The Honeyguide is an intriguing bird found in the African bush that occasionally leads people to a beehive and the sweet reward of the honey it holds. The Honeyguide is a bird of myths and many far-fetched stories while being a common resident in the Kruger area.
Honeyguide is also the name of a group of tented camps, two of which are in The Manyleti Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park.
The 1st camp; Honeyguide- Mantobeni is a luxury tented camp of twelve large safari tents erected on raised decks and looking out over the savannah. A further three family-sized tents make a total of fifteen.
The camp is located in a grove of Tamboti Trees, which are almost evergreen and offer a lovely cool shade most of the year round. The camp has a large open-sided lounge looking onto the swimming pool and a watering hole.
The large Hemmingway-style tents have extra large beds with quality fresh linen, under a canopy of mosquito netting. Each tent has a private deck furnished with luxury leather couches and a writing desk protected by gauze sides that can be lifted, to allow free airflow.
The daily schedule begins with a drum beat and coffee and tea are delivered to the tents. A three-hour morning game drive follows on the 23 000 ha Manyeleti Game Reserve with an excellent opportunity to see the Big 5 and many other exciting animals including hippos and giraffes. Manyeleti Game Reserve has sections of open plains that are the preferred habitat of cheetahs and white rhinos. Breakfast is served with offers of fresh fruit and pastries as well as a traditional English style cook up.
During the time between game drives, relaxation is the order of the day. Claim a chaise lounge at the poolside or retire to the privacy of your tent and sink into a leather couch on your private patio or update your journal at the writing desk
Lunch is a three-course meal of a light nature.
The afternoon game drive leaves camp as the day cools down and animals begin to become active. A sundowner stop is a safari ritual for a refreshing gin and tonic with snacks before a short night drive looking for nocturnal animals and interesting smaller cats like genet and civets.
The three-course dinner is served at the fireside in the boma or the dining room as the weather dictates.
Before retiring to your oversized bed under a mosquito net canopy take a luxurious soak in the rustic bathtub or a hot shower under the stars.
Luxury tented safari accommodation
All meals and local drinks and tea/coffee
Morning and afternoon game drives