• The Reserve
    The Reserve

Manyoni Game Reserve

In 2005, 17 private parks dropped their fence to form one big reserve with the aim to build the population of black rhino as part of the WWF Black rhino range expansion project. With this the release of cheetah and African wild dogs has also been brought back into the reserve. Home of the Big 5 and many more.

Bird List (Over 400 Species)

African Broadbill 
African Darter 
African Hoopoe 
African Palm Swift 
Alpine Swift 
Common Swift 
African Black Swift 
Little Swift 
Horus Swift 
White-rumped Swift 
African Rail 
African Crake 
Corn Crake 
Black Crake 
Common Moorhen 
Red-knobbed Coot 
African Sacred Ibis 
Southern Bald Ibis 
Hadeda Ibis 
Glossy Ibis 
African Spoonbill 
African Scops Owl 
Southern White-faced Owl 
Spotted Eagle-Owl 
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl 
African Wood Owl 
Pearl-spotted Owlet 
African Barred Owlet 
Marsh Owl 
Arrow-marked Babbler 
Black Cuckooshrike 
Black Saw-wing 
Brown-throated Martin 
Sand Martin 
Barn Swallow 
White-throated Swallow 
Wire-tailed Swallow 
Rock Martin 
Common House Martin 
Greater Striped Swallow 
Lesser Striped Swallow 
Red-breasted Swallow 
Black-shouldered Kite 
African Harrier-Hawk 
Palm-nut Vulture 
European Honey Buzzard 
African Cuckoo-Hawk 
Hooded Vulture 
White-backed Vulture 
Cape Vulture 
White-headed Vulture 
Lappet-faced Vulture 
Black-chested Snake Eagle 
Brown Snake Eagle 
Southern Banded Snake Eagle  
Bateleur 
Crowned Eagle 
Martial Eagle 
Long-crested Eagle 
Lesser Spotted Eagle 
Wahlberg's Eagle 
Booted Eagle 
Ayres's Hawk-Eagle 
Tawny Eagle 
Steppe Eagle 
Verreaux's Eagle 
African Hawk-Eagle 
Lizard Buzzard 
Gabar Goshawk 
Dark Chanting Goshawk 
African Goshawk 
Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk) 
Little Sparrowhawk 
Black Sparrowhawk 
Yellow-billed Kite 
African Fish Eagle 
Common Buzzard 
Jackal Buzzard 
Blacksmith Lapwing 
Senegal Lapwing 
Crowned Lapwing 
African Wattled Lapwing 
Common Ringed Plover 
Kittlitz's Plover 
Three-banded Plover 
Black-winged Stilt 
Pied Avocet 
Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher 
African Paradise Flycatcher 
Brown-backed Honeybird 
Lesser Honeyguide 
Scaly-throated Honeyguide 
Greater Honeyguide 
Brown-headed Parrot 
Buff-spotted Flufftail 
Burchell's Coucal 
Black Coucal 
Green Malkoha 
Great Spotted Cuckoo 
Levaillant's Cuckoo 
Jacobin Cuckoo 
Diederik Cuckoo 
Klaas's Cuckoo 
African Emerald Cuckoo 
Black Cuckoo 
Red-chested Cuckoo 
African Cuckoo 
Common Cuckoo 
Cape Batis 
Chinspot Batis 
Cape Crow 
Pied Crow 
White-necked Raven 
Cape Grassbird 
Long-billed Crombec 
Cape Robin-Chat 
White-throated Robin-Chat 
White-browed Robin-Chat 
Red-capped Robin-Chat 
Chorister Robin-Chat 
Bearded Scrub Robin 
White-browed Scrub Robin 
African Stonechat 
Familiar Chat 
Mocking Cliff Chat 
Cape Rock Thrush 
Southern Black Flycatcher 
Pale Flycatcher 
Fiscal Flycatcher 
Spotted Flycatcher 
Ashy Flycatcher 
African Dusky Flycatcher 
Grey Tit-Flycatcher 
Cape Wagtail 
Mountain Wagtail 
African Pied Wagtail 
Cape Longclaw 
Yellow-throated Longclaw 
African Pipit 
Plain-backed Pipit 
Striped Pipit 
Bushveld Pipit 
Cape White-eye 
African Yellow White-eye 
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting 
Golden-breasted Bunting 
Collared Sunbird 
Grey Sunbird 
Amethyst Sunbird 
Scarlet-chested Sunbird 
Southern Double-collared Sunbird 
Neergaard's Sunbird 
Marico Sunbird 
Purple-banded Sunbird 
White-bellied Sunbird 
Common Buttonquail 
Common Greenshank 
Wood Sandpiper 
Common Sandpiper 
Ruff 
Common Myna 
Wattled Starling 
Black-bellied Starling 
Cape Glossy Starling 
Violet-backed Starling 
Red-winged Starling 
Common Ostrich 
Crowned Hornbill 
African Grey Hornbill 
Southern Red-billed Hornbill 
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill 
Trumpeter Hornbill 
Dark-capped Bulbul 
Sombre Greenbul 
Yellow-bellied Greenbul 
Terrestrial Brownbul 
Yellow-streaked Greenbul 
Denham's Bustard 
Red-crested Korhaan 
Black-bellied Korhaan 
Eastern Nicator 
Eurasian Bittern 
Little Bittern 
Dwarf Bittern 
White-backed Night Heron 
Black-crowned Night Heron 
Green-backed Heron 
Squacco Heron 
Western Cattle Egret 
Grey Heron 
Black-headed Heron 
Goliath Heron 
Purple Heron 
Great Egret 
