Bonamanzi is a privately-owned Game Reserve, 4000h 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. 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 sun set.
Bonamanzi is home to “The Big Four”, we do not have 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 section of the Sand Forest and take you down to a section of the Hluhluwe River. We suggest that guests drive in a 4×4.
One of Bonamanzi 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. Within a short 30-minute drive we have the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserves which is a “Big Five” Reserve. We do offer Game Drives into the park and you can enquire about the rates charged.