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Parsons 16 Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/12/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#35 of 147 in Hoedspruit
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Maninghi Main Lodge (Place of Plenty) is situated in the Parsons Section (Northern) of Balule Game Reserve, which is open to the Kruger National Park (Greater Kruger Region). The Lodge, 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! At the Lodge, we offer 2 en-suite River View rooms and 1 en-suite Garden View room, which are tastefully decorated to suit the surroundings. We can sleep 6guests in our 3 rooms and 2 rooms have space available for a single mattress should you have smaller children. Along side our Main Lodge building, we have 2 Safari Tents which over look the Olifants River. Our Safari tents are basic & comfortably appointed. The Tent consists of a double bed, fan, side tables & side lights, a plug point and a small patio looking onto the Olifants River. Linen and Towels are provided. The bathroom is communal and is 30m from the tent platform. Breakfast, High-Tea, Dinner and 2 game drives are included in our rate. There is plenty of seating area around the gardens - 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 free WiFi at this property. 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! Let us spoil you and let Maninghi be your affordable Nature Escape away from home!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Golf course
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Car park
Wifi
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Darts
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Executive lounge access
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Parsons 16 Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport26 kmSee all flights
Phalaborwa Airport33 kmSee all flights
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StephieFelix wrote a review 05 May
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We stayed at Maninghi Lodge for 4 nights and it was absolutely gorgeous! Due to the warm welcoming we instantly felt "at home". Victoria and Paul (and the kids) are such kind people and created an atmosphere which made us feel so comfortable. The Lodge itself is perfectly located at the banks of the Olifant river and provides stunning views, the proximity to wildlife ensures great encounters and background noise. (Herd of elephants, giraffes, warthogs etc in the garden, as well as hyena shouts at night) The food was also extraordinary in our opinion and was made with so much passion. It was such a great place to relax and also to listen to entertaining stories. We have rarely been so sad to leave a place and we will come back. Thank you guys!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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naturfolger wrote a review Apr 2022
Dortmund, Germany1 contribution
Directly situated at the Olifants River with a beautiful garden. Paul and Victoria are perfect hosts and her cooking is wonderful! Honest about what you can expect to see on gamedrives: "Everything is possible, but don't expect to see everything!
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JP L wrote a review Apr 2022
Tenterden, United Kingdom59 contributions57 helpful votes
We spent our first 2 nights in SA at Maninghi and we were in for a treat. Within the first 60 minutes of our arrival we saw across the river elephants, hippos and giraffes as well as crocodiles... The whole setting is truly breathtaking as well as peaceful. But probably the main feature is Victoria and her team (Paul was hiking during our stay..) : welcoming, friendly and professional all together to create a real family atmosphere... Needless to say we highly recommend this place if you want a slice of heaven in SA.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Maninghi Lodge, General Manager at Maninghi Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear JP & Susan, We are thrilled we could start your short trip off on a high :) It was an absolute pleasure having you both with us and we hope that this is the start of many more trips to South Africa :) Warmest, Maninghi
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Gisi wrote a review Mar 2022
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Our stay at Maninghi Lodge was beyond perfect. We loved every minute of it. I can highly recommend the 3 day Safari package that includes Game drives in the reserve and to Kruger as well as all meals. The location at Olifants River was perfect, as we did see so many animals around the Lodge. Truly unforgettable! Victoria is such a warm and friendly host and made us feel at home instantly. She also is a great cook! Her meals were delicious. We also had the best guide, Jess! Her passion and love for her job is contagious. Our Game drives with her were amazing! I will be back :)
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Gisi, Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled we could provide you with a great experience during your trip :) We look forwards to welcoming you back! Warmest, Maninghi
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maryettav2014 wrote a review Oct 2021
Vaalwater3 contributions
We stayed 1 night at Maninghi lodge for my husbands birthday. We had a very warm welcome and a great dinner. Victoria and Paul are super hosts. They made the birthday very special with a cupcake with a candle and a present.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 18 Dec 2021
Dearest Maryetta, Many thanks for your review! We are so glad we could make the birthday a special event. We do hope to see you again in the near future. Warmest Regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$144 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maninghi Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Maninghi Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Maninghi Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Maninghi Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Maninghi Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maninghi Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Maninghi Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Maninghi Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maninghi Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Maninghi Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.