Manyoni Private Game Reserve is one of the largest privately-owned reserves in Kwazulu-Natal. This 23,000-hectare reserve is the product of 17 dedicated landowners who dropped their fences in 2004 to create one contiguous protected area for our wildlife.
The selection of the area as a potential release site for the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project was a major driving factor in the establishment of Manyoni. In 2005, the newly established reserve was confirmed as a release site by the WWF, and a founder population of black rhinos were released into their new home.
A few years later, in 2009, the government formally proclaimed the reserve as a Nature Reserve under the Protected Areas Act. Since establishing the reserve, we have seen the reintroduction of lions, making Manyoni a Big 5 Reserve, and the reintroduction of endangered cheetahs and African wild dogs. In addition to endangered species conservation, Manyoni Private Game Reserve strongly focuses on conserving biodiversity; this includes the landscapes, ecosystems and processes upon which this biodiversity depends.
Manyoni Game Reserve Hotels
Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge$$$$
Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge welcomes you to their warm, inviting facilities, including the lounge, bar, and dining room, where we will care for your every need in a relaxed atmosphere. Dine under the stars at night, where our chef has prepared traditional South African Cuisine for the discerning traveller’s taste. Your luxurious stone and thatch suite provides a haven of peace and tranquillity where you can watch the sun and moon rise over an African plain that has not changed since befor...
Mabula Game Lodge$$$$
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