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ZuluWaters Game Reserve


Accommodation options

Shaka Garden Suite - Sigidi
Max 2 Guests
1 double

from R 2500 / per person per night sharing

Shaka Garden Suite - Impi
Max 2 Guests
1 double

from R 2500 / per person per night sharing

Shaka Lodge
Max 6 Guests
3 double

from R 2817 / per person per night sharing

Shaka Nguni Luxury Garden Suite
Max 2 Guests
1 double

from R 2750 / per person per night sharing

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About ZuluWaters Game Reserve

ZuluWaters Game Reserve is a privately owned 3000-hectare escape home to diverse plains game and two members of the Big Five, tucked away on the Bushmans River banks in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. The reserve is renowned for its commitment to environmental conservation, and actively engages in sustainable practices across its expanse. ZuluWaters is dedicated to providing an eco-friendly atmosphere, mindful culinary experiences, and continual initiatives to minimise carbon impact. When you choose to stay at ZuluWater Game Lodge, you'll have various accommodation options, including the Lodge, Nguni Luxury Garden Suite, Sigidi, and Impi Garden Suites. During your stay, all meals and snacks are included while activities and drinks will be at an extra cost.

ZuluWaters Game Reserve Setting

Situated in the foothills of the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountain range in South Africa, ZuluWaters Game Reserve is a genuine celebration of Africa. Immerse yourself in a distinctive and exclusive safari holiday experience within award-winning accommodations, surrounded by a selection of memorable activities. The reserve's commitment to conservation ensures intimate wildlife encounters, highlighted by the unique "Rhino Experience." Throughout your stay, witness a bunch of protected species up close, from herds of wildebeest and buffalo to majestic rhinos. Combined with hospitable African warmth, your time here will be filled with wonderful memories.

What's included

  • All meals and snacks
  • Teas and coffees


How to get there

  • 3 hrs

    King Shaka International Airport

  • ZuluWaters Game Reserve

    P171, Giants Castle Road, Estcourt, 3310

  • Check in at ZuluWaters Game Reserve

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at ZuluWaters Game Reserve

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


  • Serene and Private

    The chef’s food was divine, with unique and healthy ingredients and beautiful colours. We stayed in the Lake Cottage, which provides a private, serene atmosphere. While you enjoy your coffee outside on the porch in the morning the rhinos comes to greet you. review

    E. Romijn

  • Relaxing Stay

    Fantastic location, with very friendly staff. Excellent food. Be prepared to seriously relax and unwind. All activities are with the staff, ie no driving or walking on your own so you do not have to think and do for yourself. All is done for you. review

    M. van der Spay

ZuluWaters Game Reserve impact highlights

ZuluWaters was started with rebuilding conservation in mind. By connecting 7 grazing farms, a 3,000-hectare reserve was established. Dedication was given to restoring the hard-used land to indigenous flora and fauna. Recognised as a pioneering effort in environmental conservation, ZuluWaters became one of the first private Nature Reserves in KZN to be declared under the provincial Wildlife Stewardship Program. Alien gum, wattle and poplar plantations were cleared, watercourses rehabilitated and indigenous grasses planted. Finally, the indigenous game was re-introduced to bring the land back to its former glory. Sustainable tourism is being incorporated into the way of the Reserve. Ultimately ZuluWaters provides an ideal conservation area for wildlife, including the endangered bearded vulture, blue crane, oribi, brown hyena and white rhino. Offering the ultimate safari experience accompanied by high-end, eco-friendly accommodation designed for our guest's comfort.

They take sustainability seriously! That means they think carefully about where their food comes from and what ingredients they use. Their ambition is to connect people with wonderful food experiences that their Chef creates for their guests. They eat local, fresh produce, free of factory-farmed foods. Low impact on the environment, but high impact on the taste buds! They reduce waste wherever possible and aim to use glass bottles and reusable containers. They do not serve any factory-farmed animal products. Beyond the reserve, ZuluWaters has established robust community connections. The Dalton Education Trust, initiated by ZuluWaters in 2008, is dedicated to Early Childhood Development in the nearby communities. By opting to stay at ZuluWaters, you actively contribute to our efforts in supporting children in three local nursery schools.

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