The Manyoni Private Game reserve is a 23 000ha big 5 private game reserve in Northern Zululand. We are a 3 hour drive north of King Shaka airport in Durban. Situated off the N2 outside of Mkuze town, we are an easy to get to destination, malaria free and no 4x4 vehicles required! The reserve has 7 commercial lodges all catering for your different safari needs.


The reserve does not offer self-drives, so you will need to book a stay at one of our lodges to enjoy the reserve from the comfort of a game viewer. Please contact the lodges for all accomodation enquiries. 

Rhino River Lodge

Family friendly, Big 5 safari lodge situated along the shore of the Msunduze River in the south of the reserve, offering an intimate and comfortable safari experience, with excellent game viewing and luxury accommodation.

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Leopard Mountain Lodge

This Multi-Award winning, Family Run Safari Lodge offers spectacular views, luxurious chalets with private plunge pools and an Africology Spa. Indulge in tantalising cuisine and selected wine from our multi-award winning cellar.

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Bayete Private

What's special about Bayete Private is that your group of 6 will have the entire camp to yourselves, rather like a holiday home with dedicated staff. You will set the daily itinerary.

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Bayete Zulu House

The best place in the bush to rest and relax or party and celebrate with those closest to you. The lodge offers self-catering accommodation and children are most welcome.

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African Spirit Game Lodge

Calling all photo enthusiasts and bush lovers, based in the Manyoni game reserve, African Spirit will accommodate you in luxurious African style. Join us as we explore neighbouring game reserves and tourist destinations across Zululand.

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Zebra Hills Safari Lodge

Our lodge is available for hire on a self-catering basis and consists of 7-room Main Lodge or 3-room Homestead (with 3 attached family rooms). Facilities include air-conditioning, bomas, floodlit waterhole, swimmingpool, junglegym and friendly staff for game drives and cooking.

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Mavela Game Lodge

If you are looking for an authentic, luxury camping safari experience, Mavela Game Lodge offers a unique all-inclusive rate. From “Big 5” to birding, guests enjoy an intimate encounter with the African bush and form friendships that last forever!

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Rhino Sands

Designed to provide an authentic safari experience in traditional safari style, Rhino Sands Safari Camp is an eco-friendly 8-bed luxury tented camp set on a peninsula in the Msunduze River.

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