Wedding Planning SA

Bonamanzi Game Reserve: A unique bushveld wedding venue in Hluhluwe

The 4000ha Bonamanzi Game Reserve is a romantic bushveld wedding venue and honeymoon destination, bordering the spectacular Lake St Lucia Isimangaliso Wetlands – a World Heritage Site, and the magnificent Hluhluwe River.

What can beat tying the knot in the country, surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of the African bushveld, at this privately-owned ‘Big 4’ reserve?

Bonamanzi Game Reserve has also made every effort to protect you and wedding guests from COVID-19.  Expect clean, sanitised facilities all round in addition to excellent service and hospitality.

Weddings at Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Bonamanzi is a beautiful wedding destination for both large and intimate events. Wether outdoors or indoors, their four venues offer a sense of elegance and your wedding guests will easily spot some wildlife during the festivities.

In addition, they have a professional and experienced wedding coordination team ready to make sure that your wedding goes ahead smoothly.

For those amazing wedding photos, the reserve also offers many unique photographic opportunities – be it a water-side sunset, the vast grass savannah or cool green forestry.

All your wedding catering needs can also be handled by the lodge and they do have a liquor licence.

See their Wedding and Function magazine listing HERE.

Wedding accommodation at Bonamanzi Game Reserve

For your guests and for your honeymoon, they provide accommodation in 3-Star combos as well as luxury chalets. Choose between  Lalapanzi Camp; Dinizulu CampGame LodgeTree LodgeTree Houses CampingNyala Lodge and the Bundu Rustic Camp.

In all the accommodation options, you will find all that might need for memorable stays. To make an online booking, click HERE. Read more HERE.

Guest facilities at Bonamanzi

Enjoy access to secure, ample parking for your vehicles as well as clean, private ablutions. There is also a large swimming pool for those hot summer days in the bush.

You will find that at the Lalapanzi restaurant, they strive to make dining an experience on its own with various cuisines and meals.

Things to do in Hluhluwe

Bonamanzi is home to four of South Africa’s famed Big 5 – except lions. There is plenty to keep you and your loved occupied over your honeymoon.

Since there are no lions, you can take part in interactive bush experiences with or without a trained field guide. Being in the bush is an experience, which no TV can ever replicate.

Birders also love the reserve for its many species and varieties.

The St Lucia area still offers many activities including game drives, boat cruises down the Hluhluwe River, bird safaris as well as unguided walks that you can take on their marked trails.

Reviews from previous Bonamanzi Game Reserve guests

“This is a gem in the heart of Zululand, with some incredible wildlife, great staff and many accommodation options. There are many ways to explore this special reserve that has sand forest and savannah, as well as the river to enjoy. Walks, drives and boat cruises are on offer. Well worth a visit” wrote The LionHeart Experience on their TripAdvisor page.

Bonamanzi Game Reserve is located at 324 Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 83 634 0895 / +27 (0) 72 027 3452; email or visit them online at Follow them on Facebook HERE.



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