About Us

A Family Affair

In 1997 our family realised their dream of owning and running a Safari Lodge! With no previous experience in hospitality, but a great passion for conservation and a drive to give exceptional service to guests, we embarked on our journey to create an outstanding family-run lodge in Zululand. The lodge was built by the family with stone and locally sourced materials with the help from the community members who were brought in and taught how to build.

In 2003 Clive Vivier began sharing his dream of creating a large conservation area with our neighbours. Giving birth to the 56 000 acre Manyoni Private Game Reserve.



The years that followed saw a flurry of exciting introductions creating a haven for the big five and endangered species like black rhino and wild dog.

In 2017, we celebrated 20 years of hard work from our dedicated team of 40 incredibly professional staff, led by Ryan and Joe Vivier. Our extended family are passionate about what they do and embrace the values and ethos that Leopard Mountain lives by. We have enjoyed over 20 years of amazing guests that have visited Leopard Mountain time and time again and who appreciate what makes our piece of heaven so unique.