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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The bonamanzi game reserve is an excellent place, you can walk around the bush and track animals, drive around the reserve and take a look of amazing landscape and animals. The staff is very friendly and you can feel at home at all time.

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Empangeni, South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The staff was friendly and willing,rooms were cosy and warm.The location of the place is somehow nice and different,seeing wild animals walking around carefree was really amazing. Overall it was really an amazing experience.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 September 2016

What an outstanding experience, peaceful and well situated to venture out each day and see all the local sights. We loved our week at Bonamanzi. The campsites were neat and clean, our private ablution also neat and clean. We will be back

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Thank William R
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were a smallish group (15 altogether) that attended for a Writers' Retreat. For our purposes, the Conference Centre overlooking a dam was ideal, in that participants started work after an excellent breakfast around 08:00 and applied themselves with due diligence until dinner at 19:00 (with a most satisfactory lunch at midday.).

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Thank Graham B
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were pleased to get a last minute booking for a long weekend and booked a 2 sleeper tree house. Such a lovely idea, and lots of fun. Accommodation was very comfortable. I was sad that we were unable to see any wild-life (except Nyala and a few impala) being that it is a Big-4 reserve. There is limited areas...

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Thank Sharon T
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our stay at Bonamanzi Game Reserve was amazing. The service was excellent, the food was the best. Beautiful venue, waking up to wild animals around the chalet. Rooms are very clean and neat. We will definitely go back.

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Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Bonamanzi lodge was presented as one of the absolute top in the Hluhluwe valley. Of course we went there with very high expectations. The expectations were absolutely met from the lodge side. They did not live up to them on the catering side. The tree lodge (3 bedrooms and a separate lodge with dining room and kitchen) were we...

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Thank Philip3012
Hluhluwe
Reviewed 13 August 2016

thoroughly enjoyed everything and will definitely return.The staff were very frielndly and efficient the rooms were lovely and had everything in them that we needed.We will definitely tell our friends about our stay

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Thank 913alisoni
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

quite remote, very independent, in the "bush" , peaceful. If you want to use the facilities of Bonamanzi e.g hotel, spa, game drives etc then maybe the stay would be better, but if you choose to use it as accommodation whilst visiting Hluhluwe/umfolozi game reserve, then it is a distance to travel.

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Tienen, Belgium
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

With only 18 elephants, 80 girafs, 50 buffalos it is hard/impossible to spot animals in this park. During game drives, all you see is nyalas and impalas, which is very disappointing. Nice tree houses in the middle of the bush and very friendly staff.

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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 

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Address: Bonamanzi Game Park | c/o Bonamanzi Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: ₹ 9,272 - ₹ 9,882 (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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