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Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

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.

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.

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.

The lodge has a tennis court, a craft and curio centre, a games room, a bar and reading lounges to ensure that there’s always something to do.

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Our lines are down temporarily and while we’re working to get them back online please use the contact below for any reservations or enquiries

For reservations please call Ellen on +27 82 300 5655

GL Special July 2020

Out and about in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Excursions and Day Trips

Enquire about our day trips and excursions and be sure to experience some of our life changing tours and trips. Adjacent to the Heritage Safari Lodge is our fascinating Zulu Cultural Village, where the residents still live and practice Zulu traditions as their ancestors did a hundred years ago or visit iSimangaliso /Greater St Lucia Wetland Park on a relaxing two hour boat cruise (three different daily departure times) along the St Lucia Estuary. Learn about the abundant bird life and see hippo and crocodile in the river. Our knowledgeable guides and partners will help you arrange your itinerary. Here a few of the day trips we offer. Please enquire for more options.

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Our concierge desk will assist you plan your perfect itinerary during your stay in Hluhluwe

  • Shaw Diamonds Gem Viewing

  • Walking Safari

  • Bird Viewing or Boat Cruise

  • Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Game Reserve

  • Tembe Elephant Park

  • Elephant Interaction Tour

  • Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre

  • Crocodile & Snake Centre

  • Dolphin & Marine Animals (mid-Dec to mid-May)

  • Horse Trail on Beach or in Reserve (1 hr)

  • Pongolapoort Tiger Fishing (full or half day)

  • Sodwana Bay Scuba Diving (one or two dives)

  • Sodwana Bay Snorkelling

  • St Lucia Game/Bill Fishing

  • St Lucia Whale Watching (May to Dec)

  • Advent School Visit

  • Mbonise Village & School Visit

  • Zulu Cultural Show

  • St Lucia & Cape Vidal

  • St Lucia Country Club Golf (18 holes)

  • St Lucia Boat Cruise & Ocean Adventure

  • St Lucia Boat Cruise & Horse Riding

  • St Lucia Boat Cruise


Guest Book

Visitor Reviews

Really enjoyed my week at Zulu Nyala - it's an experience I'll never forget. Thank you

— Jayne Collins

Absolutely amazing experience!! Saw loads of animals doing what they do best and had an amazing ranger!

— Braeden Holle

An absolutely incredible place. I wish we could stay forever! James was, hands down, the BEST guide. Thank you for such an indescribable experience. We will be back very, very soon!

— Kelly Smith