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    Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

    Krokodildrift, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    • Excellent93%
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    “our honeymoon” (51 reviews)
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    Free Internet
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Makanyane takes the meaning of luxury travel and expands it even further. With only a set number of rooms the place is very intimate experience. The guides are all highly trained and the fact that Makanyane owns their own private section of the reserve often...More

    Thank Cassandra S
    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded yesterday

    Thank you, Cassandra for your review! We agree that Makanyane's private ground is a huge bonus, providing us with the opportunity for sightings reserved exclusively for our guests. We are so glad that you appreciated this and that you enjoyed your stay with us!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Included drinks and availability unsatisfactory.Included walk with game ranger (for which a last minute medical certificate had to be obtained ) was not offered nor mentioned again. Be prepared to sign an indemnity on arrival revoking all reasonable protections. Very knowledgeable guide.More

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    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your comments, they are most appreciated as they assist us to continually improve our service and our guests’ experience at Sanctuary Makanyane. All drinks, including house wines, local beers and spirits, soft drinks and water are included in the accommodation rate at...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Highly recommend. Everything was awesome. The staff are so friendly, there was not a meal I didn't like, the lodge is stunning, and the game drives are unforgettable. We got to sleep under the stars and it was the coolest experience of my life.

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    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate it! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again at the lodge someday soon!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed for 2 nights in the most beautiful suite to celebrate a special birthday and anniversary. We were with our daughter and her husband. We were the only guests not on honeymoon!! This pace is marketed to target honeymoon couples. We would have felt...More

    Thank sandrabutwick
    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you, Sandra, for your kind review. A stay at Makanyane is certainly a good way to celebrate any special occasion, and it is particularly ideal for honeymoons, so we are very glad that you had a good time at the lodge in spite of...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    A true safari Lodge with exceptional accommodation and staff. The individual huts are very private and spacious which overlook the river. The room is very large with a lovely outdoor sitting area with the luck of hippo visiting!! The staff were all very friendly and...More

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

    Thank you so much for your kind recommendation, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to submit your review.

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
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    • US$180 - US$1,446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • North-West Province >
    • Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Makanyane Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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    Rrrrrrrrr2014
    5 October 2017|
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    Response from Sanctuary R | Property representative |
    Hello. Thank you for your question. Yes, the rooms do have a hair dryer. Please let us know if you have any more questions. Kind regards, Sanctuary Retreats.
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    16 August 2017|
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    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge | Property representative |
    Hello Caroline and Christopher We are greatly looking forward to meeting you at the lodge. Payments at the lodge are typically done on check out and can be done with an American Express, Diners Club, Visa or MasterCard... More
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    18 June 2017|
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    Response from Tim A | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Lots of warm layers required for the morning game drives but they do give you blankets to keep warm. During the day it can get up to 25 degrees so swimming is possible. You will just chill between game drives, take a book... More
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    "The far rooms are the most isolated and have the best chance for wildlife sightings from your bedroom"
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    "All the rooms are suites with the same amazing layout. You can’t go wrong!"
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    "Choose a room at another game lodge"
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    "There are 8 suites. Each is a self-contained small house with good distance between them. Each has a river..."
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