Manyane Resort

The Manyane Resort is situated on the outskirts of the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa’s North West Province. Manyane Resort is approximately two hours drive from Johannesburg. The resort is about ten minutes from the Sun City entrance.

The Manyane Resort is close to the Manyane entrance gate, which allows access to the malaria-free Pilanesberg. There is a rich diversity of animal and avian life to be discovered in this area. Manyane Resort offers a wide range of amenities despite being situated in the heart of the Bushveld.

The resort offers exceptional accommodations in the form of chalets and tents, as well as caravanning and camping facilities that are fully equipped.

Manyane is a Golden Leopard Resort and offers a variety of amusement options for guests to enjoy, ranging from miniature golf to swimming pools. However, the spectacular wildlife of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve remains the main draw, as it is at the majority of the region’s game lodges.

The resort offers a variety of lodging options, some of which are specifically designed for families and small groups of friends. Accommodation options include self-catering and non-catering options, as well as camping and caravan sites.

The game reserve, which was established in a crater of a long-dormant volcano created by eruptions around 1300 million years ago, is now home to a diverse range of wild species, including the “Big 5”. The Pilanesberg has evidence of early human settlement in the form of a large number of Stone Age and Iron Age sites scattered throughout the area.

In this transition zone, which lies between the arid Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld, mammals, birds, and flora from various biomes coexist. Animals found in desert areas, such as springbok, hartebeest, and brown hyena, coexist with residents of more moist areas, such as impala, providing a diverse range of species for guests staying at Manyane to observe.

Hills, the caldera’s high edge, forested ravines, the bushveld, and rolling meadows are just a few of the topographical features that contribute to the area’s breathtaking beauty.

Manyane offers a variety of lodging options, including safari tents, chalets with one bedroom that sleep two people, chalets with one bedroom and an above loft room that sleeps four people. There is also a caravan and camping park nearby. 

There is an attractive aviary filled with indigenous birds, as well as a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a playground for children. 

Guests can either drive themselves around Pilanesberg National Park or book a spot on one of the park’s guided game drives in advance.

There are two large swimming pools as well as a playground specifically designed for children. Manyane is a well-known lodge where guests can stay for one or two weeks at a time. 

Accommodation

The accommodations at Manyane Resort are lavish cottages designed in an African style and topped with thatched roofs. These chalets come with either one or two bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen that is completely stocked with all necessary appliances. A number of the chalets feature an additional bedroom located in the loft area.

The conference facilities at the Manyane Resort are among the best in the industry, and they are complemented by the resort’s distinguished level of individualised service and meticulous attention to even the minutest of details. 

The knowledgeable members of the team are prepared to assist you every step of the way, from conceptualising the event to flawlessly carrying it out, regardless of how large or small the event you are planning happens to be.

The hotel has 55 thatched cottages designed in an African style, and guests can choose between a BB stay or a D/BB stay. 

The Manyane Resort camping is a clear favourite due to its excellent ablution facilities. The resort offers both electric and non-electrified sites for camping and caravanning, making it suitable for both types of travellers.

In addition to the ever-popular game drives that take place within Pilanesberg National Park, during which guests have the opportunity to see the “Big five,” the lodge offers a variety of other recreational opportunities for guests to enjoy, such as two swimming pools, a trampoline, outdoor chess set, mini golf, walking trails, and an onsite aviary.

The Manyane Resort is a place where guests can unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If there is a power outage, Manyane Resort is equipped with generator support around the clock.

Two single beds, a shower, a toilet, two chairs, a mini-fridge, cutlery for two people, a kettle, and braai facilities are provided in each of the two sleeper chalets; however, there is neither a kitchen nor a facility for preparing food.

The 4-sleeper chalets include the 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 conditioning, and a braai patio. Additionally, these chalets are pet-friendly. In addition to that, there is a stove with an oven, as well as a bathroom with a shower.

A safari tent at the Manyane Resort comes equipped with two single beds, a refrigerator, a place to make tea and coffee, and a braai.

Towels are provided, but guests use the restrooms and showers in the common area.

Caravan and Campsite sites may or may not have access to electricity; however, all sites are grassy and can accommodate six people and two vehicles each. The ablution facilities are communal at the campsites.

Facilities

Manyane Resort has a restaurant, two swimming pools, a walk-in aviary, trampoline, outdoor chess, a children’s playground, an on-site superette, and conference facilities in addition to the accommodation.

Overhead projectors, VCR recorder, TV, image projector, white board multi-media projectors, PA system, fitted flexi rails, flip charts, and other conference aids and facilities are available for up to 80 people.

Secretarial services, facsimile, and photocopying can be arranged.

Manyane Resort is ideal for all types of banquets, receptions, seminars, product launches, and team-building activities

Activities

Guests can explore the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in their vehicle or join a guided game drive. The majority of Africa’s big game, including the Big 5, can be found in Pilanesberg.

Hiking trails begin in the early morning and are led by an experienced guide, while game drives begin in the early morning and end in the late afternoon. 

During game drives in open safari vehicles, close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo are possible. A plethora of game, including rare species such as wild dogs and cheetahs, joins the Big 5.

In the boma, tribal dance groups can be formed.

A hot air balloon ride over Pilanesberg National Park is a meditative experience. There will be no turbulence, and the only sound will be the burner occasionally firing.

Exploring the bush on foot will provide a more intense experience in many ways. With your knowledgeable guide, you will learn the details that make Pilanesberg’s unique environment work.

Quad Bikes – A quad bike is a great way to get around in rough terrain. Quad bike tours are led by knowledgeable guides and are suitable for even inexperienced riders. Experience the rush of racing through breathtaking scenery with the wind in your face.

Archery – Try out this ancient sport. Archery is a sport that requires accuracy and focus. The guides will show you how to maximise the power of the bow.

Birding Safaris – To believe the diversity of birdlife in Southern Africa, you must see it for yourself. Bring binoculars and a camera to see some of the over 300 bird species found in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The large raptors are fascinating, but the detail and colour of the smaller species are equally so.

Photographic Safaris – game vehicles designed specifically to photograph African animals. The rangers and guides are not only knowledgeable about the fauna and flora, but they are also avid photographers eager to assist you in capturing the perfect shot.

Rates

A minimum stay of 2 nights over weekends (Friday, and Saturday) is required, and 1 night midweek (Sunday to Thursday).

Peak Season rates apply during holiday periods in June, September/October and December/January.  

You might also like our Nkala Safari lodge or Pilanesberg Private Lodge.

FAQ

  • 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.