Private Game Reserve

An extraordinary Zululand wildlife sanctuary

Manyoni Private Game Reserve is a Big 5 reserve of exceptional beauty and has become well known for its world-class wildlife viewing. The reserve boasts dramatic landscapes and high numbers of wildlife along with a strong focus on conservation.
The reserve was originally formed in 2004 when 17 private properties in the northern Zululand area dropped their fences. The impetus for this was participation in the WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. The joining of properties created a 57,000 acre privately owned game reserve in the heart of Zululand, one of the most animal-rich and species-diverse areas of South Africa.


In addition to the Big 5, the reserve has plentiful plains game and a strong commitment to the reintroduction of endangered species. We have successfully reintroduced both cheetah and pangolin. While we have had challenges with the two packs of wild dogs we have attempted to introduce, the reserve remains committed to being home to a pack of wild dogs as part of the country’s metapopulation. We hope to have a successful pack reintroduction soon.

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