Makanyi Private Game Lodge, Timbavati, Kruger National Park, South Africa
A fresh face has arrived in the game-rich Timbavati, where old-world safari charm meets contemporary design and compelling adventures await.
Seamlessly blending into the reserve, Makanyi has some of the largest rooms to be found in the bush, with eight open-plan suites, plus six classic and two honeymoon suites. All have an oversized bed, lounge area with fireplace, and a spacious bathroom, while outside your private deck overlooks the bush.
Taking privacy to another level, the two honeymoon suites are set at the far reaches of the lodge with four-poster beds, private plunge pools and secluded candlelit dinners making these the perfect romantic hideaway.
Activity-wise, you're spoilt for choice here: thrilling twice-daily game drives where you may spot the rare white lion; guided bush walks with highly-experienced rangers, fishing in one of the many dams and spellbinding star gazing. There are also spa treatments available, a fully-equipped gym and scrumptious local specialties in the dining room or around the fire in the boma.