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Maninghi Lodge

Parsons 16 Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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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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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Fireplace
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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
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Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Parsons 16 Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
Maninghi Lodge
Getting there
Hoedspruit Airport
Phalaborwa Airport
32.8 km
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emerke443814 wrote a review Mar 2024
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We booked very spontaneously but no problem. You get a warm welcome there! The property has no fences so all animals walking directly through it. Hippos, Elephants, Monkeys are common guests and all this with an amazing view out of your accommodation on the beautiful river! Go on the very private game drives to get to know everything about the surrounding nature. We had breakfast and dinner and guess what also this was great and delicious. Stay there more as one night it’s worth it.
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epeper146720 wrote a review Feb 2024
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
This stay was just perfect. The lodge is located at a river with a big three in the garden, which makes it so lovely. The room we stayed in had aircondition and was cleaned every day. The food made by the chef Riri was delicious (breakfast, lunch and evening meal). The road to Krugerpark was an hour drive and also very rocky, but we liked a little bit of adventure. Definately take a bigger car so the drive stays fun (we had this kind of pick up truck which was very nice). And last but not least: the hosts Victoria and Paul were just so amazing and very helpful with everything. Many thanks to them! Overall: perfect experience! Would recommend staying at the Maninghi Lodge.
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Charlotte H wrote a review Jan 2024
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
We stayed at Maninghi for 3 nights, after a busy program the days before. We decided to go for a relaxt time in the yard/around the house. The best decision ever. The place is amazing, great views of the river for about 3km. During the day, so many elephants came to the river and even through the yard. And across the river we also saw many another animals. This all, combined with the nice atmosphere created by Victoria and Paul and their staff, we think it was the best place we could have gone!
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Quest39618044273 wrote a review Jan 2024
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A full family trip of 9 of us had a special time at the stunning lodge. The location was exceptional and a real experience. Paul and Victoria were wonderful hosts, really participative along with incredibly knowledgeable. The driven and the walking safari's were absolutely superb, combined with their organisation of an amazing quad biking experience for us all. The evening food was delicious, sat in breathtaking scenery. . Very happy with both the rooms and also the safari tents, My adult sons adored the experience of sleeping in the tents. Paul's knowledge when out on safari rally brought it all to life for us. Thanks once again Paul and Victoria - Excellent!!
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aweige977424 wrote a review Nov 2023
Dresden, Germany1 contribution
The lodge is a very private, quite place where the hosts Paul and Victoria give it a family like atmosphere - placed at the river under big trees you can spent hours to watch the wildlife: many bucks but also elefants, hippo and even lion. The bush walks with Paul are excellent and having afterwards the breakfast overlooking the river is outstanding. The only backdraw is, that the reserve itself is not very big - so it is not the place for seeing for sure the big 5. But definitely you will fall in love with this place. Thank you Vicky and Paul.
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nicolN4794HP wrote a review Nov 2023
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Had such a lovely trip to Maninghi Lodge. It is perfectly located and the staff is warm and welcoming. Thank you so much to Paul and the team for making it so special. Highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a break from city life or just want an adventure!
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Mozzolite wrote a review Oct 2023
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Very cool lodge, well managed, in a private reserve facing the side of one of the most important river in the greater Kruger area. I also recommend the private tours (you cannot going around with your own car) because the ranger (Paul is I am not mistaking) is very competent and teach you lots of facts
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claudiaP8658OD wrote a review Oct 2023
Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
Victoria and Paul are the warmest hosts ever! We had a wonderful time with lovely game drives, a fantastic bush walk and a perfect daytrip to blyde river canyon. If you don’t want to do any activities you can also do the ‚couch safari’ at the lodge, elephants and other animals come really close to the beautiful river at the lodge-stunning moments! Thanks to Victoria and Paul for a great time! Definitely not our last stay there!
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564Raymond wrote a review Oct 2023
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We stayed here for only 3 nights, which was too short! We had never been to South Africa before and didn't know what to expect. The image that we had before, came to a complete reality the moment that we arrived. The lodge is at the banks of the Olifant Rivier and has a spectacular almost 360 degree view of what SA wildlife has to offer, including beautiful birds. We enjoyed the very good breakfasts and lunches on the gras near the river, whilst the vervet monkeys, impala's, waterbucks, hippo's and girafs passed by. Incredible! Even an elephant that we could almost touch passed by and a crocodile was swimming in the river. Victoria, Paul and their staff all do a great job. Paul was our guide during the safari's. These were great and he provided us with all the right information. This was a stay that we never wanted to end.
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jveik wrote a review May 2023
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We, a family of three, stayed for two nights at Maninghi Lodge in April 2023. We certainly recommend this excellent lodge to everybody who wants to feel pampered in the middle of nowhere. Watch elephants play while having your breakfast at the lawn. Knowledgable ann pleasant game drives.
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$447 - $503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
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.