Makanyi Private Game Lodge, Timbavati, Kruger National Park, South Africa

A fresh face has arrived in the game-rich Timbavati, where old-world safari charm meets contemporary design and compelling adventures await.

Seamlessly blending into the reserve, Makanyi has some of the largest rooms to be found in the bush, with eight open-plan suites, plus six classic and two honeymoon suites. All have an oversized bed, lounge area with fireplace, and a spacious bathroom, while outside your private deck overlooks the bush.

Taking privacy to another level, the two honeymoon suites are set at the far reaches of the lodge with four-poster beds, private plunge pools and secluded candlelit dinners making these the perfect romantic hideaway.

​Activity-wise, you're spoilt for choice here: thrilling twice-daily game drives where you may spot the rare white lion; guided bush walks with highly-experienced rangers, fishing in one of the many dams and spellbinding star gazing. There are also spa treatments available, a fully-equipped gym and scrumptious local specialties in the dining room or around the fire in the boma.

Star Rating
5 stars
8 Suites
Transfer from airport
50 minutes by car from Hoedspruit Airport
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Hotel Style

Wilderness Retreat

By the very nature of these properties, you're instantly enveloped in the natural beauty of Planet Earth. Rustic in style but subtly modified with the services and amenities expected from a more traditional hotel, you'll experience thought-provoking, sometimes life-changing, moments in time, where your surroundings are always the star of the show.

Ideal for

3 stars
2 stars
2 stars
3 stars

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Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Client Comment

    I have never been anywhere as magical as Makanyi, and anyone who stays here is in for a real treat! Luxurious accommodation in the middle of the bush, an amazing chef, and a charming couple running the show.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Private bar
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • MP3 docking station
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool