My wife and I spent the most delightful two days at the Duma Manzi Eco Spa. I travel to many national and international destinations and have stayed in many "five star" hotels which offer spa treatments. It is against this backdrop that I wish to acknowledge with gratitude, the most wonderful, rejuvenating experience offered at Duma Manzi. We were certainly treated like royalty by the staff members that were attentive and responsive to our every need. From the frien dly, articulate Simba who waited on us at our meals to Maria who surprised us by her most delicious and creative dishes. She remained unfazed by our vegetarian dietary requests and turned out the most delectable dishes in response. The cherry on the top was the Royal Spa Treatment at the hands of two true professionals Zonica Maree and Carryn Fraser who made our short but most enjoyable stay a life-style changing experience. Even the trips to and from the Lodge from the reception area, where we parked our cars, were educational experiences, crammed with range of environment-related snippets on flora and fauna of Duma Manzi. Grant and Michael were outstanding guides. We thank you for what can only be described by a unique experience where we had a rare opportunity to commune with nature
Deena Moodliar PhD
Your lodge and surrounds are impeccable and operated on a professional level by all staff. Courtesy was a thread of the tapestry of an outstanding stay at your lodge. The meals were tasty and well presented. The accommodation was of an extremely high and most comfortable standard. Your spa was delightful and the view from the treatment room overlooking the river was conducive to total relaxation and indulgence. The wine in the room was a most pleasant personal touch. I will certainly have no hesitation in recommending your outstanding lodge to my business associates and friends alike.
I really want to say that I am full of admiration for your conservation efforts in such a heavily farmed area. I am a keen birder and had an outstanding time with Grant and on my own with your amazing bird diversity including a Narina Trogon-and I hardly touched the sides. I hope the project continues to give you enjoyment for many years to come. I trust that the flora and fauna thrive under your care and your efforts attract more support from the local community and other authorities.
Good morning. words cannot express how I feel about Duma Manzi. I was treated like a princess. I told Zonika at the spa that the staff at Duma Manzi is like a family and when you get there they make you feel at home. Wow the service, the place, the view, the spa, let me just say everything was perfect and amazing. I was there from the 28th of May, which was my birthday and I left on Monday the 30th. I would like to thank the staff of Duma Manzi. Chase, Zonika, Amon were always willing to go an extra mile and the rest of the staff as well, it\'s just that I cannot remember their names. they greet you with a smile and make you feel at home. All I can say is, thank you for a good service. I came back refreshed and recharged.
A lodge like this is a great example of the best in South Africa, and an example of global value ecotourism with lasting benefits to its country.
United States of America
Duma Manzi possesses a special kind of soul... It invites you to stop a while on life's journey and linger a little as you soak up the beauty of nature. What a wonderful experience- the spa, the food, the warm welcome! One of the highlights included our spa experience (1 of the most magnificently positioned spas I have ever visited and I have visited many!!) Thank you for making our short stay such a memorable one!
Jacqui and Ewan Cochran
Thank you to the team at Duma Manzi- what a very special place - so much attention to detail. Lots of attention, kindness and friendliness, an outstanding dinner!! There is so much beauty in nature- we need to look no further.
Lindsey and Irene
Dear Brenda and Donald- Heavenly and absolutely stunningly beautiful- world class. Just the most beautiful spot in the world, have loved every minute we spent here. Thank you for a 10 Star Bush experience.
Patricia and Jos Van Der Linden