With a meaning like “Place of Stars” in the local Shangaan language, it is not hard to imagine that you really are deep in the African wilderness. Situated next door to the Kruger National Park, the Manyeleti Private Reserve is also adjacent to the Sabi Sands and the Timbavati Private Reserve. The Manyeleti enjoys unfenced borders with its neighbors allowing game to move freely. Game viewing here is superb and there are daily close encounters with the Big 5!
The Manyeleti Reserve is a little off the beaten track so not as busy as some of the more well known reserves like the Sabi Sands. It boasts beautiful five star lodges and camps and amazing cultural interactive safari experiences. All Manyaleti lodges within the 23,000 hectare reserve have private concessions so you are assured of an exclusive African safari experience.
If you are looking for a romantic honeymoon retreat or a family safari, the Manyeleti prides itself on having a fantastic range of accommodation options. Feel at one with the bush in your luxury tented camp, idle away the summer afternoon in your private plunge pool, discover colonial Africa, or stay in a traditional Tsonga Hut, complete with all the luxury trimmings you need for a sensational safari.
Open safari 4 x 4 game drives are a highlight. Some Manyaleti lodges will track the animals right into the dense bush, adding to the adrenaline of a game drive! Game drives take place morning and evening. The winter months are dry and the days are crisp and sunny. The perfect time for Manyaleti game viewing as the bush has lost its summer greenery making the animals easier to see. There are also many waterholes where the animals will congregate during the dry days. Manyaleti has been known for droughts in the past which adds to the spectacle of game viewing.