Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve
provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa’s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe, St. Lucia and Sodwana Bay, this lush stretch of paradise is home to a wide variety of game, from the majestic elephant to rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe the secretive leopard and cheetah and the shy Nyala antelope that are endemic to the region.
The privately owned reserve is home to over 40 different species of animal and magnificent birdlife.
A large variety of game reserve activities and excursions are available to all guests of Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge, Heritage Safari Lodge and Hemingway Tented Camp.
For a wedding or function that’s decidedly out of the ordinary – go wild – and whisk your guests away to Zulu Nyala in unspoiled Kwa-Zulu Natal. Ceremonies can be hosted at the stunning stone and thatched hilltop Safari Game Lodge, or at the spacious and gracious Heritage Safari Lodge, where both tents and standard rooms are your accommodation options.
At the Safari Game Lodge, you can say your vows before panoramic views and feast under a flame-lit boma. Or you could choose to create a magical, night-time setting under the starry skies in our unique quarry venue. You could even consider adding some nostalgic romance to your wedding photographs by making use of the old film set where Kim Basinger filmed ‘I Dreamed of Africa’.
Conferences & Events:
Whether you wish to treat business guests to an authentic African experience, host a large conference or create a memorable event, the Zulu Nyala Lodges and Hemingway Tented Camp have the resources to accommodate almost any requirement.
Fully equipped conference rooms, seating between 60 and 200 delegates. Ample accommodation with 141 guestrooms, function areas, breakaway rooms, teambuilding activities, desks, bars and convivial dining areas to enjoy fine cuisine. Zulu Nyala has everything you need to make business travel a pleasure.
Accommodation at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge:
Luxury and aesthetics meet in a mountain-top hideaway. Perched on a hilltop inside the Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve, the elegant stone and thatch lodge offers a haven of elegance and comfort to retreat to after your day’s activities.
Tastefully decorated to pay tribute to Kwa-Zulu Natal’s magnificent cultural heritage, the Safari Game Lodge features panoramic views from many common areas and 50 fully air-conditioned, ethnic styled suites.
Relax in the comfort of your beautifully appointed room or bask by the poolside in the African sun, then top off the day with refreshing cocktails from the comfort of the lodge’s balcony as a legendary African sunset unfolds.
The lodge offers 50 air-conditioned en-suite rooms with separate bath and shower.
Provided in rooms are coffee / tea making facilities, wall safe, hair dryer and direct dial telephones.
Rooms are serviced once daily.
Check-in: 14h00 (early arrivals by prior arrangement)
Check out: 10h00
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Babysitting Service
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Special Meals on Request
- Conference facilities
- Wedding facilities
- Team Building
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Cots available
- Curio Shop
- Internet Access
- Tourism Information Desk
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Xhosa / Zulu
- Other Language
- Games Room
- Communal Television
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Satellite TV
- Tennis Court
The lodge offer 50 air-conditioned en-suite rooms, with separate bath and shower. Provided in rooms are coffee / tea making facilities, wall safe, hairdryer and direct dial telephone.
Zulu Nyala Game Lodge Activities:
In addition to the abundant game (giraffe, zebra, blue-wildebeest, Nyala, and much more) the reserve also has elephants, black rhino, white rhino, buffalo, leopard, hippo and a wealth of birdlife. Safari Game Drives are conducted in open 4 x4 vehicles by qualified guides. Afternoon safari game drives continue after “sundowners” into the early evening. Game viewing by spotlight after dark offers the chance of seeing unusual nocturnal species. Rangers host individual groups of guests, ensuring that each guest’s bush experience and special interest is attended to. Rangers’ co-ordinate their guest’s programme: conducting bush walks and other activities. A guest’s limited time is well utilized and special interest groups are catered for.
Side Trip Activities:
* Tembe Elephant Park
* Elephant Interaction Tour
* St. Lucia Turtle Tours (December to February)
* St. Lucia Boat Cruise
* St. Lucia Boat Cruise and Horse Riding (Horse Trail on Beach or Reserve - 1hr)
* Whale Watching at St. Lucia (May to December)
* Zulu Cultural Show
* Advent School Visit
* Walking Safari (maximum 8 guests)
* Mbonise Village and School Visit
* Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre
* Crocodile and Snake Centre
* Pongolapoort Tiger Fishing (8hrs)
* Pongolapoort Tiger Fishing (4hrs)
* Bird Viewing or Boat Cruise (3hrs)
* Bird Viewing at Mkuze (Half Day)
* Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay (One Dive)
* Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay (Two Dives)
* Snorkeling at Sodwana Bay
* St. Lucia Game / Bill Fishing
* St. Lucia Country Club (18 Holes)
* St. Lucia Boat Cruise and Ocean Adventure with Dolphin and Marine Mammals (Mid December to Mid May)
Zulu Nyala Game Lodge Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Please remember mosquito repellent.
Zulu Nyala Game Lodge Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 3
We were disappointed with the game drive aspect of our stay. The staff did not really help us as they seemed more focused on the many tour parties. Also the swimming pool was out of use.
Rating: Reviewed by Clare Barlow over a year ago
Very lovely place that the entire family enjoyed.
Rating: Reviewed by Thierry Odin over a year ago
The game reserve itself, views & settings were breathtaking. The game drives were very entertaining. The reception staff were not very friendly & hospitable however. I had expected the rooms to have a television which was a bit of a disappointment. Otherwise the experience was great. Will visit again for sure.
Rating: Reviewed by Mila Mafanya over a year ago
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