RESTORED  PROTECTED  PRESERVED  WILD

Zuka Private Game Reserve is the cornerstone property of a pioneering land assembly founded by Tara and Jessica Getty in 2001. Today, 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.

1990 – The Beginning of the Story

 “Caring for wilderness, wildlife and people is multifaceted. There are many models. This is ours.”

~ TARA GETTY ~

 “Caring for wilderness, wildlife and people is multifaceted. There are many models. This is ours.”

~ TARA GETTY ~

Where we are

Zuka Private Game Reserve is 10,300 hectares of the Munywana Conservancy, a formal Protected Area bordering a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Zuka Private Game Reserve’s proximity to the Indian Ocean, and the Lebombo Mountains creates dramatic topography with varied geology and soils from the ancient sea bed and historic volcanic activity; in turn supporting an array of habitats and vast biodiversity.

Map of the countries of Africa and where Zuka Private Game Reserve lies
PAUSE 

#Cheetah
#Protected
#Legacy
#BigCatsofAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Conservationoptimism
#LandRestoration
#PlanetEarth
#BoostingBiodiversity
#ConservationSuccess
#WildlifePhotography
#EarthshotCapeTown
#SouthAfrica
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

PAUSE

#Cheetah
#Protected
#Legacy
#BigCatsofAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Conservationoptimism
#LandRestoration
#PlanetEarth
#BoostingBiodiversity
#ConservationSuccess
#WildlifePhotography
#EarthshotCapeTown
#SouthAfrica
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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GLORIOUS MUD

Time spent settled in wet mud is essential in the life of rhinos.  As they have so little hair, this behaviour protects them from the sun, maintains skin moisture and, as it dries has a cooling effect and removes parasites and unwanted insects! 

#Rhino
#WhiteRhino
#ProtectedSpecies
#MudBath
#AfricanMammals
#RhinoConservation
#Legacy
#AnimalBehaviour
#NaturalWorld
#AntiPoaching
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

GLORIOUS MUD

Time spent settled in wet mud is essential in the life of rhinos. As they have so little hair, this behaviour protects them from the sun, maintains skin moisture and, as it dries has a cooling effect and removes parasites and unwanted insects!

#Rhino
#WhiteRhino
#ProtectedSpecies
#MudBath
#AfricanMammals
#RhinoConservation
#Legacy
#AnimalBehaviour
#NaturalWorld
#AntiPoaching
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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COEXISITING 

 Verb:
* To exist at the same time or in the same place.

* To live in harmony with each other.

#Liveyourwild
#Leopard
#Protected
#Wild
#Conservationists
#BigCatConservation
#LandRestoration
#WildlifePhotography
#Photographicsafari
#Leopardsofafrica
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

COEXISITING

Verb:
* To exist at the same time or in the same place.

* To live in harmony with each other.

#Liveyourwild
#Leopard
#Protected
#Wild
#Conservationists
#BigCatConservation
#LandRestoration
#WildlifePhotography
#Photographicsafari
#Leopardsofafrica
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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KUDU SPIRIT

We love the tall, peaceful and gentle Kudu.

They are meaningful to us, representing our beloved young friend who was recently overcome by DIPG. 

Zuka played a role while he was healthy enough to travel; surrounding him in cherished friendship, with the nourishing and healing natural environment and safari adventure!

He was fascinated with these beautiful antelope and chose the kudu to be part of the logo for his foundation that he managed to start. We are united with @ivdb_foundation and committed to supporting young DIPG warriors.

#Kudu
#Iconic
#AfricanAntelope
#DIPG
#DIPGHeroes
#ResearchMatters
#DefeatDIPG
#United 
#Limitless
#Love
#Friendship
#Heartful
#Adventure
#Nature
#Spirit
#Healing
#Safari
#AfricanLandscape
#AfricanAdventure
#ThisIsZuka
#Legacy
#SouthAfrica
#NiFFeature
#Venueearth
#WildlifePhotography
#NaturePhotography

KUDU SPIRIT

We love the tall, peaceful and gentle Kudu.

