This 5 Star, Multi-Award winning, Big 5, Family Run Safari Lodge is set within the 58 000 acres Manyoni Private Game Reserve offering peace and tranquility with friendly hospitality. Our beautiful lodge has the most spectacular views in Zululand, from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains.
Big 5 safaris take you through well stocked, unspoiled bushveld and endless rivers winding through indigenous forest, a birder’s paradise.
Luxury accommodation in 9 well-appointed, luxury stone and thatch suites with a hammock and private plunge pool nestled in the cliff tops overlooking the river below. Our sought-after chef will prepare your tantalizing meals, which can be accompanied by your choice of wine from our multi-award-winning cellar.
Entrust us with those special occasions. Our picture-perfect backdrop lends itself as an intimate setting for a romantic wedding, honeymoon, or just a well-deserved break.
Luxurious stone and thatch suite, a haven of peace and tranquility that is light and spacious with its own private balcony, hammock and plunge pool, incredible view, en-suite bathroom, mini bar and tea and coffee facilities.
24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Plunge Pool, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Big 5 Safaris take you through well stocked, unspoilt bush veld and endless rivers winding through indigenous forest, a birder’s paradise.
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 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. Inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers and their vibrant heritage, communities and plant life, guests can enjoy an array of natural body, skin and beauty treatments designed to rejuvenate, relax and enhance health and vitality. After your treatment, you can take a leisurely dip in your own private plunge pool and enjoy the magnificence of the surrounding beauty.
Waking to the morning calls of the birds in the riverbed below your suite, the day begins with a select cup of coffee and some traditional rusks before embarking on your early morning safari with your guide.
On return to the lodge, an enticing breakfast awaits you in the dining room. Thereafter you can enjoy a leisurely morning at your own pace or you can take some quality time for yourself and be pampered at our Africology Spa for an hour or two.
At lunch time you can enjoy a light picnic basket lunch around the bird pond, on the main lodge deck or simply relax on your private balcony.
In the afternoon, you will be invited to come and enjoy afternoon tea on the main deck as you overlook the distant Lebombo Mountain Range. Afterwards you will go with your guide to explore some different areas of the reserve on your afternoon drive and will be treated to a magnificent African sunset to remember. On return to the lodge, you will have the opportunity to freshen up before having dinner in our ‘million star’ boma where you will be treated to an exquisite African inspired meal and can pair it with one of our award-winning wines from our cellar.
As the day comes to an end, you can sit around the bonfire and share the exciting stories of the days’ wildlife encounters with the other guests or retire to your suite to enjoy a sherry on your deck and listen as Africa's night chorus unfolds with distant lion roars, hyenas whooping, or baboons barking at lurking Leopards in the river bed below.
As the large orb of the morning sun creeps over the African bush horizon, you will be greeted by our rangers who will treat you to warm fragrant teas and coffee coupled with morning rusks and biscuits. While enjoying your morning cup of coffee, our rangers will inform you about the wildlife they are hoping to see during the day. On returning to the Lodge, you will be treated to an array of fresh fruits, pastries and other delectable morning treats, followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes.
This drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after sunset where you will be whisked away to the African night sounds and encounter our fascinating nightlife. Enjoy sundowners at scenic locations as the brilliant, vibrant colours of the sunset begin to fade into the most beautiful pastels, mingling and blending into every imaginable.
As you can expect from a stay at Leopard Mountain, 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. All our breads and pastries are home-baked in our kitchen daily and we are able to cater for private meals and special occasions too.