Bonamanzi Game Reserve being centrally situated, is a perfect base to do some short daily trips to some of the local attractions.
Ilala Weavers – (+- 8km) – (Pamphlets available from our Reception Desk)
A relaxed setting under a Fig Tree – this venue offers the Fig Tree Cafe & Deli, a well-stocked curio shop, a Zulu Cultural Museum, African Art Gallery, Clothing & Jewellery and a large selection of traditional Zulu Baskets. The food is good and the curio’s are of a good quality.
Contact Details: 081 400 0947 – Web Site www.ilala.co.za –
Emdoneni Cheetah Project – (+- 6km) – (Pamphlets available from our Reception Desk)
The purpose of the project is to facilitate Environmental Education and Conservation of Cheetah, Serval, Caracal and African Wild Cats. Emdoneni offers educational tours daily, with feeding during the afternoon tour and an informative talk about the animals and the project by an experienced guide. They have an “Adopt a Cat Program”
The Emdoneni Spa offers a range of treatments, these are quite popular and need to be booked in advance. (Their treatment menu can be viewed at our Reception Desk)
Contact Details: 035 562 7000/7001 – Mobile 082 7133 686 – Web Site www.emdonenilodge.com
Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve – (+- 23km)
The Park has a number of picnic facilities with basic ablutions. Hilton Camp offers spectacular views, they have a Restaurant at the Camp where one can enjoy an A la Carte Menu, buffet Breakfast or Sunday lunch.
Gate opening times – 06h00 to 18h00 in winter (1 April – 31 October) and 05h00 – 19h00 in summer (1st November to 31 March). The speed limit in the park is 40km per hour. Both Gate entries have Speed Point Machines however there may be times when these credit card facilities are “off line” and we suggest that you make provision for this by having cash on hand.
Contact Details: 035 562 0848
Dumazulu – (+- 4km)
They offer a Traditional Zulu Village which gives guests an insight into local customs, a taste of Zulu Beer and age old traditions such as spear & pot making, bead work, basket weaving and Sangoma bone throwing. The cultural experience culminates with vibrant Zulu dancing.
Contact Details: 035 562 2260
Bayete Zulu (+- 44.5km)
Elephant interaction. A knowledgeable ranger will talk you through the history of the Elephants you interact with and will provide you with interesting facts about Elephants in general. The show starts at 11h00h daily. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
Contact Details: 035 595 8089
False Bay Nature Reserve – Isimangaliso Wetland Park (+- 19km)
Part of St Lucia Lake, False Bay has a variety of habitats. They offer self-guided trails, boat facilities and a good reputation for excellent fishing. Due to the drought conditions currently experienced part of the lake is dry. The Park also contains marine fossils of both animals and coral.
Contact Details: 035 562 0425
Further afield (+-50km – 164km away)
•Greater St Lucia Wetlands – boat tours
•Whale Watching – St Lucia – Advantage Charter
•Mkuze Game Reserve
•Sodwana Bay – fishing, snorkelling, diving