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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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Reviewed today via mobile

Mankayane safari lodge was our last in the four lodge itinerary in Madikwe reserve in the north west section of South Africa. I’m now in a position to observe the differences in all these lodges and locations. The Mankayane lodge rooms are spectacular in design,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Makanyane. You exceeded all expectations even after reading all the excellent reviews. The service provided by the friendly and efficient staff was outstanding in all areas. We wanted for nothing. The accommodation is gorgeous. Fine dining ensured that we savoured every meal. The...More

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Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Jane, for your kind review. We are really glad you felt like part of the family, we feel the same! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this lodge carefully after reading numerous other glowing reviews, and this place exceeded our expectations! The people here are so lovely. The staff are each warm and attentive and always stop to say hello. They learn your name starting day one and pay...More

Thank eklee3
Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review, we greatly appreciate it! We are proud to have such a phenomenal team of staff and very pleased that they helped to make your stay so memorable. We are greatly looking forward to you return!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our fifth stay at Makanyane, and they just seem to get better. So many people we know now, but everyone there makes you so welcome that you are relaxed from the moment you walk across the bridge. All of the guides are very knowledgeable, and...More

Thank CCWestFinchampstead
Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

By now, after your 5th stay, you are certainly part of the Makanyane family, so we are so glad the lodge feels like home! We agree that the staff do make a place very special and are very happy that you have experienced this at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Santuary Makanyane Safari Lodge in April 2018 based on a referral from my cousins who visited in November of 2017 and loved it. We can't begin to explain how wonderful the trip was. The staff at Makanyane go above and beyond...More

Thank Sophxoxo
Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and recommendation of the lodge, they are both greatly appreciated! We are always so happy when anyone chooses to spend a part of their honeymoon with us and are delighted that the stay lived up to your expectations...More

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Pool
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
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US$918 - US$1,338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$918 - US$1,338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 R1der | Reviewed this property |
I guess you mean passengers not questions? Max of 7/8 i guess? We only had 5 in our one. Just the ranger/driver which is all you need as they are so good. There was a suggestion that the trackers are just for show for... 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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"Rooms I believe are all the same but word on the street was Michelle Obama stayed in no.6 or no.7 All rooms..."
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"The far rooms are the most isolated and have the best chance for wildlife sightings from your bedroom"
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"All the rooms are suites with the same amazing layout. You can’t go wrong!"
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"Choose a room at another game lodge"
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