Makanyi Private Game Lodge
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Makanyi Private Game Lodge
**Lodge isn't suitable for anyone under 14 years of age**
*All meals and beverages are included in your stay*
Enjoy a truly vast game viewing experience while living in rugged luxury at Makanyi Private Game Lodge. During your stay you’ll be housed in a lovely two-bedroom villa, resting on 2520 square feet surrounded by the surrounded by the beauty of the African bush!
Your villa’s design is clean and contemporary, cleverly blending seamlessly into the bush surroundings. Each space is decorated in an African-inspired décor, featuring beautiful art pieces and rustic wooden finishes at every turn. Sink into plush, leather seating after a morning on safari and enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet. The living room moves easily into the pristine kitchen, should you need to whip up a quick meal in-between drives, which can then be enjoyed at your sleek, wooden dining table, lavishly decorated in safari-style touches.
Your villa comes with two beautiful bedrooms, each featuring a king-sized bed and offering a tranquil respite from the heat of the day. You’ll peacefully drift off each night, pampered by the resort-quality linens and soothed by the sounds of the wilderness around you. Each of the two bathrooms is equipped with the very best amenities and spotlessly clean.
The outdoor living space at this villa offers you a private place to cool down and unwind between game drives or before dinner. A cozy seating area sits on a shaded patio, overlooking a small, private pool, perfect for a refreshing dip as you gaze out over the sweeping landscape. Just off the patio, you’ll find a lovely outdoor fire pit to keep you warm when the nights get a bit cooler.
When you’re not luxuriating in your villa, there’s more than enough to see and do at the lodge. Game drivers will take you out every morning and afternoon to get up close and personal with amazing animals. You’ll also have the opportunity to go on bush walks or interactive photographic safaris. When you’re not out in the bush, relax with other guests around the pool, or get some much-needed shade in the lodge as you enjoy a delicious beverage. Spa treatments are available onsite, and the spa is just a two-minute walk away from your villa. All meals and beverages are included during your stay, and you’ll be provided use of the state of the art gym as well as laundry service during your stay.
Experience the abundant, unique wilderness of the bush in style while staying at this sensational Makanyi villa!
***Please note that per the policy of the lodge, the property does not allow guests 14 years of age and under.***
Single Family Home with 1 level
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2520 square feet, 235 square meters
King and King
4 guests maximum
Hoedspruit Airport - HDS
1 hour and 30 minutes by car
Views of the bush, Greater Kruger Park, and wildlife!
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Timbavati Conservation Fee (applicable to all guests): R368 per person per day.
These services can be provided at an extra cost:
-Special order wines, champagnes, or liqueurs
-Transfers to and from commercial airports
-Photographic or Art Safaris
-Purchases from the curio shop
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Game Drives - Enjoy a thrilling game drive into the bush every morning and afternoon!
- Bush Walks - Follow animal tracks, discover intriguing plants and tiny animals, or even come across a rhino on foot!
- Fishing - Spend a leisurely afternoon casting out a line with a refreshing drink by your side.
- Star Gazing - Delight in the beautiful constellations of the Southern Hemisphere, and an uninterrupted view of the Milky Way.
- Zip Line Hazyview (2 hours) - Soar over the rugged natural beauty of the bush!
Places of Interest
- Blyde River Canyon (2 hours) - This incredible geological feature is the third largest canyon in the world, and offers stunning views.
- Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre (1 hour and 20 minutes) - Learn about conservation efforts for endangered animals at this incredible center.
- Makanyi Spa - Melt into an indulgent massage in the comfort of your own room!
- Godding & Godding Store - Here you'll find the finest silk garments and linens, as well as products made from locally sourced materials.
Our week at Makanyi Private Game Lodge was truly extraordinary. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel like pampered guests. The feeling at this lodge is like visiting a dear friend who happens to own a private game reserve, has invited you to join, and has instructed the staff to cater to your every need. The game drives were wonderful - the guide was truly knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing his wealth of knowledge with us. Because this is a private reserve, there is a feeling of being alone out there with the animals. We saw the "Big 5" as well as a range of other animals and birds, and they were quite close to our Land Rover (which was extremely comfortable, by the way). The food is delicious, and continuous, from the pre-game drive 5:30 snack, through a hearty made-to-order breakfast, to lunch and afternoon tea, and superb dinners prepared by a talented chef. The open bar was available at all hours. The lodge itself is beautifully designed, with very well-appointed individual villas. We also had massages at the spa, possibly the best massage I have ever experienced. This was a highly memorable week, and could not have been any better.”
Incredible experience, wonderful lodge and 5 star treatment
The Makanyi Lodge is a very special place. It's a private game lodge in the Greater Kruger Park. The owner and the team at the lodge treated us to an incredible Thirdhome experience. The wildlife is abundant and exciting to go view. The lodge is impeccable. The food is michelin star quality. If you are lucky enough to visit Makanyi you will not be disappointed.”
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