Makanyi Private Game Lodge in South Africa’s Timbavati Game Reserve will offer a bespoke ‘menu’ of experiences to guests reserving exclusive-use bookings from 2020.

In addition to the safari experience, exclusive-use parties of up to 16 staying in Makanyi’s seven luxury suites and private villa can tailor their time by selecting from the following options.


A combination of tailored yoga, Pilates and mindfulness tuition is available. Guests can then complete the experience with a workout in the gym, a spa treatment, and later food, wine and gin tastings to stimulate the palate.

Bush Education

Guests will experience hands-on wildlife education and experience expert tutelage in bushcraft and survival skills under the direction of an expert guide. This is particularly suitable as a family activity.

South African Food and Wine Experience

Here they will learn the fundamentals of South African cuisine, with cooking lessons from a top South African chef, along with wine tasting from local winemakers.


Guests can improve their wildlife photography skills with guidance from a professional wildlife photographer. Makanyi offers the very latest photographic equipment for guests to rent if they don’t have their own equipment. In-house development facilities are available as well.