Welcome to Babanango Valley Lodge, a luxury safari lodge in the heart of Zululand. The lodge overlooks the picturesque Nsubeni River Valley with glistening granite koppies, sandstone cliffs and quartzite ridges stretching into the far distance where the White Umfolozi River flows.

The lodge is set in Babanango Valley Private Nature Reserve which boasts pristine bushveld and is home to giraffe, hyena, zebra, several antelope species as well as the elusive aardvark and aardwolf. Buffalo have recently been introduced to the reserve with plans for the remainder of the Big-Five over the next two years.

The reserve forms part of the larger Babanango Game Reserve, encompassing 22 000-hectares of conservation land in partnership with the local community and set to be one of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier Big-Five reserves.



Situated 50kms from Vryheid in malaria-free northern KwaZulu-Natal, Babanango Game Reserve boasts 22 000-hectares of pristine wilderness waiting to be explored by conservation and nature enthusiasts. The Reserve offers guests a captivating bush experience and the opportunity to be a part of a groundbreaking conservation project that will benefit local communities and protect precious wildlife for future generations to enjoy.

Babanango Game Reserve has recently introduced rhino and buffalo to the protected area, with the remainder of the Big-Five to call the reserve home over the next two years. Visitors can also expect to encounter giraffe, hyena, zebra, several antelope species as well as the elusive aardvark and aardwolf. Lodges on the reserve include Babanango Valley Lodge, Zulu Rock, and Matatane Lodge – each unique in their offering and experience.


Tel: 031 1000 362

Office Hours: 8:00am till 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

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