Meet the team – Sam and Sakkie

Meet the team – Sam and Sakkie

This month, we would like to highlight another two staff members who are an inspiration, showing that hard work and determination can definitely help you achieve your goals. They are Sam Mohlahla (left) and Success Sibuyi (known as Sakkie on the right)  Sakkie is...
Meet the Team – Elinda and Kim

Meet the Team – Elinda and Kim

This month, we would like to highlight two very special staff members, who received our most recent ‘Star of the Quarter’ award. They are our Guest Liaisons, Kim Byars and Elinda Van Lelyveld. They both started working at Makanyi in February 2018 and are integral in...
Safari Season starts here

Safari Season starts here

June marks the beginning of the dry season in the Timbavati, and the arrival of the short winter season brings with it some perfect game-viewing conditions for the lucky guests here at Makanyi Lodge. Of course, there’s never a bad time to go on safari, but here are...
A buffalo calf finding its feet

A buffalo calf finding its feet

The African buffalo forms part of the Big 5 animal group, an old hunter’s term given to the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt in Africa. These majestic animals reach shoulder heights of up to 1.5m and weigh up to 750kg and are primarily grazers (grass eaters)....
Amazing cheetah sightings

Amazing cheetah sightings

We have been fortunate of late to have some incredible cheetah encounters while out exploring the magnificent Timbavati Landscape. With an estimated 7100 left in the wild and only +-120 left in Kruger / greater Kruger national park spending time and sharing some...