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About Maninghi Lodge

Maninghi Main Lodge (Place of Plenty) and the Self-Catering Cottage are situated in the Parsons Section (Northern) of Balule Game Reserve, which is open to the Kruger National Park (Greater Kruger Region). The Lodge and Cottage, being on the banks, boast extraordinary views of the Olifants River and on a clear day - the Blyde River Canyon as well. Being open to the Kruger National Park allows for all sorts of wildlife to roam freely between the Reserves, including the 'Big5', cheetah and wilddog. It is possible to 'game view' right from the comfort of the lodge grounds! Bird life is also fantastic, and makes for a great opportunity to tick off a few new species which my be seen!

Maninghi Main Lodge consists of 5 bedrooms - 3 en-suite (with AIRCON) and 2 open loft areas (Sleeping 12 guests), making it ideal for couples, families and larger groups alike. The rooms are fully furnished with comfortably appointed linen, towels and amenities. The 'common areas' include a relaxing lounge with a tea and coffee station, honesty bar and dining room, lapa, swimming pool and restricted access to the gardens with seating areas to enjoy the river views and wildlife. There is a viewing Deck which is enjoyed by many, over looking the gardens and river & facing our 2 beautiful Sycamore Fig Trees! WiFi is available at no cost and is accessible throughout the property.

The Self-Catering Cottage consists of 3 units, sleeping 6 adults and 2 children. The main unit consist of 1 en-suite bedroom, 1 single bed sun room, lounge and fully equipped kitchen. The other 2 units are double en-suite. All units are fully furnished with comfortably appointed linen, towels, amenities, honesty bar (please request to be stocked) and a Tea/Coffee Station. There is plenty of seating area around the gardens, including a 5m high platform - perfect for that first cup of coffee in the morning, or a G&T while the sun sets! A boma area is also available. There is no WiFi at this property. Meals may be catered for on request, and will be served at the Main Lodge.

We do offer Morning and Late Afternoon Game Drives and Guided Game Walks within our 'Big5' Reserve - please note that there is no self-driving or night driving allowed within Parsons.
There are also plenty of local attractions in the area, which you may self-drive to; or you can opt in for us to guide you for the day - please see our Activities Tab for what's on offer!

Let us spoil you and let Maninghi be your affordable Nature Escape away from home!

Safari: What perfect way to experience the Big 5 at Maninghi. Book a guided game drive or walk with us, as we take you exploring Balule Nature Reserve or relax on our lawn watching animals drinking at the river or birds in our sycomore fig trees.

Spa: Let go of all that work related tension and let us spoil and pamper you. With our portable massage bed, indulge in a massage amongst beautiful surroundings within our property. 30mins to 1 hour massages available.

Wedding Venues: Small and intimate weddings of up to 20 guests can be accommodated on our Lodge Grounds. Enquire within for more details.

Family friendly: Maninghi prides itself on being family-friendly, first and foremost. Our riverside lodge will keep our younger guests entertained for hours, including a splash pool (main lodge only) for hot days, and a collection of indoor games.

Romantic: There's nothing like having an entire river front and main lodge to yourself to bring out the romance in couples.Spend quality time with your loved one amongst the tranquil surroundings - watching animals come down to the Olifants River.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bars
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Full board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • Massage
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Terrace
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

All accommodation includes 15% VAT.
This provisional reservation is only valid for 7 days. Maninghi Lodge reserves the right to cancel this reservation if a 50% deposit is not received within this period. To confirm your reservation a 50% deposit will be required with the balance due 45 days before arrival.
Please ensure that you are...
All accommodation includes 15% VAT.
This provisional reservation is only valid for 7 days. Maninghi Lodge reserves the right to cancel this reservation if a 50% deposit is not received within this period. To confirm your reservation a 50% deposit will be required with the balance due 45 days before arrival.
Please ensure that you are covered by a comprehensive travel and medical insurance policy. Although staff are trained in First Aid the closest hospital is 2 hour's drive.
The rate includes self-catered accommodation and a once daily service of the Lodge. The rate excludes game drives, walks, children's game drives, drinks, office services, gratuities and any other additional activities and excursions.
Balule Nature Reserve gate fees: R40.00 per adult and R70.00 per vehicle to be paid in cash at Balule Nature Reserve, Parsons Gate. Gate fees are subject to change without prior notice.
All guests must arrive before sunset. Arrivals after sunset will require an escort to the lodge. Escorts are charged at R300.00.
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  • Maninghi River View Room 1 Maninghi River View Room 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Our River View En-Suite Queen Room 1 is tastefully decorated and boasts glorious views of the Olifants River.It is kitte... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Fan see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
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      • Maninghi River View Room 2 Maninghi River View Room 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Our River View En-Suite Queen Room 2 is tastefully decorated and boasts glorious views of the Olifants River.It is kitte... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Fan see more Queen beds, En-suite, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
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          • Maninghi Garden View Room Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Our Garden View En-Suite Twin Room is tastefully decorated and is kitted out with a Private Patio, Mosquito Nets, Fans... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Fan see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, Hair Dryer, River views
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              • River View Self-Catering Cottage River View Self-Catering Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering 3 Chalets Sleeping a Max of 6 Adults, 2 Children.1 Main Unit with Kitchen Facilities, Lounge + Sofa Bed (1 Child), En-Su... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Air-Conditioning see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Fan, Television, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views, Garden views
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                  Reviews for Maninghi Lodge

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                  Ernst Kramm
                  28 April 2018

                  Der Elefeant der gleich bei unserer Ankunft auf dem Fahrweg stand, war schon eine tolle Überraschung.Die herzliche Begrüßung und Begleitung auf unseren GameWalks und GameDrives von Francois. Das tolle südafrikanische Essen von Victoria.Ich liebe es besonders in der Grillhütte bzw. in der Nähe vom Flussufer zu sitzen und zu beobachten ob Tiere an den Fluss kommen.

                  Rainer Witt, Germany
                  15 December 2015

                  We are 3 friends from Germany and traveled through South Africa.The Maninghi Lodge was one of 8 places we stayed at, I need to mention that Maninghi was the best !!!The lodge is very well equipped, with everything you need, very comfortable and very clean.It is a beautiful quiet place, situated directly on the Olifants River, from the lapa we had a large overview of the river and we observed a lot of animals,elephant, impala, kudu, warthog, water buck, hippo, vervet monkey and wildebeest during the day and at night.                                                                 We had a great...
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                  Maninghi Lodge is 5.5km from the centre of Balule Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 27.9km (Eastgate Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling