WILD

RESTORED

PROTECTED

PRESERVED

Zuka Private Game Reserve is the cornerstone property of a pioneering land assembly that was founded in 2001. Today, 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.

 “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
WORLD RHINO DAY

We ADORE rhino!

The drama captured in this image taken here on @zukaprivategamerserve tells of the critical conservation measures we undertake. This is de-horning, a pioneering procedure and an incredibly slick operation carried out by our professional team.  It does not inflict pain or harm the animal. It is effective in protecting this iconic species. There is an abundance of positive intention, innovation and proactivity in the world of conservation – we can do it!

#Worldrhinoday #Zukaprivategamereserve #Andbeyondphinda #Rhinoconservation #Antipoaching #Ourhornisnotmedicine #Conservationsuccessstories #Wecanandwewill

@Bayalaprivatesafarilodge
@Sungulwane
@faunafloraint
@simonjamesnaylor

📸 Mike Kirkinis

WORLD RHINO DAY

We ADORE rhino!

The drama captured in this image taken here on @zukaprivategamerserve tells of the critical conservation measures we undertake. This is de-horning, a pioneering procedure and an incredibly slick operation carried out by our professional team. It does not inflict pain or harm the animal. It is effective in protecting this iconic species. There is an abundance of positive intention, innovation and proactivity in the world of conservation – we can do it!

#Worldrhinoday #Zukaprivategamereserve #Andbeyondphinda #Rhinoconservation #Antipoaching #Ourhornisnotmedicine #Conservationsuccessstories #Wecanandwewill

@Bayalaprivatesafarilodge
@Sungulwane
@faunafloraint
@simonjamesnaylor

📸 Mike Kirkinis
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WE DID IT! 

With over 100 participants in Team @zukaprivategamereserve in both hemispheres, we walked and ran the 10km and 21km distance. 

Thank you to everyone for coming together for the 4 phases and raising funds, over $5,000, to be matched by Sheinberg Relief Fund for @africa_found the @oceanswithoutborders marine rangers 👏🏽👏🏼👏🏻🌍

@zukaprivategamereserve
@tusk_org
@bayalasafarilodge
@sungulwane
 
#ForWildlifeRangers #doingittogether #Acrossthefinishline #Landmeetsocean #Wildlifeconservation #Marineconservation #Ukhuni #Nkonka #Redivorylodge

🎥 @dylan_pons_photography
🎬 @jessica.s.d.getty

WE DID IT!

With over 100 participants in Team @zukaprivategamereserve in both hemispheres, we walked and ran the 10km and 21km distance.

Thank you to everyone for coming together for the 4 phases and raising funds, over $5,000, to be matched by Sheinberg Relief Fund for @africa_found the @oceanswithoutborders marine rangers 👏🏽👏🏼👏🏻🌍

@zukaprivategamereserve
@tusk_org
@bayalasafarilodge
@sungulwane

#ForWildlifeRangers #doingittogether #Acrossthefinishline #Landmeetsocean #Wildlifeconservation #Marineconservation #Ukhuni #Nkonka #Redivorylodge

🎥 @dylan_pons_photography
🎬 @jessica.s.d.getty
...

FASTEST MAMMAL ON LAND

@zukaprivategamereserve has wide areas of open grasssland, the optimal environment for cheetah who are active during the day.  It’s a privilege to view them in their natural habitat;  taking your breath away with their high speeds (estimated to be 25-40 mph / 40-65 kmh) and their nimble agility as they pursue their prey.

@zukaprivategamereserve
#Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Bushtheatre #Spellbinding #Inthezone #Cheetah #Builtforspeed #Vulnerablestatus
@bayalaprivatesafarilodge 
@sungulwane 
@Pantheracats
@faunafloraint

📸 Lawrence Weitz

FASTEST MAMMAL ON LAND

@zukaprivategamereserve has wide areas of open grasssland, the optimal environment for cheetah who are active during the day. It’s a privilege to view them in their natural habitat; taking your breath away with their high speeds (estimated to be 25-40 mph / 40-65 kmh) and their nimble agility as they pursue their prey.

@zukaprivategamereserve
#Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Bushtheatre #Spellbinding #Inthezone #Cheetah #Builtforspeed #Vulnerablestatus
@bayalaprivatesafarilodge
@sungulwane
@Pantheracats
@faunafloraint

📸 Lawrence Weitz
...

KNOWLEDGEABLE RANGERS

For the third and penultimate phase of the Wildlife Ranger Challenge @zukprivategamereserve will put the collective knowledge of our rangers to the test today!

We are a week away from completing our fundraising for the Marine Rangers of the @oceanswithoutborders programme! 

Thank you for all your donations and following us in our quest! 

There is still time to donate - our funds will be generously matched by the Sheinberg Relief fund and shared with fellow wildlife rangers across Africa to support them in their varied roles and extensive work.

