The 23 000 hectare Manyeleti Game Reserve in South Africa adjoins the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Reserve and Timbavati Game Reserve. There are no fences and game wanders freely in this untouched wilderness area. The Manyeleti Game Reserve was established in 1963 and is a collaboration with the Minis tribe, local communities and private safari lodge owners.
The Manyeleti Game Reserve has low vehicle density making for excellent game viewing, as well as walking safaris. The reserve has one entrance gate, situated on the Orpen Road. There are commercial and chartered flights to the Reserve, Skukuza, Hoedspruit and Nelspruit. The reserserve is accessible all year by road. The build up to the rainy season is hot and humid, however from December to April the rain brings cooler days, abundant birdlife and lush green bushveld. The winter months are milder with more visibility and open terrain.
The Big 5 all occur in the area as well as productive general game. The terrain is also conducive to leopard sightings and tours to the local communities. The word Manyeleti means ‘place of the stars’ - a unique untouched wilderness area. See Manyeleti Game Reserve safari lodges in South Africa below.