Honeyguide offers two classic luxury tented camps in the 23,000 hectare Manyeleti. Surrounded by Kruger, Sabi Sand and the Timbavati, Manyeleti has only three operators on this large tract of land. The safari experience is more peaceful than at more developed reserves.
Less-intensive lodge activity
Game sightings including the big five are good although they can be less frequent than elsewhere as the number of vehicles out looking is low.
Unhurried sightings allow for excellent photographic opportunities. The landscape provides good views over the Mohwareng Hills.
Walking in the Manyeleti is particularly good given its low density of development. Proximity to the water-rich Sabi Sand Reserve provides high concentrations of game around two rivers. Travel on foot through deep bush, accompanied by an experienced armed ranger.
Dining is a communal affair. Food is usually served outdoors at a long table, with log fires and torches creating a bush feel. Home-made dishes use local produce and are plentiful and well presented.
Khoka Moya Camp
The Khoka Moya Camp is situated on both sides of a river bed, offering a tented experience without sacrificing luxury or safety. Fifteen large safari tents have a comfortable, contemporary style. Each has canopied king-sized (or twin) beds and a large-sized day bed/ sofa, a writing desk and fan.
Khoka Moya solitude
Khoka Moya’s tents have outside decks for relaxation. The tents are en-suite. Behind a screen is a spacious ‘wet-room’ with twin showers, twin basins and a flush-toilet. There is plenty of space and privacy. The doors and window flaps roll down at night.
Moya's pioneer atmosphere
Khoka Moya’s main dining, lounge and bar area is colourful, and is designed to recall the pioneer dwellings of the early gold prospectors. There is a wine cellar and bar. Local arts and crafts are on sale. Outside lies a pool, set amidst lush lawns, and a bird hide.
Moya child-friendly option
Khoka Moya Camp welcomes children of all ages. The tents measure 60 square metres and can comfortably accommodate families of four, all protected with mosquito nets. Babysitting can be arranged provided advance notice is given.
The other Honeyguide camp Is Mantobeni. Its main building is a boxy modernist structure, with earth-coloured walls and columns, built around a teak-decked dining area and a narrow pool with loungers.There is a large indoor sitting space, bar and wine cellar.
Twelve large safari tents nestle in a Tamboti grove overlooking a dry river bed. Set on platforms with outside decks, they are furnished with king-size or twin beds, mosquito nets and soft leather couches.
Mantobeni watering hole
Game visiting Mantobeni’s nearby watering hole can be seen from the swimming pool deck which adjoins the reception area.
Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a sunken concrete bath, double shower, his and her basins and a separate toilet. Due to the layout and terrain of Mantobeni Camp, only children over the age of 12 years can be accommodated.