireplace, a private deck with loungers, expansive indoor bath and outdoor shower. Two honeymoon suites, located furthest from the main lodge, include romantic four-poster beds and private outdoor plunge pools. Makanyi is dedicated to conserving the surrounding natural environment and its inhabitants, particularly combating rhino poaching in the Timbavati. More than a safari lodge, Makanyi is a family. At Makanyi, the experience goes beyond an amazing photo album of wonderful sightings. This place is an experience that guests take to heart, embracing a fuller understanding of nature and a deeper respect for animals. Bringing hospitality together with conservation and personality, Makanyi has managed to create something truly unique.

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