Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge


Providing the services of a 5-star lodge, Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge is found on a gorge facing the riverside forest in a malaria-free region of Madikwe Private Game Reserve. The lodge can house around 16 guests, providing a private and intimate safari experience.

Skilled and professional guides will take the guests out on game viewing vehicles to catch sight of the Big 5. Guests can head out on guided game drives and guided bush walks for a classic wilderness experience. Sleep-outs at night in a makeshift bed on a platform is also arranged by the lodge’s staff.


  • Set in malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve
  • Intimate & exclusive ambience; only 8 suites
  • Beautiful, glass-fronted suites with fantastic views of the Marico River
  • Excellent safari cuisine paired with great South African wines
  • Overnight sleep-outs on raised platform

Recent Press

  • Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2015

More Information


South Africa, Madikwe

Type of Accommodation


Comfort Level



Makanyane’s dining area and lounge is an ideal spot for guests to relax and unwind. The spacious wooden decks with rock fireplaces are the perfect spot to sip a drink while gazing at the magnificent wildlife.

The lodge also offers other facilities ranging from a library, safari shop, gym, a spa, wine cellar and a swimming pool with clear and sparkling waters.

Guests can head up to the air-conditioned den that has a deck so guests can have clear and uninterrupted panoramic views with a cool, refreshing drink. The lodge’s staff can also set a makeshift bed on the deck for guests to have a glorious and magical night.

General Facilities

  • Boma
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Wi-fi available
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Computer facilities
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Library


Scrumptious and delectable meals at Makanyane are prepared using the freshest of local produce.

The dishes are a blend of local and international cuisines made by the lodge’s professional chef and served either in the grand dining hall, or outside on the viewing deck.

The lodge’s boma is an ideal spot to devour tasty bush cuisines paired with the finest selection of South African wine.


Luxury Suite

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge provides accommodations in eight suites for maximum 16 guests.

A path accesses the suites through the forest making it an amazing view. Each of the suites rustic, African texture interiors complements the surrounding natural landscape.

All suites are air-conditioned and feature a lounge with a sundeck. Other amenities compromises of a fireplace, fans, safe, telephone, bar as well as coffee and tea making facilities. The bathroom is instilled with a bathtub and two showers. The lodge has already provided all toiletries.

Room Amenities

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outdoor area
  • Outdoor shower


  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Star gazing
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Fly camping
  • Day tours
  • Local village visits
  • Cultural tours
  • Private game-drives

Tour Rates

DatesBoard BasisRates From
07 Jan 2019- 30 Apr 2019Luxury Suite- Per person sharing R9900
Luxury Suite- Single guest R14850
01 May 2019- 31 Aug 2019Luxury Suite- Per person sharing R8500
Luxury Suite- Single guest R12750
01 Sep 2019- 05 Jan 2020Luxury Suite- Per person sharing R11900
Luxury Suite- Single guest R17850

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.