UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
WHERE THE ADVENTURE SEEKERS COME OUT TO PLAY

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES WHERE THE ADVENTURE SEEKERS COME OUT TO PLAY HEAVENLY SPACES LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION AWAITS YOU

OUR LODGES

Babanango Game Reserve is home to three exceptional lodges

VALLEY
LODGE

VALLEY
LODGE

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ZULU
ROCK

TRAVELLERS
CAMP

TRAVELLERS
CAMP

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This is why our travelers keep coming bacK

This is why our travelers keep coming bacK

gottfriedstark
gottfriedstark
2021-11-18
Ein Juwel in Zulu-Natal Durch Zufall entdeckt haben wir kurzfristig gebucht und waren überwältigt über die Gastlichkeit und das hohe Qualitätsniveau, das hier geboten wird. Die Küche ein Traum, der Gamedrive mit Dr. X ein Erlebnis und zugleich gespickt mit vielen interessanten Details zur Natur und der Geschichte der Zulus. Dieses neue Gamereserve ist (noch) ein absoluter Geheimtipp.
Kierran1
Kierran1
2021-11-08
Heaven on Earth Babanango Game Reserve is going to be one of the top 3 reserves in South Africa, from the landscape to the staff end to end perfection!! Highly recommend a visit!! When you do visit Valley Lodge book a copper mine tour! Very unique part of Babanango!
keemy2021
keemy2021
2021-10-19
BEST BIRTHDAY WEEKEND EVER! This was the best birthday trip ever!!! I went to celebrate my birthday with the love of my life. They offered a 5 star customer service, most friendliest staff specifically Slindile(forever smiling), excellent customer service, great safari drives with Lucky(what a gentleman). Not to mention the executive chef outdid himself along with his team without fail. A lot to appreciate! I got the best surprise of my life on the night of my birthday with a cake specially baked for me, the most delicious! I felt the love. Thank you so much. This is worth doing again! We absolutely loved it. Keep up the great work, guys!!! You were all just AMAZING!!! Love Keemy. ❤️🥰
hermanus121
hermanus121
2021-09-28
Birthday weekend celebration This was the best trip ever, celebrating my birthday weekend and 1 year anniversary with my woman. We met some other couples there and we got along nicely such that we requested a table were we would eat our dinner together.
Sandile Ntando Buthelezi
Sandile Ntando Buthelezi
2021-09-25
Anniversary weekend away in Babanango 5 star customer service, most friendliest staff, excellent customer service, amazing activities, the executive chef outdid himself along with his team without fail. A lot to appreciate, lovely infinity pool, spacious clean, well furnished rooms, beautiful surrounding gardens that are so refreshing to walk through and more… we don’t usually visit the same hotel/destination for obvious reasons (so many to explore) but this is worth doing again. Absolutely loved it. Keep up the great work guys 👏👏👏
anakammerer
anakammerer
2021-09-12
A must on your next trip to South Africa! OMG! When planning a trip to South Africa you probably think of Kruger, right? Well, Babanango Game Reserve is the most spectacular place you can go. It’s a 22,000 hectares private game reserve offering outstanding views, amazing lodging, food and service and you will be able to be part of the foundation of a new Big Five hotspot. A remote place, only 3 hours drive from Durban, where you will be able to get another perspective of a game drive. Horseback riding, safari picnic by the river, a visit to a copper mine, an helicopter tour, or a classical of road game drive followed by an African sundowner are just some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay. Simply amazing!
blennerhassettdelia
blennerhassettdelia
2021-09-03
40th and 50th birthday celebration weekend What an amazing birthday celebration weekend away with the family. All our expectations were met and everyone at the lodge went well out of there way to make us feel special and looked so well after. A huge thank you to the BVL team you guys are awesome
Mandypayze
Mandypayze
2021-08-30
Wonderful bush luxury! Excellent service and meals! All the staff make you feel so welcome! Fantastic experiences in the bush, including a most divine lunch! Plenty of birdlife and wonderful game viewing! Accommodation that is fabulous! Loved every minute spent here and wished we never had to leave!
Yongama
Yongama
2021-08-23
Best of the best I recently visit Babanango Valley Lodge with my wife and daughter, they went beyond my expectations. Their staff has the most amazing hospitality. They make really good and fresh food. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, family, solo and couples.
aaronflyboi
aaronflyboi
2021-08-19
The ultimate safari destination More than what we exprected by far , amazing views and hospitality with great staff and many activities sets its self apart from others absolutely loved it and the food was world class! Will definitely be there again.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Where the adventure seekers come out to play...

GAME DRIVES

GAME DRIVES

Take the scenic route in utmost comfort
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BUSH DINING

BUSH DINING

The ultimate in dining al fresco under a canopy of stars
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GUIDED WALKS

GUIDED WALKS

Explore Babanango at grassroots level
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BIRDING AND BUTTERFLYING

BIRDING AND BUTTERFLYING

Be in awe of a kaleidoscope of colour in flight
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GAME DRIVES

GAME DRIVES

Take the scenic route in utmost comfort
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BUSH DINING

BUSH DINING

The ultimate in dining al fresco under a canopy of stars
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GUIDED WALKS

GUIDED WALKS

Explore Babanango at grassroots level
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BIRDING AND BUTTERFLYING

BIRDING AND BUTTERFLYING

Be in awe of a kaleidoscope of colour in flight
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ABOUT BABANANGO

Encompassing mistbelt grasslands, thornveld and river frontage, Babanango Game Reserve is a bush lover’s paradise, and where the adventurous come to experience all things safari. This rich area harbours abundant game species including buffalo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, several antelope, and the elusive aardvark and aardwolf. Rhino and buffalo have recently been introduced to the reserve, with the remainder of the big five soon to be introduced.

Babanango Game Reserve is the largest conservation project of its kind over the last 30 years. Over 75% of the land is leased from the communities – which means that this partnership is one that empowers its people. The African Habitat Conservancy Foundation was founded as a means to assist and serve the immediate communities around the reserve, and truly is the heart of the reserve.

MALARIA-FREE

Babanango is located in
a malaria-free zone.

THE BIG FIVE

Coming in September 2022

19 250 HECTARES

Situated on 19 250 hectares
of conservation land.

COMMUNITY DRIVEN

We are dedicated to the
upliftment of surrounding
communities.

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Babanango Game Reserve is a place of great biodiversity and offers an unparalleled sense of wilderness. Under the custodianship of German investors Barbara and Hellmuth Weisser and Jeffrey van Staden of African Habitat Conservancy, the legacy investment of four years in the making aims to place more land and wildlife under conservation.

GALLERY

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