Tree Houses and Lodges - Bonamanzi Game Park

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Tree Houses and Lodges - Bonamanzi Game Park

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Tree Houses and Lodges - Bonamanzi Game Park
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Description

Enjoy the adventure of sleeping in a tree house. Nothing beats being lulled by nature – waking to birdsong or watching bush babies scuttling in the trees at night. Bonamanzi offers 2 bedded tree houses and 4 bedded family units, all air-conditioned and complete with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, barbeque area and verandas.

The two-person, self-catering air-conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchen and living area with an en-suite bathroom. The raised sundeck offers guests a panoramic view of the birds amongst the trees and the animals that roam freely underneath the novel tree units. For newly weds a secluded tree house can be decorated and furnished for the couple’s first night after the wedding.

Friends and family groups can book the totally private Game Lodge with its own pool or Tree Lodge with its spectacular views over False Bay, both of which sleep 6 comfortably.

The self-catering Tree Lodge consists of three 2-bed tree houses joined together along with its own private living area with sundeck, braai area, fully equipped kitchen and satellite TV. The Tree Lodge has spectacular views amongst the tree tops where rich bird life and game frequent the watering hole in sight of the deck.

The Game Lodge is very popular with families or holiday groups. This lodge comfortably provides self-catering accommodation for 6 people with a fully equipped kitchen and satellite TV. The camp comprises of two twin-bed, air conditioned bedrooms and 2 single rooms with ceiling fans. The Game Lodge has it’s own private swimming pool where you will often find the warthogs and tame species of buck grazing.

 Bonamanzi Game Park, a private South Africa game reserve, safari lodge and natural heritage site, is also one of the largest private wildlife and birding parks in Zululand. With over 4000 hectares of pristine African bush to explore, each day is different - whether on a game viewing safari, sighting rare African birds, tracking elephants or joining in with the Zulu dancers around the campfire.

Luxury African Safari Lodge

Bonamanzi is not only about wild Africa, it's also about out of this world African safari lodge accommodation, and with a variety of options to choose from, guests are spoiled for choice. Guests have a choice between fully catered accommodation, self catering chalets, tented accommodation or our stunning tree house. Whichever accommodation option you prefer you are assured of the ultimate in service and luxury:

Fly into Durban for the Bonamanzi private game reserve & safari lodge experience. Local Zulu guides will introduce you to African game both big and small and some of the most endangered and rare bird species in South Africa. Bonamanzi is a Zulu name which means: “Look! Water!” Take advantage of water-based activities like a bird cruise down the Hluhluwe River and see flamingo, pelican, hippos and crocodiles at the adjoining World Heritage site of Lake St Lucia. If you want to link your Zululand Experience to a visit to the Big Five game viewing areas of Kruger Park and Swaziland, plan to visit Bonamanzi en-route to Durban and the Cape. Bonamanzi is an hour and a half’s drive from the Golela Border Post with Swaziland.

Accommodation

Lalapanzi Catered Camp - 26 en suite rooms, pool, restaurant, pub, viewing lounge.
4 Bed Tree House - 4 units, Self Catering, 1 double, 1 twin room, shower.
2 Bed Tree House - 4 units, Self Catering, 1 twin room, shower.
Game Lodge - self catering, 2 twin rooms, 2 bunk bed rooms, shower, bath, pool.
Tree Lodge - self catering, 2 twin bed rooms, shower, bath, pool.
Dinizulu Luxury Camp - catered. 3 double chalets with showers, bath and pool, private dining room and entertainment area, personal cook and ranger.
The Bonamanzi Private Safari Lodge Experience 

Rooms and units

Dinizulu Lodge 3

Includes: D B & B

Located off the beaten track, this luxury air-conditioned self-catering unit offers accommodation for six people in three separate thatched huts with en suite bathrooms. The luxury living area with satellite TV, a built in pub, a fully equiped modern kitchen and an entertainment deck with built in braai area. The sparkling pool provides relief during the long summer days. The Lodge operates on a self catering basis, but for guests wishing to relax, catering can be organised at the lodge, or guests may enjoy meals at the Esbayeni Bush Kitchen at Lalapanzi Camp.

