Bayete Zulu Game Lodge

A Premier game lodge in the heart of Kwazulu-Natal.

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Retreat to the comfort of one of our 8 luxurious suites, perfect for a family getaway or romantic escape. All rooms are En-suite, fitted with spacious sunken baths and open showers - a reminder of the spectacular surroundings, set in the heart of Zululand.

Each room, individually decorated and fitted with quality finishes, comprises of twin beds with a double fold-out ottoman for family escapes, finished with luxurious linen to ensure absolute comfort for our guests.

All rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and a mini bar, well stocked with a selection of beverages and light snacks. In-room safes are provided for the safekeeping of all cash, travel documents and other such articles.

The Reserve:

Bayete Zulu Game Lodge is part of the 22 000 ha Zululand Rhino Reserve, considered to be one of the most densely stocked and ecologically balanced in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Covering 2 300 ha of the Mkuze West portion of this reserve, Bayete Zulu Game Lodge consists of a varied landscape of mountains, open plains and dense riverine woodlands. The diversity of its flora and high carrying capacity make this an animal Eden, ensuring guests that regardless of weather or circumstance they will always enjoy excellent game viewing with interesting drives and walks.


Set away from the lodge, The Indaba Conference Centre provides a private conference facility, set in the most magnificent of surroundings. Facilities include Wireless connection for convenient plug in and go, flip boards and white boards.

With one wall under a retractable cover, move the cover and you are exposed to a sun deck with a view facing the Lebombo Mountains. If it’s hot, drop the cover with its see-through panel, and flick on the aircon. This is the perfect environment for everyone.


Make Bayete Zulu part of the memory you will cherish forever. With many lodges in the vicinity with accommodation prices ranging from R200 to R5000 per person per night, Bayete Zulu is the perfect wedding destination that can accommodate your guests conveniently and to a diverse set of tastes and budgets.

Let your imagination run wild with the options for the site to celebrate your nuptials, whether it is a tasteful intimate dinner with family and friends or dancing the night away under a beautiful African sky of stars.


Guided walks: Feel the sun come out on your face as your breath blows steam into the cool morning air whilst your guide walks you through the reserve.

Elephant and rhino interaction: Davidson, our Zimbabwean handler, introduces you to the majestic "Bayete" - our bull elephant. Marvel in God's creation as you are dwarfed by the majesty of Bayete’s incredible size. Meet Princess Kwezi, raised by the famous Karen Trendler at her re-hab centre in Gauteng following Kwezi’s separation from her mother during the 2003 KwaZulu-Natal drought.


  • Take the N2 from Durban heading North past Richards Bay then past Hluhluwe for 26kms
  • You will arrive at a petrol station / Boabab Inn on your right hand side, turn left onto the dirt road opposite this
  • Travel 9km until you reach our clearly marked gate on your right hand side.

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Phone: 031 572 4042

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