Guests per Safari Vehicle
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House is situated in the Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve, surrounded by nature, yet a stone’s throw away from Hoedspruit, the gateway to the greater Kruger - wildlife haven of the Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Khaya directly translates to 'home' or 'haven' in the isiZulu language, one of South Africa’s eleven official languages. It could not be more appropriate for what they represent. They offer a true home away from home experience, where you set the pace of your holiday.
The core of the establishment, the Manor House is situated in the northern section of the reserve overlooking the splendour of the famous Blyde River Canyon, the third largest and undeniably most spectacular canyon in the world. The dining and pool deck, bar area as well as various lounges are at your disposal to use at leisure and feel right at home. Festooned with a collection of original artworks, diverse in genre, complemented by an abundant assortment of Persian carpets dressing the floors, the Manor House exudes a luxurious and exotic ambiance.
The towering Drakensberg mountain range offers a majestic, panoramic view, which will leave you breathless as you step onto the Manor House’s alfresco dining terrace.
Accommodation at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House features 4 Manor House Suites and 5 Garden Suites. There are two family Suites at the lodge (2-bedroom Suites), one is a Manor House Suite and the other is a Garden Suite. The Manor House Suites all have sweeping views of the tropical garden and external verandas, which can be accessed from the rooms. Amenities in all Manor House Suites include en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and coffee stations. A short walk from the Manor House, you will find the spacious Garden Suites. Amenities in the Garden Suites include en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, kitchenettes and lounge areas.
Khaya Ndlovu’s Honeymoon Suite at the Manor House is the perfect room for a romantic couple looking for a luxurious option or travellers that enjoy the finer things in life. Amenities include a fridge, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi bath and both an indoor and outdoor shower.
Khaya Ndlovu offers a truly authentic safari experience under the guidance of the knowledgeable guides. It’s not about racing from one sighting to another at the summons of a faceless, crackly voice on a radio! It’s about their intuitive instinct in locating and tracking down those exciting animals – both big and small in their natural environment. White rhino and the fiercely guarded black rhino are amongst the big four that they can proudly show you, whilst rare and quirky wild dogs are a regular find. Oh and of course; Gin and Tonics below a setting sun are on the non-optional extras list! … Substitute that for steaming Amarula hot-chocolate or coffee, on a morning drive and your day is sure to be made!
You can also go on an educational adventure bush walk with one of the guides. This will include track and sign trailing, bug hunts, feeding signs and other environmental experiences. There is also a large range of other activities in the area. What’s more, the lodge has an endless list of entertainment for children from kiddie’s spa treatments to walks around the outskirts of the lodge.
With Chef Garth and Chef Princess at the helm of the country kitchen, your taste buds are in store for a treat. From never-ending breakfasts, light and lazy lunches and delectable 4-course dinners you certainly will not go hungry during your stay. They also cater for private functions and events and offer outside guests the opportunity to have breakfast, lunches and dinners, as well as high tea. The lodge’s chefs also have a brilliant choice of menus to satisfy our little fussy ones.
Whether you are looking for a safari destination; a base to explore all the wonders of the Lowveld, a romantic break away with your loved one, a family vacation or even if you just want to pop in for lunch, spa treatment or game drive – Khaya Ndlovu really do offer it all. It is also an ideal wedding venue having historically hosted many happy couples who have said their vows at Khaya. Kick-off your shoes, put your feet up and let Khaya Ndlovu do the rest.
The Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve forms part of the Big Game Rietspruit Reserve. It is a well-protected 5500-hectare sanctuary offering a safe-haven for its resident black and white rhino. A bumble through the reserve in search of these endangered browsers takes you to the greater traverse area on the BLAR Conservancy. This includes a drive on the prestigious Leadwood Big Game Estate, which apart from a fantastic game offering also presents some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in the country.
Trevor Jordan was instrumental in bringing big game onto the borders of the town of Hoedspruit, with the result that the presence and natural wonder of the animals draw over 500 000 visitors to the area annually. Not only does the conservancy have wild dog that regularly come hunting, but also have cheetah who have flourished in this rich and diverse area. Hyenas are also prolific and can be seen as well as heard calling after dark.
All ages welcome
3 Manor House Suites
1 Manor House Family Suite
4 Garden Suites
1 Garden Family Suite
All ages welcome
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
14 minutes from Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
2.5 hours from Nelspruit
5.5 hours from Johannesburg
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, R40, Hoedspruit, South Africa
All ages welcome