Bayala Private Safari Lodges are situated within Zuka Private Game Reserve, a big 5 reserve just 3 hours north of Durban South Africa, in the ancient kingdom of Zululand. Zuka is the cornerstone property of a pioneering land assembly founded in 2001. Today, over 20 years later, this progressive rewilding project has thus far expanded to 10,300 hectares of environmentally restored and protected northern Zululand and stands as a beacon of light as to what is possible on our planet. Bayala Private Safari Lodges are 3 star accommodation, consisting of two separate camps within a short 5 minute drive from each other. Newly renovated Safari Lodge and Founders Lodge each have 24 comfortable thatch-roof rooms decorated with neutral bushveld colours throughout. Founders Lodge boasts a beautiful and restful lounge, a rustic bar and relaxed, informal dining inside or outside, where our chefs produce a line up of dining experiences, from a traditional ‘braai under the stars to delicious hot and cold full English breakfasts and lunches served in the Safari Lodge or on the verandah next to the pool. We pride ourselves on going ‘the extra mile’ and creating an African experience, whether it’s for a romantic bush wedding, a conference or any special occasion.

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Activities offered

  • Family Safaris
  • Walking Safaris
  • Big 5 Safaris
  • Weddings

Where we operate

  • South Africa

Where we’re based

  • South Africa

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