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D464 District Road, Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3960 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#2 of 8 Specialty lodging in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
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This 5 Star, Multi-Award winning Big 5, Family Run Safari Lodge is set within the 58 000 acre Manyoni Private Game Reserve offering peace and tranquillity with friendly hospitality. PASSIONATE 5 STAR SERVICE IS OUR SIGNATURE Driven by conservation first the Leopard Mountain family, has an Uncompromising service philosophy that is Intimate, personalised and uniquely ours. Everything, and every step of your journey with us is an experience we want you to treasure, including inspiring all your senses. From our African inspired Cuisine where our original and adventurous Chef is inspired to truly spoil your taste buds in delightful ways. The Sacred Pampering you will experience in our tranquil Spa, all designed to rejuvenate, relax and enhance your health, vitality, and soul UNFORGETTABLE SAFARIS are our pride and joy Once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive and superior African safaris from the moment you drive into our reserve, to our open-vehicle expert ranger guided experiences. Our wild animals roam freely over our vast wilderness and you encounter spectacular and intimate game viewing with some of Africa's most endangered species. Our holistic safaris feature the planets largest land mammal to the smallest insect and flower, with more than 400 flying wonders. BREATHTAKING SUITES are waiting to welcome you home to Africa Our eight luxurious, private stand-alone, spacious thatched suites are your home away from home, your haven of tranquillity to rest and be inspired
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Umbrella
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Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
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Sofa
Telephone
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
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Mountain view
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English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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D464 District Road, Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3960 South Africa
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Zulu Inyala Airport28 kmSee all flights
King Shaka Intl Airport219 kmSee all flights
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Billk wrote a review 12 Aug
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My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful stay at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge. We were with a group of 16…this was our second visit and once again, it didn’t disappoint. Everything from the food, to the accommodations, to the game drives/animal sightings (thank you Jian!), to the wonderful service was excellent. Gotta love those Ranger’s Specials! The abundant wildlife - elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetah, zebra, both white and the rare black rhino, ostrich, plus so many more was amazing, plus we had the once in a lifetime experience of participating in a conservation rhino dehorning which protects the rhino from being killed by poachers. Melissa and her staff are especially gracious and hospitable… they make you feel so welcome…and we were very sad when it came time to leave! Thank you again, Leopard Mountain, for a truly remarkable visit! We hope to return some day!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Chalet #1 and #2 both have amazing views of the valley and the dry riverbed.
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Desire M wrote a review 11 Aug
Randburg, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
My son was married last Saturday and some of his Scottish relatives came out to SA for the first time. A friend suggested Leopard Mountain for a quick overnight safari for them, as their time was limited. I accompanied them. We were blown away by every aspect of Leopard Mountain. The experience was absolutely amazing from start to finish, the only drawback being that we only had one night. The staff, the accommodation, the service and the facility with it's most incredible view was for us all exceptional. We are so grateful to all at Leopard Mountain for the most stunning and memorable experience anyone could wish to have. I would recommend Leopard Mountain to everyone.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mike S wrote a review 01 Aug
South Africa660 contributions271 helpful votes
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You can read any of my former reviews of this place, and nothing has changed except for the better! We missed two years due to the virus situation, but we were finally able to return this month with 16 people from the USA. This was one of our most anticipated places! For starters, we were surprised when we arrived in Durban because instead of a Sprinter with a trailer, we had been given a bus! I didn’t think it would be able to make it into some of the places we visit, and Leopard Mountain was one of those. However, the coach was easily able to make it about 13 km into the park, but not the last few km up to the lodge. So, the lodge manager arranged for two game viewer Landcruisers (and another vehicle for our luggage) to meet us at the bottom of the mountain. They met us with refreshments, and hot, moist towels! What a fantastic beginning to a three day stay! Melissa van Rooyen and her staff do a superb job taking care of their guests. The bungalows are thatched, well situated with good views, and clean and comfortable. This provides a great “safari feel”. Meals are fantastic, too. Breakfast is extensive, and the lunch is light. However, not too long after lunch, they provide a “high tea“ just before the afternoon game drive. In the evening, there is a superb meal around a fire under the stars! Game viewing seems to get better from year to year. This year, we saw virtually everything you go on a safari to see! The only thing we didn’t see was a leopard. That’s normal. They are nocturnal, and difficult to see almost anywhere you go. Even though I heard one at night, it’s difficult to see them during the daytime. We did see five black rhino, and that is a very rare sight! It’s always hard to leave Leopard Mountain in Lodge. All 16 of us had a fantastic time. If you’re in this part of the country, and are looking for a safari experience, this is the place!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mike & Carrie, Wow! What an awesome review to read on my 1st day back from leave, Thank you! I cant wait to share your kind and warms words with the team. It was just so lovely to have you back again and to meet this group and be able to spoil you in the way we just love. You are complete right about the reserve, it does just get better and better! And we are delighted to be able to share it with such wonderful folks. Looking forward to having you back next year. Warm regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain team.
