Bonamanzi Game Reserve - Lalapanzi Chalets  Verified Listing

South Africa - Elephant Coast Hluhluwe KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.9 / 5
Based on 37 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 31 Oct. 2006

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Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Conference Facility
Dining Area
Aircon
Balcony
Bar
Bathrooms
Bath towels
Bedrooms
Deck
Fan
Garden
Linen
No smoking
Patio
Restaurant
Tea and coffee facilities

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 sunset. Bonamanzi is home to “The Big Four“, no 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 portion of the Sand Forest and takes you down to a section of the Hluhluwe River. We suggest that guests drive in a 4×4. Access to these roads is strictly dependent on the weather – no admittance during or directly after a rain storm, our Reserve Manager will open the roads once sufficiently dry. This also applies to our Guided Game Drives.

In Room Facilities:

*Private bathroom
*Air-conditioning
*DStv
*Reverse Osmosis Water supplied daily

Area Information:

Bonamanzi is a privately owned Game Reserve, 4000 hectares 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.

Property Facilities:

Our accommodation ranges from our comfortable 3-star combo’s or Luxury chalets at the Lalapanzi Camp to our private Luxury Dinizulu Camp at Bonamanzi Game Reserve. Bonamanzi Game Reserve also caters for you whether you feel like doing business in the bush with our Conference and Events facilities or having the Wedding of your dreams in the African wild.
Whatever your need, we at Bonamanzi Game Reserve will do our best to make sure your stay is one to remember.

Attractions:

One of Bonamanzi’s 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. We have a few Activities to offer – guided walks, guided game drives – both on the Reserve and out to Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve plus a guided and informative guided walk for the youngsters. Or you can elect to relax around our swimming pool at Lalapanzi camp where light lunches may be ordered between 12h00 – 14h00.

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Extra Info

Property Type Caravan Park, Chalet, Self Catering
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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Reviews

Sunshine
23 February 2019

We had the most wonderful time at Bonamanzi. The service and food were excellent. Can't wait to return. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome and relaxed. I can't wait to return soon.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Brett Balmer
18 February 2019

Stayed in the Treehouse. Great accommodation. Air-con for the hot days.
Drove around and saw elephant, rhino, wildebeest, zebra, plenty antelope and bird life is fantastic.
Stopped and had a picnic for lunch.
If camping, no fences to keep the animals out.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
15 February 2019

Staff where amazing, extremely helpful, from the security guard to the cleaners all make you feel part of the family and what can I say about the Meals that where served wow wow what better way to end and eventful day off by having one of Bonamanzis infamous Braai's.

Superb. 5 out of 5
shanwood
12 February 2019

This was our second stay on the property, both times camping. The campsites are well kept, bathrooms are sparkling clean and the reserve is well laid out with only a few campsites in each avenue so although you are communal its only ever 2 - 4 sites within eye site at a time (makes you feel like you have the reserve to yourself :):):)

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
02 February 2019

The staff was very accommodating to our requests and friendly. The accommodation was good with ablution facilities for all and en suite. The view from the lodge excellent the birding and game outstanding.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
29 January 2019

We had our annual AGM at Bonamanzi, The conference facilities overlooking the dam was very picturesque and the staff were professional friendly and helpful at all times. The service was great and a huge improvement on my last visit when I visited last in a private capacity. Well done to Shona the camp manager and all the staff, Keep it up!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
28 January 2019

As a child, Lalapanzi/Bonamanzi was our childhood holiday haunt, back when the accommodation was beehive huts and shooting stars fell from the sky in droves. Twenty years later, and it has changed so much, but remains absolutely gorgeous. We stayed at Dinizulu camp and catered for ourselves. The accommodation was clean and comfortable (fantastic beds), and served us well. The staff who came to clean daily were absolutely wonderful; you hardly noticed they were around, but the place was spotless. Elizabeth, in particular, was fantastic. We floated down the river on the boat trip; a birders dream. Bee-eaters by the dozen, fish eagle, kingfishers, etc. Xolani and Selby were fantastic guides. Overall, we loved our experience and recommend it highly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
David
25 January 2019

Very relaxing stay, staff were very friendly and helpful. Spit braai birthday celebrations were great. Tree house accommodation great. Birding at our tree house was plentiful, also at the viewing deck.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elizea
22 January 2019

Wat 'n wonderlike ervaring! Ons gesin het 'n wonderlike tydjie saam geniet. Dis baie privaat, skoon en absolute waarde vir jou geld. Die eenhede was luuks, word elke dag skoongemaak en jy voel so deel van die natuur. Dis ook naby aan baie besienswaardighede. Ons sal definitief weer teruggaan.

Superb. 5 out of 5
ntulir
21 January 2019

This is the best place you can ever stay at, for productive work-related purposes as well as for refreshing. The Chef cooks excellent and the cleanliness is superb. Staff members are so welcoming, right from the reception until you check out.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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