South African Lodges

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

Address
Madikwe Game Reserve
North West
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Spa

The Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge private lodge nestles in malaria-free, Madikwe Wildlife Reserve in the Northern Region of South Africa, was designed to blend with the surrounding bush. The Sanctuary Lodge is relaxed yet it has luxurious interiors and designed to make the most out of an atmosphere of comfort and tranquillity.

The lodge consists of a central meeting and nine spacious suites, which sit in a forested ravine, looking over the River. Makanyane is situated on 1,810 hectares of private ground within the 75,010-acre Game Reserve, this unique game lodge provides accommodation for a maximum of sixteen guests, ensuring that each guest has plenty of privacy and individual attention.

In the Central Lodge, the theme is warm tones and textures of Africa which is carried over into the guest suites. Natural building elements have been used throughout with locally collected rock for walls and use of locally harvested timber for setting against a thatched roof allowing the lodge blend discreetly into its surroundings. The build incorporates allot glass allowing for the sensation of sitting in the wilderness. The open-fronted lounge with its private sundeck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the untamed African bush.

Room amenities:

  • Bathrooms with underfloor heating
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Fireplaces
  • Overhead fans
  • Fully air-conditioned/heated
  • Telephone
  • Hot beverage making facilities
  • Mini Safe
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryers
  • Insect repellent
  • Body and sun lotion
  • Soap, shampoo & conditioner

Gym and Health & Beauty Spa

The well-equipped gym and the bush spa are just the places to work up an appetite, or to just pamper yourself.

Dining

Guests can enjoy the exceptional quality of its food and wines, adding another exciting dimension to their stay. The meals are imaginatively prepared by blending European and African experiences with the flavours and fresh local produce of the area to create delicious and memorable dining experiences. The exquisite cuisine is complemented by the excellent South African wines from the extensive cellar.

Activities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa - massage or aromatherapy on the private deck or in the bush spa
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Game drives

This 71,110-hectare game reserve invites either on foot or in an open vehicle to explore the wildlife. The Game Reserve is South Africa's second largest game reserve, and Makanyane is on 1,711 hectares of private ground within the reserve.

The reserve is a joint venture embracing the North West Parks and Tourism Board, the industry and local communities. The species which reside here include lion, leopard, black rhino and white rhino as well as extensive herds of elephant and buffalo. The rare African wild dog, the cheetah, spotted, and brown hyena, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species also roam the reserve. Also, there are over 333 bird species that can be observed here.

Below detailed information about the Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at the Makanyane Safari Lodge

At the Makanyane Lodge, guests can enjoy the exceptional quality of its food and wines, adding another memorable dimension to their stay.

The meals are skilfully and imaginatively prepared by blending European and African experiences with the flavours and fresh local produce of the area to create delicious and memorable dining experiences. The delicious cuisine is complimented by the great South African wines from the extensive cellar.

Spa Facilities

The well-equipped gym and the bush spa are just the places to work up an appetite, or to just pamper yourself.

Game Drives or Walking Safaris

The Madikwe's 75,000-hectare environment allows guests to experience the bush on either foot or in an open vehicle. Watch the wildlife, oblivious to your presence, from one of our bush hides overlooking a waterhole or facing plains that stretch to the horizon. The walks allow you to appreciate the stillness, the quiet and the beauty of the African bush and to examine the sights and sound less obvious from a vehicle.

Camping out

Guests can sleep out under Africa's stars surrounded by the sounds of the bush, unobstructed by walls and roofs. Beds can be made up on the upper deck of a hide in the bush, next to a waterhole.

Gym

Makanyane features a fully equipped, air-conditioned gym for guests to work up an appetite.

Spa treatments

The bush spa is the place to pamper yourself and offers guests massage or aromatherapy treatments. Alternatively, the beauty therapist can treat you on the private deck connected to your room.

