Zuka Private Game Reserve
Sungulwane is an exclusive, Big Five safari lodge on Zuka Private Game Reserve. With just eight private chalets, it's the ultimate intimate African bush experience for you and a loved one, friends or the whole family. Sit back, relax and sip on an ice-cold G&T while the 76,600 acres of the conservancy envelopes you with its tall thickets, grassveld, savanna, thornveld and pockets of dense woodland. This Big Five game conservancy borders the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is a world heritage site and authentically encapsulates the true spirit of Zululand. Zuka Private Game Reserve is an incredibly diverse conservation area boasting lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and leopard. Not to mention an abundance of prolific plains game including impala, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, nyala, bushbuck, giraffe and of course a plethora of birds. It’s particularly famous for its awe-inspiring cheetah sightings. At Sungulwane your day is entirely your own. Whether you choose to watch the sun rise over the mountains, take a leisurely bush walk through the savanna or sit in peace in your very own bird hide… the adventures on offer are endless. Game drives,..
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starlit bush dinners and informative photographic safaris are just a few more activities that are on offer. As the lodge only caters for a maximum of 16 guests – each experience is bespoke and unique and will remain etched in your memory forever.

Each suite is embedded into the thick Red Ivory Forest giving you the feeling of sleeping in the tree canopies – in complete harmony with nature. An extensive private deck and large stack-back doors and outdoor showers allow for endless stargazing or daydreaming over uninterrupted views of the valley. Sungulwane has a contemporary African design and architecture which is inspired by traditional African culture bought together by organic textures and shapes. Let Africa embrace you whether you are relaxing on a lounger by the pool, sipping on a glass of red wine while the flames dance in the fire pit or enjoying a gourmet dining experience in the Boma… beneath the Milky Way.

The experience of a lifetime – game drives at Sungulwane give you the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Africa and see wildlife in their natural surroundings. Experienced guides share their knowledge and passion with you on twice daily game drives, bringing the flora and fauna to life; not only do you see sightings of Africa’s Big Five but the other iconic species such as giraffe, zebra and hippo. A bush walk offers a truly immersive experience, being on foot in a Big Five reserve without the protection of a car. A guided bush walk gives you the opportunity to learn about tracks, flowers, insects and the smaller things you miss being on a vehicle. Being able to smell and touch what is at your feet with possibility of observing wildlife to a very short distance. The thrill of not knowing what is around the next bend and surrounding yourself in nature is something we highly recommend.

Relax the mind and body through therapeutic spa treatments in the privacy of your luxury suite nestled in the Red Ivory Forest filled with beautiful and relaxing bird songs, our indulgent treatments will ensure you feel pampered, rejuvenated and uplifted. The treatments are designed to improve circulation, heal and revitalize, creating the 'cherry on top' to your time away. You can enjoy an array of natural body, skin and beauty treatments.


  • 6 air-conditioned suites with private viewing decks
  • 2 air-conditioned family suites with private viewing decks
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Traditional boma for open-air dining
  • 76,600 acre Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) private game reserve
  • Wildlife includes cheetah, black rhino, nyala and suni
  • Twice-daily game drives, including afternoon into evening drives
  • Bush walks
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi internet access in guest areas and suites
  • 220v AC power
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