Location: Marico River, Madikwe Game Reserve
No of rooms: Eight suites
One Stop Reason To Go: As Makayne can only take a maximum of 16 guests at one time; there is assurance that guests will enjoy a truly private, ‘get away from it all’ experience.
Makanyane is situated on private land within the magnificent 75,000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve – home to the Big 5 and a myriad of other animal and bird species. Makanyane, which lies hidden in lush riverside forest, offers unforgettable wildlife experiences, exquisite accommodation and cuisine as well as outstanding personal service.
Makanyane Safari Lodge was designed by a team of award winning architects to effortlessly blend with the surrounding bush. The relaxed yet luxurious interiors complement the design perfectly, tastefully enhancing the atmosphere of comfort in this idyllic environment.
The lodge consists of a beautiful main building and eight stunning suites, which lie hidden in the lush forest, offering spectacular views over the tranquil Marico River. A stroll along the shady path winding through the riverine forest will bring guests to their secluded suite. As in the main lodge, rich African textures abound, 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 with its private sundeck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush. The spectacular bathrooms have under-floor heating as well as indoor and outdoor showers, where the wide, folding doors can be opened to allow the sounds and scents of the surrounding bush to join guests in the luxurious freestanding bathtub. The suites have 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. The understated luxury of the suites flawlessly compliments the untamed surroundings.
Established in 1991, Madikwe was the site of operation Phoenix – the largest translocation of game ever undertaken – with over 10,000 animals reintroduced into the reserve. Madikwe Game Reserve is more than just an incredible malaria-free safari destination; it is an internationally significant conservation initiative.Show Less