KWAZULU NATAL » MANYONI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
After a decade of hard work and commitment, the Zululand Rhino Reserve has given birth to a new name and identity. Manyoni Private Game Reserve
means the “place of birds” in isiZulu
and is apt to describe this unique reserve, nestled in the heart of Zululand. The reserve offers “Big 5” game viewing
and conservation is a top priority. The rolling valleys and hills offer awe-inspiring views framed by the Ubombo mountain rang
e. From birds soaring above to the animals walking below, every aspect of the reserve has a profound impact on all who encounter it.
The Manyoni Private Game Reserve was created when 17 dedicated landowners dropped their fences to create a 23 000ha protected area
that was chosen as a release site for the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project.
After the introduction of black rhinos
, a herd of elephant from the Kruger National Park
were translocated to the reserve. Cheetah
were reintroduced in 2009. The reserve achieved “Big 5” status when lions
were introduced in 2011. More recently, a pack of African wild dogs
, the most endangered carnivore in South Africa, were introduced.