Makanyi is located in the southern sector of the South African Timbavati, an area known as ‘The place where something sacred came down to earth’. Guests enjoy a truly vast game viewing area, whilst the lodge itself is 856 hectares in size it has direct traversing rights over a further 6,000 hectares and is directly adjacent and open to the 2.4 million hectares of the Kruger National Park. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is not only home to an abundant variety of wildlife and birdlife but also to the famous ‘Big Five’ and the extremely rare and world-renowned white lion.
The architecture of Makanyi is clean and contemporary, cleverly blending seamlessly into its bush surroundings. There are a total of 8 open plan suites, 6 classic and 2 honeymoon, of approximately 140m2 each making them some of the largest rooms to be found in the bush. All suites have an extra-large bed, sitting area with fireplace and a spacious bathroom with a shower and separate freestanding bath. Outside, a private deck overlooks the bush, with an outdoor shower and inviting sun loungers. The 2 honeymoon suites are situated at the far reaches of the camp offering total privacy. Four-poster beds, private plunge pools, secluded candle-lit dinners and flower petal strewn picnics make Makanyi the perfect romantic hideaway.
Guests are spoilt for choice at Makanyi with activities including exhilarating game drives, guided bush walks with a highly experienced ranger, fishing in one of the many dams