They are meaningful to us, representing our beloved young friend who was recently overcome by DIPG.

Zuka played a role while he was healthy enough to travel; surrounding him in cherished friendship, with the nourishing and healing natural environment and safari adventure!

He was fascinated with these beautiful antelope and chose the kudu to be part of the logo for his foundation that he managed to start. We are united with @ivdb_foundation and committed to supporting young DIPG warriors.

#Kudu
#Iconic
#AfricanAntelope
#DIPG
#DIPGHeroes
#ResearchMatters
#DefeatDIPG
#United
#Limitless
#Love
#Friendship
#Heartful
#Adventure
#Nature
#Spirit
#Healing
#Safari
#AfricanLandscape
#AfricanAdventure
#ThisIsZuka
#Legacy
#SouthAfrica
#NiFFeature
#Venueearth
#WildlifePhotography
#NaturePhotography
...

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IN THE NAME

Meet Wonderboy! 

#ZuluCulture
#ZuluHistory
#Family
#Heritage
#Traditions
#TraditionalZuluDress
#AfricanDrums
#Sunset
#AfricanLandscape
#Conservation
#Safari
#KZN
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

IN THE NAME

Meet Wonderboy!

#ZuluCulture
#ZuluHistory
#Family
#Heritage
#Traditions
#TraditionalZuluDress
#AfricanDrums
#Sunset
#AfricanLandscape
#Conservation
#Safari
#KZN
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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THE LITTLE THINGS

Capturing some curious little wonders of nature! 📹🎥

#Reptiles
#Insects
#Mantis
#Lizards
#Spiders
#Frogs
#MonitorLizards
#Crocodiles
#BugsLife
#Safari
#Conservation
#NaturePhotography
#Restored 
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild 
#KZN
#SouthAfrica

THE LITTLE THINGS

Capturing some curious little wonders of nature! 📹🎥

#Reptiles
#Insects
#Mantis
#Lizards
#Spiders
#Frogs
#MonitorLizards
#Crocodiles
#BugsLife
#Safari
#Conservation
#NaturePhotography
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#KZN
#SouthAfrica
...

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NEWBORN!

In the spirit of spring, herds of impala have a lambing season too! 

As a herd, the impala females will give birth to their young, known as lambs, over the period of a month just as the rains start, grass becomes nourishing, and conditions optimal for them.

After March’s equinox and Easter, spring is officially on its way in the Northern Hemisphere while we start dipping into the Southern Hemisphere’s autumn.

#ImpalaBaby
#ImpalaLamb
#Cute
#Spring
#Autumn
#LiveYourWild
#SpringEquinox
#WildlifePhotography
#PhotoSafari
#Natgeowild
#Wildlifeof_sa
#Africanature
#SouthAfrica
#Safari

NEWBORN!

In the spirit of spring, herds of impala have a lambing season too!

As a herd, the impala females will give birth to their young, known as lambs, over the period of a month just as the rains start, grass becomes nourishing, and conditions optimal for them.

After March’s equinox and Easter, spring is officially on its way in the Northern Hemisphere while we start dipping into the Southern Hemisphere’s autumn.

#ImpalaBaby
#ImpalaLamb
#Cute
#Spring
#Autumn
#LiveYourWild
#SpringEquinox
#WildlifePhotography
#PhotoSafari
#Natgeowild
#Wildlifeof_sa
#Africanature
#SouthAfrica
#Safari
...

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HAVING A NICE DAY! 
🌿🧡🌕🌾🐰🐣🐘🌾🌕🧡🌿

#EasterEggs
#Baking
#Roasting
#HotCrossBuns
#Sunday
#FamilyStyle
#SafariStyle
#GameDrives
#photographyeveryday 
#Landrover
#Elephants
#BabyElephants
#Nature
#Love
#Light
#Rainbows 
#Tablescapes
#OutdoorLiving
#SpringEquinox
#OnSafari
#thisiszuka

HAVING A NICE DAY!
🌿🧡🌕🌾🐰🐣🐘🌾🌕🧡🌿

#EasterEggs
#Baking
#Roasting
#HotCrossBuns
#Sunday
#FamilyStyle
#SafariStyle
#GameDrives
#photographyeveryday
#Landrover
#Elephants
#BabyElephants
#Nature
#Love
#Light
#Rainbows
#Tablescapes
#OutdoorLiving
#SpringEquinox
#OnSafari
#thisiszuka
...

