3 Day Manyeleti Private Reserve Safari

Manyeleti Game Reserve

About the Tour

This 2-night,3-day Safari which starts & ends in Johannesburg is the perfect way to spot wildlife animals as you travel off-road in the private reserve as well as embarking on a full day safari in the Kruger Park. This provides a nice balance between a more intimate safari experience in the Manyeleti Reserve away from the mainstream tourist areas, but still allowing you to experience the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

Expect a warm African welcome staying at the Distinctly Africa Main Camp which overlooks the vast wilderness pan adjacent to the dam in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. Be amazed as the sun sets revealing a canvas of stars in the sky above while in the still of the night you may be fortunate enough to hear lions, jackals, and hyena calling in the distance. Fall asleep in your spacious rondavels ( roundhouses with grass roofs) to the tranquil sound of an owl whooping in a tree nearby. Fulfill your taste buds with a traditional South African dinner in our open dining tent or under the stars with a campfire to keep you warm on cool winter nights. Share stories of the day with friends you have made along the way.


Day 1: Johannesburg to Manyeleti Game Reserve

Today you depart from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport to the Manyeleti Game Reserve on a shared shuttle bus. The bus departs from at 6:45 am, from the bus terminal right outside International Arrivals. The drive takes 6-7 hours and you travel through a few touristic towns en route to the town of Hoedspruit. Of course, you make scheduled and unscheduled stops for the bathroom, to stretch your legs and to buy some snacks or refreshments along the way.

On arrival at Main Camp, you will get a brief camp orientation and then checked into your room. There is time to freshen up and enjoy a light snack before you set off on a sunset safari drive in the Manyeleti Reserve. Safari drives in the Manyeleti will be accompanied by a ranger or guide who have a comprehensive knowledge of all flora and fauna found in Manyeleti. They are all very passionate people who have a special ability to teach you about nature. You arrive back at the camp as the sun is almost completely gone and you can sip on a refreshing drink or coffee at the camp dining area before sitting down to dinner. Dinner is served and you have a choice from a three-course meal including starters, main course, and dessert. After dinner, spend sometime around the fire sharing stories of the day before retiring to your room for a good night’s rest.

Included Today: Shuttle Bus Transfer, light lunch, Sunset/Night Safari, Dinner & Accommodation.

Day 2: Morning & Sunset Manyeleti Safari Drives

Today you will get a wakeup call from your guide and make your way down to the dining area for tea and coffee which will be served with biscuits before departing on your morning adventure.

Your guide will explain the morning’s events before departing on an open game viewing vehicle through the Manyeleti Game Reserve. You will have the opportunity to spot the Big 5 animals like Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, as well as an array of antelope and other wildlife animals that can be found in the Reserve. Arriving back at the camp after the safari drive, you are invited to relax and enjoy brunch at your own leisure. After brunch, there is time to walk around the camp or have a swim (depending upon the season of course). Make good use of this time to catch up on some sleep or simply enjoy the absolute tranquillity of the bush from the comfort of your room.

Hopefully feeling totally relaxed and well-rested, you make your way to the restaurant area for a light lunch including sandwiches and snacks, fruit juices and ice-cold drinks. Your guide meets you in the restaurant area and you depart on an afternoon safari drive in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. You make your way back to the camp after an exhilarating drive where dinner will be waiting for you. Dinner is served, and you have a choice from a three-course meal including starters, main course, and dessert. After dinner enjoy an early night’s rest or stargaze from the deck in front of your air-conditioned room.

Included Today: Morning & Sunset/Night Safaris, Breakfast, Light Lunch, Dinner & Accommodation.

Day 3: Manyeleti Game Reserve to Johannesburg

Enjoy a last morning safari drive and breakfast at the lodge before checking-out. Your driver will collect you from the camp and transfer you back to Hoedspruit Airport for your transfer back to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport.

Included Today: Morning Safari, Breakfast, Transfer.

What’s not included in the price of this safari:

  • Drinks at the Camp
  • Sundowner Drinks
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Optional extra off-site activities
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities

Good to Know:

  • Special dietary requirements on request.
  • Single, child & group rates on request.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.
  • This tour can be arranged to start and finish in Cape Town (Surcharges will apply)
  • This tour can be extended.

Child Policy:

  • Children of all ages are permitted at the Camp.
  • 12 years and older: Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms.
  • 12 years and older: Pay full adult rates and are permitted on safaris.


Lodge Facilities

  • Boma
  • Dinning Area
  • Swimming Pool

Room Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Shower
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • Tea/Coffee Station
  • Towels

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