Manyeleti Game ReserveEnquire Now
Manyeleti has been described as the Greater Kruger’s best kept secret. It’s name means “place of the stars” in Shangaan, and this is surely a testament to its untapped beauty. The reserve is a 23 000 hectare stretch of wild land bordered by the Sabi Sand in the south and Timbavati in the north, while the great Kruger National Park spans out on its east wing. It is one of the private nature reserves that make up the Greater Kruger Park, but to this day it is the least traversed despite being perhaps the most scenically beautiful of them all.
Manyeleti has escaped the rush of the crowds and it has remained largely free of safari lodges due to its rocky political history. Today, it is a community-owned and run reserve, and it represents a divinely serene safari experience in comparison to its popular neighbours; however it is rougher around the edges. Its lack of lodges (there are only a handful of bush retreats) means it is blissfully uncrowded, but it also means that the wildlife is less familiar with the presence of vehicles and might be more skittish than animals in surrounding reserves.