Hoedspruit, South Africa


The Travel Voucher will be available to purchase from now until the end of August 2020 and will be valid for travel from when we are able to open again until the 30th of November 2022. It will cost R2200.00 per person for 1 night and will include: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 1 Game Activity (Drive or Walk)! To purchase a voucher, or if you would like any more information regarding the vouchers and the steps we are implementing due to Covid-19, please email reservations@maninghi.co.za We appreciate the support we have had so far and we hope we can continue providing our services to you when we are able to reopen ?


Whether you're there to sit back and relax, or you want a little more seclusion and solitude, we can help you book the perfect getaway!

Would you prefer our Main Lodge, or the Self-Catering River Cottage?


Keen to play a round of 18?
Looking to get a glimpse of the Big 5?
What about going exploring?
4x4, Hot Air Ballooning, or to one of the largest canyons in the world?

Whatever your pick may be, we've got plenty of things to do around here...


Whatever your budget, we've got plenty of fully planned packages for you to choose from.

Organise something from as short as a 3-day weekend, or to a 9-day holiday package.

Let us plan your relaxing getaway, while you simply reap the rewards.

About Maninghi

Maninghi – “Place of Plenty”

Maninghi Lodge is settled on the banks of the mighty Olifants River in Balule Nature Reserve, which is situated in the Greater Kruger National Park.
The Lodge boasts an unparalleled, three kilometer view of the Olifants River and the Blyde Canyon mountains in the background, with Maninghi often playing host to scores of elephant, hippo, lion and other wildlife, which come to the river to slake the thirsts brought by the African sun.
Maninghi is family, couples and corporate-friendly, and the wide variety of activities around the area guarantees everyone is entertained.


Bets van den Berg spent many a day in search of the perfect plot to buy, and eventually came across Plot 16, which is better known as Maninghi Lodge today, and purchased the vacant land within Parsons Nature Reserve in 1975. Buildings were eventually erected, and this made for the perfect getaway for Bets, her family and her friends. In 1988, Bets moved to Port Shepstone, and visiting was then less frequent to her plot as this distance was far too great, being more than 1000km to travel to. Bets then decided to sell, and luckily for her it has remained in her family as her son, Gerhard, bought the plot from her in 1990. Over the years, Gerhard transformed the lodge into what we know and see it as today, and this of course has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears from everyone involved!
In 2013, Gerhard wanted to show off his pride and joy and wanted to step into the commercial world of opening his lodge to guests, but he could not do this alone as he had a full-time job and it would be difficult to run the establishment from Johannesburg. But as fate has it, and via a mutual friend, Gerhard found what he was looking for. In 2014, Paul Slyer came on board and has been running the commercial side of the lodge since. Many changes had to be made from here as a transformation from a holiday home to a guest friendly establishment was needed. As time went by, small changes were being made to ensure the accommodations were as comfortable and as guest friendly as possible, but the most recent ‘upgrade or refurbishment’ was completed in March 2019, and this is when Maninghi had its biggest change. From a 12-bed self-catering ‘family style’ lodge, Maninghi has been transformed into its current 6 sleeper Dinner, Bed & Breakfast lodge – a typical ‘lodge’ style which trends many an establishment.
The bedrooms, of which two faces the river, are all now en-suite, air conditioned with a stocked bar fridge and a private outside sitting area to enjoy reading while having coffee. Plans are afoot to establish a tented camp in a true African lodge style to make up for the beds lost in the upgrade – watch this space!

Last Minute 

As we are all affected by the worldwide Covid-19 crisis, we have specialised our rate to suit your budget. Enjoy your bush fix for R1200per person per night,  Breakfast and Dinner daily & 1 Game Drive included per stay.

Valid for Travel until 30 June 2020. T’s & C’s Apply. 

Stay 4, Pay 3

Ever been anywhere and felt your stay was just too short? We have you covered!! Enjoy a complimentary night if you book and pay for 3 nights!

Valid for Travel until 30 November 2020. T’s & C’s Apply.

Early Bird

Planning your first or return trip to South Africa and excited to get your holidays on the go? Book for a stay anytime in 2021 and we will apply our 2020 rates!

Valid for Bookings before 31 October 2020. T’s & C’s Apply