Mankwe hide is situated on the edge of the Mankwe dam, the largest body of water in Pilanesberg. It is built to extend out into the water and is reached along a raised walkway, screened from the mammals, reptiles and birds that may be close by. In front of the hide, the water stretches away to the distance with a few dead trees in the foreground. These trees are very popular amongst the cormorants and egrets and provide a wonderful “prop” for photographs. Mankwe is renowned amongst photographers as the best hide to spot the illusive malachite kingfisher. Also keep an eye out for crocodiles and leguans sunning themselves on the water’s edge while you are crossing the walkway to the hide.
All the Pilanesberg hides are safely fenced and have toilets.