South African Hotels

ZuluWaters Game Reserve

Giants Castle Road
Mooi River
Natal Midlands
South Africa
Hotel Type

The Game Reserve lies in the heart of the rolling hills in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. It is only a 2-hour drive from Durban itself and a 4-hour drive from Johannesburg. 

ZuluWaters is in the malaria-free game reserve surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Drakensberg, guests enjoy the wonders of the wilderness, stay in luxury and comfort, and experience exciting outdoor adventures. It is an absolute paradise for families looking to be out and about in this fundamental part of South Africa.

The Zulu Waters Reserve features two different housing options, namely the Shaka Lodge and the Lake Cottage, each of which is individually decorated and laid out.

  • Shaka Lodge (accommodates three couples)
  • Lake Cottage (an intimate setting for two).


  • ZuluWaters private chef
  • fully equipped kitchen, including Nespresso machine
  • DSTV
  • flat screen TV
  • Bose surround sound system
  • DVD player.

Dining & Wining

ZuluWaters During their stay at the reserve, visitors are provided with their private chef. The wine cellar offers a comprehensive selection of South African and world-class wines to complement meals.

Facilities & Services

  • Bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • ZuluWaters Open air Boma
  • Outside Jacuzzi
  • Undercover and surface parking
  • Private guest library & lounge.


  • Tennis court
  • Game drives
  • ZuluWaters Guided Walks
  • Fly fishing (seasonal)
  • Horse trails
  • Clay pigeon shooting.

Activities on request:

  • Hot air ballooning
  • Battlefield tours with a personal historian
  • Helicopter trips
  • Rock art excursions
  • Midlands Meander tours.

Below detailed information about the ZuluWaters Game Reserve is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Balconies
  • Bathrobe
  • CD player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Espresso coffee maker
  • Fireplace
  • Fully Furnished Kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Modem Access
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Viewing Deck



Visitors to the ZuluWaters Game Reserve are provided with their own private chef. The wine cellar provides a comprehensive selection of South African and world-class wines. 

Fresh seasonal products which are organically grown in the kitchen gardens, and venison from the veldt form the basis of the delicious cuisine served at ZuluWaters. The ZuluWaters chef ensures that guest's needs are well served from fresh light lunches to intimate dinners and everything in between. The finest South African wines from the reserve's cellar accompany the cuisine and round off guests' personal ZuluWaters food experience.

Horse Trails

Guests enjoy a two or three hours horse ride with scrumptious picnic lunches on request.  The opportunity to ride between magnificent game which include two of the 'Big Five', namely the White Rhino and the Cape Buffalo, make for an unforgettable adventure.


Great fishing experiences for the truly adventurous fisherman can be enjoyed here.  ZuluWaters specialises in arranging private helicopter access to the reserves spectacular mountain water in neighbouring Lesotho. 

Furthermore, visitors can also fish at the 15 kilometre stretch of the Bushmans river where one can find 37 tranquil, deep pools as well as interspersed rapids making it an ideal fishing location.   Along the shoreline of Lake Murray and in the narrower waters of the Heatherspruit,one can find alternative fishing locations.

Nearby Attractions
  • The uKhahlamba - Drakensberg Park
  • iSimangaliso - the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park
Wildlife & Birdlife

Wildlife at ZuluWaters Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa

  • White Rhino
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Oribi
  • Eland
  • Antelope
  • black-backed jackal
  • caracal lynx

Birdlife at ZuluWaters Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa

  • buzzard
  • falcon
  • longclaw
  • stonechat
  • malachite sunbird
  • emerald
  • red-knobbed coot
  • jacana
  • crake
  • Egyptian geese
  • fish eagle

  • Garden
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Open Air Boma
  • Outside Jacuzzi
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Undercover and surface parking

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Internet access in rooms
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luxury transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius
  • Porters
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Lake Cottage

# Rooms:

The Lake Cottage provides privacy where one can take time to take in the natural beauty of this scenic reserve.  It is the perfect romantic hide-away.  Guests staying at the Lake Cottage may enjoy the food of their private chef.

Lake Cottage accommodation:

  • fully equipped kitchen
  • private chef
  • food and beverages (except fine wines and champagne)
  • Tailor-made activities on Dalton including game drives, guided walks, fly fishing, horse riding and tennis
  • use of Dalton's private airstrip.
Single Room R1380
Double Room R1380

Nandi House

Single Room R2390
Double Room R2390

Shaka Lodge

# Rooms:

The Shaka Lodge is characterized by an indigenous design which provides a retreat from the elements.   Being a private house with 3 en-suite bedrooms, it also features a lounge/dining room and a wrap-around balcony with 360 degree views of the ZuluWaters reserve.  It accommodates three couples in double rooms to enjoy privacy and relaxation. 

Shaka Lodge accommodation:

  • fully equipped kitchen
  • private chef
  • food and beverages (except fine wines and champagne)
  • DSTV
  • flat screen TV
  • Bose surround sound system
  • DVD player in main lounge
  • Tailor-made activities on Dalton including game drives, guided walks, fly fishing, horse riding and tennis
  • use of Dalton's private airstrip.
Single Room R13770
Double Room R13770

ZuluWaters Game Reserve Specials

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Spending our wedding anniversary at ZuluWaters was amazing. We had a fabulous time and thank the team for making our stay so memorable and pleasant. THANKS GUYS!!!

Derek Thompson, Durban / South Africa











ZuluWaters Game Reserve offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.114166

Longitude: 29.790524


The ZuluWaters Game Reserve nestles in the heart of the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, a 2 hours drive from Durban and 4 hours drive from Johannesburg.

The ZuluWaters Game Reserve is accessible via road or air. Charter flights can be arranged from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) or King Shaka International (Durban) direct to ZuluWaterss private airstrip.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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