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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 4000ha teams with game, and one of
Bonamanzi's special features is that it provides a safe
and interactive bush experience in which you can walk or
drive, with or without the company of a trained field
guide. To see the Big Five animals, the famous Hluhluwe
Umfolozi Game Reserve is a short 20 minute drive away.
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 or wedding parties. And there are plenty of
activities from horse riding, boating trips, game drives
to relaxing at the pool to ensure that your every whim
is catered for.
Exclusive Dinizulu Lodge: 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 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 52 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.
Treehouses and Lodges: 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, barbeque 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.
Luxury Honeymoon Treehouse: Newly-weds or couples wanting to re-connect, can book a romantic luxury tree house built into the forest. You wake with the warthogs and sleep with the bushbabies. Enjoy the privacy and convenience of laid on meals and guided activities.
Rates Include: Accommodation
Rates Exclude: Meals, porterage fee and optional extras
Bonamanzi offers the following activites: 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 - Open landrovers are offered at sunrise & 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 - 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.