Features available


Bathroom Facilities Ensuite bath and separate shower
Beds Twin, Double
Other Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
Views River

Lalapanzi Lodge 10

Includes: D B & B

At Lalapanzi it’s quite common to find a herd of impala sleeping outside your cottages and skittish warthog families amble around the camps all day long. Guests can watch birds and crocs from a wonderfully relaxing viewing lounge built over the dam. Lalapanzi can accommodate 52 guests in air-conditioned en-suite Chalets and combo units with private verandahs. There is an Out of Africa style restaurant and pub or the option of a bush braai (barbeque) by candlelight served at the waters edge with the sounds of nocturnal animals all around.

Features available


Bathroom Facilities Ensuite shower only
Beds Twin
Other Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
Views Lagoon

Tree Houses & Lodges 2

Includes: D B & B

Enjoy the adventure of sleeping in a tree house. Nothing beats being lulled by nature – waking to birdsong or watching bush babies scuttling in the trees at night. Bonamanzi offers 2 and 4 bedded air-conditioned tree houses complete with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, barbeque area and verandahs. Friends and family groups can book the totally private Game Lodge with its own pool or Tree Lodge with its spectacular views over False Bay. These lodges are fully self-contained with their own dining and entertainment area, fully equipped kitchen and air-conditioned accommodation for 6 and 8 people.

Features available


Bathroom Facilities Ensuite bath and separate shower
Beds Twin, Double
Other Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities
Views River

Attractions

Game Drives in open Land Rovers are offered at sunrise and sunset and at other times throughout the day, depending on guest needs. Bonamanzi features different antelope species, Giraffe, Warthog, birds, Zebra, Elephant, Wild Dog and Hyena. For something quite different, book the midnight game drive when you can see the lesser-known nocturnal animals and maybe catch a glimpse of the elusive Leopard.

Snack and refreshment breaks are part of all the activities at Bonamanzi and there is nothing quite as pleasant as watching the sun set over Lake St Lucia with gin and tonic in one hand, biltong, cheese and biscuits in the other.

Muzikwamkwanazi Zulu Village is a charming and wholly authentic village located in the beautiful Sand Forest within easy walking distance of the Lalapanzi and Dinizulu camps. Bonamanzi's experienced local guides possess an exceptional knowledge of the surrounding environment and local culture, and their lively, often anecdotal, interaction with the guests, ensures that each visitor to Muzikwamkwanazi takes home something quite unique.

At Bonamanzi, no guided walk is the same; one day you could sight Elephant, the next you will find out why that fruit is called the black Monkey orange or why the Beetle rolls its dung.

'Muthi' is the Zulu word for medicine. The Zulu people believe very strongly in natural cures and antidotes for anything from a stomach ache to a broken heart. On 'muthi' walks you will find out how the Ilala palm is used to make beer, learn how the Fever Tree got its name or discover which tree bark cures hay fever.

Do make a point of booking for the Bonamanzi Bush Braai (Barbeque) during your stay. This is an African barbeque served at the waters edge at Dinizulu Dam by night. Served by candlelight, you sample local delicacies and venison dishes, savour South African wines and linger with other guests around the campfire.

Activities Nearby
Bird Watching, Walking

Nearby Attractions

Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre 10.0 km
Elephant intreaction 10.0 km
Crocodile Enclosure 10.0 km
Big 5 drives 10.0 km
Cultural Village and snake park 10.0 km

Directions

Bonamanzi Game Park is an easy three hour drive from Durban and an hour from the Golela border with Swaziland. (Transfers can be arranged from the Richards Bay Airport.) FROM JOHANNESBURG Go past Ogies, Bethal, Ermelo, Piet Retief, Pongola, Mkuze. Take the off-ramp from the N2 to Hluhluwe village. Drive to the end of town and at the junction turn to the right. You are now on a dirt road. Bonamanzi is the first turn to the left - approx 6km from the village. FROM DURBAN Take the N2 North, go past Stanger, Empangeni, Richards Bay and Mtubatuba. Go past Charters Creek and Fanies Island turn off, over the Nyalazi River, through a tribal area and over the Hluhluwe River. After approx 4.5km take the Bushlands and Bonamanzi off ramp, turn right over the N2. After 2.5km you reach a T-junction, here turn left, Bonamanzi is the 2nd turn right.

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