Bonamanzi Game Reserve
324 Bushlands roadHluhluwe3960

Very popular private game reserve.

From the Eastern side of the Reserve we offer magnificent views over False Bay – on the Western side a Viewing Deck overlooking the Lalapanzi Dam where one can relax and watch the sunset. Bonamanzi is home to “The Big Four“, no Lion. We offer Game Drives on the Reserve which can be booked and paid for at Reception. There are a few roads open to guests to do self-drives but these are limited to certain areas and do not cover the whole Reserve, the Route covers a portion of the Sand Forest and takes you down to a section of the Hluhluwe River. We suggest that guests drive in a 4×4. Access to these roads is strictly dependent on the weather – no admittance during or directly after a rain storm, our Reserve Manager will open the roads once sufficiently dry. This also applies to our Guided Game Drives.

About Bonamanzi Game Reserve

In Room

*Private bathroom
*Reverse Osmosis Water supplied daily

Area Information

Bonamanzi is a privately owned Game Reserve, 4000 hectares in size with the Hluhluwe River forming our Eastern border. Proclaimed a Natural Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the biodiversity of the Reserve we offer Sand Forests, Savanna & Wetland Areas. This diversity is why Bonamanzi is recognized as one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa.


One of Bonamanzi’s special features is that it provides an interactive bush experience in which you can participate in one of our guided walks or a game drive. We offer unguided walks on our well-appointed trails – caution needs to be taken on these and the guest needs to take full responsibility for their own safety. We have a few Activities to offer – guided walks, guided game drives – both on the Reserve and out to Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve plus a guided and informative guided walk for the youngsters. Or you can elect to relax around our swimming pool at Lalapanzi camp where light lunches may be ordered between 12h00 – 14h00.

Attractions Nearby
Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park (Big 5 Game Reserve)
iSimangaliso Wetland Park (including St Lucia, Mkhuze, Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay)
Zulu cultural interactions
Kayak safaris
Cheetah rehabilitation centre
Elephant interaction
Craft shops
Crocodile centre

Check in and Check out Details

Check in - From 14h00
Check out - By 10h00


Our accommodation ranges from our comfortable 3-star combo’s or Luxury chalets at the Lalapanzi Camp to our private Luxury Dinizulu Camp at Bonamanzi Game Reserve. Bonamanzi Game Reserve also caters for you whether you feel like doing business in the bush with our Conference and Events facilities or having the Wedding of your dreams in the African wild. Whatever your need, we at Bonamanzi Game Reserve will do our best to make sure your stay is one to remember.

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