Babanango Game Reserve: Rewilding Project Update of our Big Five Game Reserve

Over the last seven years, Babanango Game Reserve has embarked on one of the largest game translocation projects in the country, selectively sourcing over 3,000 large mammal species and sensitively reintroducing them back to 20,000 ha of previously overgrazed wilderness, the heart of Zululand. As a newly established Big Five game reserve, it has been […]

Explore Aloes in Bloom on a Game Drive at Babanango Game Reserve

As the vibrant summer colours give way to the mellow hues of autumn in KwaZulu-Natal, Babanango Game Reserve becomes a stage for the dramatic bloom of aloes. During this season, the landscape is painted with fiery reds, oranges, and yellows, establishing the reserve as a prime destination for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. These succulents […]

The Elephant, the Bee and a Tree: A Local Field Guide’s hobby, transformed into Babanango’s latest conservation project

Nestled in the heart of Zululand, Babanango Game Reserve stands as a beacon of conservation innovation, showcasing one of Southern Africa’s most ambitious rewilding projects. Over the years, significant strides have been made, including the official reintroduction of the Big Five, with the majestic African elephant being one of the reserve’s most recent additions. These […]

The Big Five Birds of Babanango Game Reserve

If you consider yourself an avid bird watcher, then Babanango Game Reserve will be the closest thing you’ll find to paradise. With over 300 bird species calling the reserve home, Babanango boasts some of the best of KZN wildlife. Each species plays an integral role in the reserve’s ecosystem, but five species catch our eye […]

Babanango’s Lesser Known “Little Five”

Over the past five years, Babanango Game Reserve has undertaken a monumental game translocation project, successfully introducing over 3000 large mammal species to reclaim the territory where their ancestors once roamed freely. In June 2023, our reserve reached a momentous milestone by officially becoming home to the renowned “Big Five,” marking a significant achievement in […]

Babanango Game Reserve Gets Big 5 Status With Latest Arrival!

“Every single animal protected is an achievement in conservation.” – Musa Mbatha, Reserve Manager, Babanango Game Reserve Africa’s Big five animals – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant – are major tourism drawcards for any game reserve. But achieving Big 5 status for Zululand’s Babanango Game Reserve is more of a testament to the group’s […]