Leopard Mountain Manyoni

Intimate & Exclusive 5* Lodge with Beathtaking Views 
Big 5 Mayoni Private Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Leopard Mountain Manyoni is a multiple award-winning, family-run safari lodge set within the magnificent 58 000 acre Manyoni Private Game Reserve, just a few hours drive from Durban.

Leopard Mountain Manyoni Safari Lodge is intimate and exclusive. With only 8 luxury suites we are able to guarantee personalised service. The most breathtaking views in Zululand are seen here, from the meandering Msunduze River below to the distant Lebombo Mountains, where Africa’s Great Rift Valley begins.

Let us take your soul on a journey where you will discover the essential truth about yourself and your world, enticing your senses and enlivening your spirit along the way. Exceptional service and a warm atmosphere dissolve away the stresses of modern day living. Leopard Mountain has the most spectacular and uninterrupted views in Zululand, which provide an ever changing panorama over the African plains and the meandering riverine forests below. The relaxing atmosphere of our lodge truly helps one to unwind the second you put foot on our African soil… You will be welcomed by friendly and ever helpful staff who are there to tend to your every need during your stay. The lodge has been designed with your relaxation in mind and you will find many places where you can happily put your feet up, unwind and feel completely at home.

Leopard Mountain Manyoni Suites


Your stay at Leopard Mountain Manyoni is in a luxurious, well-appointed luxury suites. The rooms have air conditioners for hot days and are equipped with large, open showers that have incredible views over the valley below and are a light and spacious haven of peace and tranquillity to relax and unwind in. By day, laze in your hammock or private plunge pool and watch the eagles soar at eye level over the plains below and by night, marvel at the magnificence of millions of stars under the African night sky. Your private balcony is the perfect place to have a glass of sherry and watch the moon rising over the mountains.

Food Experience

As you can expect from a stay at Leopard Mountain Manyoni, your food experience will be truly magnificent as we provide you with a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ and unforgettable African safari experience. Whether you are dining under the stars in the boma, on the main deck or in the dining room, our meals promise to be impressively delectable.

Create  Lasting Memories

Creating lasting memories that encapsulate perfect moments in people’s lives is a high priority for us at Leopard Mountain Manyoni. Whether it be your honeymoon or a romantic getaway with that special person in your life, one can be sure that all your needs will be met and catered for.

Indulge in a private candlelit dinner with a glass of one of our award-winning wines around a bonfire or surprise your partner with a celebratory bottle of bubbly to enjoy in your own private plunge pool whilst the sun sets over the reserve. No matter what you choose, we endeavour to make your time together as special as possible!


We have a unique wedding location that offers an authentic African experience. Why not exchange your vows in the dry river bed flanked by a cathedral of sycamore figs and riverine forest or alternatively in the middle of the bush surrounded by breath-taking views of Africa. Our professional team will assist you in organizing your ceremony as well as an intimate reception where your guests will be spoilt in true luxury ensuring that your special day has everlasting memories.


Our top therapists eagerly welcome you to be treated to an indulgent pampering session whilst you unwind in our tranquil spa. Surrounded by sweeping bushveld views, our Africology Spa stands as one of the top health and beauty brands in South Africa which is both eco-friendly and has a holistic approach to all their treatments.

Big 5 activities


Big 5 morning and afternoon Big 5 game drives in open 4×4 game viewers. We will stop for refreshments on the drives in the bush for a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy the peace and quiet of the wilderness.

Community & Conservation

As one of the founders of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve (previously Zululand Rhino Reserve) we are acutely aware that Communities and Conservation are inextricably linked. Leopard Mountain has chosen to support two great causes the first being the Zululand Rhino Orphanage. This is a fantastic initiative which aims at rescuing and rehabilitating baby rhino when their mothers have passed away either from poaching or natural causes. So far they have an excellent track record with a good number of reintroductions back to the wild. The second being the Zululand Conservation Trust which aims to support both Local Community and Conservation Initiatives. Whether it is painting a Crèche, conducting school children’s awareness safaris or a conservation Fund raising Drive Leopard Mountain tries to support as much as possible. We are proud to work together with the Zululand Conservation Trust that supports and preserves Communities and Conservation in Zululand.

