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Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africas 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.

Romantic Weddings:
For a wedding or function thats 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.


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 guests bush experience and special interest is attended to. Rangers co-ordinate their guests programme: conducting bush walks and other activities. A guests 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)

Clothing and Accessories:

Please remember mosquito repellent.

Rooms and Units Available:

Please note
The game lodge will be closed on the following dates.
1 December 2019 until 10 March 2020
1 June 2020 until 31 July 2020
10 December 2020 until 31 January 2021

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 days activities.

Tastefully decorated to pay tribute to Kwa-Zulu Natals magnificent cultural heritage, the Safari Game Lodge features panoramic views from many common areas and 52 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 lodges 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.

En Suite Rooms (DBB)
Amount of similar units: 52
Sleeps 2 Adults

En Suite Rooms (DBB+1GD)
Amount of similar units: 52
Sleeps 2 Adults

En Suite Rooms (FI+1GD)
Amount of similar units: 52
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds, instead the deposit will be held against the new reservation.


Msinene Road, Hluhluwe

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge and Hotel
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM