Manyoni Game Reserve

South Africa - Kwazulu-Natal (Durban)

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...

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

Mabula Game Lodge$$$$

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