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Bonamanzi Game Reserve

324 Bushlands Road C/O Bonamanzi Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960 South Africa
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Bonamanzi Game Reserve, a Big 4 Reserve, is a Natural Heritage Site bordered by the spectacular Lake St. Lucia Isimangaliso Wetlands - a World Heritage Site - and the magnificent Hluhluwe River.This privately owned game reserve and safari lodge is widely recognised as one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa. Lake St Lucia and the Hluhluwe River give Bonamanzi its Zulu name, meaning "Look, Water!". Its almost 4000 ha teams with game, and one of Bonamanzi's special features is that it provides a safe and interactive bush experience in which you can do walks or drive, with or without the company of a trained field guide. To see the Big Five animals, the famous Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is a short 20 minute drive away or join us on one of our Game Drives.A wonderful climate prevails all year long with splendid summers and warm winter days. Set your own pace as you absorb the peaceful sounds and spectacles of three adjoining eco-systems: coastal grassland, tropical forest, and woodland. Comfortable Accommodation and every facility is available to ensure that your stay is a pleasant one, be it a peaceful getaway for couples or families, or Conference and Events or Weddings parties. And there are plenty of Activities from Boat Cruises, Bird Safari and Game Drives to relaxing at the pool at Lalapanzi Camp to ensure that your every whim is catered for.Bonamanzi Game Reserve is easily accessible, being just a few hours drive from the Durban airport as well as the Golela border post with Swaziland, and perfectly situated to explore the splendour of this heavenly part of the world. Come, and experience Zululand's warm and friendly hospitality at its finest - we'd love to share it with you
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Free parking
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Walking tours
Children's playground
Highchairs available
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Banquet room
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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MartKotze wrote a review Mar 2024
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Peaceful Bush experience. Unfortunately not the birding haven we hoped for. Management of the reserve is excellent. We were camping. Had a private site. Facilities are good, although the wi-fi at our site wasn't working and we had to drive towards the reception to get a signal.
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marlijn784 wrote a review Mar 2024
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
We so enjoyed our one-night stay at Bonamanzi, from the minute we arrived until we left. What will stick in our minds, is the attitude and smiling faces of the staff. Nothing was too much. Despite being two of possibly, four guests at the time of dinner, we were even asked if we wanted the restaurant staff to start a fire in the firepit! this would have been really, a lot of work for just us!!
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337junaids wrote a review Mar 2024
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Situated about an hour and a half north of Richard's Bay. Well kept, clean with very friendly staff, willing to assist. Game drive (saw the leopard) and team building exercises were awesome. Repaired my punctured tyre (Carl and Nkule) and went the extra mile to alleviate my worries about this. The grilled fish was one of the best I have had. Accommodate was excellent.
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BrigitteP2112 wrote a review Mar 2024
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The forest sites are great and so are the ablutions. Well maintained and serviced daily. The campsite nicely shaded and very generously sized. The pool area quite and beautiful. We enjoyed our game drives in the park. Breathtaking scenery and the park roads are impeccable. We saw elephants, giraffes, and other game. We will be back 😄
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robK2186RK wrote a review Jan 2024
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As usual, we had a tranquil and satisfying stay in one of the countries best birding venues. The fact that we are allowed to walk in a Big 4 reserve creates a subtle excitement as it keeps you wide awake. The Treehouse accommodation is always ideal as you are virtually living in the canopy of the trees.
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jhayter2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
We had the most incredible trip with friends for a wedding. Game drives, walks, amazing food, dancing, stunning wedding; it was superb!! The setting is beautiful, rooms are lovely, restaurant and breakfast was brilliant 🤩 will definitely be back!!
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tuninroy2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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An amazingly beautiful reserve spoiled by extremely poor management, a lack of staff training and extremely decaying and neglected accommodation. The Tree Lodge where we stayed was falling apart and many things did not work. The rooms were smelly and the bathrooms looked like they hadn't been upgraded since the 1970s
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nenekhanyisile4 wrote a review Dec 2023
Mbazwana, South Africa1 contribution
Bonamanzi is a beautiful place to visit, my colleagues and I had a wonderful visit there, the tour guides were amazing and also the receptionist. I wish to visit again and maybe stay longer next time.
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Connector32346974733 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Had a good stay camping at the oval campsite with private ablutions. No's 11, 12 and 13 were just great while braais at other numbers needs some routine maintenance. Overall experience was good, and we will visit again.
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Nashtims wrote a review Nov 2023
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
The Bonamanzi game reserve is an agent getaway for a weekend in the bush or for longer stays. We enjoyed our camping weekend so much that we found ourselves planning a return trip as we were leaving the reserve.
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R 1,073 - R 1,706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bonamanzi game park tree house hotel hluhluwe
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandHluhluwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bonamanzi Game Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Bonamanzi Game Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Zululand Cat Conservation Project (5.5 km), Ilala Weavers (6.2 km), and Zulu Croc Reptile Park (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bonamanzi Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bonamanzi Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bonamanzi Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bonamanzi Game Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rafikis, Delishh Restaurant, and Ngweni Railroad Brewery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bonamanzi Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bonamanzi Game Reserve offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bonamanzi Game Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.