Intermediate Egret 
Black Heron 
Little Egret 
Eurasian Golden Oriole 
Black-headed Oriole 
European Nightjar 
Fiery-necked Nightjar 
Square-tailed Nightjar 
Pennant-winged Nightjar 
Garden Warbler 
Great Reed Warbler 
Marsh Warbler 
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler 
Olive-tree Warbler 
Icterine Warblerbler 
Great White Pelican 
Greater Flamingo 
Greater Painted Snipe 
Green Wood-hoopoe 
Common Scimitarbill 
Green-winged Pytilia 
Green Twinspot 
Pink-throated Twinspot 
Red-billed Firefinch 
African Firefinch 
Jameson's Firefinch 
Blue Waxbill 
Swee Waxbill 
Grey Waxbill 
Common Waxbill 
African Quail-Finch 
Bronze Mannikin 
Red-backed Mannikin 
Grey Penduline Tit 
Grey-headed Bushshrike 
Olive Bushshrike 
Orange-breasted Bushshrike 
Gorgeous Bushshrike 
Brown-crowned Tchagra 
Black-crowned Tchagra 
Black-backed Puffback 
Southern Boubou Brubru 
Grey-headed Kingfisher 
Brown-hooded Kingfisher 
Striped Kingfisher 
Woodland Kingfisher 
African Pygmy Kingfisher 
Malachite Kingfisher 
Giant Kingfisher 
Pied Kingfisher 
Groundscraper Thrush 
Kurrichane Thrush 
Olive Thrush 
Hamerkop 
Helmeted Guineafowl 
Crested Guineafowl 
House Sparrow 
Cape Sparrow 
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow 
Yellow-throated Petronia 
Knysna Turaco 
Purple-crested Turaco 
Grey Go-away-bird 
Lemon-breasted Canary 
Yellow-fronted Canary 
Brimstone Canary 
Streaky-headed Seedeater 
Lesser Jacana 
African Jacana 
Little Bee-eater 
White-fronted Bee-eater 
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 
European Bee-eater 
Little Grebe 
Little Rush Warbler 
Broad-tailed Warbler 
Magpie Shrike 
Red-backed Shrike 
Lesser Grey Shrike 
Southern Fiscal 
Monotonous Lark 
Rufous-naped Lark 
Flappet Lark 
Sabota Lark 
Dusky Lark 
Red-capped Lark 
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark 
Narina Trogon 
Purple Roller 
Lilac-breasted Roller 
European Roller 
Broad-billed Roller 
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver 
Thick-billed Weaver 
Spectacled Weaver 
Eastern Golden Weaver 
Lesser Masked Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver 
Village Weaver 
Dark-backed Weaver 
Red-headed Weaver 
Red-billed Quelea 
Southern Red Bishop 
Fan-tailed Widowbird 
White-winged Widowbird 
Red-collared Widowbird 
Red-billed Oxpecker 
Red-faced Cisticola 
Lazy Cisticola 
Rattling Cisticola 
Wailing Cisticola 
Croaking Cisticola 
Neddicky 
Zitting Cisticola 
Desert Cisticola 
Wing-snapping Cisticola 
Tawny-flanked Prinia 
Bar-throated Apalis 
Rudd's Apalis 
Yellow-breasted Apalis 
Green-backed Camaroptera 
Stierling's Wren-Warbler 
Yellow-bellied Eremomela 
Burnt-necked Eremomela 
Red-throated Wryneck 
Golden-tailed Woodpecker 
Cardinal Woodpecker 
Bennett's Woodpecker 
Bearded Woodpecker 
Olive Woodpecker 
Reed Cormorant 
White-breasted Cormorant 
Rock Kestrel 
Amur Falcon 
Sooty Falcon 
Eurasian Hobby 
Lanner Falcon 
Peregrine Falcon 
Secretarybird 
Shelley's Francolin 
Crested Francolin 
Natal Spurfowl 
Red-necked Spurfowl 
Swainson's Spurfowl 
Common Quail 
Harlequin Quail 
Southern Black Tit 
Southern Ground Hornbill 
Speckled Mousebird 
Red-faced Mousebird 
Speckled Pigeon 
African Olive Pigeon 
Lemon Dove 
Red-eyed Dove 
Cape Turtle Dove 
Laughing Dove 
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove  
Square-tailed Drongo 
Fork-tailed Drongo 
Tambourine Dove 
Namaqua Dove 
African Green Pigeon 
Temminck's Courser 
Bronze-winged Courser 
Village Indigobird 
Purple Indigobird 
Dusky Indigobird 
Pin-tailed Whydah 
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah 
Cuckoo Finch 
Water Thick-knee 
Spotted Thick-knee 
Western Barn Owl 
African Grass Owl 
Western Osprey 
White-crested Helmetshrike 
Retz's Helmetshrike 
White-eared Barbet 
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird 
Red-fronted Tinkerbird 
Acacia Pied Barbet 
Black-collared Barbet 
Crested Barbet 
White-faced Whistling Duck Fulvous Whistling Duck 
White-backed Duck 
Spur-winged Goose 
Knob-billed Duck 
Egyptian Goose 
African Pygmy Goose 
African Black Duck 
Yellow-billed Duck 
Red-billed Teal 
Hottentot Teal 
Southern Pochard 
Willow War 
Yellow-billed Stork 
African Openbill 
Black Stork 
Woolly-necked Stork 
White Stork 
Saddle-billed Stork 
Marabou Stork 

