Main Lodge

At the main area, we offer 2 en-suite River View rooms, 1 en-suite Garden View room and 2 Safari Tents which are tastefully decorated to suit the surroundings. Each offer a mini-bar fridge & aircon (tents have fans). Wi-Fi is available throughout the property - FREE of charge, and can be accessed in the rooms. 

The lodge itself has a communal kitchen with a tea/coffee station, 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.


Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: From R1550pp

Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & 2 Game Drives: From R2500pp

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 amenities
  • 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 if Self-Catering/B&B
  • Guided Walks & Other Activities offered 
  • 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 R100 per person, and R150 per vehicle fee - SADC & R200 per person, and R250 per vehicle fee - International. 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

                                              Please see our Activities Tab for more information on the other activities on offer within the area!