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Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

Located in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal, Bonamanzi Game Reserve is a Natural Heritage site spanning almost 4,000 hectares. With the exception of lion, the reserve is home to all the major animal species – Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard (very elusive and seldom seen) as well as an abundance of other game including Giraffe, Nyala, Warthog, Wildebeest, Impala, Red Duiker and Zebra with Hippo, Crocodile in the Hluhluwe river or in Fale Bay of the Lake St Lucia system.  Bonamanzi Game Reserve is bordered by the Hluhluwe River and the Lake St Lucia / Isimangaliso World Heritage Park and Wetlands. The reserve is widely recognized as one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa

The game reserve encompasses three adjoining eco-systems, including coastal grassland, tropical forest and woodland and benefits from a great climate all year long, with splendid summers and warm winter days. The reserve is situated in a low-risk malaria area.

Bonamanzi game reserve and safari lodges are privately owned and offer a wide variety of accommodation options - from campsites to self-catering chalets, tree houses and lodge rooms with excellent restaurant facilities and a bar. The Reserve and lodge also cater for Conferences, Weddings and other events, large or small.

Bonamanzi Game Reserve provides visitors with a safe and interactive bush experience, where one can do self-drive game drives, as well as bush walks, without the company of a trained field guide. Bonamanzi offers a wide variety of activities, including open vehicle game drives (morning, afternoon and night drive options), guided bush walks, bird watching excursions and boat cruises. There is a swimming pool on site. Nearby there is also the opportunity to visit Ilala Weavers, an Elephant interaction programme, Cheetah and Serval Cat Rehabilitation Project, Crocodile and snake farm, Zulu Cultural Village or Whale Watching, Kayaking, Horse riding or Deep Sea Fishing from Lake St Lucia

Bonamanzi Game Reserve is perfectly positioned and easily accessible, close to Hluhluwe - less than three hours drive from Durban and about seven hours from Johannesburg. Access to the reserve is easy with good tarred roads, and only a small section of gravel road to Bonamanzi Game Reserve. The main roads within Bonamanzi are all well maintained. Some of the side roads require a 4x4 vehicle.

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Bonamanzi Game Lodge
Bonamanzi Game Lodge Bonamanzi Game Reserve - Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

Bonamanzi Game Lodge accommodates a maximum of 10 people. It has 5 bedrooms with bathrooms en suite. 3 double bedded air-conditioned rooms, and then 2 rooms with single beds. This self-catering lodge is serviced daily and has all necessary basic equipment. DSTV selected channels are available. This lodge has its own swimming pool. Note swimming towels not supplied.
The Game Lodge has open vistas into the bush where you will often find warthog and a variety of species grazing.

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Bonamanzi Lalapanzi Lodge – Chalets and Combos

Bonamanzi Lalapanzi Catered Lodge - Bonamanzi Game Reserve - Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

Lalapanzi Catered Lodge can accommodate 76 guests in total. consisting of 10 thatched twin-bedded chalets with air-conditioning & en-suite bathroom, as well as 28 thatched twin or double bedded inter-leading, air-conditioned, en-suite combo rooms which are ideal for families. A lounge built on stilts over the dam provides one with beautiful sunset views and is excellent for birding and game viewing. Lalapanzi has its own swimming pool. All you need to bring along is a towel for swimming. Dinners and Breakfasts are served at the Lalapanzi Restaurant. A Luncheon menu is also available.

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Bonamanzi Tree Lodge & Tree House

Bonamanzi Tree Lodge & Tree House - Bonamanzi Game Reserve - Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

Tree Lodge – 6 Sleeper
Three air-conditioned rooms, each with own bathroom en suite, accommodate 6 in total (2 rooms with double beds). This fully equipped self-catering lodge with open plan kitchen and lounge / dining room is serviced daily, towels are provided for showering. Bring a towel for swimming at the nearby Lalaspanzi Camp swimming pool.. DSTV selected channels are available.

Tree House – 2 Sleeper
Sleeping 2 in single / double beds, these self-catering units have a bedroom, separate kitchen with 2 plate mini-oven, a microwave and a fridge and then a  bathroom with shower and toilet, bath towels provided. Basic cutlery, crockery and utensils are supplied.

Tree House – 4 Sleeper (Family unit)
Each tree house has 1 twin and 1 double room, sleeping a maximum of 4. These self-catering units have two bedrooms, separate kitchen with a stove and a fridge and then a  bathroom with shower and toilet, bath towels provided. Basic cutlery, crockery and utensils are supplied.

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Bonamanzi Dinizulu Lodge
Bonamanzi Dinizulu Lodge  - Bonamanzi Game Reserve - Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

This Luxury Unit accommodates 6 people in three chalets, each with bathroom en suite, 1 double and 2 twin rooms, all under thatch. This self-catering lodge has a full well appointed kitchen and dining / lounge area with a veranda. Dinizulu Camp  is serviced daily, set on the bank of the Dinizulu Dam, there is also a swimming pool, bring a towel for swimming. DSTV selected channels are available.

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Bonamanzi Nyala Lodge – 18 sleeper
The Nyala Lodge is a selfcatering facility with 9 air conditioned twin bedrooms. 3 bedrooms are en suite, with the other 6 bedrooms sharing 2 showers and 2 toilets.
There is a fully appointed kitchen adjoining an open plan lounge dining area with a veranda and outside braai (barbecue). This Lodge is not privately located.
Guests may utilise the swimming pool and restaurant at the Lalapanzi Camp.

The Bonamanzi Private Safari Lodge Experience

Drive approx 3 hours north of Durban for the Bonamanzi Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge experience. You may self-drive in this Game Reserve, or local Zulu guides could introduce you to the diverse wildlife, both large and small, rhino and elephant included, along with 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 cruise down the Hluhluwe River and possibly see flamingo,



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