Maninghi Lodge Balule Holiday Home Accommodation near Kruger Park

Maninghi Lodge

Self Catering at 16 Parsons, Balule Nature Reserve, Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

About Maninghi Lodge

Maninghi Lodge is situated on the banks of the Olifants River in the Northern section of Balule Nature Reserve, which is open to the Kruger National Park.

This self-catering lodge has the 'The Big 5' within the reserve and is a bird watcher's paradise. Sit back, relax and enjoy viewing animals coming down to drink at the river, whilst from our viewing deck, watching birds feed in our two magnificent sycamore fig trees.

Take a guided game drive within Balule Nature Reserve, or opt to experience the wild on foot with a guided bush walk.

Self Catering Accommodation

Maninghi Lodge accommodates up to 12 guests, although the lodge can be also be booked for smaller groups or couples. The Lodge is fully furnished, boasting comfortably appointed bedrooms and lounges, as well as all necessary kitchen appliances and utensils.

Maninghi is a sole use, self-catering lodge that is the perfect getaway for family and friends that want to escape to the bush and are guaranteed the whole lodge privately to themselves. All our rooms are under one thatch roofed double storey lodge that can sleep up to 12 people.

The Lodge boasts two queen rooms, with stunning views overlooking the river and one room with twin beds. The loft has two open plan rooms, one with a queen bed and twin beds and the other room with twin single beds. The first storey viewing deck is the perfect place to enjoy a cold drink, with the elevation affording excellent bird spotting, as they forage for fruit in the two nearby sycamore fig trees.

Enjoy braaing (BBQ) under our open thatched lapa area, whilst watching animals coming down to the Olifants River for a drink. You won't miss the action at night as our high-powered spotlights illuminate the opposite bank.

Features Include:

• Unrestricted viewing of the river
• Complete privacy - Maninghi is a sole use facility that guarantees you the entire Lodge and its facilities to yourself and your guests
• Fully furnished bedrooms, including linen, towels and mosquito netting
• Shower and bathroom facilities
• First storey viewing deck, overlooking the river and the two sycamore figs
• Fully stocked kitchen: three fridge / freezers, four-hob gas stove and an ice machine are also offered
• Outside thatched lapa area with a built-in braai and grid
• Splash pool
• Comfortably appointed lounge area with large flat-screen TV and DStv
• Complimentary tea and coffee
• Wi-Fi access offered at an extra cost
• Accessible too many nearby exciting activity destinations
• Game drives, guided walks and tours are offered - contact your hosts about bookings

Additional Information:

• Wood and beverages are available at the Lodge at an extra cost
• The Balule Game Reserve charges a conservation fee per person and a vehicle fee. Please enquire when booking for up-to-date fees
• Balule is in a malaria area: please consult with your doctor for precautionary measures

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Not Available

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is fully booked. Please refer to the calendar below to view available dates.

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.155618
Longitude: 30.944222

Closest airport(s)
Hoedspruit Airport - 40km
Phalaborwa Airport - 50km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
June 2015 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Very impressed. Location is exceptional. Warm welcome. Funny jokes shared by the host Paul and Victoria. Thumbs up...

ntombifuthi, Richards Bay Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Paypal

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