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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this lodge. Large luxurious rooms with open fires. Great service in the morning, lunchtime and dinner. The food here was the best we had our whole trip (great chef with good variety). Our driver/guide on the game drives , Jacques, was informative, extremely knowledgeable...More

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

Thank you for your review! Your tip regarding layers of clothing to remove (or replace!) as the temperature changes is an excellent one. The nights and early mornings can be very chilly in winter, but it warms up beautifully once the sun is up!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first ever safari and it literally was the best 4 nights to start of our honeymoon. All the staff were amazing and could not do enough to help. Kizer our ranger was amazing and one day we saw the big 5 in...More

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Response from Garth K, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Rebecca, we are so happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us! A honeymoon is such a memorable time and we are delighted to have been a part of that experience for you both.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best holiday ever, the whole experience was amazing, from the welcome to the luxury room the food and drink was sensational. And of course the safari, we went out 6 times, seen the Big 5 animals , up so close to elephants,...More

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Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Winston, we are delighted that you have ranked Makanyane as as your best holiday ever! Thank you for staying at the lodge and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent four days in Cape Town we flew to Johannesburg we had a driver take us 3 1/2 hours to Makanyane, pleasant drive (last 45 mins on gravel road!). We were greeted on arrival by some smiling faces and we knew we’d arrived. The...More

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Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your very kind recommendation, we really appreciated both! Looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well where do I start! From beginning to end we were made to feel like family by all the lodge staff. They all went out of there way to enjoy a chat, share stories and make you feel relaxed and at home right from the...More

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Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for such a glowing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Makanyane!

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Luxurious accommodation, exceptional food, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable safari experience at Makanyane Safari Lodge. Situated on private ground within the malaria ...More free, "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province, the lodge caters for just sixteen guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity. Hidden in riverside forest, the eight luxurious suites, each with glass-walled bedrooms, overlook the Marico River, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding bush. The suites have open-fronted lounges, private sundecks and spacious bathrooms that can be opened to the forest. The lodge has an infinity-edge swimming pool, gym, health and beauty treatment centre and lookout point with magnificent views. Fine wines from the award-winning wine list complement exceptional cuisine created by the team of internationally trained chefs. Meals are enjoyed in a variety of locations, from our riverside boma to intimate private meals in the comfort of the guest's suite. Makanyane has a rustic sleep-out hide, providing guests with an opportunity to sleep under the stars surrounded only by the African wilderness. The drama, mystery and beauty of Africa's wildlife and cultural heritage can be experienced on game drives and bush walks conducted by expert, passionate field guides. Less
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ExcellentAdventures
21 May 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
21 May 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a tad late in replying to this but regarding the Tracker question - myself and a friend did book this, it was a safari walk with the guide who was excellent! We got very close to dozing cheetahs and to a pack of wild... More
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ashleygf
17 April 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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"Room 1 is closest to the main lodge, if you don't want a longish walk on uneven crazy paving in the dark."
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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..."