Days 1 - 2
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
Manyeleti Private Game Reserve Main Camp
Days 2 - 5
Manyeleti is managed by the Mnisi people, who have lived on this land for many generations. In Shangaan, the language of the most dominant tribe in the area, Manyeleti means “Place of Stars” and in the evenings, when the sun’s light is replaced by that of the moon and countless bright stars, one can understand why. The reserve shares its borders with Kruger National Park, Timbavati Game Reserve, and Sabi Sands Game Reserve, forming part of a huge area of land in which wildlife roams free. A dry area for most of the year, Manyeleti offers spectacular scenes of wildlife as they gather at water holes. Added to game viewing, the reserve also offers insight into the culture and traditions of the Mnisi people.
Manyeleti Main Camp– Manyeleti Game Reserve
Distinctly Africa’s Manyeleti Main Camp overlooks the vast wilderness of the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve which forms part of the World-renowned Kruger National Park.
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 lofted rooms to the tranquil sound of an owl whooping in a tree nearby.
Fulfill your taste buds with a traditional South African meal when the sound of a drum beating invites you to dinner 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.
Wake up in the morning to the sun rising over the bushveld and the call of a fish eagle from the nearby dam will remind you that this is how nature intended life it to be.
Experience safari drives in open safari jeeps and bush walks with local Rangers in search of Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Cheetah and so much more.
This is our piece of Africa. This is Distinctly Africa’s Manyeleti Main Camp where you are most welcome.
En-suite chalets nestled amongst the bush are each simplistically decorated. The rooms are unique and perfectly placed to provide you will view of the Manyeleti Game Reserve and the wildlife animals that may be roaming around outside the fences of the camp.
Each room comes standard with a queen-sized bed, have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers, soaps and shampoos, electrical plug points, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, table and chairs, cupboards and a veranda to enjoy early morning sunrises or late afternoon sunsets.
For your peace of mind, each room has a lockable door.
Facilities include an open air and under canvas dining area. The open-air fireplace is perfect for evening drinks around the fire after dinner. During the heat of the day cool off in the sparkling pool which can be found in the camp area or relax under the shady trees while reading a book.
From the Kitchen
Meal times are a sociable affair, and guests are treated to sumptuous dishes each meal time. Healthy, fresh, delicious and plentiful is the order of the day come any meal time at Distinctly Africa’s Manyeleti Main Camp.
Whether in the dining area for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the one thing that remains consistent is the caliber of dishes presented. Simple and unpretentious, yet packed with wholesome flavor. Of course, we want to make sure all our guests are well looked after come meal time, so we can cater to specific restrictive dietary requirements such as Vegetarian or Halaal meals. It is important to note that this needs to be pre-arranged when making your booking.
Before departing on your morning safari, you will be offered coffee, tea with biscuit’s or rusks. While out in the bush, you will stop for a refreshment break of coffee or tea, with rusks and oatmeal crunchies to tide you over till breakfast!
Brunch is normally a choice of fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts, cheese & cold meats selection, or a hot breakfast to order. Baked cakes and tarts, sandwiches and fruit are served tea time prior to your afternoon game drive. When it comes to dinner, the dining area will either be under the stars or under canvas, where we serve traditional South African dishes.
Days 5 - 7
Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, situated between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is fortunate to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.
Days 7 - 8
Located along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, the charming town of Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Visitors can enjoy the locally produced wine and port; sample ostrich meat and biltong; learn about the ostrich feather boom at the C.P. Nel Museum; and visit the world-renowned Cango Caves, the largest cave system in Africa featuring ancient rock formations and sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Other popular activities include: mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, and taking a day trip to the quaint town of Prince Albert over the scenic Swartberg Pass.
Days 8 - 9
Dotting South Africa’s beautiful southern coast, the resort town of Sedgefield overlooks the mouth of the Swartvlei lagoon on the famous Garden Route. It features long golden beaches and sand dunes that stretch off into the distance in both directions. The town serves as a great base from which to explore the scenic surrounds, which provides a habitat for a treasure trove of varied and beautiful bird species, many of which can be spotted from the numerous hiking trails and bird hides in the area. Other highlights include: sampling fresh oysters, visiting the Pledge Nature Reserve, and exploring the Red Elephant Forest Walk. Visitors can also enjoy a vast range of outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, kite surfing, paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking and magnificent scenic cycling routes. Don’t miss the wealth of fantastic farmer’s markets in the area.
Days 9 - 10
Stretching from the spectacularly scenic Zuurberg Mountain Range to the beautiful Sundays River, the Greater Addo area is known for its malaria-free big game viewing opportunities. It is an area rich in history and diverse in culture featuring lush citrus valleys, rolling dunes and abundant fauna and flora. Easily accessible from the large city of Port Elizabeth, Greater Addo boasts numerous private game reserves, which are home to the Big Five. Must-see sites include the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, hosting one of the most densely populated elephant herds in the world and the thriving Nanaga Farm Stall known for its delicious pies. The Greater Addo area offers an exciting array of activities ranging from hiking, horse riding, fishing, canoeing and mountain biking; to bird watching, game safaris and 4x4 off-road adventures.
Days 10 - 11
Situated along South Africa’s spectacularly scenic Garden Route, the seaside resort town of Wilderness is renowned for its vast stretches of beach and its tranquil beauty. Wilderness not only overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean, but also the placid waters of a vast lagoon system. As you might expect from a town surrounded by nature reserves, rivers and lakes, Wilderness is a popular water sport, hiking and birding destination. Visitors can look forward to kayaking expeditions up pristine rivers, discovering hidden waterfalls and learning how to surf. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Garden Route National Park with its abundant wildlife and the neighbouring Outeniqua Mountains.
Cape South Coast
Days 11 - 12
The indigenous fynbos of the Cape meets the cold seas at the southernmost tip of Africa along the incredibly scenic Cape South Coast. This region produces top-notch wine encompassing the wild Elgin Valley, beautiful Bot River, Elim, Hermanus and Napier wine regions. The coast is also a world-renowned whale watching mecca offering visitors excellent whale watching opportunities. Running from the quaint coastal hamlet of Rooi Els in the west to Quoin Point in the East, this spectacularly scenic stretch of South African coastline is flanked by majestic mountains and the crashing Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to visit the quaint fishing village of Arniston, the Victorian village of Stanford and Gansbaai has a little something for those looking for a thrilling adventure.