Bon Game Private Reserve

Discovering the wonders of nature

The Imba House

Bon Game Private Reserve self-catering farmhouse is newly renovated with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, indoor braai area and open plan living space.

The jacuzzi on the outside deck is overlooking the reserve and riverbank with an outside braai area.

So, if you're looking to unwind and enjoy some time away from it all, consider booking a getaway accommodation for your next trip!

Experience wildlife

Bon Game Private Reserve is a sanctuary for various antelope species, creating a secure space to experience nature at its finest. Among the species found at Bon Game Private Reserve are Springbuck, Cape Eland, Burchell’s Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Bushbuck, Nyala, Sable antelope, and Black Wildebeest.

Embark on an exciting adventure with us and join our thrilling game drive experience! Witness the beauty of nature up close as you traverse through stunning landscapes and encounter majestic wildlife in their natural habitat. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a photography lover, or simply seeking a unique outdoor activity, our game drive promises to be a memorable journey filled with wonder and excitement.

Wild camping

Bon Game Private Reserve offers 6 unique family-friendly camp sites, ideal for tents, caravans, or campervans. Wild camping, also known as dispersed camping, can be a wonderful way to connect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors. Bon Game is a fantastic location for wild camping, offering stunning views, peaceful surroundings, and a chance to truly unplug and unwind. When engaging in wild camping, it's important to follow ‘Leave No Trace’ principles to minimize impact on the environment. Remember to pack up all your trash, respect wildlife, and leave the area as you found it. Happy camping at Bon Game!

Walk in nature

Bon Game Private Reserve presents a scenic walking trail along the reserve’s perimeter, offering either a

4km or 7km hike with stunning views and opportunities to observe wildlife. The reserve is home to various antelope species such as Sable, Bushbuck, Springbuck, Bontebok, Eland, Nyala, Zebra, and Kudu.

Weddings & Events

Bon Game Private Reserve offers a charming venue for weddings and functions, accommodating up to 80 guests.

The reserve boasts a private chapel for intimate ceremonies and a modern restaurant for receptions, providing a seamless experience for couples and their loved ones.

Whether you envision a romantic outdoor celebration or a cozy indoor gathering,

Bon Game Private Reserve offers a picturesque setting to create unforgettable memories on your special day.

Hovercraft Adventures

Hovercraft Adventures will soon debut on Bon Game Private Reserve in early 2025.

Embark on a thrilling and unique journey that begins beneath the Gouritz Bridge, then travels along the riverbank to a refreshing swimming water hole.

Don't forget to stop by the Barney Barnato Bar for some refreshments before you set off.

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Bird Watching

The Garden Route area in the Western Cape is a haven for bird enthusiasts, boasting over 300 bird species.

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities such as fishing for smallmouth bass, swimming beneath the Gouritz Bridge, or canoeing upstream on the river are available for overnight guests. Please bring along your own gear.

Minerals for healthy skin

Mineral Bath

  • In addition to strong bones, Calcium also regulates enzymes, hormonal responses, blood clotting, nerve transmission, muscle contraction and relaxation, heart rhythm and glandular secretion.
  • Magnesium supports the immune system and blood cell turnover. It is especially important for metabolic functions, muscular activity, and nervous activity.
  • Sodium is the most important mineral for balancing the electrolyte and water in the body. Our nervous system and cardiac system require sodium to function properly.
  • Copper impacts bone strength, red and white blood cell growth, brain development, and the immune system.
  • Potassium is an electrolyte and when mixed with water, generate an electric current. This current helps regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood pressure, and rebuild damaged tissue.
  • Your body uses iron for oxygen transportation, DNA synthesis, regulating protein functions, oxidizing nutrients, and neurotransmitter metabolism.
  • Zinc deficiency may cause delayed wound healing, impaired taste, skin lesions, behavioral effects, and even alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.

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Barney Barnato Bar & Restaurant

The bar, with its nostalgic 1800s Kimberley architecture, pays tribute to the individual who dominated diamond mining in Kimberley.

Indulge in your drink at the Barney Barnato Bar or venture outside to the veranda with views of the riverbanks.

The restaurant is an extension of the Barney Barnato Bar and accommodates up to 80 guests.

Our renowned Sunday Lunch Specials are a highlight, offered on the final Sunday of every month.

Don't miss out on our top-rated milkshakes and pizzas along the Garden Route.

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"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." - Alan D. Wolfelt

This quote by Alan D. Wolfelt beautifully captures the essence of food as a source of nourishment, comfort, and care, especially for those who are hungry. It highlights how food can go beyond its basic function of satisfying hunger and become a powerful symbol of love and compassion, offering solace and support in times of need.

Events & Functions

We're here to assist you in organizing your special event. Moreover, we even offer services for baptism ceremonies in the Chapel.

  • Weddings
  • Kitchen tea events
  • Baby Shower events
  • Birthday parties
  • Conferences
  • Corporate meetings
  • Year-end functions

Fun Things to Do

Bon Game Private Reserve provides a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy, including:

  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Nature hikes
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Jungle gym for kids
  • Mineral bath sessions
  • Bass fishing in the river
  • Canoeing
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Hovercraft Adventures

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The Imba House

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Game Drives

Rating star review five

One word - Exceptional!

From the moment we arrived at Bon Game Private Reserve, it was like entering another world. Vast open spaces, phenomenal service and beautiful scenery. The self-catering Imba House where we stayed was beautifully decorated and catered to our every need. It felt like a luxurious home away from home. The healing mineral pool on its private deck with breathtaking views of the riverbanks will never be forgotten. During our 4km nature walk we encountered zebra, kudu, wildebeest, giraffe and many more antelope from a close distance and this was a perfect way to explore the reserve. Our game drive was another highlight seeing the reserve from yet another perspective. The Chef and food at Barney Barnato Bar was just fabulous and we could not wait for our next meal. My only negative was that I needed to head back home. Bon Game is a reserve you want to stay at and never leave. I can’t recommend it enough.

We are in love! Nick is amazing, showed us around and explained the setup. The lunch was superb and the wine even better. Drikus is a must see! So cute. The reserve is breathtaking, with mineral pools and the accommodation beautiful and very well kitted out with all one needs. Strong WiFi too. We will be back soon!!!

Beautifully located reserve along the N2. People have lots of love for the animals, you can feel that the whole time. When we were there one of the zebras foal was attacked by a zebra stallion and it was severely injured. They were doing everything to save the baby zebra by feeding him by the bottle every couple of hours and taking medical care. The game drive is really nice and you got to see several kinds of deer (impala, bontebok, etc) gnoes, zebra, giraffe, ostrich. Next to that they have a restaurant with very good pizza and other stuff, a cool bar and a private jacuzzi at the house, where you can spot the wild animals while your bathing.

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Business Hours

Open daily from 08:00 - 17:00

Entrance is free

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N2 National road, Gouritz Bungy Bridge turn-off, between Albertinia and Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape

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