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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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Krokodildrift, Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at Makanyane Safari Lodge in the last week of August this year and it was simply amazing. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the team cannot do enough for you. The room was clean and tidy with ample refreshments,...More

Thank Claire C
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the lodge, thank you for your kind comments. Please let us know when you are thinking of coming to stay again,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 6 loved our stay at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge at Madikwe Game Reserve. This was the second time 3 of us got to return and it did not disappoint. The other 3 'newbies' loved it just as much as do. I daresay...More

Thank jmiiki
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your detailed review – we think that “wonderful hospitality” is one of the things we do best! With so many places to visit in South Africa, we greatly appreciate you coming back to Makanyane, and bringing new friends with you!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an incredible time staying at this hotel for our honeymoon. We stayed for four nights, and literally loved every single moment. We actually travelled in June 2016 so this review is quite late. The safari itself was amazing; our guide, Roger, was absolutely...More

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Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time at the lodge! The layers of clothing tip is very useful for winter visitors, as it can be unexpectedly cold in winter out on game drive. Fortunately we have managed to minimise...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an incredible 4 night experience at Makanyane and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay. Everything was super well organised - the whole operation felt very slick without feeling too regimented. The atmosphere was also relaxed and friendly and everyone extremely pleasant and...More

Thank TrufflesSmith
Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and very kind recommendation of the lodge, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are spectacular! You can admire monkeys and other animals from reading a book in your bed. The food is excellent and we appreciated the fact that we could sit at a private table every night. We like to socialise but after a long...More

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Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time at Makanyane!

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Luxurious accommodation, exceptional food, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable safari experience at Makanyane Safari Lodge. Situated on private ground within the malaria ...More free, "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province, the lodge caters for just sixteen guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity. Hidden in riverside forest, the eight luxurious suites, each with glass-walled bedrooms, overlook the Marico River, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding bush. The suites have open-fronted lounges, private sundecks and spacious bathrooms that can be opened to the forest. The lodge has an infinity-edge swimming pool, gym, health and beauty treatment centre and lookout point with magnificent views. Fine wines from the award-winning wine list complement exceptional cuisine created by the team of internationally trained chefs. Meals are enjoyed in a variety of locations, from our riverside boma to intimate private meals in the comfort of the guest's suite. Makanyane has a rustic sleep-out hide, providing guests with an opportunity to sleep under the stars surrounded only by the African wilderness. The drama, mystery and beauty of Africa's wildlife and cultural heritage can be experienced on game drives and bush walks conducted by expert, passionate field guides. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Also Known As
Makanyane Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Also Known As
Makanyane Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
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Traveller (498)
Room & Suite (112)
Dining (24)
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ExcellentAdventures
May 20, 2018|
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Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge | Property representative |
There is generally a maximum of 6 guests per safari vehicle.
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ExcellentAdventures
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a tad late in replying to this but regarding the Tracker question - myself and a friend did book this, it was a safari walk with the guide who was excellent! We got very close to dozing cheetahs and to a pack of wild... More
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ashleygf
April 16, 2018|
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Response from 196michele | Reviewed this property |
We were taken by light aircraft and there was no issue meeting a 12.30 connection . You should check with your booking people about how they are intending to transfer you .
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Room Tips
"Our room (number 2) was perfect but I think they are all of the same standard."
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"Suite (I think the rooms are all the same)"
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"All 8 rooms are fantastic and overlook a watering hole / river. We stayed in #4 which was great."
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"Stayed in the room closest to the lodge; made it easy at night to navigate."
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