Manyeleti Private Game Reserve Main Camp

Days 1 - 4

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.

Camp Facilities

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.

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