About Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
Accommodation type: Lodge
Nearest Kruger gate: Orpen Gate (69km)
Nearest town: Hoedspruit (<1km)
Catering: Breakfast & dinner included
Perfect for… Luxury family or romantic couple bush escapes
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House is situated in the Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve, surrounded by nature, yet a stone’s throw away from Hoedspruit, gateway to the Greater Kruger – the 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 we represent. We offer a true home away from home experience, where you set the pace of your own holiday, working only to a time-lapse deadline!
The core of our 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 we would like nothing more than for you to feel right at home as you enjoy our tastefully furnished 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.
Our luxury, colonial-style Hardwood Suites are situated within the Manor House; all have sweeping views of our tropical garden and external verandas, which can be accessed from the rooms. The resident garden monkeys provide much entertainment with their acrobatic displays amid the branches of the towering trees, sharing their glorious playground with a multitude of chattering bird species.
A short walk from the Manor House, you will find our spacious Garden Suites. 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, a spa treatment or a game drive – we really do offer it all. We are 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 us do the rest.
Facilities & services
Games drives available
Types of accommodation
Leadwood Honeymoon Suite
At 54 square meters, the grand, country manor master bedroom redefines the concept of luxury! This spacious room is kitted out with all the mod-cons, including vast amounts of cupboard space, a comfortable king size bed, all amenities including a fridge, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom complete with Jacuzzi bath, indoor and outdoor showers. This room is suitable for the romantic couple looking for a luxurious option, or travellers that enjoy the finer things in life.
Acacia Family Suite
The Acacia Family Suite is a 2-bedroom, single bathroom unit that takes up a wing of the Manor House. At 80 square meters, this suite offers a private entrance, 2 en-suite bedrooms, all amenities are provided, air-conditioning and views over the surrounding gardens. This room is suitable for a family of 4 or a group of 4 adults who do not mind sharing a bathroom. The bathroom is situated between the two rooms and is clean and modern in its design.
A 20 square meter elegantly furnished, classic bedroom housing an inviting king size bed, which may be split on request, with en-suite bathroom and full-length windows and doors, providing access to the garden terrace.
Standing opposite the Jackalberry Suite, this room is a mirror image of the Jackalberry room. A 20 square meter elegantly furnished, classic bedroom housing an inviting king size bed, which may be split on request, with en-suite bathroom and full-length windows and doors, providing access to the garden terrace.
Garden Suite no.1
Adorned in artwork by the legendary natural history artist; Keith Joubert, this 45 square meter garden suite affords a spacious and comfortable apartment, en-suite bathroom and air-conditioned bedroom, leading into a kitchenette and cosy sitting room with DSTV. This room opens onto a garden terrace which overlooks the mysterious African Bushveld.
Garden Suite no.2
Similar in size and structure as Garden Suite no.1, Garden Suite no. 2 offers yet another incredible spacious option for any traveller needing to get away from it all!
Garden Suite no.5
One of the latest additions to our accommodation offering. This 35 square meter suite offers a mix of cool pastel colours and funky forest feel. You can expect all amenities provided, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom.
Garden Suite no.6
The other latest accommodation option is our beautiful and spacious Garden Suite no.6. Cool blues and florals set the trend in this stylish new addition. The bedroom opens onto a courtyard area, en-suite bathroom with all amenities provided.
Family Garden Suite
This substantial 105 square metre suite is ideal for a family travelling with children. A restful TV lounge opens onto a veranda overlooking a neat garden, which creeps into the African Bushveld. Colourful prints by the unique South African artist Portchie decorate the walls of the master en-suite bedroom, giving rise to an exuberant mood.
An enticing king-size bed sits between large windows on either side of the bedroom, which overlook both the front and back gardens. A roomy bathroom with indoor shower completes the master bedroom, which opens into an inter-leading hallway and 15 square metre minor bedroom with a minimalistic en-suite bathroom.
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House is located to the west of central Kruger National Park, just outside the wildlife gateway town of Hoedspruit. The closest park entrance gate is Orpen Gate (69km), while many of the region’s most famous private reserves are also accessed via Hoedspruit.
Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (13km) and Skukuza Airport (140km) are accessible. Furthermore, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is 450km / 5-hours driving from this accommodation.
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