The child friendly Khaya Ndlovu Safari Manor is situated in the Rietspruit Big 5 Game Reserve, surrounded by nature, yet a stone’s throw away from Hoedspruit, gateway to the Greater Kruger area – wildlife haven of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. It could not be more appropriate for what we represent. We offer a true home away from home experience, where you set the pace of your own holiday, working only to a time-lapse deadline!

Big 5 Safaris

Amazing Vistas

Rim Flow Pool

In-room Amenities

Khaya directly translates to ‘home’ or ‘haven’ in the isiZulu language


Your home away from home

Whether you seek an intimate getaway for two, a family-friendly retreat, or a luxurious safari experience, we have a wide range of accommodation options to suit every traveler’s needs. From spacious suites overlooking breathtaking landscapes to charming cottages nestled amidst lush gardens, each of our carefully designed spaces offer a perfect blend of elegance and tranquility.


Create unforgettable memories

We offer a range of exceptional experiences to make your stay a truly memorable one. Join us for thrilling big 5 safaris, led by our knowledgeable experts, where you’ll have the chance to witness the incredible wildlife of South Africa. Take guided walks through the captivating bushveld, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of nature and when it’s time to unwind, indulge in a wide range of  rejuvenating spa treatments right on-site.


Food for the body…  a view for the soul…

Indulge in a diverse menu of delectable dishes, expertly prepared by our talented chefs who skillfully blend local flavors with international influences. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely breakfast, a sumptuous lunch, or an unforgettable dinner, each bite is a journey of culinary excellence. With our commitment to exceptional dining, Khaya Ndlovu Safari Manor invites you to savor the finest flavors while surrounded by the beauty of the South African bushveld.

Function Venue

Celebrate your function in style

From enchanting weddings to joyful baby showers, our dedicated team is here to ensure that every detail is seamlessly executed, creating unforgettable moments for you and your guests. Our beautiful Sky Deck, boasts one of the best views in Hoedspruit, providing a picturesque backdrop for your celebrations. With its panoramic vistas of the surrounding bushveld, the stage is set for the most magical experiences!

Jake H
Jake H
Elite hospitality and a beautiful property tucked away in Hoedspruit. We had a quiet and exclusive experience with exceptional d After a nightmare experience on our Honeymoon at a nearby hotel that we abandoned midway through our stay, Kaya Ndlovu was our salvation in the dark - literally!They sent a driver over to fetch us on short notice around 20:00 and brought us back to the hotel. When we arrived it was load shedding and the kitchen was closed, but they offered us a gratis dinner all the same.As it turned out, we were the only two guests on the property and though we booked the most affordable room, they upgraded us to the honeymoon suite (without knowing it was our honeymoon) as a generous gesture, and a sign of the hospitality to come.Initially we booked just the one night, so as to give ourselves an escape and a chance to plan what we wanted to do with the two remaining nights of our journey before departing from Hoedspruit. However, after the way we were welcomed the night before we chose to stay put for our remaining time. We contacted the reservation specialist, let her know that we intended to stay for two more nights, and asked what time we might be able to move into one of the more affordable rooms. To our delight, she informed us that they would honor their initial upgrade and keep us in the suite for the remainder of our stay.The staff there were beyond amazing with their hospitality, attentiveness, and made us feel well-taken care of while also respecting our privacy. We had been at the lodge a day prior for a game drive on the property, which was amazing and a highly recommended experience, and the staff remembered us upon our return, saying, "Welcome back," upon seeing us for the first time in the morning.We cannot recommend Kaya Ndlovu highly enough and feel confident that anybody who stays there will have nothing but good things to say about their experience.
Sammi - The best guide ever! We attended two excursions at Khaya Ndlovu a morning and a night safari. With Sammi as our guide to both. Sammi was just amazing! Such a nice guy and an incredible driver. On the night drive we saw so many animals up close including rhino and lions mere meters away. We then stopped in the middle of the bush for a sundowner. However before the drinks were poured our friend spotted a Leopard in the distance. Sammi was quick to pack everything away and get us closer to the Leopard even going off road! And after we all got our photos back we went for a celebratory drink in the bush. What a great experience! It certainly left an impression on all of us. The morning drive was equally exciting as we saw two cheetahs and three lions right next to the car. Sammi was great at making sure we were all happy before he drove on to the next exciting scene. Couldn't be happier. Thanks Sammi for such memorable drives!
Excellent stay It was amazing, the gamedrives with Semmy, the lovely food and our stay in the tent! What an excellent view, there we were sitting in the middle of nature with wildebeast, girafs and zebras around the tent. At night we could here the lions and hyena, we just loved itThe tent was really one of a kind, with a inside bath and a outside shower and a very nice bed and a tent/roomserviceYou guys really spoiled us and we didnt want to leave so every we booked an extra day untill it was really time to go homeyou showed us the cheetahs, lions and ellies, it was so much fun to be with you and all of your friendly faces every time of the dayThank you so much and see you soon at the manor house because we will be neighbours later on this year Service with a smile, thats how you do it
Outstanding family holidays We appreciated every moment in Khaya Ndlovu Manor. Warm welcome, friendly staff, excellent food, great rangers, nice view, we loved our stay and our kids will keep a lifelong memory of these holidays ! The electricity sheddings are inevitable in South Africa and the hotel’s staff tries to minimise the impact on their guests - we saw lots of animals and the rangers were really friendly and patient with our kids and us - we will definitely come back to Khaya Ndlovu !
Fiona G
Fiona G
Superb stay Fabulous stay certainly recommend the Honeymoon Suite its well worth the extra its a stunning room.Our stay was really made special by all the staff everyone was so lovely.The Game drives out were better than l had anticipated having done a few private ones at other places but the reserve here is really so huge and the guides amazing at tracking in order to find the animals.We went on two drives both in the evening and saw hippo. elephants, cheetahs, Rhinos, lioness and lions as well as countless deer,zebra, giraffe , both drives were thrilling.The food as mentioned by other guests was really good as were the drinks and the stunning sunsets.We were lazy tourists staying on the property apart from the game drives and why we chose Khaya Ndlovu was the idea of lounging in the infinity pool looking at the animals coming to the water hole....and it certainly didnt disappoint at one lunchtime there must have been about 100 impala, zebras kudu, warthogs and giraffe though not everyday so many.Lovely birds in the garden and naughty monkeys with their babies so not a dull moment. I enjoyed a lovely relaxing massage with Cissi and just at the same time the zebra all came to the waterhole very close by so it was really a magical moment.Really superb 6 days stay and we will be back highly recommend and lovely hosts Trevor and Lisa really was like staying at their wonderful home they generously didnt mind sharing.
Hidden gem Great place to have lunch. Overlooking a water hole where animals come to drink, we weer having a wonderful time with friends.I actually don 't want to share this as i dont want it to be swarmed with people ;-)
A rare gem Khaya Ndlovu is a rare gem. The beautifully curated indoor and outdoor spaces of the manor strike the perfect balance between elegance and homeliness. All the staff provide perfect but at the same time very relaxed and super friendly service. South African hospitality at its best!
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