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Price: USD 400 + per person per night sharing

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge Highlights

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve is an intimate, personal and welcoming lodge, nestled in a riverside forest. Each of the eight luxurious suites have glass walled bedrooms so guests can continuously enjoy the natural surroundings. Each suite is artfully designed from local wood, stone and thatch to blend into bush. The suites are  secluded, have air-conditioning, private viewing across the Madikwe Bush and have bathrooms that can be opened to the outside. 

There is a gorgeous infinity pool, a gym and a beauty treatment centre, all creating a magical safari getaway. For the more adventurous, there is a sleep out under the stars! On a raised hide and second floor sleeping deck, guests can sleep under the stars of the African sky. Dining at Sanctuary Makanyane is a sumptuous affair with exceptional food and award winning wines.

Sun Safaris Says

  • Home to the Big Five, Wild Dog and Cheetah.
  • Malaria-free and about three and a half hours drive from Johannesburg, or an hour's flight.
  • Opulent suites with wrap around glass walls to encompass the surrounding forest
  • Rim flow pool and beauty spa to relax in
  • Experienced guides and trackers to enhance the safari experience
  • Exceptional food and award winning wines

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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge Game Viewing and Activities

Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa's second largest game reserve and home to an incredible array of wildlife. The species that populate Madikwe include lion, leopard, black rhino and white rhino as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo. The rare African wild dog, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species also roam the reserve. Over 340 bird species also make their home in Madikwe which sprawls across richly varied eco-zones, from rocky peaks, across open grasslands, to verdant valleys, each zone with its own distinctive inhabitants. Experienced rangers will accompany guests on all game drives and guided bush walks.

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Our expertise in African travel comes from years of experience travelling the continent, canoeing the rivers, walking the bush trails, and seeing the stars. We've been on the game drives and watched the sunsets, spent nights wrapped up in remote areas, and eaten great food around the fire. Our recommendations come first-hand, and they are your assurance that a safari booked with us is one we know you'll love, because we did.

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Just like the spots on a leopard's back, each of our tailor-made itineraries is unique. Every journey has a personality, carefully designed to match the desires and expectations our clients bring to the table. Every element is taken into consideration to stitch together a personalised safari experience, grown from seed and cultivated to embody the perfect adventure. Our tailored itineraries are your safari dreams, defined.

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