Mangwa Valley Game Lodge  Verified Listing

Dinokeng Game Reserve Gauteng South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.2 / 5
Based on 7 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 8 Jan. 2009

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Full Kitchen
Breakfast included
Bath towels
Shared lounge/TV area
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Spa facilities
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Wheelchair Friendly
Conference Facility
Dining Area
24hr Camera Surveillance
24hr Security
Safety Deposit Box
Airport Transfers
Bar fridge
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Room service
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Mangwa Valley Game Lodge is situated in the heart of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, and sits on 500 hectares of privately owned land within the reserve. Mangwa Valley Game Lodge is home to 3 of the Big 5, and is a romantic setting where nature has inspired the development of the game lodge. The lodge is 55 minutes from Pretoria and an hour and half from Johannesburg.

In Room Facilities:

Luxury Tents
*Double Bed
*Ceiling fan
Double Rooms
*Double Bed
*Desk & Chair
*Ceiling fan
*Tea & Coffee facilities
*Patio with seating

3 Bed Rooms
*Loft with room and deck (2 x single beds)
*Lounge suite
*Braai facilities
*Standing fan
*Up & Downstairs patio with seating
*2 Bathrooms
*( En-suite bathroom with Bath and Shower + Out of suite bathroom with Shower)
*(Cutlery & Crockery for 6, Washing basin, Fridge, Stove,Microwave)
Honeymoon Suite

*Double Bed
*Couples Shower
*Outside Shower
*Bar Fridge
*Spa Bath
*Big Mirror
*Patio with seating
*Tea & Coffee facilities

Area Information:

Cullinan is a small town 30 km east of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. It is a small town along the diamond route that is heavily reliant on tourism and the mine that dominates the skyline. The town is named after diamond magnate Sir Thomas Cullinan.

Property Facilities:

* Leisure Lodge / Day Visitors Welcome
* Corporate Retreats: Conferences, Workshops
* Wedding Venue: Different Packages available: Stone Chapel & Bush Wedding Venue
* Fully Licensed bar & restaurant
* Zuri Health Spa
* Boma Braai
* Game Viewing


* Classic Guided Game Drive
* Sundowner Game Drive
* Classic Bush Walk
* Interactive Bush Walks
* Guided Quad Biking Safari
* Archery
* Culinary Team Building Events
* Interactive Drumming
* Themed Dinners
* Glow in the Dark- activities
* Zuri Health Spa


Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Chalet, Guest Lodge, Game Lodge, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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Lidia Visser
07 April 2021

The staff and the food are great, the rest of the place needs some improvement.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Philip Cox
02 November 2020

The booking experience handled by Aletta Hugo was superb.
On our arrival at Mangwa (3.30pm), the chalet was not ready to move into. Mangwa itself is a superb facility with really good staff, particularly Proxy and Thomas. Unfortunately our chalet was next to a party of some 12/15 younger guests who partied into the early hours with loud music and even louder behavior. Proxy asked the party to move to the last of the tree chalets they had booked as they wished to continue their reveling as they had done the previous night, even though in Mangwa's information file it says and loud music or unwanted behavior will not be tolerated, and should it persist the clients will be asked to leave Mangwa immediately. A 'bush' experience is about experiencing nature in a 'bush' setting and enjoying the animals (of which Mangwa has many) in a quiet environment.The game drive with Thomas was excellent and the service on the pool deck was also excellent.We will definitely return but rather go for a chalet or tents by the Dam. Dinokeng is a fabulous game park.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Tania Verster
09 March 2020

It was a truly enjoyable stay. The best part about Mangwa Valley Lodge is their staff.....nothing was ever too much for them and they made always sure we as their guests were happy. It's a beautiful and serene place, one can truly relax and reload one's soul in the bush! Will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Belinda Deverson
14 April 2019

Absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect. The service was brilliant, all the staff were friendly and helpful. Benjamin is a rare find. What a wonderful person. An asset to the lodge. Room was so beautiful. Perfect weekend to relax and reconnect

Superb. 5 out of 5
15 March 2018

We stayed at Mangwa Valley Game Lodge making use of a Daddysdeal voucher. At times one might believe if you make use of a voucher, costing less that you may not be treated as well as normal paying guests. The contrary is true. From our arrival we were treated like royalty. The staff is friendly, helpful and the chefs tops. The food was delicious and I must compliment the Chefs and waiters on their personal attention. The wine list extensive enough and well priced. The drinks too. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed an additional night. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing wildlife on quad bikes, which allows one to get up close and personal with nature. One gets to see so much more, feeling the wind in one's hair. Be sure to rub sunscreen, as the sun does get hot during the Summer month. We enjoyed the antelope visit in the mornings, whilst enjoying breakfast. Met the Owner's son and he was friendly and enlightened us to the history of Mangwa. There's a beautiful chapel on the grounds, which allows couple to get married there and on inquiry, we found out that they offer special packages for weddings, including accommodation for guests. We enjoyed the massages and the safari tent overlooking the waterhole made it extra special, as it was the first time I witnessed Kudus entering water, to their necks to eat water lilies. A very pleasant memory!

04 January 2018

The basics done nicely. Cost effective and comfortable. The service by Andy at reception is great. The quad ride through the game reserve with Patrick is really good and he is very knowledgeable.

If there was one thing we noted, it was that small things have fallen by the way side, such as bottle caps lying around the lawns, broken edges on the pools, cracked tables and the pools were not clean.

Over all a nice family venue, which Patrick and Andy make special at a very reasonable rate.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Vutivi South African
01 October 2012

Yooo! we had a wonderful stay, i'm recruiting my friends to come with them to Mangwa. It was really wonderful.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Based on 7 verified guest reviews

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Dinokeng Game Reserve Reviews

Ntombikayise Shibambo
02 April 2021


Superb. 5 out of 5
Amy Maphagela
29 March 2021

Game drive, the stay at the lodge and the Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Zoo.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mary Kyd
27 March 2021

The range of animals and the map that was available.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elandri Fouché
17 February 2021

Game Drives and self-drive routes were really cool. We enjoyed it and did not find it as bad as the previous reviews said.
The animals were a little scarce after the many rains, but we saw 9 Jackal in 2 days which is not something that happens often.
We will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Magesh Moonsamy
03 February 2021

The self drive - especially the 4x4 route.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Terry-Anne Grove
04 January 2021

I enjoyed it most because it was a quick break and not too far from JHB to travel and it does have the big 5.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Maria Sithole
02 January 2020

The Nyani Lodge natural relaxation situation and Mongena Game Lodge the nature itself of animals. Location and directions were convenient and easy to get.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Geraldine Connell
21 December 2020

The game viewing on the Mongena game drive was superb!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jan Phofele
18 November 2020

Fresh air not far from the city and a nice getaway from the hussles of the city .

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ben Hawley
16 November 2020

Great wildlife!

Superb. 5 out of 5