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Return to safe normal with a private safari experience

As the dust settles and the world slowly emerges from COVID19 lockdown, many travelers are excited to start discovering more of the world again. However, at the same time, safety issues still exist. Travelers are worried about having to mingle with other people while on holiday, lest they become infected.

At the same time, everyone wants a return to normalcy. They crave quality time with friends and loved ones along with space and freedom to roam.  They’re seeking outdoor adventure along with chances for tranquillity and restoration.  Everyone wants to feel normal again. .

The Makanyi Game Reserve is offering its entire property for private hire so that guests need to worry about possible infections from other guests. The management describes an exclusive use booking at Makanyi as perhaps the most magical way to create personalised memories that last a lifetime. At the same time, travelers will also be able to give back to the local community. The business they provide will go a long way towards securing jobs and protecting wildlife from poachers.

Makanyi is perfect for a multi-generational family gathering or a belated celebration with friends. It’s also perfect for those who simply need to be alone in pure unadulterated nature.


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Fusing exclusivity, authenticity, and luxury the team at Makanyi are excited to share the ultimate in this unique safari that takes the experience to the next level. With a whole house takeover, up to 16 guests can stay. The reserve has seven luxury suites and a two-bedroom private villa.

Moreover, guests can choose from bespoke activity options to suit diverse passions. These include wildlife & conservation, photography, art, health & wellbeing, local gastronomy and tutored stargazing. These are the kind of experiences that usually money just can’t buy. In addition, there are the twice-daily game drives, guided bush walks, and bush picnics. Makanyi also has a gym, a pool, a sundeck, and a spa.

For exclusive rentals, Makanyi is also offering a complimentary onsite photographer. Anja will capture all the best moments of your stay. To cap a wonderful stay, she will also help you choose best prints to take home as full-size canvases. The rest will be placed in a beautifully bound book so that all the best experiences will be remembered for years to come. 

About Makanyi Private Game Lodge 

Makanyi is located in the southern sector of the South African Timbavat. This is one of the most beautiful and pristine reserves in South Africa.  Here guests can enjoy vast game viewing area since the reserve is directly adjacent and open to the 2.4 million hectares of the Kruger National Park. 

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve has an abundant variety of wildlife and birdlife. Aside from the famous “Big Five,” it’s home to the extremely rare white lion. 

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The number of lodges within the Timbavati is kept to a minimum to keep the level of game drive vehicles exceptionally low and the number of visitors to a minimum. This ensures the quality and amount of the game in the park.  The wilderness here is wild and unspoiled. In fact, it’s this authenticity that gives it the edge over more commercial bush experiences.          

Protected by an imposing grove of marula trees, Makanyi’s prime safari setting offers sweeping views over a magnificent dam that delights with a cast of creatures not unlike that of the Lion King. At the same time, the architecture of Makanyi Lodge is clean and contemporary, cleverly blending seamlessly into its bush surroundings. 

Read more about the best safari experiences in Africa in Travelife Magazine.