Dining | Lalapanzi Restaurant

Roughly translated from Zulu, Lalapanzi means ‘come and relax here’.

At the Lalapanzi Camp in Bonamanzi Game Reserve, you will find the ‘Out of Africa’ style Lalapanzi Restaurant which offers a sumptuous buffet to cater for all tastes.

Dinner, bed and breakfast are included in the rate for those who book to stay in the Lalapanzi Camp but the restaurant is open to bookings from anyone staying in any one of the self-catering units.

One of the main attractions of the Lalapanzi camp is the simply stunning viewing lounge, built on stilts overlooking a large watering hole, where you can enjoy birds and even spot a crocodile or two.

Light Lunches are served at the viewing Deck.

Sitting there at sunset, with a gin and tonic, listening to the deafening sound of frogs is a moment you will never forget.

Candlelit bush braai’s in the middle of the indigenous forest near Dinizulu Dam are a real treat. Enjoy crisp linen and silverware, bubbling potjiekos, good wine and local venison delicacies all served by candlelight.

Bush braai’s are normally on Saturday nights and by arrangement on weekdays, weather permitting.

Private Bush Braai’s

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour Big 4 Game drive, or Hluhluwe river boat cruise, followed by sumptuous dinner in the bush. This will consist of three courses, with main course being a braai.

A sensory quintessential African experience and a delight for the senses; every detail carefully planned to create an extravagant food experience, in an awe-inspiring setting under the natural theatre of African stars.

A Bonamanzi must-do! 

Breakfast Game Drive, Walk or River Cruise

A 1 ½ hour game drive,  walk or river cruise followed by a sumptuous breakfast in the bush – champagne optional.

A stylish alfresco display of fresh fruits, breads, yoghurts, cereals and breakfast pies and croissants, against a breathe-taking back drop of incredible scenery; with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee drifting through the bush, may seem like a mirage when you first set eyes upon it, after an invigorating session of game viewing.

As you sit down at your immaculately set table glimmering under the light of the morning sun – it can be hard to imagine a more perfect dining experience.