Makanyi is so much more than a safari lodge. They want you to love this place as much as they do, to take it to your heart and embrace a fuller understanding of nature and a deeper respect for animals – for this is their home. Leave with not just an amazing photo album of all the wonderful sightings you will have had, but especially with something in your heart that you will carry inside you forever.

For the staff at Makanyi Lodge, this goes way beyond being a business; it is an opportunity to share their experiences and sense of wonder. They believe in bringing tourism together with conservation and community to create awareness and something beautiful, unique and sustainable that can be preserved for the generations to come. As well as caring for you and ensuring your stay is truly spectacular, they dedicate their time and resources to the natural environment and its inhabitants, and particularly to the ongoing fight against rhino poaching in the Timbavati.

Makanyi are committed to being responsible custodians of this inspiring land, so they sincerely hope you will share their vision and values – because this is not merely a holiday destination, it’s a way to expand your horizons and help our planet.

Every one of Makanyi’s seven luxury suites overlooks the magnificent dam and comes with an extra large bed, a relaxing sitting area with its own fireplace, a beautiful bathroom with a spacious shower and separate bathtub, a private deck with loungers and an outdoor shower. Premium Africology amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone, hair dryer, mini bar, and a Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities are found in every room.

Two of the seven rooms are special honeymoon suites. As they are located furthest from the main lodge they offer more privacy, as well as a romantic four-poster bed and a wonderful private plunge pool on the deck – ideal for a soak with a glass of champagne, under a blanket of stars.

There are many activities at Makanyi to indulge in and keep you busy and entertained throughout your stay. Art safaris for painters or photografic safaris, for a chance to focus on getting the ultimate wildlife picture. Most of these are offered by the lodge and your ranger will be happy to organize them for you at your request. Some are by prior arrangement, so please let them know ahead what you are interested in.

Throughout your stay, your comfort and pleasure are our priorities, which is why we strive to ensure that every detail is just right, both indoors and outdoors. From every aspect of your suite, to your food and drinks and your game drives, at Makanyi, quality and service are our watchwords.

All meals (not alcoholic beverages) and some activities (safari) is included in price. Minimum age 14 years.