South African Lodges

Makanyi Private Game Lodge

Address
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Spa, Big Five

With its seven luxurious suites, The Makanyi Lodge nestles in the game rich, Big Five Timbavati Private Game Reserve of South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park region.  Located only 63 km away Hoedspruit Airport, to which South African Express operates scheduled flights, the lodge is easily accessible.  The transfer from the Hoedspruit Airport to the lodge only takes about 50 minutes.

Guests' pleasure and comfort are the highly qualified staff's top priorities.  With the abundance of wildlife surrounding the lodge, the exclusivity of its facilities and accommodation combined with the delicious gourmet meals served in the most unusual venues make for unforgettable safari memories.  

Featuring only seven luxury suites, guests are ensured privacy and tranquillity throughout their stay making for an exclusive safari experience.  Every suite provides beautiful views of the dam where wildlife can be observed from the comfort of the lounge chairs and the bed. Fitted with spacious and most comfortable beds, the suites provide a welcoming lounge area with fireplace as well as a luxurious bathroom with shower and separate bathtub.    The private outdoor deck features loungers and an outdoor shower. 

Suite features:

  • Lounge area with fireplace
  • En-suite bathroom (shower and bath)
  • Private viewing deck
  • Outdoor shower
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Tea making facilities.

Dining

Guests are treated to a culinary journey when staying at the Game Lodge.  Delicious traditional meals and flavours are skilfully combined with international meals to suit any palate. 

Most of the used ingredients are locally sourced and of highest quality making for the most delicious treats.  With the bushveld's spectacular sunrises and its breathtaking sunsets, dining while being surrounded by nature's sounds make for unforgettable dining experiences. Romantic candlelit dinners under the vast galaxy of stars to a rustic bush picnic or a private dinner in your suite, anything can be arranged for guests.  Premium South African wines, as well as an excellent selection of international spirits and liqueurs, are available.

Meals:

  • Early morning tea and coffee
  • Delicious breakfasts
  • Mouthwatering lunches
  • High tea with irresistible treats
  • Romantic candlelit dinner
  • Rustic bush picnics
  • Private dinners in the suite
  • Boma dinner.

Activities

There are activities available at the lodge to suit any preference and choice.  Guests may embark through the untamed wilderness on exciting game drives as well as bush walks which are accompanied by professional rangers and trackers.  The game drives take part in the early mornings and the late afternoon during which incredible wildlife can be observed.  During the bush walks, guests follow tracks and explore the great variety of smaller creatures as well as plants, shrubs and trees. 

Free from light pollution, stargazing with a guide into the astonishing night sky is a fascinating experience.  The fantastic constellations of the Southern Hemisphere and the Milky Way can be admired.  Besides the usual game drives, the lodge also offers unique Photo Safaris and Art Safaris.

Fishing in one of the dams makes for a more peaceful and relaxing activity.  Rejuvenating health and beauty spa treatments are available for guests who wish to de-stress being surrounded by the tranquil and calming sounds of nature.  The outdoor swimming pool offers a nice refreshment during the hot summer afternoons. 

Activities:

  • Game drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Stargazing
  • Fishing
  • Photo Safari
  • Art Safari
  • Spa treatments
  • Fitness in the gym
  • Swimming.

Nearby activities & attractions

Many exciting attractions are in the area surrounding the lodge which is well worth a visit.  A trip with transfers can be arranged during a stay; this should be booked in advance.

Nearby activities/attractions:

  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Zip Line in Hazyview
  • Elephant Whispers
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Helicopter tours
  • Scenic Flights
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Shangaan village tours
  • Jessica the Hippo
  • Elephant Safaris
  • Silk Farm.

Below detailed information about the Makanyi Private Game Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Balconies
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Viewing Deck
  • WIFI

Acrivities
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Star gazing
  • Fishing
  • Photo Safari
  • Art Safari
  • Spa treatments
  • Fitness in the gym
  • Swimming.
Visit nearby attractions
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Zip Line in Hazyview
  • Elephant Whispers
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Helicopter tours
  • Scenic Flights
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Shangana village tours
  • Jessica the Hippo
  • Elephant Safaris
  • Silk Farm.

  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Garden Terrace
  • Gym
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
  • The minimum age for the lodge is 14 years of age.

Available Rooms

Luxury Suite

# Rooms:
5

The spacious suites are well appointed providing luxury and comfort to safari travellers.  Exclusive amenities and features include a Nespresso coffee machine, tea making facilities, as well as an en-suite bathroom which is complete with shower and bathtub.

Luxury Suite features:

  • Lounge area with fireplace
  • En-suite bathroom (shower and bath)
  • Private viewing deck
  • Outdoor shower
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini bar
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Tea making facilities.

