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Main Lodge

At the main area, we offer 2 en-suite River View rooms and 1 en-suite Garden View room, which are tastefully decorated to suit the surroundings. Each offer a mini-bar, Aircon and a tea/coffee station. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property - FREE of charge, and can be accessed in the rooms. Our rooms are sold on a self-catering basis and meals may be had on request
Should you wish to book as part of a larger group, we do have the availability to accommodate up to 12 guests, please enquire directly.

The lodge itself has a communal kitchen, a wonderful outside seating area, as well an indoor dining room, bar and lounge for our guests to enjoy.

There is a small splash pool available to cool you down during those summer days!

Sit back, relax, & enjoy viewing animals coming down to drink at the river or watch birds feed in our two magnificent sycamore fig trees.


From R500 per person sharing (self-catering)

We can offer the entire lodge to you exclusively on either a self-catered or fully catered rate plan. Please enquire directly.

Maninghi Lodge Room benefits include:
  • Unrestricted viewing of the magnificent Olifants River (30m from the building)
  • Fully furnished bedrooms with mosquito mesh doors. Nets are available – please request upon booking.
  • Bathroom facilities, with towels and complimentary toiletries
  • Viewing deck, overlooking the river, and the two sycamore figs
  • Outside thatched lapa area, with a built-in braai
  • Splash pool
  • Comfortably appointed lounge area
  • Wi-fi access
  • Hot beverages
  • Honesty Bar offered at an extra cost
  • Accessible to many nearby exciting activity destinations.
Please note that our rates exclude:
  • Meals
  • Game Drives, Guided Walks & Other Activities offered - unless specifically mentioned
  • Balule Nature Reserve conservation and vehicle fees, payable at the gate in CASH upon entry
  • Transfers to/from Maninghi Lodge
  • Beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Baby-sitters
  • Gratuities
Additional Information:
  • The Balule Game Reserve charges a conservation fee of R200 per person, and R250 per vehicle fee. Please pay in CASH upon arrival at the Gate. Fees subject to change without prior notice.
  • Balule is a low-risk malaria area: please consult with your doctor for precautionary measures

We do offer daily morning and evening Game Drives or Game Walks, as well as many fantastic day-trips within the area, please see our Activities Tab for more information!