By now you’ve surely heard of ‘glamping’ – a mashup word combining ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’. Well, it seems Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps doesn’t just deserve the use of the word, it deserves the prefix ‘extreme’. Nestled alongside South Africa’s renowned Kruger National Park is the Manyeleti Game Reserve, sprawling nearly 100 square miles of wilderness and home to a variety of game – including the Big Five. Owned and managed by the Mnisi tribe, it’s now open to select visitors, guests of the Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps.
There are two distinct sides to this ‘hotel'; the Mantobeni Camp, the more rugged and retro-romantic of the two, and Khoka Moya, the slightly more comfortable and contemporary of the two (this is also the one which allows children).
The park is private, which means Honeyguides guests are unlikely to cross paths with much outsider traffic. Within the camps however, there’s a more community-oriented vibe — meals are taken communally, and there’s every opportunity to indulge in a bit of camaraderie and compare notes after the twice-daily game drives.
Although aesthetically Honeyguides is highly authentic, you won’t need to go without modern amenities. The camps boast free wifi, a pool, a wine cellar and steam rooms. Gym facilities, shopping and other such things are nearby.
If you’ve always wanted to experience Africa or your safari experience to date is limited to big game parks, this is as exclusive as it gets.
Rooms start at $3,250.00 USD per person per night, including all meals and game drives. For traveller reviews and to book, visit Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps at Tablet Hotels.