Activities

Game Drives

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our exhilarating game drive experience, designed to immerse you in the wonders of the African wilderness. Traverse the diverse landscapes of the reserve in one of our 15 high-quality 4×4 game vehicles, as you seek out the magnificent Big Five and an array of fascinating wildlife. From graceful klipspringers to elusive servals and even the enchanting porcupine, our experienced guides will lead the way, offering you the opportunity to witness these extraordinary creatures in their natural habitat. Capture unforgettable moments and create memories that will last a lifetime as you prepare to be captivated by the untamed beauty of the surroundings and the thrill of encountering wildlife up close during your classic safari game drive at our lodge.

Duration
3 hours

Minimum Age
8 years

Group Size
2 to 6 people

Cost:
Included
(except Matatane Camp)

Walking Safari

For those craving a more immersive and active wildlife encounter, our walking safaris provide an exceptional opportunity to explore the reserve on foot. Step into the heart of nature and engage with the intricacies of Babanango’s ecosystem, discovering the hidden wonders that often go unnoticed. Led by knowledgeable guides, these safaris offer an up-close and personal experience, allowing you to intimately connect with the smaller creatures and delicate plant life that make Babanango truly unique. Witness the intricate details of the wilderness, from the fluttering wings of a butterfly to the subtle scents of the surrounding flora. Our walking safaris promise an exhilarating adventure and a deeper appreciation for the intricate tapestry of life within the reserve.

Duration
3 to 5 hours

Minimum Age
16 years

Group Size
Min. 2 people

Cost:
Starting R395pp/h

Battlefield Tours

During this full-day historical tour, guests can immerse themselves in the fascinating stories of the Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefields. With the guidance of experienced tour guides and visual aids, guests will gain a deeper understanding of the pivotal battles that shaped South African history. The tour also offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the battlefields from the Nqutu Ridge, providing a unique perspective of the terrain that played a crucial role in the outcome of the battles. Please note that the tour is subject to prior arrangement and weather conditions, but our knowledgeable guides will keep you informed of any changes in advance.

Duration
Full Day

Minimum Age
12 years

Group Size
2 to 4 people

Cost:
Starting R1750pp

Bush Lunch

At Babanango Game Reserve, guests can enjoy a unique bush lunch experience that combines breathtaking scenery with delicious cuisine. Served in a beautiful outdoor setting, the lunch menu features a variety of delectable dishes, each made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. As you savor your meal, you can take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the wildlife that may be grazing nearby. The bush lunch experience at Babanango is a perfect way to break up your day of game drives or walking safaris and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the African wilderness.

Duration
3 hours

Minimum Age
12 years

Group Size
4 to 12 people

Cost:
On request

Zip Line Adventures

Experience the thrill of soaring through the air with our exhilarating Zipline Adventure at Matatane Camp. Prepare yourself for an adrenaline-pumping journey as you embark on our 5-platform zipline course that takes you through a captivating river gorge. Feel the rush of excitement as you glide through the air, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the reserve. Take in the breathtaking views from each platform as you navigate your way through this exciting aerial adventure, including our longest zipline spanning an impressive 200 meters. With the river gorge below you, you’ll feel a sense of freedom and exhilaration like never before. Our Zipline Adventure is a must-do experience for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike, providing an unforgettable opportunity to witness the beauty of Babanango from a unique perspective.

Duration
2 hours

Weight Limit
40kgs to 120kgs

Group Size
4 to 6 people

Cost:
Adult = R425pp
U/12y = R225pp

Coppermine Tour

Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of the Coppermine Tour, located just 10 minutes away from Valley Lodge. Step into the depths of an old mine shaft and embark on a journey through time as you uncover the fascinating story behind the elusive “fool’s gold.” Delve into the rich oral history surrounding the copper mine, once belonging to Paul Pollitzer, a dedicated geologist whose dreams were shattered by financial challenges. Learn about his relentless pursuit of copper and the unfortunate outcome that led to his tragic end in 1910. As you explore the remnants of the mine, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the hardships faced by those who sought their fortunes in this captivating industry.

In addition, discover that our Coppermine Tour is home to a thriving colony of Cape Leafnose bats. Witness these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat as they inhabit the mine, adding to the allure and ecological significance of the site. Marvel at their intricate wings and unique behaviors, further enhancing the experience of the Coppermine Tour.

Duration
2 hours

Minimum Age
12 years

Group Size
Min. 2 people

Cost:
Starting R295pp

Wildlife Monitoring

Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most majestic creatures. Spend a day with our trained wildlife monitors, tracking black rhino through the dense bush or keeping an eye on the elusive cheetahs. Our expert guides will take you on a thrilling adventure, sharing their knowledge of the animals and their habitats along the way. With this unique wildlife monitoring experience, guests can gain a deeper appreciation for these incredible animals and the importance of protecting their habitats. Whether you’re a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or a curious beginner, this is an unforgettable opportunity to witness some of Africa’s most amazing creatures in their natural environment.

Duration
3 to 5 hours

Minimum Age
16 years

Group Size
2 to 4 people

Cost:
Starting R1750pp

Helicopter Patrols

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Babanango Game Reserve from a whole new perspective with our Helicopter Conservation Flights. Take to the skies for an unforgettable 30-to-45-minute journey that offers a rare opportunity to witness the reserve’s stunning landscapes and captivating wildlife from above. As you soar through the air, keep your eyes peeled for remarkable sightings of wildlife roaming the vast grasslands and thornveld, as well as enjoying moments of tranquility as they drink from the meandering White Umfolozi River or bask on the sun-kissed granite rocks. Babanango’s Helicopter Conservation Flights provide a thrilling adventure that will leave you with lasting memories of the reserve’s natural wonders and wildlife in their natural habitat.

Duration

30 to 45 mins

Weight Limit

Max PAX Weight 200kgs

Group Size

1 to 3 people

Cost

Starting R5150pp