The Manyane Resort is located on the border of the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province of South Africa. Manyane Resort can be reached by car in around two hours from Johannesburg. The resort is approximately ten minutes from the entrance to Sun City.
The Manyane Resort is situated in close proximity to the Manyane entrance gate, which provides access to the malaria-free Pilanesberg. In this area, there is a rich diversity of animals and avian life to be discovered. The Manyane Resort features a wide variety of amenities while being located in the middle of the Bushveld.
The resort provides exceptional accommodations in the form of chalets and tents, as well as facilities for caravanning and camping that are complete with all of the necessary amenities.
Manyane (a Golden Leopard Resort) features a variety of amusement options, from miniature golf to swimming pools, for guests to enjoy. However, the spectacular wildlife of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is still the primary draw, just as it is at the majority of the game lodges in the region.
The resort provides a number of different lodging alternatives, some of which are designed specifically with families and small groups of friends in mind. Accommodation are both self-catered or not self-catered, as well as including camping and caravan sites.
The game reserve, established in a crater of a long-dormant volcano, which was produced by eruptions roughly 1300 million years ago, is now occupied by a vast variety of wild species, including the “Big 5”. There is evidence of early human settlement in the Pilanesberg in the form of a large number of Stone Age and Iron Age sites that are dispersed across the area.
There is an overlap of mammals, birds, and flora from the various biomes in this transition zone, which is situated between the arid Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld. Animals that are generally found in desert locations, like as springbok, hartebeest, and brown hyena, are found here living side-by-side with residents of more moist places, such as impala, providing a vast diversity of species for guests staying at Manyane to witness.
Hills, the high edge of the caldera, forested ravines, the bushveld, and rolling meadows are just some of the topographical features that contribute to the breath taking beauty of the area.
Manyane provides several different types of lodging options, including safari tents, chalets that sleep two people and have one bedroom, and chalets that sleep four people and have one bedroom and an above loft room. In addition to that, there is a caravan and camping park. In addition to a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a playground for children, there is also an attractive aviary filled with indigenous birds. Guests have the option of driving themselves around Pilanesberg National Park, or they can book in advance a spot on one of the park’s guided game drives.
There are two enormous swimming pools and a playground specifically designed for youngsters. Manyane is a well-known lodge and popular with guests to stay in for one or two weeks at a time.
Luxurious African-styled chalets with thatched roofs provide accommodation at Manyane Resort. These chalets feature one or two bedrooms, a lounge area, and a kitchen that is fully equipped. Some of the chalets have an above loft bedroom.
The Manyane Resort offers exceptional conference facilities, together with personalised service and careful attention to the smallest of particulars. No matter how big or small your event is, the knowledgeable members of the team are ready to help you every step of the way, from conceptualising the occasion to flawlessly carrying it out.
Comprised of 55 thatched African-style cottages, guests have the choice of a BB or D/BB room. Manyane Resort camping is a clear favourite due to its excellent ablution facilities, with both electric and non-electrified sites for camping and caravanning.
In addition to the ever-popular game drives within Pilanesberg National Park, where guests can observe the “Big five,” the lodge features two swimming pools, a trampoline, outdoor chess set, mini golf, walking trails, and an onsite aviary for guests to enjoy.
The Manyane Resort is a place to get away from it all and relax. Manyane Resort has 24 hour generator support in times of loadshedding.
Two sleeper chalets are equipped with 2 Single beds, shower and toilet, two chairs and a mini-fridge, cutlery for two people, kettle and braai facilities, but no cooking facility or kitchen.
4-sleeper chalets features a main bedroom with a double bed downstairs, a loft room with two single beds upstairs (not suitable for the elderly), a fully equipped kitchen combined with a lounge, air conditioner and a braai patio. It also has a stove with oven and a bathroom and shower.
A Manyane Resort safari tent has 2 Single beds, a fridge, tea and coffee making facility and a braai.
Towels are supplied but guests use communal ablution facilities.
Caravan and Campsites sites either have electricity or not, but all sites are grassed and can accommodate six people and two vehicles per site. The sites have shared ablution facilities.
Except for the accommodation facilities, Manyane Resort has a restaurant and two swimming pools, a walk-in aviary, trampoline, outdoor chess, a children’s playground, on-site superette and conference facilities.
The conference facilities can accommodate from 35 to about 80 people and conference aid and facilities include overhead projectors, VCR recorder, TV, image projector, white board
multi-media projectors, PA system, fitted flexi rails, flip charts etc.
Secretarial services, facsimile and photocopying are available by arrangement.
These facilities make Manyane Resort ideal for all kind of banquets, receptions, seminars, product Launches, and team Building activities.
Guests can venture into the wilderness of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in their own vehicle or join a guided game drive. Pilanesberg is home to most of Africa’s big game including the Big 5.
Hiking trails depart in the early morning and are led by an experienced guide and game drives depart in the early morning and late afternoon. Tribal dance groups can be organized in the boma.
Close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo are possible during game drives in open safari vehicles. The Big 5 are joined by a plethora of game, including rare species like wild dog and cheetah.
A hot air balloon ride over the Pilanesberg National Park is an incredibly peaceful experience. There will be no turbulence, and the only sound will be the occasional firing of the burner.
In many ways, exploring the bush on foot will provide a more intense experience. You will learn the details that make the Pilanesberg’s unique environment work with your knowledgeable guide.
Quad Bikes – A quad bike is an excellent way to navigate rough terrain. Quad bike tours are accompanied by expert guides and are suitable for even the most inexperienced riders. Enjoy the thrill of racing through beautiful scenery with the wind in your face.
Archery – Experiment with this ancient sport. Archery is a sport that requires precision and concentration. The guides will show you how to best utilise the bow’s power.
Birding Safaris – To believe the diversity of Southern Africa’s birdlife, you must see it for yourself. Bring your binoculars and camera to see some of the more than 300 bird species that can be found in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The large raptors are fascinating, but the smaller species’ detail and colour are equally so.
Photographic Safaris – game vehicles are specifically designed to capture African animals. The rangers and guides are not only knowledgeable about the fauna and flora, but they are also avid photographers who are always eager to help you capture the perfect shot.
A minimum stay of 2 nights over weekends (Friday, Saturday) is required, and 1 night midweek (Sunday to Thursday).
Peak Season rates apply during holiday periods in June, September/October and December/January.
- Does Manyane Resort offer self-catering accommodation?
Manyane provides several different types of lodging options, including safari tents, chalets that sleep two people and have one bedroom, and chalets that sleep four people and have one bedroom and an above loft room. In addition to that, there is a caravan and camping park.
- Can you see the Big 5 during a visit to Manyane Resort?
Yes, you can see the Big 5 during a visit to the resort, since it is located in the Pilanesberg National Park, a big game reserve.
- Is Manyane Resort easily accessible?
Yes, Manyane Resort is located less than 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.
- What is the minimum stay policy at Manyane Resort?
The minimum stay policy requires a two night stay over weekends and one night in midweek.
- Is Manyane Resort Lodge child-friendly?
Yes Manyane Resort is child-friendly, with four sleeper chalets with loft rooms ideal for children.
- Are there other activities than game drives to keep guests entertained?
Yes,in addition to the ever-popular game drives within Pilanesberg National Park, where guests can observe the “Big five,” the lodge features two swimming pools, a trampoline, outdoor chess set, mini golf, walking trails, and an onsite aviary for guests to enjoy. Several other activities including walking safaris, boma dinners, quad riding, archery classes, hot air balloon excursions and much more are available in the park.