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Mananga Private Bush Retreat

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 17 reviews for Mananga Private Bush Retreat
Cleanliness
4.8/5
Service
4.8/5
Location
5.0/5
Safety
4.7/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Deidre D - Aug 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Deidre D
Family with young children

Fantasties!

Ons sal definitief volgende jaar terug wees. Fantastiese, skoon en netjiese verblyf met die beste ligging, ongelooflik naby aan Paul Kruger-hek.

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Fantastic!

We will definitely be back next year. Fantastic, clean and tidy accommodation with the best location, incredibly close to Paul Kruger Gate.

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Gary B - Jul 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Gary B
With friends

Great location perfect for entry to Kruger National Park.

The house is perfectly located for visiting the Kruger National Park.

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Heidi L - Mar 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Heidi L
Family with teenagers

'n Oase in die bos.

Wat 'n heerlike plek! Josie en haar personeel (Julia en Filimon) was ongelooflik en raakvatters. Die plek was netjies en skoon en met klein verrassings orals soos beskuit en marshmallows. Selfs "loadshedding" was nie 'n issue nie, met die generator wat dadelik inskop. Ons het gehou van die stilte en rustigheid en net om op die stoep te sit en ontspan, na 'n lang dag se wildbesigtiging in 'n voertuig. Ons het vele kleinwild vanaf die stoep dopgehou, wat tussen die bome gewei het. Die sterre is in die aande ongelooflik en so duidelik. Ek sal Mananga aanbeveel vir enige iemand wat net wil wegkom van die geraas. 10/10 vir hierdie "Bush Retreat!".

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An oasis in the woods.

What a lovely place! Josie and her staff (Julia and Filimon) were amazing and perceptive. The place was neat and clean and with little surprises everywhere like biscuits and marshmallows. Even "loadshedding" was not an issue, with the generator kicking in immediately. We loved the peace and quiet and just sitting on the porch and relaxing after a long day of wildlife viewing in a vehicle. We watched many small game from the porch, grazing among the trees. The stars are amazing in the evenings and so clear. I would recommend Mananga to anyone who just wants to get away from the noise. 10/10 for this "Bush Retreat!".

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Pam S - Mar 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Pam S
Family with young children

Pleasant stay, minor maintenance required.

Tap running in one bathroom, unable to close. One of the sleeper couch's legs was broken. The ice machine is a winner!

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Dash S - Jul 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dash S
Family with teenagers

An amazing stay!

Mananga is walking distance to the Paul Kruger gate, but feels like a spot of your own in the wild. Has everything you could need and a great view. Would recommend an off road vehicle for the drive up to the villa.

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Marisa B - Jun 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Marisa B
Family with young children

Excellent stay at the Kruger gate.

We had a wonderful 4-night stay with young children. Extremely close to the Kruger gate. The kitchen is well-equipped and the bedrooms and living room very spacious. The kids enjoyed the DVD selection.

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Lorinda D - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lorinda D

Baie oulike plek.

Baie lekker gekuier. Pragtige plek. Daar was net geen warm water in die kombuis nie en die toebehore in die kombuis kan bietjie aandag kry. Sal beslis weer daar kuier.

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Very cute place.

Had a great time. Beautiful place. There was just no hot water in the kitchen and the appliances in the kitchen could use some attention. Will definitely visit there again.

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Roxanne J - Dec 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Roxanne J

Beautiful house and surroundings with everything we needed.

The only very important thing that was not good, was the main beds in the bedrooms. My husband's side of the bed seemed to be ok but not mine, so I did not sleep well because the wooden base under the mattress is half broken and falling apart. The mattress is very soft and floppy so it falls through the hole in the base below and makes a horrible hole that you must sleep in. My back was stuffed. Also the night frill had ugly brown stains on it. Other than the bed issues. It was really a lovely place to stay. And we would definitely stay again if the bed issues are sorted out.

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Francois H - Nov 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Francois H

Hugely spacious and comfortable accommodation on Kruger's doorstep.

We spent 4 nights at Mananga in mid-November and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Set on a small private property right outside the Kruger Park gate, the lodge is very conveniently located for getting into the park. The villa itself is huge and clean, the rooms are frankly cavernous, but comfortable. All the amenities are provided (even an ice-maker) and it is fully serviced. There is a gas braai and a large fire area at front for sitting out and enjoying a bush fire. There is also some nice birdlife and it's nice to have impala and kudu waltzing through the camp.

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Adri O - Jun 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Adri O
With friends

Fantastiese wegbreekplekkie.

Lieflike huisie naby Kruger-hek. Goed ingerig. Wonderlike kuier stoep met 'n fantastiese braai. Baie rustig met bokkies en voëls by die huis.

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Fantastic getaway spot.