Makanyane Safari Lodge conferencing

A computer with full internet access is available for the use of guests together with fax services, satellite television and video facilities. Makanyane has air-conditioned conference facilities for 16 people.

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Suite

Rich African textures abound in each guest suite; walls of natural rock and dried tree trunks merge with rough teak doors and contrast with the overhanging thatch. The glass-walled bedroom suites allow uninterrupted views of the river and the surrounding bush.

The open-fronted lounge at the Makanyane Safari Lodge in Madikwe with its private sundeck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the untamed African bush.

The bathrooms feature under-floor heating as well as indoor and outdoor showers. The full, folding doors can be opened to allow the sounds and scents of the surrounding bush to join guests in the luxurious freestanding bathtub.

Furthermore, the guest suites at the Lodge offer fireplaces, overhead fans and are fully air-conditioned and heated. The rooms also have a telephone, hot beverage making facilities, mini safe and a bar fridge. Bathrobes, hairdryers, insect repellent, body and sun lotion, soap as well as shampoo and conditioner are all provided.
 

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay at Makanyane Safari Lodge for 4 to 6 nights and enjoy discounted rates!

Package includes:

  • Transfer to and from Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip
  • All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (house wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks)
  • Game viewing activities (2 daily game drives and/or game walks)
  • Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees
  • Conservation levy

Included in the rate:

  • Transfer to and from Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip
  • All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (house wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks)
  • Game viewing activities (2 daily game drives and/or game walks)
  • Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees
  • Conservation levy

Excluded from the rate:

  • International and domestic flights, and any road transfers
  • Landing fees for Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip
  • Travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities, spa treatments, and all other items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for stays of 4 to 6 nights
  • Valid until 3 January 2021
  • Subject to availability
  • Long stay rates depend on season of travel and the duration of the total stay
  • The total stay can be in one camp/lodge only, or be made up of stays in different Sanctuary retreats camps/lodges
  • Stays in different camps/lodges do not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary
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Stay at Makanyane Safari Lodge for 7 nights or longer and enjoy discounted rates!

Package includes:

  • Transfer to and from Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip
  • All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (house wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks)
  • Game viewing activities (2 daily game drives and/or game walks)
  • Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees
  • Conservation levy

Included in the rate:

  • Transfer to and from Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip
  • All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (house wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks)
  • Game viewing activities (2 daily game drives and/or game walks)
  • Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees
  • Conservation levy

Excluded from the rate:

  • International and domestic flights, and any road transfers
  • Landing fees for Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip
  • Travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities, spa treatments, and all other items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for stays of 7 nights or longer
  • Valid until 3 January 2021
  • Subject to availability
  • Long stay rates depend on season of travel and the duration of the total stay
  • The total stay can be in one camp/lodge only, or be made up of stays in different Sanctuary retreats camps/lodges
  • Stays in different camps/lodges do not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary
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2018-10-14

I enjoyed myself at Makanyane Lodge, the lodge has a relaxed yet luxurious interior, I enjoyed the wildlife, working out in the gym and liked my room.

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2018-10-08

I really enjoyed the spectacular views over the tranquil Marico River, I enjoyed my meals at Makanyane they were delicious and very memorable.

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2018-08-09

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.666731

Longitude: 26.427018

Directions

Reaching the Makanyane Safari Lodge by road:

There are two routes by road from Johannesburg International Airport to Makanyane Safari Lodge.

The first route (approximately 3.5 hours driving time) travels via Sun City to the Makanyane private entrance. This route travels over approximately 40 km of gravel road.

The second route (about 5 hours driving time) travels via the towns of Rustenburg and Zeerust. Detailed directions and map are available on request.
Makanyane\'s private gate will be attended in anticipation of guests arrival. Please advise the lodge of your estimated time of arrival when making your booking. If possible, it would be greatly appreciated if you could confirm your time of arrival while en-route to the lodge.

Makanyane is approximately 60 kilometres from Gaborone, Botswana.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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