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About Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Bonamanzi Game Reserve, a private South African Big 4 game reserve, safari lodge and natural heritage site, is also one of the largest private wildlife and birding parks in Zululand. With over 4000 hectares of pristine African bush to explore, each day is different - whether on a game viewing safari, sighting rare African birds, tracking elephants or joining in with the Zulu dancers around the campfire.

Bonamanzi is not only about wild Africa, it's also about out-of-this-world African safari lodge accommodation, and with a variety of options to choose from, guests are spoiled for choice. Guests have a choice between fully catered accommodation, self-catering chalets, tented accommodation or our stunning tree house. Whichever accommodation option you prefer you are assured of the ultimate in service and luxury.

The Lalapanzi catered camp has 38 en-suite rooms with a pool, a restaurant, a pub and a viewing lounge. The four-bed tree house consists of four self-catering units, one double and one twin room, a shower and a kitchenette. The two-bed tree house consists of six self-catering units, one double and one twin room, a shower and a kitchenette. The game lodge is self-catering with two twin rooms, three double-bedded rooms, a shower, a bath and a pool. The tree lodge is self-catering and has two twin-bed rooms, one double room, a shower, a bath, and a pool. The Dinizulu luxury camp is catered for and has three double chalets with showers, a bath, a pool, a private dining area, an entertainment area, a personal cook and a ranger.

Guests can fly into Durban for the Bonamanzi private game reserve and safari lodge experience. Local Zulu guides will introduce you to African game both big and small and some of the most endangered and rare bird species in South Africa. Bonamanzi is a Zulu name which means: “Look! Water!” Take advantage of water-based activities like a bird cruise down the Hluhluwe River and see flamingo, pelican, hippos and crocodiles at the adjoining World Heritage site of Lake St. Lucia. If you want to link your Zululand experience to a visit to the Big Five game viewing areas of the Kruger Park and Swaziland, plan to visit Bonamanzi en route to Durban and the Cape. Bonamanzi is an hour and a half’s drive from the Golela border post with Swaziland.





  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 228
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue

Important Information

Bonamanzi Game Reserve reserves the right to amend its rates, policies, terms and conditions for bookings, without prior notice. Any amount due to be paid to Bonamanzi will be payable as follows.
Deposit payable 100% at time of making of booking. 

Availability and pricing

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  • Bundu Camp Sleeps 28 Includes: Self-catering This Rustic Camp has 12 units with a separate two bedroom cottage. In total the Camp can accommodate 28 guests. The air... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds see more Shower only, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Air-Conditioning
    from R12500 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Bundu Camp Sleeps 28 Includes: Self-catering This Rustic Camp has 12 units with a separate two bedroom cottage. In total the Camp can accommodate 28 guests. The air... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds see more Shower only, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Air-Conditioning
        from R12500 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Tree Houses Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 There are six self-standing tree houses. Each of the self-catering units has one double room and sleeps two guests. The... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Heater see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, River views
            from R1700 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults
              • Family Tree Houses Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 There are four family self-standing tree houses. Each of the self-catering units has one twin room and one double room,... see more
                from R2450 Room rate
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Lalapanzi Combos Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 28 This catered lodge has 28 inter-leading rooms. These are inter-leading rooms of which four are situated under one roof.... see more
                    from R2900 For 2 guests
                    • Rooms Adults
                      • Lalapanzi Chalets Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 10 This catered lodge has ten self-standing chalet overlooking the Lalapanzi Dam. The rooms feature DSTV, Fridge, Air Con... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views
                        from R3260 For 2 guests
                        • Rooms Adults
                          • Communal Campsites Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 We have one communal area with 6 campsites. The campsites have electrical points, a scullery and an ablution.
                            from R440 For 2 guests
                            • Rooms Adults
                              • Tree Lodge Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering unit accommodates six people in one double room and two twin rooms. There is a lounge, a dining area... see more
                                from R5150 Room rate
                                • Adults
                                  • Game Lodge Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Friends and family groups can book the totally private game lodge with its own pool and spectacular views over False... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                                    from R7250 Room rate
                                    • Adults
                                      • Dinizulu Lodge Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This unit accommodates six people in one double and two twin thatched rooms. This isolated self-catering lodge has a... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Heater see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                                        from R8500 Room rate
                                        • Adults

                                          Reviews for Bonamanzi Game Reserve

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                                          Giovanna Traversa
                                          24 September 2018

                                          We went there from Johannesburgh to stay for three nights. The place is very well kept. You can see animals wandering around. We booked a tree house and could observe birds from the terrace. We had a braii at the restaurant organized for heritage day, along with a local dance. It was very nice with a big fire in the middle! Thank you for the welcoming atmosphere there. We’ll be back soon

                                          Ria Kilian
                                          04 May 2018

                                          update the Soloman's trail on your map.

                                          Morgana Tagliarolo, South Africa
                                          31 October 2016

                                          Very nice camping site and game reserve. Just annoying to have so many ticks on the camping area. We fond ticks everywhere on our equipment.

                                          Gavin Tweddle, South Africa
                                          31 October 2016

                                          Really enjoyed the camping.Nice to be able to wander around.LOTS of Nyala

                                          Cheryl Arts, South Africa
                                          26 May 2014

                                          We loved it there, it had been years since we have been there. So it was wonderful to see all the changes, including the now modern tree houses. The walks were lovely as was the pleasure of walking amoungst the game, the huge crocs were as sight to see. Loved it so much, the only complaint is that we stayed on a Saturday night and the music from some nearby night club spoilt the feeling of being away from it all.

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                                          Bonamanzi Game Reserve is 3.9km from the centre of Hluhluwe , the nearest airport 99km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
                                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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