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.
The biggest headache for conference organisers is finding a place where people aren’t going to head off on their own in small groups. It’s really important to forge a group spirit with no outside influence. That’s what makes Bonamanzi Game Reserve so ideal – top class facilities and loads for delegates to do in their leisure time.
At Bonamanzi Game Reserve we understand that there is nothing worse than sitting around all day in conference, eating and drinking and feeling sluggish after getting no exercise for two or three days. So to keep your group bright eyed and responsive during the day, we lay on plenty of energetic and enjoyable activities.
The Ndlovu Venue can hold up to 500 people cinema style and our Pelican Center up to 40 people. Both are situated in the heart of the Lalapanzi Lodge and both venues are equipped with wifi access.