Main Lookout Deck at Manyatta Rock Camp Bar at Manyatta Rock Camp Swimming Pool Manyatta Rock Camp Manyatta Rock Camp Family and/or Triple Chalet Standard Chalets Bathroom Lookout Deck of Chalets Triple and Family Chalets Standard Chalet Elephant Back Safaris Horse Back Safaris Microlight Safaris Walking Safaris Rhinos on the Reserve Rustic Day Spa Dining area Kwa Madwala Wilderness Drives Elephant Back Safaris Horse Back Safaris Microlight Safaris Walking Safaris Outside view of chalets Dining area Boma dinners Spa Outside view of chalet Elephant Interactions
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Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve is a 2000 ha private conservancy situated in South Africa, located on the southern sides of the Kruger National Park in close proximity to Swaziland and Mozambique.

Taken from the local Swazi language, Kwa Madwala means "place of the rock" which is an apt description for the towering granite outcrops which are dotted throughout this part of the South African Lowveld.

The reserve furthermore consists of Manyatta Rock Camp, offering wilderness and big game experiences. An extensive variety of activities can be combined in and round the reserve to ensure an unforgettable holiday in South Africa. Kwa Madwala is the only safari destination in Africa which offers Elephant Back, Horse Back and Microlight Safaris on site in the reserve. Wilderness and Game Drives and Walking Safaris are hosted by local highly experienced rangers and guides.

Our exclusive rock camp, Manyatta, has 27 beautifully decorated and fully furnished on suite safari units which have been strategically and aesthetically placed around the rock outcrop so as to blend in with the natural rock environment in which they are set. Each unit being fully air-conditioned with private deck, open air showers overlooking waterholes and a vast expansion of nature at its best.

A rock pool and Boma complete the picture for an unforgettable getaway and big game experience.The camp has a sophisticated kitchen, an elevated created dining deck, and lounge/ bar area.

You can gaze out over African vistas from your own private deck and watch majestic African wildlife pass by undisturbed, or take a closer look at the smaller creatures that carve their own niches in our monolithic boulders.

Accommodation at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve - Manyatta Rock Camp:
Accommodation at Manyatta Rock Camp`s accommodation is sold with breakfast and dinner included. Lunch, and all other activities offered are extra and can either be pre-booked directly with Kwa Madwala`s Reservations department or can be booked on site at the safari desk.

27 Rooms with on suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, mini fridge that can be stocked up on request, 20 double/twin rooms, 3 Triple Chalets with an single bed in the living room -maximum occupancy 2 adults and one child, 3 Family Chalets with two twin beds in the living room - maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children), Honeymoon suite with extra lounge area. Hair dryer, bug spray and candles are available in every chalet. Amenities and towels are provided. Each chalet has its own private lookout deck with chairs to enjoy the beautiful views over the reserve as well as a private outside shower.

PLEASE NOTE: If guests would like to receive Dinner on the day of their arrival they should pre-book this with Kwa Madwala`s Reservations office. A conservation levy of R150.00 per person to the reserve is not included in the rate.


Kwa Madwala Game Drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, Kruger National Park Game Drives in open 4 x 4 game vehicles, Walking Safaris, Elephant Back Safaris, Horse Back Safaris, Microlight Safaris and Spa Treatments.
Expect to see the Big 4 (no buffalo), we also take great pleasure in showing you the unusual, the small and the rare. Whether out in an open safari vehicle or on a guided bush walk our dedicated team of Shangaan trackers and rangers will delight in showing you their piece of African wilderness.

Elephant Safaris
Come and experience the magic of riding one of our elephants. All our experiences include an interaction where you get to learn about their behavior in the wild and captivity.

Throughout the safari, the elephants do what they do best - feeding continually as they walk! Continuing through the reserve, there is ample opportunity to spot other game, including giraffes, zebras and wildebeest. A special highlight is to view the elephants playing as they enjoy their daily mud bath.

Microlight Safaris
Using modern Microlight Aircraft operation from our very own airstrip, this is possibly the ultimate safari viewing experience! The visual aspect from a microlight aircraft over a wilderness and big game area is spectacular and second to none, a view not possible from a 4x4 is one to savor and remember forever.

Day Tours
Kwa Madwala is very well located between Swaziland, Mozambique and The Kruger National Park and offers day tours to these destinations from our on site office.

Horse Back Safaris
Run by passionate equestrian people who are committed to developing horse back safari experiences in a conservation environment.

Clothing and Accessories:

Casual lightweight cotton, khaki or neutral colored clothes for safari, sun block or sunscreen, insect repellent, special medication needed and Anti-malaria prophylactics for summer months, sunglasses, comfortable sturdy ankle length thick-soled walking boots and sandals, binoculars,camera and accessories (remember spare batteries), fleece or sweater and warm jacket for game drives or cool evenings, shorts and cotton T-shirts, swimming costume and a wide brimmed hat.

Health and Climate:

It is suggested that you take anti-malaria prophylactics in the summer months. September to April

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations less than 48 hours forfeit the TOTAL AMOUNT, Cancellations 2 – 7 days prior forfeit the full deposit, Cancellations 7 – 14 days prior forfeit 75% of the deposit, Cancellations 14 – 21 days prior forfeit 50% of the deposit. Cancellations 21 - 28 days prior to arrival forfeit 25 % of the deposit.
PLEASE NOTE: A conservation levy of R100.00 per person is not included in the rate.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Rooms and Units Available:

Manyatta Rock Camp Standard Chalets
20 En-suite room with a queen size bed or by arrangement two twin beds, each room has its own private lookout deck with a private outside shower and chairs to enjoy the view. The bathroom has a dual his and hers basin and a bath.
Amount of similar units: 20
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews

One of the best l had seen. It's very unique. When you look at the rooms from the outside they gave an impression they are small and when you open the door, big surprise.
Benjamin Mangale Mar 2008


By road from Johannesburg/ Pretoria follow the freeway to Nelspruit.
From there continue to Malelane (and Maputo) and proceed through the town, past the Malelane Gate of Kruger Park, past the airport until you'll find the turn-off to Kwa Madwala on your right.
The Lodge is 9km from here.

Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to KMIA airport near Nelspruit.

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