Manyeleti Game Reserve Travel Guide

Map of Manyeleti Game Reserve

Manyeleti in the local Shangaan dialect means "Place of the Stars" and on a clear night you can see why it got its name! The sky nearly bursts with twinkling light. 


The Mnisi people lived and occupied this land for many generations and in the new South Africa, they instituted a land claim for the return of their ancestral grounds. The Manyeleti Game Reserve is now managed by the Mnisi tribe, who are committed to retaining the integrity of the game reserve and unlocking the tourism potential to the benefit of the Mnisi people and surrounding communities. All the lodges within Manyeleti Reserve are privately owned and lease a concession of land within the reserve. This is a clear case where local communities strive to work together with tourism to create a better life for everyone and offer a world class game viewing experience for their guests.


Top things to do at the Manyeleti Game Reserve:


  • Spot the Big Five!
  • Go on a game drive in an open air 4 x 4 safari vehicle with a knowledgeable game ranger
  • Get closer to nature on a guided bush walk
  • Learn about the local flora, fauna and African Wildlife
  • Relax and let the surrounding nature restore your spirits!