Fodor's Expert Review Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp

Manyeleti Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

This tented camp, built on wooden platforms, minimalist but with surprising luxury touches (owned and operated by Honeyguide within Manyeleti Private Game Reserve), gives you the total bush experience at half the price of some of the more upscale lodges. Designed to reflect Hemingway's Africa, it sits in a tamboti grove overlooking a dry riverbed. You'll feel very close to the bush (but quite safe and secure) in your large, comfortable tent with its leather couch and en suite bathroom with concrete bath, double shower, and separate toilet. Tea or coffee is served in your tent at dawn, and meals are served communal style in a big safari tent around a long wooden table in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Spot game as you lounge on the swimming pool deck, or browse in the temperature-controlled wine cellar. No children under 12, but children are allowed at its sister camp, Khoka Moya.


  • superb value for money
  • complimentary bar and well-stocked wine cellar
  • great for solo travellers with minimal supplement fee


  • canvas structure may not be to everyone's taste
  • Wi-Fi at main area only
  • very comfortable but far from five-star


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Phones: 021-424–3122-reservations | 063-812–2857-lodge


15 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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