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    Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

    Krokodildrift, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

    Superb location with good rooms boasting views over the reserve. We had a troupe of monkeys in the tree outside which provided much entertainment (cabin 8). Food was excellent and the reserve has all the wildlife you could want for a safari trip.

    Thank TomLloyd-J
    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 15 April 2016

    Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate your feedback!

    Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

    Beautiful rooms overlooking the river are even better than the pictures! Meals are worthy of a top restaurant - a team of three chefs prepares delicious snacks, afternoon teas, buffet lunches, three course dinners and breakfasts to order. It's all prepared in house, and they...More

    Thank hutchill
    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 11 April 2016

    Thank you for your very positive review! We agree entirely that our staff are an interesting group of very dedicated individuals and that the game sightings just for the guests at the lodge on Makanyane’s private ground does provide a unique level of exclusivity! We...More

    Reviewed 2 April 2016

    Personally Makanyane ticked every box there is for me with flying marks. Welcoming, local, jovial and eager to help and make your stay as pleasant as can be were everywhere. From the chef, to the front of house manager, ranger and night guard they were...More

    Thank ChristianBoix
    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 4 April 2016

    Thank you for your review, Christian, we greatly appreciate your comments. We agree completely that Sanctuary Makanyane is ideal for a romantic and exciting safari experience - happiness is something we strive to provide for everyone!

    Reviewed 20 March 2016

    Lynette and her team were so warm and welcoming from the time we arrived until departure . Nothing was too difficult for them Darren our ranger was outstanding , seeing the big 5 including a kill by two lion on a Wildebees on the private...More

    4  Thank barry m
    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 22 March 2016

    Thank you so much for your review, we greatly appreciate your kind comments and are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Sanctuary Makanyane!

    Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

    Visited for our honeymoon back in May 2015 and completely forgot to write our review. This place is absolutely stunning and the service matches 100%. You have a lovely luxury safari experience whilst feeling like part of the family. The game drives were amazing. We...More

    1  Thank pintsizelgb
    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge, Director of Sales at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari LodgeResponded 10 March 2016

    Thank you, Laura, for your review and your kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! I am sorry that you were not able to receive your complimentary massage, we have made a note of it as being outstanding and it...More

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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free Internet
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    • Restaurant
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$ 164 - US$ 1,587 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Madikwe Game Reserve
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    Rrrrrrrrr2014
    5 October 2017|
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    Response from Sanctuary R | Property representative |
    Hello. Thank you for your question. Yes, the rooms do have a hair dryer. Please let us know if you have any more questions. Kind regards, Sanctuary Retreats.
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    16 August 2017|
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    Response from MakanyaneSafariLodge | Property representative |
    Hello Caroline and Christopher We are greatly looking forward to meeting you at the lodge. Payments at the lodge are typically done on check out and can be done with an American Express, Diners Club, Visa or MasterCard... More
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    18 June 2017|
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    Response from Tim A | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Lots of warm layers required for the morning game drives but they do give you blankets to keep warm. During the day it can get up to 25 degrees so swimming is possible. You will just chill between game drives, take a book... More
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    "All of the rooms seemed spacious and well-appointed, the ones slightly further from the main lodge (number 5..."
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    "All huts are individual. There are no locks. Make sure to follow the rules after sunset."
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    "all rooms are good but probably rooms 5,6 and 7 have great views of the river but are further away from the..."
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    "all the rooms have a great view so the choice is not difficult."
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