ZuluWaters Game Reserve is tucked away in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain range in KwaZulu-Natal and offers a unique safari experience. The game reserve spans 7,000 acres and is truly a celebration of Africa. Safari-goers opting to visit ZuluWaters can experience the most intimate wildlife experiences, as well as a choice of award-winning suites and accommodation options. From rhino experiences and fly fishing to private chefs, ZuluWaters offers something for any discerning traveller. Local attractions in the area include Moor Park, Wagendrift Nature Reserve, Bushman’s River, and Giants Castle.
ZuluWaters is a two-hour drive from Durban or a one-hour flight from Johannesburg if a charter flight from OR Tambo International Airport is arranged. ZuluWaters is a malaria-free private game reserve with a backdrop of the Drakensberg mountains and an abundance of wildlife, making it a worthwhile safari destination.
ZuluWaters Game Reserve boasts a variety of wildlife spread across its 7,000 acres. From buffalo and wildebeest to zebra, a variety of antelope, and rhinos, safari-goers can enjoy wildlife spotting during a safari getaway here. While there is a game viewing vehicle for transportation around the reserve, horseback riding to spot the animals is a more exciting option. The reserve’s terrain varies from flat grassland to rocky hills, making for a challenging ride.
There are a variety of experiences available throughout the year, so there is never a bad time to visit. For hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains, April and May bring bright sunny days and pleasant autumn temperatures. This is also a great time to visit KwaZulu-Natal. Game is much easier to spot during the drier months of July, August, and September, as vegetation thins and wildlife congregates around shrinking water sources.
ZuluWaters Game Reserve boasts a wealth of outdoor recreation for any nature enthusiast to enjoy while on a safari holiday. Activities on the game reserve include guided game drives, bush walks, and horseback riding — all ideal ways to spot the resident wildlife here. During the summer months, white water rafting is a fantastic way to get the adrenaline pumping as the rapids of the Bushman’s River sends the adventurers downstream. Keen anglers can enjoy trout fishing during the winter months, while those who love sports can break a sweat on the tennis court.
ZuluWaters' accommodation options are all first-rate. Aside from the main lodge, which includes a private chef, there are two self-catering cottages, each with its distinct personality. The main lodge has an incredible view of the valley, allowing guests to watch the wildlife from the comfort of the outside deck. ZuluWaters Game Reserve offers a personalised and intimate safari experience with six suites and two fully equipped self-catering options. The various lodging options ensure that we have something for everyone, whether you are a family, a couple, a group, or even a solo traveller.