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Wish You Were Here: Sanctuary Makanyane, South Africa

Wish You Were Here: Sanctuary Makanyane, South Africa

Hidden deep in the Madikwe Game Reserve just west of Johannesburg is the Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge – probably the only place in the world where waking up next to a passing elephant is pretty regular stuff.

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Here at the lodge, guests stay in rooms overlooking the malaria-free Madikwe reserve, which is home to lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos. You can expect to play a lot of animal eye-spy while you’re staying at the lodge – the biggest get of them all is the elusive black rhino, so it’s 1000 points to you if you spot one.



The Sanctuary Makanyane includes eight super stylish suites which are dotted along the Marico River, including the lodge’s iconic second storey sleeping deck – here you’re given the unique opportunity to spend the night under the African sky surrounded by lanterns, a fly net and the enormous bushland with all its wildlife. Pretty sweet, huh?

(All images: Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge)

This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be pretty unforgettable. Check out Qantas flights to South Africa today.

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