Luxury Pool Suite

# Rooms:
2

Amongst the seven suites are two special honeymoon suites.  These are situated furthest away from the main lodge to offer additional privacy.  The spacious suites provide romantic four-poster beds and a private plunge pool on the outdoor deck. 

Luxury Pool Suite features:

  • Private plunge pool
  • Romantic four poster bed
  • Lounge area with fireplace
  • En-suite bathroom (shower and bath)
  • Private viewing deck
  • Outdoor shower
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini bar
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Tea making facilities.

Villa (1 - 4 guests)

# Rooms:
1

The extraordinary 2-bedroomed private villa accommodated two couples travelling together or a family with teenage kids.  The Villa has its own private deck with large pool and whilst meals are served in the main lodge, there is a boma area for private boma dinners on request. 

Villa guests enjoy their own private vehicle and guide for their stay, making it a very special experience.  Only children from 14 years and older can be accommodated at this villa.  Exclusivity is ensured whereby only a maximum of 4 vehicles are allowed in the reserve.

Makanyi Private Game Lodge Specials

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

Stay 5 pay 4 special for Makanyi Private Game Lodge valid for 2018, excluding 19 December 2017 - 3 January 2019.

Included in the rate:

  • All meals and beverages offered at Makanyi
  • Two daily game drives
  • Other daily activities taking place in the lodge area: bush walks, fishing, picnics, star gazing
  • Use of the gym
  • Laundry service
  • Road transfers to and from Combretum airstrip (for private chartered & Federal Air flights)

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Valid all year 2018 except 19 December 2018 - 3 January 2019
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.470830

Longitude: 31.254084

Directions

From Johannesburg

Take the N4 direction Witbank - Pass Emalahleni and Middelburg.
Take the Belfast off ramp (R33/R540).
Once in Belfast town, turn right into Voortrekker Street (at the bottom of the town) and continue straight to Dullstroom on R540.
Drive straight through Dullstroom town and continue to Lydenburg.
Once in Lydenburg turn left into Potgieter Street and follow the road out of town direction Ohrighstad on the R36.
Drive through Ohrighstad and continue on R36 (though the Strydom tunnel and over the Abel Erasmus Pass) R531 to Hoedspruit.
In Hoedspruit, continue straight over the bridge crossing the train line to a four way stop. At the stop turn right. You will get to a 3 way stop, which you will cross over and continue towards Bosbokrand / Bushbuckridge along the R40.
Approx 6 - 7 km out of Hoedspruit, note the Eastgate Airport / Timbavati Private Nature Reserve sign on your left.
At the sign, turn left.
Drive 15km until you reach Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee of R 155, 00 per vehicle (fees subject to change).
Continue on for 13 km, until you see the AVOCA sign to your left.
Turn right off the tar road and onto the dirt road.
Follow the road straight for 17 km then you will come across a 4 way section – carry on straight past this until you see a green gate on your right.
Follow the road to the left, do not turn towards the green gate or drive down the fence line.
Carry on with this road for 1.2 km – you will pass over a small concrete bridge until you get to a sign post where you will see “Makanyi Lodge” written. You will carry on for another 60 m (3rd road turning to the left).
Drive for another 4km until you see an open grass area (old airstrip). Once you’re on the airstrip do not turn left along the strip, but cross over and follow the sign posts to “Makanyi Lodge”.



From Nelspruit

From Nelspruit head out direction White River.
Carry straight through the town of White River and turn left, direction Hazyview, at the last set of traffic lights. At the roundabout carry on straight direction Hazyview.
Follow this road and here the road ends – turn left and go through the town of Hazyview R40.
After Hazyview, you will go through Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek. Do not turn into towns – go straight. Once you passed Acornhoek, you will find a road to your right “Orpen Road” – do not turn in there, but carry on straight for another 2 km. Look out for the Hoedspruit / Phalaborwa sign board. Turn right here and follow this road for approximately 18 - 19 km until you get the turn off to the right “Eastgate Airport / Timbavati Private Nature Reserve “. At this sign, turn right.
Drive 15km until you reach the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee of R 155, 00 per vehicle (fees subject to change).
Continue on for 13 km, until you see the AVOCA sign to your left.
Turn right off the tar road and onto the dirt road.
Follow the road straight for 17 km then you will come across a 4 way section - carry on straight past this until you see a green gate on your right.
Follow the road to the left, do not turn towards the green gate or drive down the fence line.
Carry on with this road for 1.2 km – you will pass over a small concrete bridge until you get to a sign post where you will see “Makanyi Lodge” written. You will carry on for another 60 m (3rd road turning to the left).
Drive for another 4 km until you see an open grass area (old airstrip). Once you’re on the airstrip do not turn left along the strip, but cross over and follow the sign posts to “Makanyi Lodge”.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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