The British owner of Makanyi was so taken with the South African safari experience that in 2015 she opened her own exquisite lodge on the edge of the private Timbavati Game Reserve. An immaculately landscaped sub-tropical oasis dotted with water features leads through to the stylish main lodge with views beyond to the Marula grove and scenic dam that attracts antelope, hippo and many other species. Seven tastefully appointed Luxury Suites come complete with deck and indoor and outdoor showers, while the two Luxury Pool Suites have plunge pools. The latest addition to the lodge is The Villa - a two bedroom private villa featuring a secluded outdoor deck with a large pool and a boma area for exclusive outdoor dining on request. Guests can join exhilarating game drives with highly trained and personable guides and unwind later in the spa or infinity pool.
Price is per person per night on a fully inclusive basis with local drinks and game viewing activities.
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Our pricing aims to give an indication of the price range from low to high season. Low season for South Africa is generally between the months of May to September, high season runs from mid December to Easter. Supplements may apply to peak periods such as Christmas and Easter. Prices are per person per night based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and itinerary prices include return economy flights from London. Regional departures and single supplements are available on request. Accommodation only prices do not include flights. Where prices for our hotels, lodges and camps are shown as fully inclusive this generally includes all food and drinks but in most cases will exclude certain premium branded spirits, premium wines and Champagne. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.
A year round destination, but expect cooler weather in the Eastern and Western Capes during winter, between June and August. Mpumalanga stays warm year round with temperatures, humidity and rainfall all increasing in the summer months between October and March. The whales return to the waters around Hermanus from July to November, and the spring months of August and September are particularly colourful along the Garden Route.
The prime time for game viewing is generally the drier winter and spring months from April to September when animals frequent the waterholes. During the wetter summer months between October and March, animals can still be viewed but are more widely dispersed – from December to February there may be more sightings of newborn animals.
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