Sanctuary MakanyaneSanctuary Makanyane

Sanctuary Makanyane

From: $630.00

Sanctuary Makanyane is nestled within the lush river banks of the Marico River. The malaria free private game reserve is ideal for families on safari and with the Big Five all present is sure to produce excellent sightings. The eight luxurious suites all look out over the river.


Sanctuary Makanyane

Madikwe Game Reserve

Malaria Free – Ideal for family Safari’s

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge is located in Madikwe Game Reserve, a malaria free area that makes it ideal for families on safari. Makanyane provides an intimate and exclusive African safari with just 8 suites accommodating 16 guests.

Named after the African Wild Dog which can be found in the reserve, Makanyane Safari Lodge is situated in a private concession within Madikwe Game Reserve. Nestled in a lush riverside forest on the edge of a ravine the camp looks out onto the Marico River which attracts a variety of wildlife.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is a 185,000 acre malaria free destination which is home to the Big Five as well as African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hyena and over 360 bird species. The lodge has just eight glass enclosed suites that have been designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment. Constructed from local stone, wood and thatch allows guests to feel at home in the natural beauty of the landscape.


Eight luxurious and secluded suites overlook the Marico River. Each suite boasts glass-walled bedrooms that provide astounding views of the forest and river. Each suite has an open-fronted lounge, private sundeck and spacious bathroom. Both indoor and outdoor showers & double vanity basins. The entire front of the en-suite bathroom can be opened to the bush. A private lounge and viewing deck complete the atmosphere.

What we love about this camp….

  • A unique design by award winning architects
  • Incredible wine list & cellar
  • Located next to the Marico River, the only permanent water source in the reserve attracting wildlife year round
  • Located on a private concession assuring complete exclusivity
  • A Big Five reserve


Read our Country Information for travel advice to South Africa. read our blog on Malaria Free Safaris.

Looking for complete luxury? Consider Mala Mala or Singita Ebony.

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How to Get There

Fly in

Fly in to Johannesburg with British Airways, KLM, Emirates, Swiss Air, Virgin Atlantic or Lufthansa to name but a few. From O R Tambo International Airport Makanyane is a 1 hour flight to the private airstrip. On arrival you will be met by your guide for the game drive to camp.

By Road

Makanyane is anywhere between a 3.5 and 5 hour road trip from O R Tambo International Airport.

African Safari Experts does not recommend the road option.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us and we will ensure your safari to Africa is seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Transfers to & from the Madikwe airstrip
  • House wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Laundry
  • Park fees’
  • Emergency medical evacuation


  • International & domestic flights
  • Road transfers
  • Madikwe Conservation fee
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Spa treatments

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