Translating to ‘haven’ in the isiZulu language, Khaya Ndlovu offers just this, a peaceful home away from home with sweeping views across the splendid Blyde River Canyon. With an alfresco dining area, tropical gardens which are home to resident monkeys, and a peaceful pool deck, this luxury manor house is a true escape for families or couples alike.


Plan your journey

Location

Khaya Ndlovu sits on the 1,400 hectare Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve within the Big Game Rietspruit Reserve. This 5,500 hectare sanctuary is just moments from Hoedspruit, the gateway to Kruger National Park an is a haven for black and white rhino. Situated in the northern section of the reserve, the manor house overlooks the world’s third largest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon.

Rooms

The rooms at Khaya Ndlovu are colonial-style suites with wonderful views of the tropical gardens and verandas. In the main house are the Jackalberry Room and Marula room, each elegantly furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows leading to garden terraces. A short walk from the main house are the four Garden Suite, each decorated in a unique style with either cool pastels and floral colours or neutral palettes. Art by natural history artist, Keith Joubert, adorn the walls and there are kitchenettes and cosy sitting rooms which open out to garden-facing terraces.

Communal Areas

Dine in the open-plan kitchen or on the alfresco terrace with the Drakensberg Mountains beyond and panoramic views of the landscape. Relax in the gardens and observe the resident monkeys or spend an afternoon at the pool watching wildlife at the waterhole. A number of relaxing treatments are also available at Khaya Ndlovu’s in-house spa.

Activities

Take game drives on the Rietspruit Game Reserve where a large variety of wildlife roam and views of the Drakensberg Mountains and Blyde River Canyon accompany guests along the way. Embark on full day drives to Kruger National Park where all Big Five are in residence, or head out on day trips to Blyde River Canyon for spectacular views and visits to historical viewpoints. Guests can also hop aboard boat cruises through the canyon to see the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall or take game walks on Khaya Ndlovu reserve with expert guides. For a different perspective, ride in a hot air balloon over the scenic landscape to watch the sunrise or ride in a helicopter over the citrus farms and bushveld of Olifants River Gorge.

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When to go

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SUMMER – WET SEASON

A beautiful time of year with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The summer months are the wettest in the year, rainfall is however usually very short-lived arriving in the form of sharp afternoon thunderstorms.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

SUMMER – WET SEASON

A beautiful time of year with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The summer months are the wettest in the year, rainfall is however usually very short-lived arriving in the form of sharp afternoon thunderstorms.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

AUTUMN

Temperatures begin to drop with pleasant midday highs and cool mornings. The likelihood of rainfall also declines during this period, ultimately improving the chances of good game viewing opportunities.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

AUTUMN

Temperatures begin to drop with pleasant midday highs and cool mornings. The likelihood of rainfall also declines during this period, ultimately improving the chances of good game viewing opportunities.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

WINTER – DRY SEASON

These are the driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Mornings are however very cold, so worth packing warm clothes.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

WINTER – DRY SEASON

These are the driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Mornings are however very cold, so worth packing warm clothes.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

WINTER – DRY SEASON

These are the driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Mornings are however very cold, so worth packing warm clothes.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

WINTER – DRY SEASON

These are the driest months of the year, with barely any rainfall and blue skies dominating. Mornings are however very cold, so worth packing warm clothes.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

SPRING

Temperatures begin to rise once again, as do the chances of rain. As soon as the first rains arrive the landscape transforms, which can be a beautiful sight to witness.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

SPRING

Temperatures begin to rise once again, as do the chances of rain. As soon as the first rains arrive the landscape transforms, which can be a beautiful sight to witness.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

SUMMER – WET SEASON

A beautiful time of year with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The summer months are the wettest in the year, rainfall is however usually very short-lived arriving in the form of sharp afternoon thunderstorms.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

SUMMER – WET SEASON

A beautiful time of year with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The summer months are the wettest in the year, rainfall is however usually very short-lived arriving in the form of sharp afternoon thunderstorms.

Like the greater Kruger Area, the Eastern Escarpment has a subtropical highland climate. The region enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights.

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