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Gerard v wrote a review Jul 2022
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It was after 8years that we were back at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed being back. The staff is amazing as always, nothing is too much. Food superb!! Alex our ranger on the game drive went out of his way to find what we were looking for and more. The first night he spotted a Cheetah with 4 (1 month old) cubs, not seen by him before. They were actually running around the vehicle to everyone's excitement. The next morning he followed the tracks of Lion, to find 4 Lion devouring a kill in the grass. And these were just some of the highlights. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Greetings Gerhard and Cher, Thank you for your review. It was great welcoming you both back to Leopard Mountain, especially to celebrate your anniversary, making it even more special. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations, making sure your stay with us was even more memorable! The staff were elated when they read your review, thank you. We look forward to welcoming both yourself and Cher back to your Leopard Mountain Family in the very near future to spend yet some more special time together. Warm Regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain Family
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Conor n wrote a review Jul 2022
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We (my 80 year old Dad, my wife and 11 year old son) had the most amazing trip to Leopard Mountain. It surpassed all our expectations in so many ways … the staff (I have to call out George in the restaurant), the food (beyond amazing), the expertise of our guide Jian (blown away by her knowledge and professionalism). In addition the team were aware that I was coeliac (need gluten free options) and I have never been anywhere in the world which turned out the quality of gluten free food to meet my requirements. The wildlife was genuinely out of this world and the location like nothing we have experienced ever. We can’t thank the team enough for the most wonderful experience … truly special ! From you Irish friends …
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings Conor, Louise and Family Thank you ever so much for your great review! Having ticked all the boxes and more, we are overwhelmed with the showered compliments you have given us all. We cannot wait to show your review to our chef team. We love being able to give those with dietary requests the special attention they deserve, especially when it affects one’s health. We look forward to welcoming back our Irish Friends Warm regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain Team
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RickGanzi wrote a review Jul 2022
Holland, Michigan3 contributions1 helpful vote
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A few years ago while visiting Leopard Mountain, my spouse to be and I agreed that Leopard Mountain was the most beautiful place we had ever seen. So we decided to hold our wedding there! We booked all nine rooms for four days, and our guests traveled from all over, but mostly from the US. Everyone was blown away! The views, the friendliness, the animals, the beauty, the wonderful food and wine, everything really. It could not have been more perfect! And the wedding in the bush, complete with a Nyala visit during our photos, was spectacular! Thank you Melissa, Craig, George, Alex, Sean, Graham, and so many others. It was the trip of a lifetime! ❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Rick & Marisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. I cannot tell you how much it means to myself and the team. We not only were looking forward to helping you celebrate your wedding but we had CoVid delay your arrival by 2 years! Myself and the whole team just loved our time with you all and being apart of your special day was just magical! We cant wait to see the photos;) We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain team.
