Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp Kruger National Park, South Africa

Mantobeni Camp is designed to reflect Hemingway’s Africa.

There are just 15 tents nestled in a Tamboti grove overlooking a dry river bed. The reception area is comprised of a large sitting area, an outdoor area with a splash pool & sun loungers, a bar and an extensive climate controlled wine cellar.

Game visiting the nearby watering hole can be seen from the swimming pool deck which adjoins the reception area.

The tents at Mantobeni Camp are furnished in a simple elegant style offering king size beds draped in a mosquito net (which can convert to twin should this be required) and soft leather couches looking out over the wilds. Each tent has a spacious en-suite bathroom with a sunken concrete bath, double shower, his & hers basins and a separate loo. The tents are each set on a wide wooden platform offering an elevated view through the bush. (Please note, there are 5 steps leading up to the tent).

Due to the layout and terrain of Mantobeni Camp, we would not recommend this lovely small camp to families with children under 12 years or for those with mobility issues but please do speak to us for advice.


Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp


Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp is a traditional style tented safari camp with just 15 simple Nehru-styled tents overlooking a dry river bed. There is a large communal sitting room, a dining room, bar and even a wine cellar. There is also a small swimming pool with a spacious sundeck from which you can watch animals passing through camp and at the waterhole. 

The free-standing bedroom tents are set on wooden platforms, with roll-up walls and a run-around terrace, making for a very “up and close-to-nature” feel. The nearby waterhole means you can often see elephants from your deck. Leather sofas, a single standing lamp and a stone-built bathtub create a pioneering, colonial atmosphere - we'd say the tents offer a stripped back, rustic safari style without comprisng on comfort.

The main building has a more modern style, with terracotta-coloured walls and columns built around a teak-decked dining area and sleek plunge pool.

Features include: Fan, Mosquito net, Terrace/balcony (private), reading material, bottled water and homely comforts.

Mantobeni is a lovely rustic bush camp and offers fantastic value  - perfect for those looking for a really wild and exciting safari stay and an opportunity for close encounters with wildlife.


The camp offers exciting wildlife experiences, with wildlife often seen in and around camp and at the neighbouring watering hole. Guests enjoy morning and evening game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, and there is a good chance you will spot he Big Five during your stay.

The dry winter months (June to October) are the best time for wildlife in Kruger. You can expect dry days with highs of around 25/26 degrees. Nights and early mornings can be chilly (morning temperatures are around 8/9 degrees) and you should dress accordingly with lots of layers for game drives essential. 

A safari in the Greater Kruger between April and October combines superbly with a beach break in nearby Mozambique.

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