Memel – Mbumanzi Game and Lion Farm – Tented Camp
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In the north east corner of the Free State Province in South Africa close to Memel lies a private little gem called Mbumanzi Game and Lion Farm. The initial appeal of this place is its remoteness. Out here one is in the true heartland of South Africa.

The panoramic views seem to stretch on forever and the views over the open prairie and rolling hills are spectacular. It is here where the three provinces of Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal merge.

Mbumanzi is different because it is not the normal ‘run-of-the-mill’ game farm with the usual wildlife wandering around. There certainly is a wide variety of buck, antelope, zebra and the likes but what makes this establishment standout from many other game farms is the well-established breeding program that has been implemented here. Sure, there are many places with wildlife breeding programs but it is the breeding of various species of predators, particularly wild cats that Mbumanzi specialises in.

Accommodation at Mbumanzi is truly unique and reflects safari in the grand style of a bygone era. A rare find in the Free State. This tented camp is a special well-kept secret in the Memel area offering you a colonial style safari experience with luxurious tented lodgings where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the infinite serenity of the surroundings at your doorstep.

A firm favourite with the ladies is the bottle-feeding of lion cubs - Other activities include game drives, horse riding, bird watching and fishing
Accommodation at Mbumanzi is truly unique and reflects safari in the grand style of a bygone era
Accommodation at Mbumanzi is truly unique and reflects safari in the grand style of a bygone era
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Activities:
Fishing On farm

Game Viewing The ultimate highlight for any visitor to the farm has to be the interactive activities, particularly with the variety of cats currently at various stages in the breeding process. A firm favourite with the ladies is the bottle-feeding of the 5 lion cubs currently in residence

Bird Watching The 2000 ha Seekoeivlei Wetlands -- listed as a Wetland of International Importance (RAMSAR) -- offers an estimated 350 bird species including many 'specials' and 15 Red Data listed species

Other Activities Other activities include game drives, horse riding, birdwatching and fishing. You can even have a go at hand feeding corn to the local ostrich. This is another experience which most people never get to do as these enormous birds are usually only seen in the wild. In the near future Mbumanzi are also looking at introducing helicopter flights for those who are little more adventurous
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Accommodation at Mbumanzi is truly unique and reflects safari in the grand style of a bygone era. A rare find in the Free State. This tented camp is a special well-kept secret in the Memel area offering you a colonial style safari experience with luxurious tented lodgings where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the infinite serenity of the surroundings at your doorstep
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No
Activities include game drives, horse riding, birdwatching and fishing
Activities include game drives, horse riding, birdwatching and fishing
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Nearest Town:
Memel
Distance: 10km
Police: Yes
Hospital: No
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
The Menu
Restaurant on farm - pre-bookings essential (Wraps/open sandwiched/toasted sandwiches/salads/cheese platters/Sunday buffet Fully equipped for self-catering

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Eljoendi - 500 ha
Farming Activities: Breeding game - 25 species - 2 of Big 5 - breeding carnivores
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Hosts, Ted, Kiewiet, Malcolm and Miecke have an enthusiasm with this on-going project that is apparent from the moment you arrive. This enthusiasm coupled with their passion and collective knowledge, as well as the other activities they run at the establishment, is the fundamental factor that makes this breeding program very successful. They are quick to share their knowledge of the animals and although we had a lot of questions they were all answered with informative responses. The ultimate highlight for any visitor to the farm has to be the interactive activities, particularly with the variety of cats
The ultimate highlight for any visitor to the farm has to be the interactive activities, particularly with the variety of cats
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How to get there:
Route map @ GPS co-ordinates supplied when reservations are made

  Photo gallery

Farming actrivities include breeding of game - 25 species  (small and large)
Farming actrivities include breeding of game - 25 species (small and large)
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   This tented camp is a special well-kept secret in the Memel area offering you a colonial style safari experience
This tented camp is a special well-kept secret in the Memel area offering you a colonial style safari experience
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