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Madwaleni River Lodge is nestled along the banks of the White Umfolozi River, and offers a luxurious throwback to classic travel opulence. Each of its twelve bespoke safari-style tents features a heated splash pool and private views, providing an immersive nature experience at this private game lodge.

Zulu Rock Lodge located on a high point on the reserve, offers commanding views across the reserve from the edge of a mountain cliff.

Featuring six luxurious villa-style suites and one family villa, Zulu Rock is perfect for couples seeking a secluded private safari getaway. Enjoy in-room services or sip sundowners beside the elevated pool, watching wildlife roam below.

Valley Lodge situated deep in the South of the reserve, is perhaps our best kept secret. Fully fenced, this inviting, homely and secure lodge is ideal for couples, families, and group bookings. Overlooking the Nsubeni River Valley, its nine luxurious suites offer elegance and modern amenities, embodying the charm of a farmstead-style setting in a private game lodge.

Matatane Camp is the destination of choice for guests looking for a comfortable self-catering, ‘back-to-basics’ wilderness experience.

Fenced off from the main reserve and accessed via a separate entrance, Matatane has no dangerous mammals. The camp offers comfortable chalets and family tents along with activities such as a multi-platform zipline, obstacle courses, walking trails, and secure swimming pools.

Madwaleni River lodge

Ultra Luxury

Zulu Rock Lodge


Valley Lodge

Family Luxury

Matatane camp

rustic comfort

Unforgettable Experiences

Babanango Game Reserve offers a range of activities designed to provide guests with an immersive experience on the reserve.

  • Guided Game Drives: Traverse the remote hills and valleys on a safari, encountering wildlife such as buffalo, rhino, elephants, lions, caracals, klipspringers, and kudus, with refreshment stops offering picturesque vistas.
  • Walking Safaris: For an up-close encounter with nature, explore the reserve on foot with specialist guides.
  • Historical Tours: Dive into the region’s rich history with guided tours of the nearby Anglo-Zulu battlefields, perfect for history buffs. Alternatively, investigate the ruins and remnants of an old copper mine, adding a touch of archaeology to your stay.
  • Bush Lunch: Enjoy a peaceful retreat with a sumptuous meal amidst breathtaking views, ideal for those seeking tranquillity.
  • Adrenaline Activities: Experience the thrill of a zip-line adventure at Matatane, offering heart-pounding fun in the great outdoors.
  • Conservation Participation: You can engage directly with our conservation efforts through activities like helicopter patrols and camera trap servicing, contributing to wildlife monitoring and research at our leading private game lodge here in KZN.
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