events & packages

Can you think of a better setting for your wedding, honeymoon or other special event? Perhaps a friends or family reunion where you can have the entire Lodge all to yourselves? Contact us for a quote for any of our packages below, or custom events and exclusive Lodge hire.

wedding package

Makanyi Private Game Lodge, set amid the unspoiled African bushveld is the perfect place for a memorable and romantic South African wedding. Be it an intimate ceremony for the bride and groom alone or a celebration with friends and family, we are more than happy to assist with the arrangements to make unforgettable memories for the happy couple.

Includes for the Bride & Groom,

  • An intimate Wedding in the heart of the African Bush, including neutral coloured lodge décor.
  • Minister for the ceremony, including the preparation and processing of all legal documents.
  • Makanyi Personal wedding co-ordinator & witness at the ceremony.
  • Local flowers for the ceremony – bridal bouquet, groom’s corsage, ceremony table.
  • Single layer cake made by our chefs.
  • Snacks & local South African MCC at the wedding venue.
  • 1 hour massage for the bride and groom.
  • Wedding turn down and private dinner.

Excludes for the Bride, Groom / Wedding party,

  • Accommodation and private vehicle.
  • Timbavati Conservation levy and gate fees.
  • Flights and transfers.
  • Photographer, videographer, hairdresser, make-up artist.
  • Cake and Flowers of your choice.
  • Shangaan dancers or choir to perform at the ceremony.
  • Anything additional to be purchased or rented

    Rates on request*

    * The law in South Africa requires foreign couples to attend an appointment at the Department of Home Affairs before they can be legally married in South Africa. Since this is time consuming, we suggest that you process all legal marriage documents in your home country.

    honeymoon package

    Tell us at the time of booking that you are on your honeymoon and let us make it a truly memorable experience!

    If you book a luxury suite:

    • Bottle of South African MCC in your room on arrival
    • One Romantic turn down service
    • One Private dinner on your deck
    • One Private picnic lunch in the bush

    If you book a luxury pool suite:

    • Bottle of South African MCC in your room on arrival
    • One romantic turn down
    • One Private dinner on your deck
    • One private picnic lunch in the bush
    • 2 x 30 minute complimentary massages

      exclusive use of the lodge

      We are delighted to offer you the possibility of having exclusive use of the Lodge. Please note that the maximum number of guests we can accommodate is 16.

      Makanyi Private Game Lodge
      Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
      P.O. Box 883 – Hoedspruit 1380
      South Africa

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