Suggested Itineraries

Suggested itineraries prepared for the convenience of visitors and guests of Bonamanzi Game Reserve.


Bonamanzi – 3 night stay program:
Arrive in time for an afternoon boat cruise on the Hluhluwe River departing at 15:00.
Dinner.

Day 1 – Wetlands (The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – Isimangaliso)
Enjoy a full day guided tour of St Lucia Isimangaliso incl. transfer, boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, mini Game Drive in the Eastern Shores Game Reserve, Cape Vidal beach visit snorkeling. Picnic Lunch is also included.
Departure time depends on the tide.
Return +/- 17:30.
Dinner.

Day 2 – Wildlife (Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve)
Enjoy a 6 hour guided game drive into the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve (home of the BIG 5) departing at 06:00 (during winter).
Lunch at Bonamanzi.
Afternoon at leisure.
Visit a Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre (other cats are Servals, Caracals, Wild cats etc.) during feeding time at 16:30.

Day 3 – Nature Walk & Zulu Culture
Enjoy an early morning guided nature walk on Bonamanzi – departing at 06:00 for 1.5 hours.
Breakfast.
Depart.
(En-route activity) Enjoy a cultural Zulu Village Tour with Zulu Dancing; show begins at 11:15.


Bonamanzi – 4 night stay program:
Arrive in time for an afternoon boat cruise on the Hluhluwe River departing at 15:00.
Dinner at 19:00.

Day 1 – Wildlife (Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve)
Famous for its conservation efforts for saving the White Rhino from extinction the park is home of the Rhino capture unit that to this day successful runs a relocation and anti-poaching program. The park now boasts a fifth of the world’s black and white rhino population, and also hosts the Big Five and endangered species like the wild dog.
Depart at 05:30 (packed breakfast) for a full day guided safari to Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve.
Lunch for own account.
Dinner at Lalapanzi at 19:00.

Day 2 – Wetlands (The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – Isimangaliso)
The 328 000 ha reserve was South Africa’s first world heritage site, and incorporates an astonishingly variety of habitats, endangered species and diverse wildlife; from Big Five to the largest mammal, the Humped back Whale.
Transfer departs after breakfast (08:00) to St Lucia Wetland Park (World Heritage Site) for a full day guided tour. Enjoy a safari through the Wetland Park, a boat cruise on the estuary lake St Lucia, visit viewpoints and snorkel or just sunbath at Cape Vidal beach. Short hiking opportunities are available. Lunch is included. (Events are arranged according to tides.)
Please note that departure also depends on the Tide.
Dinner at Lalapanzi at 19:00.

Day 3 – Zulu Culture & Nature Walks
After breakfast (at 8:00) join a walking tour of a rural Zulu village depicting modern tribal living and cultural customs applied today. The duration is 1.5 hours. Shows at 11:15.
Enjoy lunch for own account at Illala Weavers Gallery, internationally recognized for uplifting rural woman by creating demand for traditional hand-woven Zulu baskets.
Enjoy a guided walk on Bonamanzi – departing at 15:00.
Dinner at Lalapanzi at 19:00.

Day 4 – More Wildlife
Enjoy a 3 hour guided game dive on Bonamanzi Game Reserve.
Breakfast.
Depart.

Please contact us on res@bonamanzi.co.za for a detailed quote.