Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps – Greater Kruger, Manyeleti Game Reserve
The Manyeleti Reserve is home to our two tented camps – Mantobeni Camp & Khoka Moya Camp. Each camp offers breath-taking wildlife experiences, including the Big Five, superb cuisine and service excellence.
Bordering the Kruger National Park and situated between the Timbavati and the Sabi Sand Reserves, lies the Manyeleti Game Reserve which encompasses 23,000 hectares of land.
Under the profound knowledge and experience of our rangers and trackers, you will experience 2 daily game drives; morning & evening. This allows you the opportunity of 2 varied experiences during your time with Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps.
We are one of 3 lodges on the Manyeleti Game Reserve, and are extremely proud of our game drives for the experience our guests receive and for the unique fact that you will not sight many other vehicles / persons whilst on your game drive.
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What type of experiences can you expect?
Guests are taken on game drives in open game viewing vehicles in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. Late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks, views over the Mohwareng Hills, and glimpses of nocturnal creatures.
Larger game frequently sighted in the reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion and hippo. In between meals and drives, watch the game and bird life pass by while relaxing by the pool or take a walking safari through the deep bush, accompanied by an experienced, armed ranger; it can be hot work, but it’s very exciting – seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesn’t compare. Group tours are available to the nearby village of Welverdiend, where guests will learn about the relationship between traditional and contemporary living. ( please provide more specific details, this is to general.
Activities on site or nearby include:
• Bird watching from a newly built hide opposite a watering hole
• Hiking and walking safaris
• Plant life/flora and footprint tracking
• Private guided tours
• Safaris in a private conservancy or into the neighbouring Kruger National Park
• Wildlife photography
Are children welcome at our Greater Kruger Camps?
Children of all ages are welcome at Khoka Moya and there are special activities for children such as beading, and educational walks. etc. They can share accommodation with their parents – extra beds are available on request.
Children under the age of 12 pay 50% of the adult rate; children under the age of 2 stay free of charge.
Mantobeni is reserved for guests over 12 years old, as it is that bit ‘closer to nature’.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the walking safaris for safety reasons, but there are shorter guided tours around the circumference of the camp for them.
Do you need travel insurance?
Yes, as soon as you book your tour it is essential that all passengers travelling with Albatros Travel purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all aspects of cancellation, curtailment, repatriation, medical expenses and personal accident. Some emergency services will not send a rescue team until travel insurance has been validated, and it may therefore be the case that Albatros requests to see proof of travel insurance prior to travel with the right to refuse travel if this cannot be produced. Travel insurance is a completely essential part of travelling abroad and should be factored into the budget at the initial planning stage.
When is the best time to travel to The Greater Kruger?
The camp is open to visitors all year. Game viewing, is at its best the dry Winter (May-October). Animals congregate around water holes and the lack of foliage and grasses gives you a clearer view. But it does get cold at night and during the morning game drive, so pack accordingly.
For bird watching, summer (December-March) is best: the rivers are full, the bushveld is lush, and there is no shortage of materials for food, nesting and hiding. This is prime holiday season in South Africa, but it can get seriously hot. Autumn (April-May) is also good for birding but probably the worst months for bigger game. In spring (November-December) you can spot lots of newborns.
Where is it situated?
The camps are approximately 6 hours by road from Johannesburg in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park. Arrival time has to before 17:00 as the gates are locked.
ORT International and Lanseria International Airports are the closest international airports. From these airports there are daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit (80km). Other small airports nearby are Nelspruit, Skukuza & Phalaborwa. Honeyguide has a light aircraft private airstrip.
From the Airport:
Ground transfers from the airport can be arranged by Honeyguide on request.