Set amongst the leadwood trees in a remote corner of the big-five-rich, malaria-free Madikwe reserve, Makanyane Safari Lodge is well known for its delicious and innovative food, highly prized wine collection and expert guiding.
The lodge is small enough to feel intimate and secluded, whilst the indulgent bush spa ensures relaxation and pampering take priority. Environmentally unobtrusive, the lodge is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings - local stone, wood and thatch are all been used to good effect.
Eight glass-fronted suites hide amongst the verdant woodland. Thanks to this transparent frontage, each suite offers spectacular, uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest, passing game and the Marico River. Private viewing decks, open bathrooms and outdoor showers maximise the bush feel. Back at the main lodge, the boma - with its blazing fire - provides the perfect place to dine under stars.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Not only does Makanyane provide a luxurious, immersive safari experience, it excels in every aspect. Artfully created dishes are accompanied by award-winning wines, whilst the fantastic spa offers massages and aromatherapy. On top of this – to make any stay memorable – there is the chance to sleep out, under the stars. For a fantastic nocturnal bush experience, spend the night beneath the Milky Way, in the camp’s sleep-out hide.