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Hluhluwe
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent stay and our whole family enjoyed the long weekend, We stayed in the tree house and was incredibly peaceful and could connect with nature. Comfortable and clean accommodation and we will certainly be back and would highly recommend Bonamanzi.

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Hluhluwe
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The game drive was the ultimate reason for the visit. The drives provide ample time to view game and take necessary breaks. The weather did change during rhe trip, but everything went so well. I would definitely be calling back again.

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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in game lodge. Needs updating. No animals can be seen as so full of Bush and trees. No open space for safari. Only animal viewing is on tours which isn't advertised on arrival, only found out from a staff member. Power cut out.

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice campsites and ablution blocks - very nice that we had our own ablutions. There were not many animals to view though. The bush braai looked nice but we didn't actually attend. Not many activities to partake in but pools were lovely

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice accomodation (tree house) but very limited self driving possibilities and a bad map. A bit overpriced all in all , you can get better value for a similar amount of money somewhere else. The veranda is very nice for a braai though

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Hluhluwe
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonamanzi is a great birding destination to observe Coastal Sand Forest species. Camping is a pleasure at all camping venues which provide excellent facilities. The ability to walk the various trails within the sand forest provides one with the freedom to walk in nature and experience a level of absolute solitude.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well run game reserve. The service was excellent in every department Would highly recommend. We saw all o the animals we were hoping to see apart from the elusive leopard. Will obviously have to come and try again

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1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the treehouses which was very basic for the rate that is charged. A two plate stove which was on a lower level to the kitchen counter so had to crouch down to cook. The fridge was wobbly and uneven and one would have expected that to be checked and rectified before we arrived. The braai... More 

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Durban
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Bonamanzi was really top draw, from the friendly welcome, the professionalism of management, the expertise of the guide and the accommodation. As previously mentioned, the only area for improvement we could see were adding a couple of fans in the restaurant as it was a little stifling with the doors and windows closed for the monkeys, which... More 

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Hluhluwe
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We merely camped therefore no room quality rating however the camps were clean & neat. We will definatley come back with more friends. Reception was very friendly & wonderful to deal with. What a beautiful place to stay.

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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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Address: Bonamanzi Game Park | c/o Bonamanzi Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: ₹ 9,391 - ₹ 10,145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bonamanzi Game Reserve 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Bonamanzi Game Park Tree House Hotel Hluhluwe
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“The tree lodge is marvelous for families”
 of 5 bubbles Philip3012, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“stay longer than two days”
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“The camp where we stayed consisted of only 4 camp sites and this would be a perfect setting for a family outing.”
 of 5 bubbles Knersus53, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Near reception for the view!”
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“Stay in a tree house!”
 of 5 bubbles Ilovetosmile, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
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