Skip to main content

Manukuza Safari and Wilderness Trails

Klein Letaba River, Limpopo

General Information & Location

The Manukuza Wilderness Camp is situated on the Klein Letaba River in the Limpopo Province, 5.4km north of its confluence with the well-known “Big Daddy” the Letaba River. The camp is unfenced and looks across the river into the Kruger National Park.  Our piece of paradise is incorporated into this iconic wildlife sanctuary which allows all animals to move naturally through the reserve.  This previously inaccessible piece of land is wild and quite frankly hard to get to. Our remote location isolates us from the outside world and allows you the exclusivity to become immersed in an authentic bushveld environment.  The Letaba River generally carries water throughout the year whereas the seasonal Klein Letaba River seldom flows. The scattered pools of water provide an essential water source for animals including the Big 5.


The Manukuza Safari Camp is the ideal location to base yourself.  Head out into the bush or relax around the pool, the entire camp is yours.
4 rooms, sleeping 8 people (3x Queen beds and 2x Single beds) all with their own bathroom facilities and ceiling fans (Linen is provided).
The camp is off the grid and powered by solar, cellular coverage is limited.
Indoor self-catering kitchen with a gas stove/oven, two large fridge/ freezers (Cutlery and crockery are provided). Cooking can be done indoors or at the outdoor boma area (wood is provided).
Fully catered bookings can be arranged.
The lodge also boasts wooden decks and a welcoming infinity pool overlooking the Klein Letaba River.
The camp staff will see to the fire and the cleaning of the camp and rooms on a daily basis.


Guests have the option to tailor their stay.
Walking trails are our passion and main focus; your guides however will be able to offer you sleep-outs where you will have the opportunity to sleep under the African sky, sunset drinks and breakfasts along the gorgeous river systems, outings that focus on specific elements of the African bush and many more activities that are not often available.

Manukuza Backpacking Trail

General information & Location
The Manukuza Letaba Backpack Trail follows the meandering Letaba and Klein Letaba Rivers. These great river systems form our unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park resulting in the natural unrestricted movement of game. The trialists will be absorbed into an extremely beautiful, remote and exclusive piece of Big 5 land. This location isolates us from the outside world and allows you to become totally immersed in an authentic bushveld environment.
Our Wilderness Backpack trails are a self-sustained adventure guided by two trails guides. Trialists are required to be fit and in good health as you will need to carry and be responsible for all your required gear over the 4 days.  Nights are spent under the stars at a location chosen by your guides.

  • Trails are self-catering.
  • Trails are a minimum of 3 nights / 4 days.
  • Trails are booked for groups of 8 participants.
  • All participants are expected to take turns on night duty around a small fire.
  • We will draw and filter water from the Letaba Rivers.
  • Cooking is done on gas stoves.
  • Minimum age of 16 years old.
  • Full checks lists are available.


Backpack Trail

  • R24 800.00
  • 8 people
  • 3 nights / 4 days

Wilderness Camp

  • R29 000.00
  • 8 people
  • 3 nights / 4 days

4×4 Eco Wilderness Camping Trails

  • R24 000.00
  • 8 people
  • 3 nights / 4 days

Admin Fee:

  • R55.00 once off per reservation.
Beauty of Manukuza
Mthimkhulu Lodge

Enquire Now

Please choose the option you are interested in.

What is 7+ 4?