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Zimanga Private Game Reserve

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"African reserve at its finest"

I stayed solo in the "new" Main Lodge, very impressed with the accomodation, service and friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard B
the best of the best

wonderful hides, game sightings and photographic opportunities. Staff are amazing and the rangers... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Kathy K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed solo in the "new" Main Lodge, very impressed with the accomodation, service and friendly staff. A BIG thanks to Henry for getting us into those perfect positions for the photo opportunities. I also spent overnight in both the two hides and this is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 December 2018

wonderful hides, game sightings and photographic opportunities. Staff are amazing and the rangers fantastic. Overall an amazing experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathy K
CharlS91, Manager at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for the positive review Kathy, it is much appreciated!

Reviewed 8 November 2018

The most amazing and well managed private wildlife reserve. If you are a photographer then this reserve with its incredible hides is just the place for you. The lodge is wonderful as are the staff. I will go back time and time again.

Date of experience: November 2018
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CharlS91, Manager at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi Clint, thank you so much for the positive review and well done on the superb images you took whilst here as well. We would love to host you here time and time again! A big thank you from the Zimanga team

Reviewed 3 November 2018

This as without doubt, the holiday of a lifetime. Accommodation was first class, the staff very wonderful and the access to animals was second to none

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aliby56
CharlS91, Manager at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Hi Aliby56, thank you so much for the positive review and so happy to hear that you had a great time here. Thank you and regards from the Zimanga team

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Wow! what an absolutely incredibly unique wildlife photography experience! This place is a photographers dream and everything about the lodge is focused on photography and getting you the best possible shot. The bush in this area is very special, its absolutely gorgeous flanked by mountains...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CharlS91, Manager at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you so much Michael, it is great to hear that you have had such a fantastic time and we truly appreciate your kind words! Regards from the Zimanga team

Reviewed 15 October 2018

I have visited Zimanga on two occasions now and each time I have been awestruck by the facilities, guides, catering, accommodation and most of all the amazing opportunity to take unique photographs of all manner of African animals in the wild. The facilities and accessibility...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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CharlS91, Manager at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you so much for the positive review Richard, it really inspires all of us to attempt even bigger and better projects

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We've just returned from a six night stay at Zimanga and were very impressed with pretty much everything about the place. Firstly let's deal with the photography as this is really why you there. The hides here are probably the best that I have come...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This was a unique experience. The attraction of the photographic hides entirely lived up to expectation, and were superbly conceived and designed. The experience of being able to photograph Rhino at three metres at night was thrilling, and schedule for the day was carefully arranged...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We stayed in Dornhoek as part of a group, the service was excellent, Dodo looked after us well and the drives were amazing with Jon and Calvin. We got out of the vehicle with a cheetah and were able to walk alongside and get photos....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

It was already my 4th visit to this private gamepark, but the first time we stayed at the new Main Lodge. It's an fantastic place, greath food and amazing staff/rangers. The view but also the architecture and quality from the lodge is outstanding, without doubt...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Charl S, Manager at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you so much Erik, we truly appreciate the kind words

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Response from Marijn H |
No self-drive allowed. You either stay in or outside the reserve. Gamedrives and hide visits are operated by Zimanga staff.
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
You do photograph through glass but there is no effect on the images,
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