Makanyane Safari Lodge

Set amongst the leadwood trees in a remote corner of the big-five-rich, malaria-free Madikwe reserve, Makanyane Safari Lodge is well known for its delicious and innovative food, highly prized wine collection and expert guiding.

The lodge is small enough to feel intimate and secluded, whilst the indulgent bush spa ensures relaxation and pampering take priority. Environmentally unobtrusive, the lodge is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings - local stone, wood and thatch are all been used to good effect.

Eight glass-fronted suites hide amongst the verdant woodland. Thanks to this transparent frontage, each suite offers spectacular, uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest, passing game and the Marico River. Private viewing decks, open bathrooms and outdoor showers maximise the bush feel. Back at the main lodge, the boma - with its blazing fire - provides the perfect place to dine under stars.


Not only does Makanyane provide a luxurious, immersive safari experience, it excels in every aspect. Artfully created dishes are accompanied by award-winning wines, whilst the fantastic spa offers massages and aromatherapy. On top of this – to make any stay memorable – there is the chance to sleep out, under the stars. For a fantastic nocturnal bush experience, spend the night beneath the Milky Way, in the camp’s sleep-out hide.

Holiday Ideas in South Africa

You are unique, so we believe your holiday should be too.

We listen to what you want and create a personalised itinerary tailored around you.

Your holiday. Your experience. Your way.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Call our Travel Experts on +01285 880 980
Start Your Journey


  • Established for over 25 years creating journeys across 100 destinations worldwide
  • Exclusive access to the best private guides


  • We negotiate the best rates with hotels and expert guides
  • Be protected from fluctuations in exchange rates


  • Each time you travel with us we donate £5 to a local charity in the UK and £10 to an international charity

Fully Protected

  • Your monies are financially protected
  • 24/7 Emergency UK contact whilst abroad

Featured in the Press

Financial Times
The Telegraph
Sunday Times logo
Food and Travel Mag
House and garden
The Week

Our Partners

Afri Cat
African Parks
Durrell logo
Galapagos Conservation Trsut
Restless Development
Save The Rhino
Tusk Trust
World Land Trsut
Gorilla Doctors

Steppes Travel, 51 Castle St, Cirencester, GL7 1QD, United Kingdom

© Steppes Travel | Legal Niceties | Privacy Policy