• Welcome to Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve

  • Manyatta Rock Camp

  • Elephant Back Safaris

  • Horse Back Safaris

  • Microlight Safaris

  • Game Drives And Safaris

Welcome To Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve

Kwa Madwala is one of the few places on earth that offers Elephant Back Safaris, Microlight Safaris, as well as Horse Back Safaris and a range of the best of game viewing experiences all on site in the reserve.

Using open four wheel drive vehicles, our specially trained rangers take guests on early morning and late afternoon safari drives and night drives in the Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve and half day or full day tours in the Kruger National Park, Kwa Madwala also offers Walking Safaris which should not be missed.

Breath taking birds-eye views can also be enjoyed on our aerial safari flights (Microlight safaris) over the Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve and Manyatta Rock Camp, some flight options also include the southern border of the Kruger National Park which consists of the Crocodile River and a private Kruger National Park concession area along Kwa Madwala’s northern border.

Enviable Location

The enviable location of our game reserve in South Africa close to Swaziland, Mozambique and Kruger National Park affords the chance for visitors to explore the diversity of this region. A range of guided day and half-day excursions are offered from any of the camps and we recommend a minimum four night stay to fully appreciate the game reserve and surrounding areas.

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Manyatta Rock Camp

The Manyatta Rock Camp nestles amongst boulders and trees that form a kopje overlooking the private Kwa Madwala Reserve, with magnificent views from the dining deck, bar and private lookout deck of each chalet.

At the lodge you’ll find a restaurant serving wonderful local specialties as well as international favourites, a welcoming bar area, outside boma and swimming pool. Our cosy viewing lounge deck raised on stilts jutting out over the rocks provides a stunning spot for leisurely game viewing or a quiet moment to enjoy a sun-downer absorbing the special beauty that surrounds you.

The 27 en-suite chalets each within a dome shaped building blend amongst the monolithic boulders they’re scattered across. Six of the domes have an additional separate living room, two with a sofa bed and four with an extra single bed, ideal for families with children. There is also a Honeymoon Suite for anyone looking to experience a little more romance and maximum privacy. Comfortable and elegant without being fussy, Manyatta is praised for its relaxed charm, unique bedroom design and stunning hilltop location.

The Manyatta Rock Camp is charged on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis with lunch and activities charged separately as you require them. This way you only pay for what you want to do. For the more energetic a busy on-the-move adventure packed experience awaits you, and for those who choose more of a ‘time out’ experience, this may be to just relax on your private look out deck, enjoy a treatment in our spa or spend some time reading by the pool.

Manyatta Rock Camp can be pre booked inclusive of extra activities and lunch or alternatively booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis only, leaving you to decide on your safaris and other activities when you have arrived.

The staff work hard to make your holiday as memorable as possible, and the reserve offers a range of optional activities including Microlight Safaris, Elephant Back Safaris and Horseback Safaris – ideal for tailor making your stay according to daily whims and conditions.

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Bush Weddings Venue

Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve is the perfect venue to host this special day and will cater for all your requirements with distinction. Possibly one of the most romantic locations in all of Africa this is one of the most exclusive bush wedding venues in Southern Africa with breath taking vistas of the Lebombo Mountains and the lush bush.

Kwa Madwala has a natural beauty all of its own, making it an ideal property for an exclusive and intimate bush wedding. It provides an escape from the constraints of modern life to a synthesis of wildest Africa and age-old splendour. On offer is this ultimate, fully inclusive Safari destination offering a truly comprehensive African wildlife safari wedding venue. Experience superb accommodation, cuisine, service and exceptional encounters with wildlife.

The idea of incorporating our domesticated African elephants as an elephant theme in our bush weddings has been extremely successful in creating an “out of africa” flair second to none. This tops the list in terms of function hire and has given a spectacular touch to many a past wedding at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve.

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An adventurous combination of a Private Game Reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Mozambique and one of its superb beaches.

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Our Reserve

Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve is a 2000 ha Private Game Reserve, situated adjoining the southern Kruger National Park and in close proximity to Swaziland and Mozambique. There are 4 camps on the reserve namely Manyatta Rock Camp, Gazebo Game Lodge (currently undergoing renovations), Bush House for our Volunteer Gap and Leap students and Elephant Tented Camp which is a basic, rustic camp suited for school groups & teambuilding.

While staying in the Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve you will be able to watch the sun rise over the Lebombo Mountains to the east and in the evenings marvel at the orange glow of the sun as it sets again in the west. Enjoy the bush views in every direction and just listen to the stillness of this wonderful African wilderness.

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