Mammals List (70 Species)

Aardvark 
African Elephant  
African Wild Dog  
African Wildcat  
Banded Mongoose  
Black Backed Jackal  
Black Rhinoceros  
Blue Wildebeest  
Brown Hyena  
Buffalo  
Burchells Zebra  
Bushbuck  
Bushpig  
Bushveld Gerbil 
Cape Otter 
Caracal  
Chacma Baboons  
Cheetah  
Civet  
Common Grey Duiker  
Common Reedbuck  
Egyptian Fruit Bat 
Epauletted Fruit Bat 
Giraffe  
Greater Cane Rat  
Greater Galago (Thick Tailed Bushbaby)  
Hippopotamus  
Honey Badger  
Impala  
Kudu  
Large Spotted Genet  
Leopard  
Lesser Galago (Bushbaby)  
Lion  
Mountain Reedbuck  
Nyala  
Ostrich (non mammal)  
Porcupine  
Red Duiker  
Red Hartebeest 
Scrub Hare  
Serval  
Side Striped Jackal  
Single Striped Mouse  
Slender Mongoose  
Small Spotted Genet  
Spotted Hyena  
Steenbok  
Suni  
Vervet Monkey  
Warthog  
Water Mongoose  
Waterbuck  
White Rhinoceros  
White Tailed Mongoose  
Woodland Dormouse