I recently stayed at Manyatta Rock camp for three days after staying in Zambia and en route to Mauritius, we arrived very late because of a flight delay but they booked us in quite quickly, we booked our game drives and then they had kept someone in the kitchen to provide our dinner. We had a bottle of wine which was quite expensive for South Africa but we got the impression the bar man could not wait to get rid of us so we retired to our rooms, someone came with us because it is a confusing place in the dark. The camp itself is a joy with wonderful views and the unique little rock igloos. As we had such a long day previously we decided to chill out by the pool, but the pool was quite dirty with rusty metal furniture and no bar or facilities, not a great experience. We went for a game drive that afternoon and saw quite a lot of animals including lions and stopped for a drink at sunset next to a pool containing hippos and a crocodile that lay in the water with its snout touching the land right by the side of our truck. On arrival I asked if I could borrow an adaptor for electricity as I had wrong information as to which type I needed, I was promised there would be a plan< I asked each day without success then was offered one on the day we were leaving which was no good and my mobile was dead. We did an all day safari in the Kruger National Park next day and that was very good but again our guide seemed to be in a rush to get back. The breakfast was OK but I found the quality of the food at dinner very poor and very badly cooked although it was expensive as were drinks. Overall the feeling we got from staff was that we were imposing on their time which was a shame as it could be a wonderful place, I think it was once much nicer but has been allowed to deteriorate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manyatta Rock Camp's accommodation is very unique and combines extremely creative architecture with its simplistic elevated rock environment. Looking like giant rocks our unique dome shaped bedrooms are scattered across the rocky outcrop with fabulous views out across the bush from the private wooden deck of each unit. Manyatta has been skillfully designed to blend in with the surrounding natural environment and to ensure that all rooms offer a private wooden deck for bright mornings and lazy afternoons overlooking the African bush. An outside shower and chairs on the deck make the decks very popular with guests. Manyatta Rock camp accommodation is sold including dinner, bed and breakfast. Lunch, safaris and all activities are extra and can either be pre booked or booked on site. Subtle lighting around the camp and footpaths connect all rooms to the swimming pool, Boma, dining deck, bar, day Spa and viewing lounge deck. All 27 rooms are comfortable yet tastefully furnished and infused with elegant African touches. Simplicity in the bush! The bedrooms are air-conditioned with two twin beds which can be made up as a queen size bed. Included is a mini fridge (which can be stocked as a bar upon request). The en-suite bathroom has dual his and hers basins and bath. Two of the accommodation units also feature a separate living room complete with sofa bed; these units are well suited to families with children. Maximum room occupancy in these units is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under. Four of the accommodation units also feature a separate living room with an extra single bed; these units are well suited to families with one child 12 years and under, maximum room occupancy in these units is 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child 12 years and under. The beautifully appointed Honeymoon Suite features a large four poster bed, lounge, private deck and shower and is ideally located for maximum privacy. Comfortable and elegant without being fussy, Manyatta is praised for its relaxed charm, unique bedroom design and stunning hilltop location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manyatta Rock Hotel Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve