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Bonamanzi Game Park

 Average Guest Rating: 
 19 Reviews

Bonamanzi Game Park

Bonamanzi Game Park, safari lodge and natural heritage site is one of the largest private wildlife and birding parks in Zululand.

With over 4000 hectares of pristine African bush to explore, each day is different - whether on a game viewing safari, sighting rare African birds ortracking elephants.

With its unique location next to the World Heritage Site of Lake St Lucia and three different eco-systems stretching over 4000 hectares, Bonamanzi offers visitors the opportunity to get a real feel for the African bush.

Bonamanzi Game Park has a variety of accommodation options to choose from - from fully catered accommodation to self catering tree houses.

Exclusive Dinizulu Lodge (Self Catering)
Located off the beaten track, this luxury air-conditioned self-catering unit offers accommodation for six people in three separate thatched huts with en suite bathrooms.

The luxury living area with satellite TV, a built in pub, a fully equiped modern kitchen and an entertainment deck with built in braai area. The sparkling pool provides relief during the long summer days.

The Lodge operates on a self catering basis, but for guests wishing to relax, catering can be organised at the lodge, or guests may enjoy meals at the Esbayeni Bush Kitchen at Lalapanzi Camp.

Lalapanzi Camp at Bonamanzi Game Park
At Lalapanzi it’s quite common to find a herd of impala sleeping outside your cottages and skittish warthog families amble around the camps all day long. Guests can watch birds and crocs from a wonderfully relaxing viewing lounge built over the dam.

Lalapanzi can accommodate 76 guests in air-conditioned en-suite Chalets and combo units with private verandahs. There is an Out of Africa style restaurant and pub or the option of a bush braai (barbeque) by candlelight served at the waters edge with the sounds of nocturnal animals all around.

Tree Houses and Lodges at Bonamanzi Game Park (Self Catering)
Enjoy the adventure of sleeping in a tree house. Nothing beats being lulled by nature – waking to birdsong or watching bush babies scuttling in the trees at night.

Bonamanzi offers 2 and 4 bedded air-conditioned tree houses complete with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, barbecue area and verandahs.

Friends and family groups can book the totally private Game Lodge with its own pool or Tree Lodge with its spectacular views over False Bay.

These lodges are fully self-contained with their own dining and entertainment area, fully equipped kitchen and air-conditioned accommodation for 6 and 8 people.

Newlyweds or couples wanting to re-connect, can book a romantic luxury tree house built into the forest. Enjoy the privacy and convenience of laid on meals and guided activities.

Facilities & Services:

Children under 12 years  
Honeymoon Couples  

Ironing Service  
Special Meals on Request  

Conference facilities  
Wedding facilities  
Team Building  

Dining room  
Bar on the Premises  


Cots available  
Curio Shop  
Internet Access  
Tourism Information Desk  
Fax & Photocopy Machine  
Parking (off-street - open)  

Xhosa / Zulu  

Hiking / Walking Trails  
Communal Television  
Horse Riding  
Swimming Pool  
Communal Satellite TV  

Bonamanzi Game Park Activities:

Bonamanzi Game Park offers the following activities:
- Mountain Bike Forest Trails - a different type of game viewing experience.
- Guided Walks - At Bonamanzi, no guided walk is the same.
“Muthi” Walks - "Muthi" is the Zulu word for medicine.
- Game Drives - in open landrovers are offered at sunrise and sunset and at other times throughout the day.
- Birding Walks - Bonamanzi is consistently rated one of the top birding sites in South Africa.
- Boat Cruises - One of our most popular activities is our boat birding cruise.
- Explore Lake St Lucia - Guests can enjoy guided walks out onto the floodplains leading into Lake St Lucia.
- Bonamanzi Bush Braai - Do make a point of booking for the Bonamanzi Bush Braai during your stay.

Bonamanzi Game Park Map:

Health & Climate:

Bonamanzi Game Park is located in a low-risk malaria area. All rooms have been provided with a mosquito plug and mosquito mats.

Malaria precautions are necessary.


Bonamanzi Game Park Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.2 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bonamanzi, all staff members being very friendly and efficient. The rooms were very comfortable and the attention to detail inviting and thoughtful. The meals were delicious and enjoyed by all of us. We really appreciated the response to the request for "mieliepap" which was then served at our second breakfast. A highly recommendable facility. Thank you very much.
 Reviewed by Ruth Beneke over a year ago

Definitely think that there should be more meal options available - not only buffet or at least the option to have a one or a two course meal instead of the mandatory three course. More sun loungers by the pool would be nice and waiting service at the pool and on the viewing deck would be an added bonus.
 Reviewed by Amanda over a year ago

Made to feel welcome on our arrival.Tree house set in it's own clearing. Excellent cruise on the Hluhluwe River, Emmanuel had an excellent eye for spotting birds. Enjoyed the freedom to walk and cycle in the very beautiful reserve.
 Reviewed by Dianne Christensen over a year ago

All staff members are friendly, rooms very comfortable and complaints were dealt with efficiently. Wonderful place with the wild life roaming around the accomodation. The tour to Hluhluwe was also excellent. We were most impressed with Bonamanzi. Thank you all for making it such a pleasant experience.
 Reviewed by Karin Bahrs over a year ago

Other Accommodation near Bonamanzi Game Park:

Accommodation options within 8km from Bonamanzi Game Park include:

Malala Lodge
Malala Lodge
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Guest Rating: 
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Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge
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Guest Rating: 
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Hluhluwe River Lodge
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Guest Rating: 
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Isinkwe Backpackers Bushcamp
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Guest Rating: 
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Amorello Bush Golf Lodge
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Guest Rating: 
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R6000.00 per unit