Lovely little house near Kruger Gate. Well appointed. Wonderful visit stoep with a fantastic braai. Very peaceful with goats and birds at home.

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Ralph L - Mar 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ralph L
With spouse/partner

Pragtige ligging, netjies, skoon en ’n groot bederf.

Hoor al die geluide (leeis, hiënas, olifante) in die aande. Alles is modern en daar is gerief. Dit was moeilik om tot daar te ry, maar hulle sal ons gou weer sien!

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Beautiful location, neat, clean and a great treat.

Hear all the sounds (leis, hyenas, elephants) in the evenings. Everything is modern and there is comfort. It was hard to drive there, but they will see us again soon!

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Jaco N - Dec 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jaco N
Family with young children

Wonderlike tyd gehad by Mananga!

Ons het die tyd by Mananga onsettend baie geniet! Die verblyf was baie netjies, met ruim kamers en 'n wonderlike stoep en boma/braai-area. Sal gerus weer gaan kuier.

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Had a wonderful time at Mananga!

We really enjoyed our time at Mananga! The accommodation was very neat, with spacious rooms and a wonderful porch and boma/braai area. Will definitely visit again.

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John C - Dec 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
John C
Family with teenagers

Rustigheid vir die siel.

Die Villa by Mananga Bush Retreat het al ons vereistes oortref. Puik ligging naby aan die Krugerhek, gemaklike verblyf, met WiFi en vermaaklikheidskanale op die televisie. Daar is 'n ten volle toegeruste kombuis, met 'n keuse tussen 'n gasbraaier en 'n vuurherd om op te braai. Wilde diere beweeg gedurig om die huis, met 'n hiëna wat nou en dan nuuskierig kom rondkyk. Die enigste tekort is dat daar nie 'n swembad is nie. Gelukkig is die Proteahotel net om die draai, met 'n swembad wat uitkyk oor die Sabirivier.

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Tranquility for the soul.

The Villa at Mananga Bush Retreat exceeded all our requirements. Great location close to the Kruger Gate, comfortable accommodation, with WiFi and entertainment channels on the television. There is a fully equipped kitchen, with a choice between a gas grill and a hearth to grill on. Wild animals are constantly moving around the house, with a hyena now and then curiously looking around. The only shortcoming is that there is no swimming pool. Fortunately, the Proteahotel is just around the corner, with a swimming pool overlooking the Sabi River.

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Marius P - Jun 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Marius P
With friends

Hidden gem.

Min dat 'n plek selfs mooier vertoon as die foto's op die webblad. Met Mananga Bush Villa kry mens presies waarvoor jy betaal het en soveel meer.

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Esna E - Jul 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Esna E
Family with young children

Ons het lank laas so heeltemal gerus!

Baie dankie aan Jozie, Julia en Charles, dat julle ons so bederf het. Ons kon net sit, eet, slaap, rus, en weer herhaal. Mananga is perfek geleë naby die Krugerhek, as jy gou wil gaan draai ry, sonder om te ver te ry. Die Protea Hotel is a klipgooi weg vir spabehandelings en as mens te lui is om self kos te maak. Hulle Bona ete is ook aan te beveel. Die bobbejane het amper amok gemaak, maar gelukkig het Charles hulle uitgesorteer. Hulle wou eintlik ook net van Jozie se sjokelade en Oreos hê. Ons sal definitief weer kom!

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It's been a while since we got such good rest.

Thanks so much Jozie, Julia and Charles for spoiling us so much. All we did was sit, eat, sleep, rest, repeat. Mananga has a perfect location close to the Kruger gate if you want to visit without driving to far. The Protea Hotel is just a stone's throw away if you feel like spa treatments or if you don't want to cook. Their Bona meal is also recommended. There was almost an issue with the baboons, but Charles sorted it out. They just wanted some of Jozie's chocolates and Oreos. We will definitely be back.

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J.a.stalpers B - Jul 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
J.a.stalpers B
Family with teenagers

Wildlife in back garden.

Very nice place, very friendly people. The backyard contains a fireplace, kudu’s, gnu's, zebras and … baboons. These are clever animals that can penetrate your house and do so when given a chance. It is an annex to the Kruger Gate. For excursions you are picked up at the front door. Highly recommended.

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Lauryn V - Jun 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lauryn V
Family with young children

We will definitely be back.

Mananga provided a luxurious feel to rustic bush holiday with the highlight most certainly being the wild animals who come right into the back garden to visit. Mananga provided the perfect escape from the city for my family. The seclusion of the house is perfect for the in the bush experience. This was my in laws first visit to the Kruger Park and they were absolutely thrilled by the animals who came right up to the house to visit. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and luxurious giving us the home away from home feeling.

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  • Capacity: 6 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Wildlife Estate, Paul Kruger Gate, 1350, Mpumalanga
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