Opulent accommodation, exceptional cuisine, welcoming service, and thrilling views of South Africa… All of these elements combine to create an unmatched luxury safari experience. Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge is ideal for those seeking an exclusive environment on the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
As the Lodge actively supports local community development and wildlife conservation, guests can participate in the various projects and programmes. It’s these once-in-a-lifetime experiences that might just have you planning a second visit!
The eight secluded suites have been designed for minimal environmental impact. Local stone, wood and thatch blend seamless with the savannah, allowing guests to comfortably connect with the natural beauty of their surroundings. Note that the suites are large enough to accommodate two additional sleeper-beds for children.
Suite hidden in riverside forest
Glass-walled bedrooms overlooking the Marico River
Spacious bathroom with roll-top bath
Indoor and outdoor showers
Private game-viewing sundeck
Main Lodge Facilities
Infinity swimming pool
Health and beauty treatment centre
Lookout point with breathtaking panoramas
Children aged 12 and over are welcome at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge. A maximum of two children aged 12 – 15 inclusive are able to share a suite with two adults.
Child rates and free child stays, where applicable based on the following conditions, is for children aged 12 – 15 years inclusive. One child stays free of charge, and another child pays the child rate, when sharing with 2 paying adults in low season, subject to availability of a triple or quadruple suite. One or two children pay the child rate when sharing with 2 guests paying adult rates in high and peak season, subject to availability of a triple or quadruple suite. One, two or three children sharing with one adult in low season pay the child rate, subject to availability of a triple or quadruple suite. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.
All cancellations should be made in writing. Cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking. Cancellations received from the date of booking to 61 days prior to arrival incur a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellations received from 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received from 30 days prior until arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee. Additional fees apply for cancellation of airline tickets and other services which will be advised as soon as possible after receipt of the written cancellation. Special cancellation terms apply for group bookings and exclusive use of the lodge and will be advised at time of booking.
PARK & CONSERVATION FEES 2018
Park fees - R180 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
Landing fees - R240 per adult | R150 per child (provisional, subject to change)
Guest Conservation Contribution: R150 per adult per DAY | R75 per child (under 12 years) per DAY
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
House wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks
Two daily game drives
An optional night out under the stars
Lunch on day of arrival and departure
Complimentary wifi in the main lodge
Use of the gym
Daily laundry service
Transfers to and from the airstrip
International and domestic flights, and any road transfers,
Landing fees for Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip,
Travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities, spa treatments, and all other items of a personal nature.
Long Stay Rates
Long stay rates depend on duration of total stay and season of travel. The total stay can be in Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge only, or be made up of shorter stays in Sanctuary Makanayane Safari Lodge and one or more other Sanctuary Retreats camps or lodges anywhere in Africa together. Stays in more than one camp or lodge do not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary. For example, if booking a total of 6 nights with Sanctuary Retreats in 3 different lodges or camps with 2 nights in each, use the ‘4 – 6 nights’ rates for each of the camps.
There is no supplement for single occupancy of a maximum of 2 suites in Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge in Low season. All other single occupancy bookings are charged at the single rates listed.
Prices are in Rand per person, per night, based on two people sharing.
The rates include all meals, drinks (house wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks.
Premium brands excluded.), two daily game drives, game walks, laundry services, emergency medical evacuation insurance, and transfers to and from the airstrip in Madikwe Game Reserve.
The rates exclude gratuities, spa treatments and telephone calls.
Triples are subject to availability upon booking.
The single supplement rate is an additional 50% of per person sharing rate.
Makanyane prides itself on the exceptional quality of its food and wines – adding yet another unforgettable dimension to your stay.An enticing fusion of local and international flavours are skillfully prepared by executive chef Mauritz Greef, and fine vintages from the award-winning wine list serve to complement each bite. Pure magic.Breakfasts are taken with your game drive guide, while other meals are typically private, including buffet lunches, afternoon tea, as well as a la carte dinners. A special menu is available for children.
What better way to soothe body and mind than letting a highly trained beauty therapist pamper you? Choose from a comprehensive list of health and beauty treatments, and then indulge either within the secluded spa area, or on the private deck of your suite. There are a variety of locations where stunning views can be enjoyed during treatments.
Travelling through 1,800 hectares of Makanyane’s private grounds, and then out into 75,000 hectares that make up the Madikwe Game Reserve, your guide will share a wealth of wildlife knowledge. Lion, elephant, black and white rhino, and leopard are here in abundance. Cheetah, giraffe, as well as spotted and brown hyena thrive on the Reserve. This is also one of the best places in Southern Africa to see the elusive and rare wild dog.
Game drives – Two daily game drives, in the early morning and late afternoon, offer a chance to get up close to Madikwe’s vast array of flora and fauna, including the “Big Five”. Note that the afternoon drive, after a brief stop to enjoy sundowners, continues into the night to reveal nocturnal wildlife.
