The Manor Hotel

Luxury defined by nature and design: Mbano Manor Hotel

We had the opportunity in 2018 to out quote our competitors in the market, to manufacture & supply all the timber windows & doors, for the Mbano Manor Hotel, situated in the beautiful town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.


Swartland doors Mbano Manor Hotel
Swartland Zimbabwe

The Main Building had intricate detail in the roof windows, to resemble tree branches, which was daunting at the time to take on. But with the Specials Team in Moorreesburg, consisting of Lionel (Koppe), Chris de Jongh & their team, they were able to recreate the architectural concept into beautifully constructed gable windows. All products used was from the Cape Culture range, finished in Maxicare, colour Imbuia.

One of the other daunting tasks was to fit sliding louvre doors, to the glass sliding doors in the bathroom suites. As these doors open up onto private bathroom courtyards, with the louvre doors purposed as ventilation. This was a specialist project, which the team pulled off with professionalism & expertise.

As is visible in the pictures, our products supplied for this project, standout as an enhancement to this exquisite hotel, that us as Swartland can be proud of the quality products & finishes we deliver. This is a true “experience quality” for the customer.


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More about the Mbano Manor Hotel

A masterpiece design, the new Mbano Manor hotel was carefully designed to ensure minimal disruption of the original teak tree forest. The design is classic-chic, crafted around bungalow architecture, abundant spaces and generous verandas from which to enjoy the rich natural setting. Interiors boast old-world comfort combined with modern amenities, supported by touches of nature and stone. Ancient teak trees dominate the large garden setting, with pathways linking public areas and the luxury suites

The Mbano Manor Hotel design showcases a great collaboration between hotel owner Dr Mati Nyazema, Zimbabwean and award-winning architect Bruce Rowlands, and South African interior designer Ryan Illgner.