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Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3965 South Africa See on map
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Breakfast included
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All reviews game lodge the reserve communal table comfortable tents incredible place left alone great guide thoroughly enjoyed our stay the food is great wild dogs two occasions perfect hosts super friendly staff tea coffee station outstanding experience his passion main building
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

My husband and I really loved our stay at Mavela. As birders we were keen to see what Manyoni as the 'place of birds' had to offer and we were not disappointed! Our guide Niku was relatively new to Mavela but we couldn't have asked...More

Thank Vivien H
Reviewed 23 August 2018

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we loved Mavela. Greeted with a glass of champagne on the balcony by Sam and Andrew...and then by the elephant herd, we knew it was going to be a special stay. Andrew's guidance and knowledge...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I spent 2 nights at Mavela Game Lodge with a group of friends during my first trip to South Africa. From the moment we stepped through the door of the lodge there was nothing Sam and Andrew couldn’t do for us. Their relaxed nature instantly...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This was by far one of the best experiences of my life. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, kind and energetic. We saw so much on this trip - everything from the "big five" to plenty of other animals and many different types of beautiful birds!...More

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Thank nadinedemko
Response from Samantha V, Marketing Manager at Mavela Game LodgeResponded 17 August 2018

Super! Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are thrilled that you had such an amazing time. We hope to see you again for your next once in a lifetime experience ;)

Reviewed 3 August 2018

The tents are great they really allow you to hear the sounds of the bush not just the sights. A small intimate lodge where the food is great and plentiful. The staff very helpful and friendly. The rangers are very knowledgable and Andrew certainly knew...More

Thank Suzanne L
Response from Samantha V, Marketing Manager at Mavela Game LodgeResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your glowing review of our staff, food and facilities! We are thrilled to hear your feedback, and even more delighted that you got to see the wild dogs that you were so hoping to see. Andrew is an incredible asset to our...More

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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Outdoor pool
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US$452 - US$472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Price range
US$452 - US$472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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Symone G
3 February 2018|
Response from SamanthaV1249 | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately we only allow over 12's unless the entire camp (10 people) is booked for one group then there is no age limit.
Room Tips
"All tents are the same overlooking the bush from a deck with a bird bath and no steps"
28 Apr 2018
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"Only 5 tents, nr. 5 is good."
11 Feb 2018
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"Ask for Tent 5. It's furherst from the Lodge & the most Private"
18 Oct 2017
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"all tents have a similar view, number 1 is nearer to the main lodge"
01 May 2017
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