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Lodge 9.0 Rating
Price 980 904 980 980 980 980 980 829 829 829 829 829 829 USD
Jan 6.5
Feb 7.0
Mar 7.5
Apr 8.0
May 9.0
Jun 8.5
Jul 8.5
Aug 8.5
Sep 9.0
Oct 9.0
Nov 8.0
Dec 7.0
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Makanyi Game Lodge
is located in the Timbavati Reserve in the Kruger Private Reserves area in the Northeast of South Africa.

Set to the west of the reserve, Makanyi Game Lodge is an upmarket option with elegant central areas leading out to decks and a nice swimming pool with views out over a dam. There is also a spa, gym and gift-shop. Guest accommodation is in just seven very nice suites, two of which are slightly larger and have private plunge pools. The hosting is elegant and the prices are relatively keen for a place of this quality.

Activities are centred on vehicle safari and walking safari. Wildlife viewing in this Timbavati area is reliable year round. The level of guiding here is usually strong.

The main potential downsides are that the lodge is a rather heavy build and the dam which it overlooks is not natural. There is the potential for adverse weather conditions Nov/Mar. Also, as with almost all the lodges in this area, different groups of guests are joined together on safari activities, unless you pre-book a private vehicle at significant additional cost.

In the Timbavati area the presence of fence lines, overhead telephone cables and road signs does detract significantly from the sense of wilderness, but that is true of almost all of Kruger.

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