Designed by award-winning architects, Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge offers genuine 5-star luxury in South Africa's Madikwe Private Game Reserve. Set on the edge of a ravine and overlooking a riverside forest, Makanyane accommodates no more than 16 guests at any time to ensure an intimate and exclusive experience.
Discover this wonderful malaria-free environment on the edge of the Kalahari with knowledgable guides and trackers in open-sided game viewing vehicles. Madikwe is Big 5 country and morning, afternoon and evening game drives are offered as are guided bush walks, Viewing hides that overlook well-frequented waterholes and even open-air sleep-outs on a raised sleeping platform.
Large leadwood trees support the sweeping roof of Makanyane's lounge and dining room, making the Madikwe landscape part of every experience at the lodge.
This theme is carried through to the two rock fireplaces and the wide wooden decks that hang over the ravine and waterhole below - perfect for watching wildlife while sipping a cocktail or indulging in a delicious meal.
Other facilities that make Makanyane a 5-star experience are a well-stocked safari shop, a spa and gym, library, bar, wine cellar and heated swimming pool.
Upstairs, an air-conditioned den has a viewing deck that provides panoramic views while not far from the main lodge there is a secluded, tree-shaded viewing deck where you can enjoy a quiet drink.
Makanyane will make up beds on the upper deck of a hide set deep in the bush and overlooking a waterhole for guests to safely experience the magic of the African wilderness at night.