Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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The Sanctuary Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge, Madikwe is relaxed yet it has luxurious interiors and designed to make the most out of an atmosphere of comfort and tranquillity.

The Makanyane Safari Lodge private lodge nestles in malaria-free, Madikwe Wildlife Reserve in the Northern Region of South Africa.

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 safari 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.

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

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 Makanyane 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.


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

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


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

Facilities Available at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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

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FAQs about Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge located?
Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge is located at the following location / address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe.