Manyeleti Game Reserve

Manyeleti Game Reserve shares fenceless with the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the Timbavati Game Reserve where all the animals roam free

Limpopo Game and Nature ReservesThe Manyeleti Game Reserve

The fenceless borders the Manyeleti Game Reserve shares with the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the Timbavati Game Reserve, forms an integral ecological unit where all the animals roam free.

The Mnisi people lived and occupied this land for many generations and in the new South Africa, they instituted a land claim for the return of their ancestral grounds. The Manyeleti Game Reserve is now managed by the Mnisi tribe, who are committed to retaining the integrity of the game reserve and unlocking the tourism potential to the benefit of the Mnisi people and surrounding communities.

All the lodges within Manyeleti Reserve are privately owned and lease a concession of land within the reserve.

The most dominant tribe in the area is the Shangaan, and in Shangaan, 'Manyeleti' means "Place of Stars." A clear winter's night will attest to the aptness of this name, as it seems like the sky is bursting at the seams with stars. This hot area experiences summer rainfall but the rainy season is never guaranteed to bring as much rain as they would like and droughts are sometimes experienced.

It is dryer here than further south and animals can often be seen at the waterholes.

The winter days are normally bright and clear with cold evenings.

Popular Activities in Manyeleti Game Reserve

Manyeleti Wilderness Trail


The idea behind Manyeleti slackpacker hike is that you move between Ndzhaka and Buffelshoek safari camps, both of which have five safari tents on wooden decks, two single beds, en-suite bathrooms and linen provided), to experience...

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Popular Accommodation in Manyeleti Game Reserve

Buffelshoek Tented Camp


Buffelshoek Tented Camp offers luxury tented accommodation from where you can view wildlife grazing on the open savannah beyond. Situated in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, we offer an authentic bush experience with Big...

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Pungwe Bush Camp


Pungwe Bush Camp is situated in the southern portion of the Manyeleti Game Reserve, along the Pungwe River course and is known for its exclusivity and rustic ambience. Itís one of the few camps that still have the true bush atmosphere where...

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Tintswalo Safari Lodge


Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House is located in the private Manyeleti Reserve concession - a lush, exclusive lodge nestled between the Timbavati Private Reserve to the north, Sabi Sand Reserve to the south, and open to the Greater Kruger...

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