Bonamanzi Game Park Hluhluwe Hotel, Accommodation KwaZulu Natal
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Bonamanzi Game Park is a highly recommended KwaZulu Natal game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Zululand.

About Bonamanzi Game Park

At a Glance

  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Some of the Big 5

The 4,000 ha, Bonamanzi Private Game Park was proclaimed a natural heritage site in 1995 for itís diverse habitats and itís outstanding natural features such as itís view over False Bay and St Lucia.

Holding many surprises for its visitors, the varied Hluhluwe accommodation is complimented by diverse terrain that never ceases to surprise one. A game drive on this reserve will include a journey through the magical and mysterious fever tree forest, savannah grasslands, dense sand forests, vast swamp lands and the ever changing Hluhluwe river with itís abundant bird life.

Hluhluwe Accommodation

The accommodation is as varied as the activities with catered and self catered accommodation from 3 star right through to camping.

Tree Lodge:
The Tree Lodge offers 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room and kitchen all on a raised deck with wonderful views of a nearby water hole. Sleeping 6 adults in total the Tree Lodge is perfectly positioned in the sand forest.

Game Lodge:
The more conventional Game Lodge offers self catering accommodation for 10 adults.

Dinizulu Lodge:
Dinizulu Lodge has three individual units sleeping six adults with a charming dining room / lounge / entertainment area. This lodge is situated on the banks of the Dinizulu Dam and is very private.

Our 3 star combos, are complete with air-conditioned, DStv and inter-lead into the neighboring room which are ideal for families.

Our luxury Chalets complete with DStv, Wi-Fi, refrigerators, air-conditioning & en-suite bathroom, sit looking onto the tranquil Lalapanzi Dam.

Child Friendly

Keeping children occupied at Bonamanzi is no a problem, as all the Camps have swimming pools and there is a childrenís play ground at Lalapanzi Camp. There is also a daily crocodile and tortoise educational tour. Activities are not only restricted to walks and game drives, as The Hluhluwe River offers guests the opportunity of participating in superb river safaris, which are particularly suitable for guests who appreciate birds.


The animals that you could encounter at Bonamanzi include amongst others, Elephant, Leopard, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Crocodile, Hippo, varied antelope species, Warthog and Hyena. Threatened species such as the four toed elephant shrew, suni, reed duiker and birds such as the Pink throated Twinspot, Rudd's Apalis, Neergaards Sunbird, and the lemon breasted canary. Rhinos have recently been re-introduced and are settling well. If this is not enough for you then Bonamanzi is a mere twenty minute drive from the famous Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park with the big 5.

Game Viewing

The great thing about Bonamanzi is, besides the game drives you are able to do guided walking safaris as well as unguided walks as there are well laid out trails for the adventurous. The rangers at Bonamanzi provide all the ďscientificĒ information on the flora and fauna as well as a host of tales on the local folk lore.

The staff at Bonamanzi complete your experience with charm and efficient service. Their commitment and pride in being part of this jewel of Zululand permeates every aspect of your stay.

Additional Facilities

Lalapanzi Restaurant:
For those staying in self-catering accommodation, meals can be booked at reception. Meals are buffet styleset menu depending on the number of guests.

Bush Braai:
This is an African barbecue served at the waters edge at Dinizulu Dam by night. Served by candlelight, you sample local delicacies. The atmosphere is truly African.

Lalapanzi Lounge:
A splendid split levelled thatch and log lounge built up on stilts over the dam provides one with breathtaking sunsets, excellent birding and game viewing. Multi channel television is available.

Lalapanzi Pool:
The pool offers guest a chance to relax and cool off on those hot summer days under the swaying fronds of the Lala Palm.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Disabled equipped
  • Exhibition space
  • Gazebo
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Lalapanzi Deluxe Chalet

These en-suite Thatched Units are air conditioned, and can be converted from Double to Twin, they have Satellite TV (Open Viewer) and a Bar Fridge which can be stocked if requested. There is a coffee station in the room with 2 Litres of Reverse Osmosis Water supplied daily. We ask that guests do not drink from the taps. These Units are West facing and look over the Lalapanzi Dam. Each Thatched structure has 4 separate air conditioned en-suite bedrooms with their own entrance and veranda. The rooms come with a coffee and tea station and are not fitted with a Bar Fridge.

Qty: 11
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Lalapanzi Combo

The Lalapanzi Combination Rooms are cradled by the Sand Forest and are just a short walk, (on well-lit paved pathways) to the Restaurant and Swimming Pool area. Each Thatched structure has 4 separate air conditioned en-suite bedrooms with their own entrance and veranda. The rooms come with a coffee and tea station and are not fitted with a Bar Fridge.

Qty: 28
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Tree Lodge

The self-catering Tree Lodge is a wooden structure on stilts, offering three bedrooms interlinked by a boardwalk, the lodge accommodates 6 people.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Game Lodge

The self-catering Game Lodge accommodates 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. There are 3 bedrooms en-suite in the main Lodge with 2 en-suite bedrooms which gain access from the veranda. The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, microwave, fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Dinizulu Camp Luxury Private Camp

The Dinizulu Camp accommodates 6 people in three separate air conditioned en-suite thatched units (1 Double and 2 Twin). The three units have french doors that lead onto the central pool. Towels are provided for showering. The main thatched building has an open plan dining and lounge area with a bar. The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle and cutlery and crockery. The kitchen has its own Reverse Osmosis water filter and we request that guests drink from the filter tap only. The veranda has good seating with a view of the Dinizulu Dam. The Lodge has satellite TV. There is an oval built in braai area with an ablution building. Firewood may be purchased from our Reception desk. The lodge is very private. Dinizulu Camp is approximately 3km from the reception and restaurant area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

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Guest Reviews

6 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We had a fantastic weekend at Bonamanzi with the family. Loved the rooms and the service, we felt very spoilt! Everything was really fantastic. Thanks for the special attention my kids were given. Very special :)

February 2019

Sarah (Pietermaritzburg)

Verified reviewvery good

A warm friendly welcome. The room was lively. It was so good to see attention to detail.

January 2019

Shirley Tait (Durban)

Need to Know

Response timeBonamanzi Game Park typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Richard's Bay Airport - 97km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since October 2007

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