I stayed with Honeyguide for 3 nights in mid Feb. 2012. The staff was friendly and helpful. Dreis and Devon worked very hard to allow us to see the Big 5. The tents are rustic, clean and as another reviewer noted kind of Hemingwayesque. (thats what we like) if you want a fancy schmancy lodge then this may not be your place. There is always that element of danger here, you live right in the bush. When you check into your tent at night that's it, you are in, no wandering about. In fact my son left the Boma on his own and I've never seen someone run so fast as Dreis did to check and see he was OK. BTW, he was.
The food for being in the middle of the bush was outstanding. if Eleven Madison Park is #1 and a 10/10 then I would give the food here a 7.5/10.
We were woken up at 5am with drums( a great touch) and at 5:05 coffee was delivered to our tent.
Again the staff was great and worked hard to make our time special.
One caveat, I was on safari 30 years ago in Tanzania and i did find the animals much more plentiful. Nothing wrong with this establishment but if you are going to look at animals i think Tanzania is the place to go. just different geographics and land. You really had to hunt for animals in the South African bush.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury tented safari camps in the Manyeleti Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. Stay either at Mantobeni, the more classic camp with its Nehru tents on wooden decks set in a forested water course, or the contemporary designed Khoka Moya camp with its larger tents and which welcomes children of all ages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps Hotel Manyeleti Game Reserve
- Honeyguide Khoka Moya & Mantobeni Camps South Africa/Manyeleti Game Reserve