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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONSouthern Sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park area.POOLMain Lodge Pool & 2 x honeymoon Suites with a private plunge pool (not heated)
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAFull Spa & In room treatments
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYNo children under 14 years allowed, unless lodge is booked exclusivelyMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Makanyi Private Game Lodge itself is a heavenly place and, what’s more, it couldn’t be better located. The Timbavati is an area of prime game viewing, home to the “Big Five”.
  •   Makanyi's seven luxury suites overlook the magnificent dam.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 September 2018 - 03 January 2019 Luxury Suite R 11,000 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Pool Suite R 13,000 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings

*EXTRA SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!
Contact us now for a quote on 
 0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za.

MIN/MAX 4 NIGHTS STAY - SPECIAL OFFER!
From R 8,250 pppn sharing in a Luxury Suite
*valid from 01 - 21 December 2018
*long stay special offer, rate based on a 4 night stay only


MIN/MAX 5 NIGHTS STAY - SPECIAL OFFER!
From R 8,799 pppn sharing in a Luxury Suite
*valid until 18 December 2018
*long stay special offer, rate based on a 5 night stay only

*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.


RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• All meals
• Selected beverages offered by Makanyi
• Two daily game drives
• Other daily activities if taking place at the lodge: bush walks, fishing, picnics, star gazing
• Use of the Gym
• Laundry Service
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• No single supplement will apply for the first suite booked. From the second suite onwards, a supplement of 50% will be added to the per person per night sharing rate.
CHILD POLICY
• No children under 14 years allowed unless lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Bush walks
• Star gazing
• Fishing
• Photo Safari with a professional wildlife photographer – on request

Additional Activities in the surrounding area:
• Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitaion Centre
• Zip Line in Hazyview
• Elephant Whispers
• Blyde River Canyon
• Helicopter tours and scenic flights
• Hot air ballooning
• Elephant Safaris at Camp Jabulani
• Shangaan village tours
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates exclude the Timbavati gate levy for self-drive guests of R 155.00 per vehicle, subject to change without prior notice.
• A Conservation Levy for the Timbavati applies. R 328.00 per person per day, which needs to be pre-paid with the accommodation costs on confirmation of the booking. (Subject to change)
• Rates are valid for SA residents only. Special discounted rates for international guests are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Approximately 6 hours by road from Johannesburg
63 km / approximately 50 minutes by car from Hoedspruit Airport.
Scheduled flights on SA Express to Hoedspruit Airport from/to Johannesburg and Cape Town.
 
ACCOMMODATION
5 Luxury Suites 
2 Luxury Pool Suites

ABOUT THE LODGE

Makanyi Private Game Lodge is in the southern sector of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

Throughout your stay at Makanyi, comfort and pleasure are priority, which is why the lodge strives to ensure that every detail is just right, both indoors and outdoors. From every aspect of your suite, to your food and drinks and your game drives, at Makanyi, quality and service are watchwords.
 
Every one of Makanyi's seven luxury suites overlooks the magnificent dam and comes with an extra large bed, a relaxing sitting area with its own fireplace, a beautiful bathroom with a spacious shower and separate bathtub, a private deck with loungers and an outdoor shower. Premium amenities, Wi-Fi, telephone, hair dryer, mini bar, and a coffee and tea making set are found in every room.

Two of the seven rooms are special honeymoon suites.  As they are located furthest from the main lodge they offer more privacy, as well as a romantic four-poster bed and a wonderful private plunge pool on the deck - ideal for a soak with a glass of champagne, under a blanket of stars.
 
ABOUT THE RESERVE:

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve has been dubbed as “The Place Where Something Sacred Came Down to Earth”.  Indeed, Makanyi Lodge itself is a heavenly place and, what’s more, it couldn’t be better located.  The Timbavati is an area of prime game viewing, home to the “Big Five” as well as the infamous, albeit elusive, White Lions.  We are in the Greater Kruger National Park, an area of over 2.4 million hectares in which animals roam freely and, being one of very few commercial lodges in this area, it is a truly wild and private experience. 
 
