To ensure you a comfortable and careless stay with us, we provide you with helpful tips while visiting our beautiful country.
GPS Coordinates: S 22°25.154, E 030°07.770
Mananga Safaris is situated in the Limpopo Province, approximately ten kilometres east of Musina Town. We are located about five hundred kilometres (three hundred miles) north of Johannesburg (5 hours’ drive) and 250 kilometres north from Polokwane. Musina Town is a small town with only the necessities at the available grocery and clothing stores. We have a gun shop at Mananga Safaris that will provide to your basic hunting needs.
South Africa’s summer months range between mid-October and mid-February, and the winter months are usually between May and July. Our autumn months range between mid-February to April while spring ranges between August and mid-October.
Musina summers are hot, with temperatures that vary between 34 and 40 degrees Celsius. The winter seasons are comfortably cool during the early mornings, and evenings and warm during the day. The winter temperatures vary between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius.
The nature is incredibly beautiful but can be relatively dry during some parts of the year. All our facilities and vehicles have air conditioning. During the summer, the sun rises at 05:15 and sets around 18:50. In the winter months the sun rises at 06:30 and sets at 05:45.
South Africa’s currency is Rand (ZAR). Major Credit Cards are widely accepted. Several ATMs are available throughout South Africa where you can make cash withdrawals with your Debit or Credit Card. Currency can also be exchanged at the international airport or at the Foreign Exchange Bureau in Musina. Furthermore, offer card facilities at Mananga Safaris. A bank commission is charged according to the current bank rates.
The attire is casual. We recommend jeans or light trousers. Please make sure that you avoid wearing strong or bright coloured outfits that are easily visible to animals during safaris. We recommend khaki and earthy colours.
At our lodge there is no need for suits or formal wear.
We recommend the following:
- Khaki pants
- Summer shirts
- Bathing suits
- Summer skirts for the ladies
- Polo shirts or T-shirts
- Walking shoes
- Hiking boots
- Sweaters for those occasional cooler days or nights
If you wish to not carry too much baggage, there are a range of safari and sporting shops in the Limpopo Province where you can buy additional clothing and gear.
Remember to bring the following:
- Suntan lotion
- Own medication
We offer daily breakfast, lunch and dinner with a selection of basic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included in our daily rates. In addition, please feel free to request snacks or drinks at any time during your stay with Mananga Safaris.
Our meals consist mostly of game meat dishes, chicken and beef. Please inform us about any special dietary requirements you may have.
Our water supply is drinkable, but we recommend our guests to rather consume filtered or bottled water.
We offer daily laundry services, and our rooms are serviced daily. We have an electricity supply of 220 Volts. Adapters are available, but we recommend that you purchase additional adapters at the airport.
The swimming pool and outdoor dining and bar area are available for your use at any time of the day.
Musina is declared a Malaria area, but we are pleased to inform you that we have never been informed of a single case where any of our guests were infected with this disease.
We do not discourage our guests to take Malaria medication, as it has different effects on different individuals. It is important to consult with your personal physician that you will be visiting a malaria zone. The air conditioning in our rooms is a good aid in keeping the mosquitoes at bay. We also provide you with insect repellent in the rooms.
During your stay at Mananga Safaris, you will see a wide variety of wild animals, including giraffe, zebra, elephant, nyala, eland, waterbuck, kudu, impala and many more. The animals are wild but not dangerous. If you keep your distance and respect their territory, you will not be harmed.
Mobile & Wi-Fi Connections
South Africa is currently using a GSM Mobile Phone System. We recommend that you check your connectivity with your cellular phone service provider beforehand. Mananga Safaris offers free Wi-Fi services, and a password can be obtained from the office on arrival.