Zimanga, in KwaZulu Natal, is the first reserve in Africa to be designed specifically to satisfy the needs of today’s wildlife photography enthusiasts as well as safari clients who have a deeper appreciation for the bush, both of whom crave an unhurried and exclusive experience.

Spread over 6000 hectares of pristine bushveld, fever tree forests and rolling hills, Zimanga is bisected by the Mkuze River and home to a huge variety of animals and birds. From leopards to wild dogs and elephants to cheetah, nearly every sought-after sighting is accounted for. There are over 400 bird species recorded at the reserve.

Zimanga has been nurtured and developed by Senekal family over the last decade and now opens its gates as Africa’s first photographic reserve and offers unique features that will be music to the ears of wildlife photographers and enthusiasts alike. Zimanga offers traditional game viewing, with no more than two clients per row and is home to several state of the art photographic hides built under the guidance and supervision of “The Invisible Wildlife Photographer”, Bence Mate. These hides are unique in their design and execution in Africa and are already producing potentially award-winning photographs.

It is the intention for Zimanga to become the region’s premier photographic reserve and the owners are committed to the continual development of the reserve and will strive to push the boundaries of hide design. This ensures that clients of all levels of photographic experience and ability leave with imagery that they will treasure forever.