LODGE FEATURES

  • Superbly situated deck with stunning views of the dam
  • Pool and sun loungers
  • Cosy loft which serves as a quiet reading area or lounge to enjoy TV or a movie
  • Main area has comfortable sofas close to fireplace
  • Bar area
  • Dining Room
  • Boma
  • Offer a selection of premium South African and international wines, liqueurs and spirits
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Curio Shop

ROOM FEATURES

  • All suites overlook a magnificent dam and have a king size bed
  • Sitting area with its own fireplace
  • Bathroom with a spacious shower and separate bathtub
  • Private deck with loungers and an outdoor shower
  • Aircon and ceiling fans
  • Premium amenities
  • WiFi and telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea making set
  • The 2 honeymoon suites are located furthest from the main area offering more privacy, romantic four poster bed and wonderful private plunge pool on the deck.






GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG

  • Take the N4 direction Witbank – Pass Emalahleni and Middelburg.
  • Take the Belfast off ramp (R33/R540).
  • Once in Belfast town, turn right into Voortrekker Street (at the bottom of the town) and continue straight to Dullstroom on R540.
  • Drive straight through Dullstroom town and continue to Lydenburg.
  • Once in Lydenburg turn left into Potgieter Street and follow the road out of town direction Ohrighstad on the R36.
  • Drive through Ohrighstad and continue on R36 (though the Strydom tunnel and over the Abel Erasmus Pass) R531 to Hoedspruit.
  • In Hoedspruit, continue straight over the bridge crossing the train line to a four way stop. At the stop turn right. You will get to a 3 way stop, which you will cross over and continue towards Bosbokrand / Bushbuckridge along the R40.
  • Approx 6 – 7 km out of Hoedspruit, note the Eastgate Airport / Timbavati Private Nature Reserve sign on your left.
  • At the sign, turn left.
  • Drive ±15km until you reach Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
  • At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee.
  • Continue on for ±13 km, until you see the AVOCA sign to your left.
  • Turn right off the tar road and onto the dirt road.
  • Follow the road straight for ±17 km then you will come across a 4 way section – carry on straight past this until you see a green gate on your right.
  • Follow the road to the left, do not turn towards the green gate or drive down the fence line.
  • Carry on with this road for ±1.2 km – you will pass over a small concrete bridge until you get to a sign post where you will see “Makanyi Lodge” written. You will carry on for another 60 m (3rd road turning to the left).
  • Drive for another ±4km until you see an open grass area (old airstrip). Once you’re on the airstrip do not turn left along the strip, but cross over and follow the sign posts to “Makanyi Lodge”.
 
FROM NELSPRUIT

  • From Nelspruit head out direction White River.
  • Carry straight through the town of White River and turn left, direction Hazyview, at the last set of traffic lights. At the roundabout carry on straight direction Hazyview.
  • Follow this road and here the road ends – turn left and go through the town of Hazyview R40.
  • After Hazyview, you will go through Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek. Do not turn into towns – go straight. Once you passed Acornhoek, you will find a road to your right “Orpen Road” – do not turn in there, but carry on straight for another 2 km. Look out for the Hoedspruit / Phalaborwa sign board. Turn right here and follow this road for approximately 18 – 19 km until you get the turn off to the right “Eastgate Airport / Timbavati Private Nature Reserve “. At this sign, turn right.
  • Drive ±15km until you reach the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
  • At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee.
  • Continue on for ±13 km, until you see the AVOCA sign to your left.
  • Turn right off the tar road and onto the dirt road.
  • Follow the road straight for ±17 km then you will come across a 4 way section – carry on straight past this until you see a green gate on your right.
  • Follow the road to the left, do not turn towards the green gate or drive down the fence line.
  • Carry on with this road for ±1.2 km – you will pass over a small concrete bridge until you get to a sign post where you will see “Makanyi Lodge” written. You will carry on for another 60 m (3rd road turning to the left).
  • Drive for another ±4 km until you see an open grass area (old airstrip). Once you’re on the airstrip do not turn left along the strip, but cross over and follow the sign posts to “Makanyi Lodge”.



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