Walk Manyeleti

Vuya’s Manyeleti Walking Trail offers an exclusive, off-the-grid experience in a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.

Where will we walk?

Manyeleti Private Game Reserve is a hidden gem that lies far away from mainstream tourist areas. This pristine Big Five reserve shares unfenced boundaries with the Sabi Sands, Timbavati and the Kruger National Park. The landscape is primarily open savannah, making it prime walking safari terrain. With over 300 bird species and high concentrations of game, Manyeleti provides the opportunity for exceptional animal sightings in a secluded, tranquil setting.

Where will we stay?

Home base for our Vuya Manyeleti Walking Safari is the highly-rated Pungwe Safari Camp.

Pungwe can accommodate eight people in four spacious Meru-style tents protected by thatched roofs. Each en-suite room has a twin or king-sized bed with cotton linen, solar-powered hot shower and bath.

In the centre of camp you’ll find a contemporary lounge, bar and dining area with thatched covering, but open on all sides to ensure you always feel immersed in nature; while a rustic boma provides the option to enjoy dinner around a campfire under an impressive blanket of stars.

Pungwe is an intimate, eco-friendly camp lit up at night by the atmospheric glow of lanterns. The area is unfenced, allowing game to wander freely through the camp. It is the epitome of simple, elegant comfort combined with an authentic bushveld experience.

Facilities overview

  • 4 en-suite luxury tented chalets with thatched covering
  • Bathrooms with free-standing hot shower, bath, basin and flushing toilet
  • Twin or king-sized bed options with mosquito net
  • Stylish lounge, bar and dining common area
  • Boma with fireplace
  • Meals, snacks, coffee and tea provided
  • Solar-powered and off-the-grid
  • No Wi-Fi, but charging points available in common area
  • Unfenced

Getting there

Pungwe Safari Camp is situated in the Southern part of Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, in Mpumalanga Province. The camp is about a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg, 3 hours from Nelspruit Airport or 1 hour 40 minutes from Eastgate (Hoedspruit) Airport.