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MANTLE

Did you know that newborn cheetah cubs are adorned with a soft, grey fur along their backs known as a mantle?

This unique feature helps them blend seamlessly into their grassland habitats, offering vital camouflage from potential predators. As they grow, this mantle gradually disappears, but its significance - a testament to nature’s incredible adaptations.

#Mantle
#Cheetah
#CheetahCubs
#BigCats
#Africa 
#SouthAfrica
#OnSafari
#Conservation
#PlanetEarth
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Land
#Wildlife
#Ocean
#ThisIsZuka
#ThisIsOurWay

MANTLE

Did you know that newborn cheetah cubs are adorned with a soft, grey fur along their backs known as a mantle?

This unique feature helps them blend seamlessly into their grassland habitats, offering vital camouflage from potential predators. As they grow, this mantle gradually disappears, but its significance - a testament to nature’s incredible adaptations.

#Mantle
#Cheetah
#CheetahCubs
#BigCats
#Africa
#SouthAfrica
#OnSafari
#Conservation
#PlanetEarth
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Land
#Wildlife
#Ocean
#ThisIsZuka
#ThisIsOurWay
...

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RHYTHM

Immersed in the vibrant spirit of Zulu tradition with these mesmerising dancers.

#ThisIsZuka
#Sunset
#Dancing
#Movement
#Rhythmic 
#Heritage
#Ceremony
#Warriors
#Singing
#Celebrating
#Tradition
#Culture
#Drums
#Zulu
#SouthAfrica
#KZN
#Africa
#Preserved
#Kwazulunatal

RHYTHM

Immersed in the vibrant spirit of Zulu tradition with these mesmerising dancers.

#ThisIsZuka
#Sunset
#Dancing
#Movement
#Rhythmic
#Heritage
#Ceremony
#Warriors
#Singing
#Celebrating
#Tradition
#Culture
#Drums
#Zulu
#SouthAfrica
#KZN
#Africa
#Preserved
#Kwazulunatal
...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

Today is is about ecosystem restoration, reforestation, sustainable wood products, solutions and innovations and of course, more love for the the incredible forest systems, their beauty, ancient wisdom and all the life they support, including ours!

#ForestDay
#Biodiversity
#UnitedNations
#FloraAndFauna
#Land
#MotherNature
#Restoration
#Protection
#Preservation
#Wild
#Trees
#Butterflies
#Birds
#Insects
#Amphibians
#Orchids
#Arachnids
#Mammals
#Reptiles
#RareSpecies
- [ ]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

Today is is about ecosystem restoration, reforestation, sustainable wood products, solutions and innovations and of course, more love for the the incredible forest systems, their beauty, ancient wisdom and all the life they support, including ours!

#ForestDay
#Biodiversity
#UnitedNations
#FloraAndFauna
#Land
#MotherNature
#Restoration
#Protection
#Preservation
#Wild
#Trees
#Butterflies
#Birds
#Insects
#Amphibians
#Orchids
#Arachnids
#Mammals
#Reptiles
#RareSpecies
- [ ]
...

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UP CLOSE

“One cannot resist the lure of Africa.”

~ Rudyard Kipling ~

#Leopard
#Panthera
#Solitary
#BigCats
#Safari
#NaturePhotography
#AfricanSafari
#Wildlife
#Protected 
#Preserved
#Wild
#Adventure
#rudyardkipling

UP CLOSE

“One cannot resist the lure of Africa.”

~ Rudyard Kipling ~

#Leopard
#Panthera
#Solitary
#BigCats
#Safari
#NaturePhotography
#AfricanSafari
#Wildlife
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Adventure
#rudyardkipling
...

