Project Description

Safari Description

Situated in the Zululand region of South Africa, this multiple award-winning, Big 5 family-run safari lodge set within an Endangered Species Protected Area in the magnificent 22 000 hectare Manyoni Private Game Reserve.

The Safari Lodge is intimate and exclusive, with only 8 chalets thus able to guarantee personalised service in addition to the most breathtaking views in Zululand from the meandering Msunduze River below to the distant Lebombo Mountains, where Africa’s Great Rift Valley begins.

This is where the journey begins…

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About the Reserve


On your 3 – 3,5 hour long game drives, we take you through well stocked and unspoilt bush veld with endless rivers winding through indigenous forest, a birders paradise. Our guided walking safaris offer an intimate encounter with the African bush veld and wildlife, taking you to places beyond the reach of vehicles.

Join our mid day waterhole lookout activity to watch an array of animals coming down to drink from our unique waterhole setting.

It is advisable to bring warm clothes along for the drive even in the hot summer months. Your game ranger will provide ponchos and warm blankets and has a bird book and binoculars. Remember to bring your camera and video camera with you.


Enjoy a full day relaxing in this amazing wilderness including a morning and evening game drive, whilst a leisurely lunch and sparkling pool await in the middle of the day.
One of the true joys of Zululand is the freedom to do nothing at all in absolute luxury, but for those who choose to venture beyond the comfort of the Lodge, a world of new experiences awaits… Game Drives, Nature Walks, Birdwatching, Star Gazing, Rock Art, Rock Formations & Features, Fauna & Flora and Spa Treatments are just some of the options.

Your Ranger will awake you with coffee, tea and rusks before heading out into the sunrise to see what has been happening in the dead of night and follow spoor of animals on the move. You will also be lead on foot to discover sights which you would miss from a vehicle. Vervet monkeys, birds in song, this truly is a beautiful way to bring on a new day in South Africa. After your game activity you will return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast before checking out late morning.Your driver will return for your private transfer back down the coastline ending with drop off at either King Shaka International Airport or your Umhlanga / Durban hotel at around 3:00 pm.

Private Game Lodge / Tented Lodge
Meals included: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch & 2 x Dinner

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Safari Details

  • Duration: 3 Days | 2 Nights
  • Pax.: 2-10 guests per game drive vehicle (usually smaller groups)
  • Departure: Daily – on request
  • Departure time: 08h00 to 08h30 from Durban as a guideline for either self-drive or transfers
  • Language: English
  • Gold Accommodation: Luxury Chalet
  • Vehicle Road Transfer: Luxury Sedan / Minivan or similar
  • Game Drive: Open Safari Vehicle

  • Baggage Allowed: One medium suitcase and one shoulder bag

2019 Rates

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  • GOLD rates for upper 4* standard lodge (valid until 31/12/2019):
    ⇒ sharing: from R 12 900 pp
    ⇒ single: from R 19 100 pp
  • Included:
     3 full meals per day, all teas and coffees, 2 Game Drives per day in a open safari vehicle, return private road transfers from Durban.
  • Excluded:
    Bar bill, soft drinks, beauty treatments, gratuities, items of a personal nature.

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