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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.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • All inclusive
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bars
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Full board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Massage
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Single rooms
  • Special offers
  • Terrace
  • Wake-Up service
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Standard Terms and Conditions
• All figures stated include 15% VAT
• A quotation is valid for 7 days; unless otherwise stated on the quote. The quote may differ after 7 days. No form of accommodation or activity is being held within this time
• A provisional reservation will be held for 14 days upon request. The...
Standard Terms and Conditions
• All figures stated include 15% VAT
• A quotation is valid for 7 days; unless otherwise stated on the quote. The quote may differ after 7 days. No form of accommodation or activity is being held within this time
• A provisional reservation will be held for 14 days upon request. The provisional reservation will be cancelled after 14 days if not confirmed by you in writing
• A confirmed reservation is made once a booking form, together with the deposit amount stated on your invoice, has been received from you – a confirmation letter will be sent to you
• Check-in is from 1pm at Parsons Gate. The Gate will not allow you in before 1pm. All guests must arrive before sunset. Arrivals after sunset will require an escort to the lodge. Escorts are charged at R500.00.
• Parsons Gate Fees: R100.00 per person and R150.00 per vehicle to be paid in CASH at Balule Nature Reserve, Parsons Gate. Gate fees are subject to change without prior notice. The Gate will be open between 6am and 9pm, guests will not be allowed in or out after 9pm and before 6am.
• Nature Escapes (pty) LTD is not liable should your mode of transport to the start of the booking or safari be delayed or cancelled
• All names and addresses held on the Nature Escapes (pty) LTD mailing list are held on computer. None of this information will ever be passed to a third party. If however, you object to your details being stored, please inform us and we will remove them
• Nature Escapes (pty) LTD reserves the right to increase the price of the booking / safari if cost increases arise due to changes in transport costs, changes in taxes, customs or other fees or changes in the exchange rate.
• Nature Escapes (pty) LTD reserves the right to change a program’s dates, itinerary, or accommodations as conditions warrant. We reserve the right to change the itinerary due to weather conditions, lodge availability, political conditions, world-wide pandemic, and other factors beyond our control without consulting the participants. It is understood that such decisions will be made in the best interests of all participants and with regards to the safety of all staff. Participants have no right to any refund or other considerations in the event of these inevitable itinerary changes. If an expedition must be delayed, or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, sickness, world-wide pandemic or other contingency for which Nature Escapes (pty) LTD or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays or changes is not included.
• To take part in one of our activities you must be covered by adequate travel insurance for the duration of your travels and for all activities undertaken. The insurance should cover cancelation and curtailment, medical and emergency expense (including repatriation), personal accident, injury and death. In addition you should be insured against loss / damage to baggage, camera equipment, personal possessions and flight delays and cancellations. Your insurance broker details and policy number must be given to Nature Escapes (pty) LTD before you depart your homeland for the start of your travels.
• It is advised that all travellers purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance as protection against an emergency which may force you to cancel or leave from an expedition while it is in progress
• Nature Escapes (pty) LTD not liable for any incorrect details, dates, wording and accommodation sent on the quote. It is the clients responsibility to make sure all details are correct and brought to Nature Escapes (pty) LTD attention in writing
• It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct certificates, visas, permits, travel tickets and any other travel paper before travelling.
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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 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