Group Size: Based on minimum 2 passengers
An exclusive safari lodge, Makanyane Safari Lodge offers just eight luxurious suites hidden in the lush riverside forest on the bank of the Marico River. Spectacular glass-walled bedrooms offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest and the river.In the main lodge area there is a lounge, dining room, library, den, curio shop, swimming pool, boma, wine cellar, sleep out hide, gym and spa. A stay here offers unforgettable wildlife experiences, exquisite accommodation and cuisine as well as outstanding personal service. Guests will experience game drives in open 4X4 vehicles with professional rangers offering the thrill of memorable encounters with the ‘Big Five’, together with bush walks, tracking safaris and star view sleep outs. Children under 12 years are welcome at certain times of the year.
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
Bench Africa and the Santuary Makanyane Safari Lodge
Bench Africa, through Maria, exceeded our hopes and expectations in advising and booking our itinerary for us. All of our bookings and connections throughout Africa proceeded without hitch and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the accommodation and experiences. We particularly appreciated Maria providing additional advice to us on the tricky issue of tipping at game parks.
The highlight of our trip was our stay at the Santuary Makanyane Safari Lodge in the Madakwe reserve. The whole team at the lodge was friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay special. They found the perfect blend of luxurious, but relaxed. The food and accommodation was absolutely outstanding - we loved the fact that the open fire was waiting for us in our chalet when we returned after dinner each evening. On our game drives we saw a wide range of animals, including cheetah, lions, giraffes, elephants, buffalo, rhino, hippo, hyenas etc. Pulling up for our evening sundowner (or two) was a highlight and we really appreciated the company and insights provided by our guide Dylan. I would highly recommend Santuary Makanyane to anyone contemplating a once in a lifetime safari experience.Lynne Destination: South Africa
Realiable and Proffessional
We first came across Bench Africa via their great tour booklet at the travel agents. We then went to a travel expo and spoke to Nicky who was absolutely bursting with enthusiasm about us booking a trip. Our plans which thanks to Bench all came together without a hitch - we stayed at Chobe Marina Lodge in Botswana, then onto Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, then a night in Johannesburg before finishing off at Makanyane in Madikwe. Everything was booked and noted for us in a folder with loads of extra information, contact numbers for pick ups along the way etc.
I think for piece of mind it is SO worth using a trustworthy and reliable company when booking a trip to Africa as you do not want to waste a minute of your time trying to arrange things once you get there.
I can't wait to go back to Africa and experience even more.