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KK19 wrote a review Jun 2022
Durban7 contributions5 helpful votes
I would like to thank the team at Leopard Mountain Lodge for giving me such an amazing birthday experience. From the moment we were greeted by the beautiful Nosipho and her team the adventure and spoils did not stop. The staff were exceptional on their own and a big thank you to Cebile and our very charming guide Alex who really was such a fountain of information and a joy to spend those hours in the bush with. The food is truly world class and a big thank you to the darling chefs who made me the most delicious five star birthday cake as a sunrise safari spoil. This is truly living a five star holiday with the bonus of being out in the most spectacular wildlife setting this country has to offer. The suites can be compared to the best ocean front property rooms but with views of the bush that cannot be beaten. The animal sightings are breathtaking but the highlight of my trip was the Rhino Dehorning program that we got to participate in. It is a once in a lifetime experience that no South African who wants to preserve our heritage should miss. The professionalism and humanity that the team carries out this work is soul touching. Again, thank you to Chris for arranging this for us. If you do nothing else but sit back and enjoy the food and views, at least donate to this beautiful initiative that this Lodge supports. Definitely going back in spring for our next adventure. You will not regret the stay here.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Suites 2 and 3 breath taking views
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are overjoyed that you were spoiled on your birthday, furthermore, that all of our staff made sure that your stay was made extra special. Our Chefs team read your review and were ecstatic that the food they put out was World Class! At Leopard Mountain, preserving and Conserving our natural heritage is paramount, and getting to experience one the reserves initiatives first hand goes to show the extra mile we go in providing our guests with an overall great experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to your piece of paradise for many more spoils! Warm regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain Team
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Ina wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had the most amazing time! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and the attention to detail and all the spoils and special touches was completely unexpected and so appreciated! The staff is fantastic, going above and beyond without ever making you feel like anything is effort. Beautiful spot to just relax and enjoy!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
​Greetings Ina and Graham, Thank you for your recent review. We are over the moon that Yourself and Graham had a great time, throwing in all those special little touches that we are so passionate about. We have a fantastic team that all compliment one another so we can consistently deliver the best possible experience to you as a guest and part of the family! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon going above and beyond your expectations once again Warm regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain Team
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TCB_9 wrote a review Jun 2022
London12 contributions3 helpful votes
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What an incredible stay at this very special place! The quality of the service we received was of an exceptionally high standard. From the moment we arrived and were greeted at our car, to the moment we checked out, we were treated like family that had come home even though this was our first stay here. The daily game drives were a highlight and our guide Graeme was extremely knowledgable and accommodating to our group. The hot water bottles and blankets ready to be used first thing in the fresh autumn mornings, were welcome special touches and one example of many small things the staff do to make your stay extra special. The buffet breakfasts, afternoon tea and 3 course dinners were all exceptional and of a 5 star standard. We loved the Boma dinners both nights we stayed as not all resorts offer this even if the weather permits, some only offer it on weekends. What stood out the most for us was the welcoming vibe of everyone that works here, the sense of belonging and culture that you can’t help feel as a guest, everyone is part of a team and they all work amazingly together to make your stay complete. Special mention to Melissa, Chris, Graeme, Martin & Chris and the many others working diligently behind the scenes. We definitely left after our short 2 night stay feeling part of the Leopard Mountain family, making new friends and longing for our next stay. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
​Thank you for Your incredible review! it leaves us all with a great sense of accomplishment at the compliments you have showered us with. We Pride ourselves at delivering the very best service all round and welcoming and treating you like part of the family is our motto and are elated you elaborately mentioned that! Making new friends and building new friendships is what we are all about. We look forward to seeing you both soon in the very near future so you can add on to those magic memories. Warm regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain Family
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Joli H wrote a review Jun 2022
New Providence Island19 contributions25 helpful votes
Already the drive in the beautiful Manyoni Private Game Reserve is a highlight, we were welcomed by zebras, impalas, Nyalas, Wharthogs and Giraffes. Arriving at the lodge, we were thrilled by the warm welcome, welcome drink in a wonderful lodge, harmoniously embedded in the most beautiful nature. The chalet is huge, all eco with the finest materials, a dream with lots of privacy, plunge pool and outdoor shower. The game drives were all a highlight. The park with its special nature is a beautiful spot. Wonderful animal encounters, top rangers, we ate fantastically (just a little too much).
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
​Thank you for your great review! It is always a great experience when guests get to see a welcoming array of wildlife before they have even gone on a Safari which is, like you mentioned, a highlight. Having a passionate team is always a winner at producing the goods when it comes to the overall experience and we are over the moon that we ticked all the boxes during your stay! We most definitely look forward to seeing you again soon at your slice of paradise. Warm regards Melissa and the Leopard Mountain Team
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US$551 - US$718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalManyoni Private Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Bayete Zulu Lodges (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.