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Address: Hluhluwe, South Africa

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Great bush options

I have stayed at this lodge many times in various accommodation from camping to private lodge and always enjoy the experience. I prefer the camping as you have a real luxury bush... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at this lodge many times in various accommodation from camping to private lodge and always enjoy the experience. I prefer the camping as you have a real luxury bush camping experience at an affordable price.

Thank coadyg
Teddington, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Love Bonamanzi - beautiful laid back and relaxed. Good cleaning services and very clean. Animals come up to the house at night.

Thank smurf4t1
South Africa
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82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

While very fancy and really pleasant, there is nothing much more there than at the average 2 - 3 star lodges that are all over in this area. I suppose it depends if you are on a safari tour or a really expensive pampered holiday...at the end of the day you are just sleeping there and the bush, is the... More 

Thank Larni V
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159 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This park is beautiful. The scenary changes all the time depanding on the road you take. We haven't seen that much animals as we hopped for, due to heavy rains the day before. The animals stayed hiding in the mountains.

1 Thank Anthony V
New Delhi, India
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Huge property. we could barely see much. There are lots of activities on offer such as open drives and bush walks but we went around in the car. Just as we entered, we were greeted by the beautiful antelopes all around and zebras. W really felt bad at not being able to explore it much!

Thank Sonarin
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Go spot as many of the big 5 as you can, either by a game drive or a self drive this game reserve is a must visit if you are in the area.

Thank Melissa R
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

If there was a 6th star available this place would get it ! This is a gem, the staff are outstanding, the management like family and the quality of food and lodgings beats all we expected. We stayed for 3 weeks in Dinizulu, it was the most peaceful, amazing private setting with our own pool with wildlife wandering in and... More 

1 Thank rockymountainmanCody
Westville, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Upon arrival, we were welcomed with cold Orange Juice and warmly addressed. We were taken on a phenomenal game drive, just my husband and I, totally tailored to our wants, as no one else was with us. The one issue was that we had a tiny bar fridge in the room, while all the other tree houses had a big... More 

1 Thank Ky88MP
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We spent three nights at Bonamanzi in one of the self-catered lodges in June 2015, as three families with kids ranging between 7 and 11. It all worked wonderfully, with the kids loving the game walk, boat cruise and game drive and everyone enjoying the great hospitality and warm weather. The dads particularly enjoyed the excellent bird-watching. All the staff... More 

1 Thank AlanBS1969
Ballito, South Africa
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We were two families camping at Bonamanzi. We all agreed that this is our favorite camping spot to date. The camping sites were situated far from each other giving us plenty of privacy. We saw giraffes, wildebeest, various buck and plenty bird life. Reception was ready to receive us and the staff were friendly and helpful. We loved the quietness... More 

1 Thank Knersus53

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