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Bonamanzi Game Reserve

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Hluhluwe, South Africa
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Camping at its best!

We were two families camping at Bonamanzi. We all agreed that this is our favorite camping spot to... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2015
Ballito, South Africa
Game Reserve with Heart

Bonamanzi is 2.5 hrs drive North of King Shaka Airport. Main Activities are game viewing, camping... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2015
Barry C
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“braai area” (2 reviews)
“game drives” (5 reviews)
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Hluhluwe, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

We were two families camping at Bonamanzi. We all agreed that this is our favorite camping spot to date. The camping sites were situated far from each other giving us plenty of privacy. We saw giraffes, wildebeest, various buck and plenty bird life. Reception was...More

1  Thank Knersus53
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Bonamanzi is 2.5 hrs drive North of King Shaka Airport. Main Activities are game viewing, camping, accommodation and volunteering work. This venue caters for a variety of events - meetings, conferences weddings. The Game Drives in morning and evening are worthwhile pursuits. The Rangers are...More

2  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

My daughter had her wedding at Bonamanzi over the weekend. We had 70 guests from all over the world who stayed in very comfortable cottages for 3 nights. All the rooms have air conditioners which is necessary in summer. The wedding was perfect. The staff...More

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We were staying at Bonamanzi for a wedding held in the grounds and we were totally bowled overbuy it! Our rondavel overlooked the lake and viewing platform and was very close to the main restaurant and bar which was very convenient. Immaculately clean as well...More

Thank MrsH0lt
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Whilst holidaying at Bonamanzi Game Reserve as a group of 4 women, our car was damaged to such an extent that it needed repairs before it could be driven. The team at Bonamanzi immediately sprang to our aid - towing our vehicle back to their...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Aside from being a game reserve in itself, Bonamanzi is a great base to explore northern KwaZulu Natal. The camp is nicely laid out, clean, and well maintained. Nyala and Warthog roam the well kept lawns. But for me Bonamanzi's bird life is its main...More

Thank Wild_Eye_88
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Camped for 2 nights at campsite number 4. Busy Easter weekend & we were grateful to get space at the last minute. Camp site was peaceful, power plug access for a portable camping fridge & good ablutions. Plenty hot water but shower head a bit...More

1  Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 3 January 2013

plenty of game, river cruise very informative, saw loads of birds. Rhino and elephant but sadly did not see

Thank dacabs
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We had a thoroughly enjoyable family holiday to Dinizulu Camp in the early part of this year. The camp itself is set a few kilometers further into the reserve past the main Bonamanzi camp and reception which guarantees absolute privacy and the feeling of being...More

Thank AllOurTravels
Reviewed 6 November 2012

My husband and I stayed at bonamanzi for the week-end. The service was outstanding, the staff very friendly and seemed very qualified. We stayed in one of the lovely Lalapanzi units, everything was comfortable and very easy to use. The restaurant's food was great, good...More

1  Thank Audrey z
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