LEOPARD MOUNTAIN SAFARI LODGE - Manyoni Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Leopard Mountain is a 5 Star, multiple award-winning, Big 5, family-run safari lodge set within the magnificent 58 000 acres Manyoni Private Game Reserve. Our Safari Lodge is intimate and exclusive. With only 8 luxury suites we are able to guarantee personalised service.
The most breathtaking views in Zululand are seen here, from the meandering Msunduze River below to the distant Lebombo Mountains, where Africa's Great Rift Valley begins. Let us take your soul on a journey where you will discover the essential truth about yourself and your world, enticing your senses and enlivening your spirit along the way.
Witness endless sunsets melting their final rays into the horizon, the smell of fresh rainfall over Africa's plains and a feeling of peace and tranquillity as your African dream unfolds into a truly memorable reality. Wild animals roam freely over this vast wilderness providing spectacular game viewing and intimate encounters with some of Africa's most endangered species. At Leopard Mountain, we aim to give our guests a holistic Safari experience featuring the planets Largest Land Mammal to the smallest insect or flower.
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Creating lasting memories that encapsulate perfect moments in people’s lives is a high priority for us at Leopard Mountain. Whether it be your honeymoon or a romantic getaway with that special person in your life, one can be sure that all your needs will be met and catered for.
Indulge in a private candlelit dinner with a glass of one of our award-winning wines around a bonfire or surprise your partner with a celebratory bottle of bubbly to enjoy in your own private plunge pool whilst the sun sets over the reserve. No matter what you choose, we endeavour to make your time together as special as possible!
We have a unique wedding location that offers an authentic African experience. Why not exchange your vows in the dry river bed flanked by a cathedral of sycamore figs and riverine forest or alternatively in the middle of the bush surrounded by breath-taking views of Africa?
Our professional team will assist you in organizing your ceremony as well as an intimate reception where your guests will be spoilt in true luxury ensuring that your special day has everlasting memories.
LEOPARD MOUNTAIN SPA
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.
TYPICAL DAY ON SAFARI AT LEOPARD MOUNTAIN
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 lunchtime, 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 stars’ 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.
CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES / VISIT TO RHINO ORPHANAGE
As one of the founders of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, we are acutely aware that Communities and Conservation are inextricably linked.
Leopard Mountain supports two great causes, the first being the Zululand Rhino Orphanage. This is a fantastic initiative which aims at rescuing and rehabilitating baby rhino when their mothers have passed away either from poaching or natural causes. So far they have an excellent track record with a good number of reintroductions back to the wild.
The second being the Zululand Conservation Trust which aims to support both Local Community and Conservation Initiatives. Whether it is painting a crèche, conducting school children's awareness safaris, or a conservation fundraising drive, Leopard Mountain tries to support as much as possible.
Join us in this extremely rewarding journey and help preserve our natural resources for future generations. Speak to our bookings team about what conservation activities are available to be part of during your Leopard Mountain Journey. Or visit and donate to the Rhino Orphanage and be part of the future of our Rhinos in South Africa – safeguarding these iconic animals that are an intrinsic part of our African Landscape.