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Hleka Manzi

A comfortable and well-appointed Midlands Meander self catering accommodation lodge perched over the spectacular 30m Hleka Manzi (Laughing waters) waterfall on the upper reaches of the Elands River. An expansive wooden deck overlooks the canopy of indigenous forest with spectacular views of the Inhluzane Mountain. Tranquility and seclusion make this an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the reserve. Fisherman can access several exceptional trout dams within easy walking distance. Trophy Brown and Rainbow Trout of up to 4.2 kg have been caught. For nature lovers, there are walking trails along the river and through the indigenous forest.

The lodge sleeps 8 guests in 4 twin/double bedrooms with two bathrooms. Relax in the spacious open plan lounge and dining room with a welcoming fireplace for those cold mountain evenings. A sleeper couch is available in the lounge. A fully equipped kitchen provides all the necessary amenities for self catering. The lodge is serviced daily. Other facilities include DSTV, electric blankets, gas heaters and braai facilities.

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Ogram’s Family house

Ogram’s is a lovingly restored country house dating back to the late 19th century. The house is set under a huge oak tree with rolling lawns that overlook several trout dams. Roaring fires, original Oregon pine floors, sash windows and high ceilings perfectly capture the magic of a bygone era. It is a setting of absolute peace and tranquility.
This luxury 4 star graded guest house accommodates 10 guests in 5 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. 3 of the rooms are in the main house whereas the other two rooms are cottages, each with under floor heating and fireplaces in their own small private sitting rooms. All bedrooms are equipped with electric blankets, gas heaters and hairdryers.
The main lounge is furnished with genuine leather couches, a 45-inch plasma television, and a fireplace. The dining room has a large 8 seater teak dining table, a smaller 4 seater children’s table, and a 110 -year-old fireplace. The bar has its own mini refrigerator, comfortable couches, and yet another fireplace.
The kitchen contains all the modern amenities for easy self-catering, and braai facilities on the veranda make for perfect outdoor cooking.
The manor also has its own in-house cook that could be hired at an additional cost.
Other amenities include telephone, wireless internet connectivity and the full DSTV bouquet. There is no cell phone reception on the reserve.

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Green Hoopoe

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Red robin

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White egret – luxury cottage

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Blue Quail – quaint cottage

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Black Grouse country cottage

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