- Tailored experience
- Great for families
- Big Game Walking Safari
A modern frontier farmhouse overlooking the sweeping Afromontane forests in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Melton Manor is an exclusive-use safari villa is ideal for families or small groups.
The four suites that constitute Melton Manor are located in the beautiful and historically rich Eastern Cape, surrounded by 22 000 hectares of exclusive, malaria-free wilderness home to the endangered 'Kwandwe' or blue crane, South Africa's national bird. Remote and rustic, the suites have en-suite facilitates, private decks opening out to the bush, a central courtyard, and inter-leading doors ideal for a family living experience.
When families can’t be found enjoying themselves at camp, it means they must be out together exploring the wilderness. Melton Manor offers guests the chance to tailor-make their activities to suit them, with private vehicles, guides, and trackers for flexible safaris. Whether by 4x4 or by foot, guests can head out onto the reserve to spot a variety of game such as the big five and other unusual species such as the porcupine, aardwolf or aardvark, and bush walks, where you can get 'up close and personal' experiences with wildlife. The Big Game Walking Safari offers the thrill of tracking rhinos, elephants and buffalo on foot, while fishing, boat trips, and volunteering activities at the Mgcamabele Community Centre can be organised in advance.
With a guide, guests can learn first-hand about the eco-system of the reserve, and pick flowers and plants that will be included in the mealtime preparation later. All meals are also tailor-made to fit the family who want to take a break from the open-plan kitchen, which provides the ideal venue for the interactive Campfire Cooking experience when not cooking outside.
The main lodge – a U-shaped structure housing all of the suites – features an unfenced swimming pool leading out into the bush, outdoor play areas for children, and a TV lounge with multiple games. Children of all ages are welcome here, and there is plenty to see and do for all the family together.
Service rating : Brian and Lisa made sure everything was taken care of on our South African trip. We didn't have to worry about anything, but showing up and enjoying our trip. Thank you, Tourdust!
Product : We has a great time and everything met our expectations.
verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 19 September 2016
We had a fantastic trip thanks to your organisation! No problems encountered at all! Simbavarti were a joy to stay and explore with; the hotel in Capetown perfectly positioned to allow us to walk to the conference, and Camps bay accommodation was just lovely. The flights, transfers and staff we met along the way we're all very friendly and helpful. Having a car at the end was a perfect finale. My 10 yr old daughter came home with new insights on the world.
I had been meaning on my return to email you, but launched straight back into a weekend oncall and business as usual, so thanks for emailing.
I have sung your praises to friends and family!
verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 05 May 2016
Service rating : Good engagement and all comments were incorporated in the itinerary proposal. Good availability and plenty of patience to accommodate changes. Clear itinerary and details about accommodations and activities. Could have been improved with SatNav details when places were in more remote places.
Product : Many of the places we stayed were really exclusive and I would not have been able to find them independently so it was a great service from Tour Dust.
verified review for Classic Garden Route For Families on 06 April 2016