Manyoni Conservation activities



Welcome to Manyoni Private Game Reserve. We would like to invite you to join us on a WILD Adventure. Experience the behind-the-scenes conservation work on Manyoni and get up close to different wildlife species. We want to share our amazing world with you! Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the scenes in the game reserves you visit? Have you ever wanted to contribute a little something extra to conservation? Manyoni Private Game Reserve would like to give you the opportunity to experience hands on conservation work while contributing to those very same projects. We invite you to come on an adventure with us whilst getting your hands dirty and your heart involved. Meet the dedicated men and women who work tirelessly to protect and manage our wildlife!


The Zululand Rhino Orphanage is a specialized facility for the care and rehabilitation of orphaned rhino calves. We would like to offer you the opportunity to visit the facility and learn more about the amazing work they do. During your visit you will be able to see how the facility is run and how the orphans are being cared for. Please note that this is a rehabilitation facility and we therefore limit human interaction with the animals. A maximum of 6 guests can be accommodated per visit. The visits last an hour. Guests are not permitted to take their own photos however a staff member will take photos for you during your visit. Visits are subject to availability, and will be restricted when new calves arrive or are undergoing treatment. Please enquire for availability and bookings.


Please enquire for availability and bookings. Join our wildlife management team on a unique rhino dehorning experience. Rhino dehorning has proven to be an effective measure to deter rhino poaching. We therefore invite you to join us and participate in a heart-warming, hands-on experience. Get up close to wild rhino whilst assisting the team in collecting DNA samples and taking measurements, all of this contributing to the protection of the species. The procedure is not harmful in any way and our veterinarian and wildlife management team is highly experienced ensuring the welfare of the rhino during the procedure.


Join us on a wildlife monitoring session. Learn about the use of telemetry equipment and track down one of the collared animals on Manyoni. You will get to know the team as well as gain insight into animal behaviour and wildlife management. Monitoring specific individuals, packs or prides is an important part of wildlife management. You can participate in either elephant, lion, cheetah or wild dog tracking. An afternoon or morning session can be booked. Please enquire at your lodge for availability and bookings.


From time to time, Manyoni conducts routine conservation activities, such as collaring, animal callups, and immobilisation of individuals for veterinary treatment. Please enquire with your lodge if any of these activities are available during your stay.


SAWUBONA! Join us on a visit the to the Mandlakazi Tribal Land to experience Zulu culture whilst supporting women in this community. You can join the Zululand Conservation Trust team on a visit to one of the schools or crèche’s which we support monthly and learn more about our environmental education projects. Enjoy a traditional Zulu lunch whilst learning about the Zulu Culture. We welcome donations such as toys , stationary, books, blankets and clothing.


R3 356.00 per person sharing per night 
R4 362.00 per single person per night


Accommodation in a luxurious en-suite stone and thatch chalets; Breakfast, Light Lunch and High Tea & Dinner; 2 game drives daily in the Big 5 Manyoni Game Reserve; Selected drink on game drives; Teas & Coffees; Wi-Fi


Bar & mini-bar account; *Conservation Fee (R175 per person per night – please note subject to change without prior notice); Items of a personal nature; Transfers; Increases in prices beyond our control;  Additional activities (Spa Treatments; Walking Safaris; Elephant Interaction; La Lucia boat trip)


Minimum 2 night stay.  Children 12 years and over are welcome at adult rate. 


REGULAR SPECIALS – Valid 01 Jan – 31 Dec 2021

May & June 2021 R 4 037.00 ppspn R 5 249.00
Jan – Dec 2021 R 4 864.00 ppspn R 6 324.00

Accommodation in a luxurious en-suite stone and thatch chalets; Breakfast, Light Lunch and High Tea & Dinner; 2 game drives daily in the Big 5 Manyoni Game Reserve; Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers; Wi-Fi


Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines and premium brand spirits; *Conservation Fee (R175 per person per night – please note subject to change without prior notice); Items of a personal nature; Transfers; Increases in prices beyond our control;  Additional activities (Spa Treatments; Walking Safaris; Elephant Interaction; La Lucia boat trip)


Minimum 2 night stay.  Children 12 years and over are welcome at adult rate. 


*Conservation Fee:  Only by contributing to conservation can funds be raised to help save the reserve’s endangered species such as Black Rhino, White Rhino, Wild dog, Ground Horn Bill, Red Bill Ox-pecker, Leopard Tortoise and many more. This levy is essential in preserving the wildlife heritage of our reserve for future generations. In the past 2 years both the lion & cheetah populations have doubled thanks to this levy and the wildlife management programme within the Reserve.

Subject to Availability.  T&C’s apply.  E&OE.

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