In the heart of the unspoilt Manyeleti Game Reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park, Honeyguide Mantobeni offers all the excitement of the Big 5 in a secluded and uncrowded setting. Six hours drive on good roads from Johannesburg, Honeyguide also has its own airstrip so a private charter flight gets you into the heart of the bush in no time. The Tamboti-shaded unfenced camp overlooks a waterhole and offers value for money luxury in romantic Hemingway style tents. While its sister camp Khoka Moya caters for children of all ages, Mantobeni has an over-12 age limit and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The 12 spacious tents are set on raised decks and have a romantic feel with their four poster king-sized beds draped in mosquito netting. There are squashy leather sofas and furnishings with a hint of the Hemingway era, but also the modern conveniences of wifi and round the clock electricity. The en-suite bathrooms have an earthy natural feel with a large concrete splash tub and double rainfall shower. Drums beat at dawn to alert guests to the tea and coffee arriving at their tents in time for the early morning game drive.
Two drives a day and optional bush walks take you into the heart of this pristine reserve, where there are only three other lodges and so there is never a feeling of being crowded. The trackers and guides find the best of the animal sightings each day. You might see all the Big 5 in one day, or there may be a host of other fascinating discoveries all brought to life by the knowledgeable guides.
Back at the camp there is a beautiful swimming pool to relax by and watch animals at the waterhole, a well-stocked wine cellar by the lounge and dining areas, and delicious gourmet meals at a long table under the stars, sharing the experiences of the day.
Altogether Mantobeni is the perfect choice when you want an authentic bush experience with all the comforts and conveniences, together with the unexpected sights of elephants at the plunge pool and cheeky vervet monkeys in camp.