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REVERENCE 

Always, when watching these animals.

#Elephants
#ElephantHerd
#BabyElephant
#Intelligence
#Nature
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Safari
#SouthAfrica

REVERENCE

Always, when watching these animals.

#Elephants
#ElephantHerd
#BabyElephant
#Intelligence
#Nature
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Safari
#SouthAfrica
...

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LITTLE BIRDS

Little Bee-eaters, small, and colourful, sit on an open perch ready for their sorties to catch insects on the wing. 

Cleverly, once caught, they hit bees and wasps repeatedly on a hard surface to eliminate the sting before eating!

@its_jamie_lucas we’re looking forward to you capturing that on video!

#Beeaters
#Insects
#Birding
#Swarovskioptik
#GoBirding
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#NaturePhotography
#Safari
#SouthAfrica

LITTLE BIRDS

Little Bee-eaters, small, and colourful, sit on an open perch ready for their sorties to catch insects on the wing.

Cleverly, once caught, they hit bees and wasps repeatedly on a hard surface to eliminate the sting before eating!

@its_jamie_lucas we’re looking forward to you capturing that on video!

#Beeaters
#Insects
#Birding
#Swarovskioptik
#GoBirding
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#NaturePhotography
#Safari
#SouthAfrica
...

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MOTHER’S DAY

We celebrate mothers today!
💞✨💞💫🌙💞✨💞🌙💫💞✨💞
We celebrate you for the challenges you overcome daily from micro to huge, for your unstoppable courage and never-ending armoury of skills you need over time, for your sharing, your creativity, your care, hard work and tenacity, for your joy in the sweetness, comedy, wildness and tenderness of motherhood, and, for the mothers who have lost a child, we honour and love you even more today.
💞✨💞💫🌙💞✨💞🌙💫💞✨💞

#MothersDay
#Motherhood
#Unstoppable
#Creativity
#Tenacity
#Courage
#Sharing
#Comedy
#Sweetness
#Tenderness
#Honour
#Love
#Protected
#Wild
#Inspired
#Lion
#Lioness
#Lioncubs

MOTHER’S DAY

We celebrate mothers today!
💞✨💞💫🌙💞✨💞🌙💫💞✨💞
We celebrate you for the challenges you overcome daily from micro to huge, for your unstoppable courage and never-ending armoury of skills you need over time, for your sharing, your creativity, your care, hard work and tenacity, for your joy in the sweetness, comedy, wildness and tenderness of motherhood, and, for the mothers who have lost a child, we honour and love you even more today.
💞✨💞💫🌙💞✨💞🌙💫💞✨💞

#MothersDay
#Motherhood
#Unstoppable
#Creativity
#Tenacity
#Courage
#Sharing
#Comedy
#Sweetness
#Tenderness
#Honour
#Love
#Protected
#Wild
#Inspired
#Lion
#Lioness
#Lioncubs
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HIPPOPOTAMUS

Sitting to watch these amphibious mammals (note, they are not amphibians though – confusing!) is one of our entertaining bush pastimes!

#Hippo
#Hippopotamus
#Protected
#InTheWild
#Safari
#SouthAfrica
#AfricanMammals
#Amphibious
#AfricanWildlife
#WildlifeLovers
#Nature
#Meditation
#WildlifePhotography

HIPPOPOTAMUS

Sitting to watch these amphibious mammals (note, they are not amphibians though – confusing!) is one of our entertaining bush pastimes!

#Hippo
#Hippopotamus
#Protected
#InTheWild
#Safari
#SouthAfrica
#AfricanMammals
#Amphibious
#AfricanWildlife
#WildlifeLovers
#Nature
#Meditation
#WildlifePhotography
...

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Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp
Nkonka Private Game Reserve Logo
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Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp
Nkonka Private Game Reserve Logo
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“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work; a future.”

~ DAVID WHYTE ~

“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work; a future.”

~ DAVID WHYTE ~