Game Walks – For even more in-depth exploration of the bush, a game walk is essential. An armed and experienced guide will educate and enlighten as you are led along paths that follow the footsteps of animals. Feel the thrill of walking through the wild and wonderful environment.
Wildlife Conservation – As one of several ways guests can give back, you are offered the opportunity to accompany conservation and veterinary staff on various excursions.
Sleep under the Stars – Hidden deep in the bush, on the Lodge’s private ground, is a two-story sleeping deck. This is a truly spectacular way to brush up on your astronomy.
Kids Activities & Junior Ranger Course – Madikwe Game Reserve is renowned as an ideal place for children and families to safely enjoy the excitement of an authentic safari experience.The Junior Ranger Course runs for two hours each morning, after the early game drive and breakfast. The programme is geared for children aged 5 to 10, but those under 5, if accompanied by an adult, are welcome to join the educational and entertaining activities.Mini-game walks and through to archery are on the agenda and kids learn about culture and ecology. The importance of conservation is instilled in their minds and, once they have completed the course, children are presented with their very own certificate.
Road Transfer Per vehicle, one way 2018
The most affordable mode of travel to Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is via a road transfer. We can offer a fleet of vehicles for various group sizes. The drive from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve takes about 4 hours. We can also offer transfers from other destinations.
Johannesburg to Madikwe 1-3 guests R3 730
Johannesburg to Madikwe 4-6 guests R4 135
Johannesburg to Madikwe 7 - 13 guests R4 640
Shuttle Flights / Air Transfer (from R3 921 one-way)
Overnight supplement (transfers between 18:00 - 9:00) applies to all capacities R1 000
2018 Air Tranfers per person, one way
Madikwe to O.R. Tambo / O.R Tambo to Madikwe - Adult R3 960 - Landing Fee R240
Madikwe to O.R. Tambo / O.R Tambo to Madikwe - Child (2 to 11 years) R2 990 - Landing Fee R150
Madikwe to O.R. Tambo / O.R Tambo to Madikwe - Infant (0 to 2 years) R 960 - Landing Fee R150
What is included in your flight?
Internationally recognized Safety and Quality Management Systems
Welcome booth and waiting facilities at OR Tambo International Airport
Complimentary guest parking at the Federal Airlines Lounge
Complimentary luggage storage facilities at the Federal Airlines Lounge
Access to the exclusive Federal Airlines lounge
Low season schedule (May, June, September, November)
Madikwe to Johannesburg 11:15 - 12:15
Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00
High Season schedule (January, February, March, April, July, August, October, December)
Johannesburg to Madikwe 10:00 - 11:00
Madikwe to Johannesburg 11:15 - 12:15
Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00
Madikwe to Johannesburg 14:30 - 15:30
Charter Flights (rates on request)
The ultimate option for getting to Madikwe game reserve has to be chartered flights. Flights are moulded to each individual’s needs and requirements, which include private flights to luxury game lodges in the bush or at the coast, incentivized trips for large groups of guests, and flights for corporate executives for whom time is of the essence, and where confidentiality can be guaranteed. Large corporate groups can even be accommodated with flights in a Boeing if needed.
Each flight is tailored exclusively, taking into account all passenger comforts including – to name but a few – the type of aircraft being used, catering requirements with consideration given to dietary needs, specific liquid refreshments, cuddly blankets for those cold winter days and pillows for the long distance traveler. Not to forget that Federal Airlines has the highest guest liability insurance in South Africa, providing their guests the ultimate peace of mind.
Speak to one of our travel consultants and they will assist you in selecting the best aircraft and will take care of your logistical issues such as transport to and from Federal Airlines private facilities. Our customized itineraries ensure that you will always fly on your own terms.
Situated at Johannesburg International Airport, Federal Airlines’ friendly staff are there to provide:
Welcoming meet and greet service off both domestic and international flights
Transfers from the airport building to their exclusive lounge facility
Lounge Facility which boasts delicious food and drinks, shower facilities a
In addition to the above offers, guests on honeymoon also receive the following:
Honeymoon Special Complimentary Inclusions:
Beauty Treatments to the value of 1,010.00 ZAR
Sparkling Wine and Fruit Basket on arrival.
Stay Longer, Pay Less 2018
Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer 2018, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 30%
Stay 7+ nights & save up to 40%
To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Offer can be applied to single and multi-camp stays at any of Sanctuary Retreats’ camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia
Percentage discount varies based on selected property, seasonality and length of stay.
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|Tariff name||Resource/property type||Min people||Max people||Valid from||Valid til||Minimum days||Maximum days|
|Single||Luxury Suites||1||100||Sunday, 01 September 2019||Tuesday, 31 December 2019||R17 850.00 Per night||1||100|
|Tariff||Luxury Suites Double||1||100||Sunday, 01 September 2019||Tuesday, 31 December 2019||R23 800.00 Per night||1||100|
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