Manyatta Rock Camp - Rates from ZAR 1,600 per person.

Watch the sun rise over the Lembobo Mountains to the east and in the evenings marvel at the orange glow as the sun sets again in the west. Take in the bush views in every direction and listen to the stillness of this piece of African wilderness. Chill out in the cosy viewing lounge deck which is raised on stilts and juts out to provide a stunning spot for leisurely game viewing from this vantage point.

The boomerang shaped swimming pool with its sundeck and tree dappled shade is a delight and partially hewn from the surrounding rock to provide a great place for a cooling dip or just to chill out and read. There is an open air boma next to the towering rocks for open air dining under the stars and one can enjoy a refreshing drink from the grotto style bar which is nestled between the two towering rocks. Or chose to relax on one of the two wooden dining decks which all afford magnificent vista's out across the wilderness. Cheerful and unobtrusive staff will welcome you and add to your memories of your stay at Manyatta Rock Camp.

•27 individual dome shaped bedroom units
•7 units have separate living rooms with sofa beds – can sleep up to 4 persons in total
•1 four poster queen size bed in the honeymoon suite
•All other rooms have two twin beds which are easily made up as a double
•All rooms have a mini fridge
•Turn down service in the evenings
•Several units are available for tour leader/guides
Bedroom details:
•Air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, bath and wc; outside wooden deck with deck chairs, hammock & outside shower.
•Units with living rooms also have a wood burner and sofa bed

Game Viewing
•Toyota Landcruisers plus Landrover 4X4 open top vehicles capable of carrying up to 9 guests.
◦Morning game drives depart 6–6:30am for 3 hours
◦Afternoon game drives depart around 4pm for 3 hours (powerful night torch enables night game viewing)
◦Daily guided bush walks – operate after breakfast with the duration depending on the group requirements and weather
◦Aerial Safari flights from airstrip on property (additional cost)
◦Elephant Back Safaris operate from the elephant enclosure on property (additional cost)
◦Variety of full and half day trips to Kruger National Park, Maputo, Swaziland and Matsamo
◦Cultural Village

Drinks Policy
Drinks on game drives and all teas & coffee are included in the rate. All other drinks are excluded unless pre-arranged.

Laundry Policy
A daily laundry service is available.

Water & Electricity
The tap water is perfectly safe to drink. Bottled water is however available to purchase through the bar or to have stocked in the mini fridge. South African sockets are round three pin in style so please bring a suitable adaptor with you. 220V is the standard socket voltage.

Extra Payments
Payment can be made by: Travellers' cheques, cash or Visa/MasterCard

Gratuity Recommendations
The following is our guideline suggestion which is of course subject to service standards and completely at guests discretion. R50 per guest per day for camp staff. This will be divided up amongst all the camp staff. For Rangers and trackers we recommend R100 per guest per day which is split between the pair.

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Price Range and Payments The rates below are based on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

- Standard double (max 2 pax)
R1 700.00 per person
R3 400.00 room rate per night

- Triple chalet - 2 adults + 1 child
R1700.00 per person + R850.00 child
R4 250.00 room rate per night

- Family chalet - 2 adults + 2 children
R1 700.00 per person + 850.00 child
R5 100.00 room rate per night

The above excludes a once off gate conservation levy of R100.00 per person.
How to get to us. Manyatta Rock Camp is 85 km east of Nelspruit and can easily be reached by sedan car in one hour. The gate entrance to Kwa Madwala is situated on the Strydomblock Road, which is reached by turning off the N4 toll road 23.5 km east of Malelane (second road sign posting for Jeppes Reef ) just before the village of Hectorspruit.

Flying/Transfer Times
•Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) 55 mins
•Self drive ± 5.5 hours from Johannesburg to Kwa Madwala
•Transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Kwa Madwala 60 mins
Recommendations WHAT TO BRING

- Casual comfortable clothing. We offer a quick, often same day, laundry service should you require it. It is not necessary to bring a change of clothing for the evening as we recommend keeping luggage to a minimum.
- Casual lightweight cotton, khaki or neutral coloured clothes for safaris.
- Shower/waterproof jacket.
- Comfortable sturdy ankle length thick soled walking boots.
- Sandals.
- Wide brimmed hat.
- Shorts, cotton t-shirts.
- Swimming clothes.
- Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for chilly evenings and evening game drives.
- Sunglasses.
- Sun block and sunscreen.
- Insect repellent.
- Anti malaria medication.
- Binoculars, camera and accessories.
Facilities Available Bar Service is available. Climbing Actvities can be booked. Disable have access. E-mails can be Accessed. Extra Bed can be organized on request. Families are welcome. Game Drive can be booked. Hiking Tours can be booked. Laundry Service is available on request. Local or Private Airstrip is available. Master Card is accepted. Mobil Works Small Aircrafts can be booked. Swimming pool is available. VISA Card is acceptable.
Public Services Nearby Airport Shuttle Service on request. Dentist for emergency treatment is available. Hospital or Clinic is available. Optician is available for emergency problem. Pharmacy is available.
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About Us

The History of Kwa Madwala
Up until the 1920’s the Onderburg area (Kruger National Park South) which encompasses modern day Kwa Madwala was native bush with few farms, towns or inhabitants. The topography of the region ranges between mixed grassland and thick bush interspersed by granite kopjies (hills) which are a feature of the area.

The nearest town to Kwa Madwala is Hectorspruit which was originally known as Mjejane, taking its name from a local Swazi tribal chief. The Onderburg area is very close to the Swaziland border and most local people are Swazi and are very close in terms of language and customs to their more southerly neighbour, the Zulus.

In 1985 Jan Grobler bought a 2,000 hectare section of the far Lowhills and developed it into a very successful cattle ranch during the 80s and 90s. He also realised that the natural beauty of the area far exceeded the financial benefit of cattle farming and had a vision to restore the area to its natural rugged beauty for tourism.

With this plan in mind Jan started to introduce a variety of indigenous animal game species onto the farm. The old farmhouse was extended to accommodate guests and renamed Gazebo Lodge. At the same time he visualised the exciting potential in eco-tourism and decided to develop a magnificent private conservancy with the Manyatta Rock Camp. This unique hilltop camp is without doubt the true pride of the Kruger Park south area.

In 2000 the neighbouring farms abandoned hunting which was very much in vogue and joined the vision in terms of eco tourism and Jan changed the name to Kwa Madwala meaning ‘the place of the rock’ in Swazi.

Kwa Madwala Today
Today the reserve covers an area of 4,000 hectares (approximately 10,000 acres) in the heart of the Kruger Park south. The operation is now run by Jan’s daughter, Renita and her husband Conrad.

The reserve boasts the ‘big 4’ with healthy numbers and species of game. Recent expansion has taken the 4 star Manyatta Rock Camp to 27 room units and a beautiful new dining deck which has stunning views out across the bush.

Jan Grobler’s original vision is very well established and the reserve continues to pioneer and break new ground by introducing a wide range of award-winning eco tourism concepts and activities.

The most recent developments have involved Conrad taking over the tourism operation with a complement of international partners based in Sweden and Finland.

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