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Zulu Waters Game Reserve

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Your own Private African Retreat in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands of South Africa, ZuluWaters Game Reserve offers you the exclusive use of its 7000 acre estate, your time here tailored to create the experience you want from Africa

There are three accommodation experiences at Zulu Waters Game Reserve, each of which has its own unique character.

Shaka Lodge, sleeps three couples, the Lake Cottage is a more intimate setting for two, and Nandi House is a perfect add-on to Shaka Lodge for bigger groups or as a fun getaway for two couples or a small family.

Visitors to Shaka Lodge are provided with a private chef. Many of the ingredients used for the meals are drawn from the reserve itself, from Blesbuck venison to organic vegetables.

Lake Cottage and Nandi House are self-catering.

Whichever of the three venues you stay in, a unique African experience awaits, in one of the most beautiful settings that the country has to offer.

Ultimately Zulu Waters provides you with a personalised and intimate experience of Africa. Those who have spent time at Zulu Waters Game Reserve leave with a sense that something in them has changed, that they are perhaps a little more than when they arrived - a little more fulfilled, a little more inspired, a little more human
Whether your desire is to get adventurously close to some of our wild animals, go after wild brown trout in the Bushman's river, or simply soak in the atmosphere of the dramatic landscape, it's your choice and our pleasure, Zulu Waters promises you a uniquely intimate experience of the African Wilderness that will leave its grit under your fingernails and its wild, breezy spirit in your heart.


Room Facilities

On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Children Allowed
  • Internet Terminal
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering
  • Tennis

Local Facilities


Additional Rates Info:
**SEASONAL SPECIALS AVAILABLE** special rates for children 2-12 years

Lake Cottage

Sleeps 2
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Lake Cottage - tucked away in the heart of ZuluWaters Game Reserve - is an expression of understated luxury,designed to provide privacy and an appreciation of seclusion, immersed in the natural beauty of the reserve. With a combination of elegant surroundings and the peace and quiet of the African bush, the Lake Cottage is perfect as a romantic honeymoon getaway SELF-CATERING ONLY

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
February 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
March 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
April 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
May 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
June 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
July 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
August 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
September 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
October 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
November 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750
December 2019     R 750 R 750 R 750 R 750

Nandi House

Sleeps 4
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Named after Shaka Zulu's mother, Nandi House is built on an old reservoir dating back to the early 1900's. Nandi House overlooks sweeping plains and hills and guests can sit and watch the game grazing from the double volume veranda. With 2 double bedrooms, Nandi House can be used as a separate self-catering unit or as an add-on to the main house, Shaka Lodge. Prices quoted are for self-catering. Contact reserve for add-on rates

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
February 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
March 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
April 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
May 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
June 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
July 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
August 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
September 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
October 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
November 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650
December 2019     R 750 R 750 R 650 R 650

Shaka Lodge

Sleeps 6
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Shaka Lodge is a calm and luxurious retreat space from the elements. It is designed to allow high levels of service, and is the owner's private home when he is here. The master suite is the royal quarters, with dark timber, rich grey, black and red colours and the sensuous textures of animal skins, soft furnishings, rugs and upholstery. The two guest rooms bring the natural experience of the reserve to life with light timber furniture, organic, textured textiles and fresh, light green and stone colours ****SEASONAL SPECIALS AVAILABLE****

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
February 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
March 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
April 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
May 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
June 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
July 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
August 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
September 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
October 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
November 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
December 2019 R 15000 R 15000        
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 24 December 2018


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 89%
  • Average Response Time: 25 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Mooi River, Zulu Waters Game Reserve has been voted Best Establishment in Mooi River for 2018Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Mooi River, Zulu Waters Game Reserve has been voted Best Value for Money in Mooi River for 2018


Giants Castle Road, Mooi River, 3300

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Guest Comments

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Absolutely blown away I can't believe it!! I'm a student and this was for my boyfriends special birthday so I saved really hard to be able to do it, this is amazing. Thank you
- Micayla Symington

We went to Zulu Waters for our 21st wedding anniversary, so it was a a special time for us and this was the perfect weekend. It is close enough to Durban and yet once you are there it is totally secluded and peaceful. The architect designed accommodation is beautiful and interesting to stay in. We loved sitting on our veranda watching for Blesbok, Warthogs or Impala to wander past, or spectacular afternoon storms. During our walks to the tennis court we spotted huge herds of Eland and Blesbok. On our game drive we saw herds of animals and vultures all gathered together, what a treat. This drive ended with my husband catching a rainbow trout at the river with our guide who was friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Zulu Waters.
- Jodi Pons31 Dec 2018

We loved our stay at Zulu Waters, the drive there was slightly bumpy but it was a very special time once we were there.
- Micayla Symington01 Aug 2018

My husband and I were celebrating our one year wedding anniversary at Zulu Waters and stayed at Lake Cottage.
We cannot begin to express how magical and amazing our stay was.
The location is unbelievable - you feel like you are the only person for miles.
The wildlife is abundant - at any given time you have either zebra, birds, buck or rhino on your doorstep.
The staff are so friendly, accommodating and helpful for whatever we asked for.
I would highly recommend Zulu Waters to anyone who needs a good break from city living and to get back to nature and really relax.

- Tarryn Rautenbach16 Feb 2017

Stunning location
- Estelle Janse Van Rensburg22 Aug 2016

The lake-house was the most amazing, secluded cottage with wildlife on our doorstep. We woke up to herds of Red Hartebees grazing at the edge of the veranda and the occasional visit from some of the beautiful endangered species.

Even though I never managed to catch any trout, a large lake is located about 200m away from the cottage which was awesome to visit in the late afternoon while the sun was going down.

We enjoyed a beautiful bonfire at night with the sound of some wild jackal and the nightlife.

Truly amazing, refreshing and quiet for a romantic weekend with no disturbance except from nature itself.

The most wild life I have ever seen in a reserve.

Had a wonderful game drive that I can not fault. For the South Africans, maybe a built braai facility would be nicer than the small stand alone grid we used on the bonfire for cooking our meat. But I actually was not phased by it at all.

- Craig Zieseniss06 Feb 2016

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