This beautiful and diverse African wilderness encompasses 75,000 hectares of widely varying terrain. Makanyane is one of only two lodges in the park with their own private 1,800 hectare concession. This land is reserved exclusively for guests of the lodge and thus there is never any pressure to vacate a sighting.
Guests stay in private romantic and secluded suites with rich African textures. Wrap-around glass walled interiors with uninterrupted views of the Marico River and the surrounding bush, spectacular bathrooms with roll top baths as well as indoor and outdoor showers and a private sun deck make the Makanyane stay like no other in the world.
The Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few places in Africa where you have an excellent chance of seeing the Magnificent Seven which include; cheetah, rhino, wild dog, elephant, lion, leopard and Cape buffalo.
There are two daily game drives at Makanyane, timed to make the most of the periods when the game is the most active. Guests will enjoy an early morning drive and another in the late afternoon. After enjoying cocktails in the bush, the afternoon drive continues into the night where a spotlight might reveal any nocturnal wildlife.
The executive chef, Mauritz Greeff, combines the freshest local ingredients with flair, talent and imagination to create delicious meals that will add another exciting dimension to your stay. For dinners guests are always given an option between an exotic or traditional selection. Makanyane has earned an enviable reputation for friendly, personal service, outstanding cuisine and an award-winning wine cellar.