Luxury suites and sleep under the stars


Designed to have minimal environmental impact, constructed from local stone, wood and thatch and blending effortlessly with the bush, the lodge allows guests to continuously experience the natural beauty of their surroundings. Hidden in riverside forest, the eight luxurious suites, each with glass-walled bedrooms, overlook the Marico River, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding bush.

The suites have open-fronted lounges, private sundecks and spacious bathrooms that can be opened to the forest. The lodge has an infinity-edge swimming pool, gym, health and beauty treatment centre and lookout point with magnificent views.

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luxury safari lodge

  • Sanctuary Makanyane has 8 luxurious and secluded air-conditioned suites.
  • The wrap-around glass walls allow guests spectacular views of the river, the surrounding bush and its many inhabitants.
  • The bathrooms are spacious and opulent with roll top baths, inside and outside showers and sliding doors that open the bathroom to the bush.
  • The suites also have an outside lounge area and private game-viewing sun deck

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sleep out under the stars

 Hidden deep in the bush on the lodge's private ground is a secure, raised hide with a second-storey sleeping deck. Here guests are given the unique opportunity to spend a romantic night under the African sky, surrounded only by lanterns and the African bush, an unforgettable experience!