Farewell Bertie

Farewell Bertie

We didn’t expect to wake up to news of our favourite hippo, Bertie, having had the battle of his life. Whilst on morning game drive, Alfie and his guests came across a hippo who had succumbed to his battle wounds in what looked like a ferocious fight between two males...
A Rare Treat

A Rare Treat

They always say that when on Safari, you never know what’s around the next corner. Every game drive is different and the anticipation of what’s to come is what makes it so exciting. On a beautiful winters morning we set out, eager to find some lions. Not...
The Avoca pride feasts on our runway

The Avoca pride feasts on our runway

During lockdown the lion sightings have been unusually rare. By not exploring the whole Makanyi area fully, we knew that we had lessened our chances of seeing them. We remained hopeful that they would appear one day. That day came and what a sighting it was. We were...
Clever or Cheeky?

Clever or Cheeky?

Every year around spring, the lesser masked weavers are hard at work building nests and attracting females. Not only do they try to make their nests as impressive as possible, but they also dress up for the occasion. Their plumage changes from dull colours to bright...
Goodbye Plastic

Goodbye Plastic

MAKANYI REDUCES THE USE OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES Why bottled water? Like the planet we inhabit, our bodies comprise mostly of water. Water, in all its forms, is therefore a vital component of our diet, as well as a healthy beverage option. Here at Makanyi we are...