Makanyane Safari Lodge

Makanyane Safari Lodge is designed to blend effortlessly into its surroundings. So much so that elephant stroll unconcernedly past. And a game drive through this private enclave within the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve will bring you within sight of all manner of big cats, as well as endangered African wild dogs, hyena, zebra and giraffe. Not to mention over 340 different species of gaudy, noisy birds.

And after you’ve met the locals you can relax in an infinity pool overlooking the bush, toast the sunset with a glass of chilled wine or indulge in fine cuisine served in an elegant dining room – or out in the bush.

Makanyane Safari Lodge, at a glance

  • Exclusive private setting on a private 1800 hectare concession within the 75,000 hectare Madikwe game Reserve
  • Excellent area for 'Big 5' sightings and wild dog
  • Very intimate with just 16 guests accommodated in eight double suites with lounge, game-viewing sun deck, spectacular en suite bathroom and secluded outdoor shower
  • Have a night staying in the secure sleep out hide, under the stars - a truly magical experience
  • Renowned for its warm and friendly service
  • Gourmet food with an excellent game-rich menu that changes daily
  • Superb guides who know Madikwe inside out 
  • Main lodge has spacious lounge, dining room, and open air boma
  • Excellent wine cellar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Fine heated swimming pool
  • Bush spa offering various treatments
  • Bush hides overlooking a watering hole
  • Elevated decks for watching game and sleeping under the stars
  • Game drives in open cars and guided bush walks
  • Spontaneous and night drives to catch local wildlife activity
  • Bush barbecues
  • Rob was always quick, efficient, charming and helpful

    CH, Burma, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7