To donate click in the bio 👆🏽
or head to 👉🏽 https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.orgcampaigns/Zuka-Private-Game-Reservefor-AfricaFoundation

@africafound
@tusk_org
@oceanswithoutborders
@zukaprivategamereserve
@bayalaprivatesafarilodge
@sungulwane
@andbeyondtravel

#ForWildlifeRangers #Conservation #LandMeetsOcean #SupportingEachOther

🎥 @dylan_pons_photgraphy
🎬 @jessica.s.d.getty

KNOWLEDGEABLE RANGERS

For the third and penultimate phase of the Wildlife Ranger Challenge @zukprivategamereserve will put the collective knowledge of our rangers to the test today!

We are a week away from completing our fundraising for the Marine Rangers of the @oceanswithoutborders programme!

Thank you for all your donations and following us in our quest!

There is still time to donate - our funds will be generously matched by the Sheinberg Relief fund and shared with fellow wildlife rangers across Africa to support them in their varied roles and extensive work.

To donate click in the bio 👆🏽
or head to 👉🏽 https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.orgcampaigns/Zuka-Private-Game-Reservefor-AfricaFoundation

@africafound
@tusk_org
@oceanswithoutborders
@zukaprivategamereserve
@bayalaprivatesafarilodge
@sungulwane
@andbeyondtravel

#ForWildlifeRangers #Conservation #LandMeetsOcean #SupportingEachOther

🎥 @dylan_pons_photgraphy
🎬 @jessica.s.d.getty
...

THE HERO SHOT

4 Greater kudu on @zukaprivategamereserve -  this ungulate species has an instinct to be wary and shy away to a nearby thicket,  but today they present an opportunity for us to take the ultimate photographic shot! Moment seized = the hero shot!

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Seizethemoment #Photographicsafari #Bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Sungulwane

📸 Lawrence Weitz

THE HERO SHOT

4 Greater kudu on @zukaprivategamereserve - this ungulate species has an instinct to be wary and shy away to a nearby thicket, but today they present an opportunity for us to take the ultimate photographic shot! Moment seized = the hero shot!

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Seizethemoment #Photographicsafari #Bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Sungulwane

📸 Lawrence Weitz
...

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
 « A life lived in the service of others for the benefit of a nation, with the 
respect of the world. »

The Queen made a speech for her 21st birthday during her visit to  South Africa in 1947 and in that speech, a vow to dedicate her whole life to service. 

Far and wide, we are grateful Her Majesty kept her promise and was exemplary in her loving service as a sovereign. How missed she will be.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
« A life lived in the service of others for the benefit of a nation, with the
respect of the world. »

The Queen made a speech for her 21st birthday during her visit to South Africa in 1947 and in that speech, a vow to dedicate her whole life to service.

Far and wide, we are grateful Her Majesty kept her promise and was exemplary in her loving service as a sovereign. How missed she will be.
...

LION KING

Once a vulnerable newborn cub, this lion has survived and and thrived to take his place not only in the pride hierarchy, but in the wider envirionmental system too. 

As a top predator, his role is crucial in ultimately maintaining a healthy balance of herbivores, which in turn influences the condition of our bushveld – the  mixed woodland and  grasslands of @zukaprivategamereserve. This is an ecosystem! 

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Ecosystems #Lionking #Circleoflife #Becomethebestyoucanbe
@pantheracats
@faunafloraint

📸 @livingwild58

LION KING

Once a vulnerable newborn cub, this lion has survived and and thrived to take his place not only in the pride hierarchy, but in the wider envirionmental system too.

As a top predator, his role is crucial in ultimately maintaining a healthy balance of herbivores, which in turn influences the condition of our bushveld – the mixed woodland and grasslands of @zukaprivategamereserve. This is an ecosystem!

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Ecosystems #Lionking #Circleoflife #Becomethebestyoucanbe
@pantheracats
@faunafloraint

📸 @livingwild58
...

ABS AT THE READY!

Today is Sit-Ups day in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022, and team @zukaprivategamereserve is fired up! We have 33 participants making up our team of rangers, staff, family members and friends around the world! 

Your encouragement and generosity is so appreciated – thank you! 

To donate click in the bio👆🏽 or head to 👉🏽https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.orgcampaigns/Zuka-Private-GameReservefor-AfricaFoundation

We are fundraising for the Marine Rangers of the  @oceanswithoutborders programme. All funds raised will be generously matched by Sheinberg Relief fund and shared with fellow wildlife rangers across Africa to support them in their varied roles and conservation work.

@africa_found
@tusk_org
@oceanswithoutborders
@zukaprivategamereserve
@bayalaprivatesafarilodge
@sungulwane
@andbeyondtravel

#ForWildlifeRangers #Conservation #Landmeetsocean #Marineconservation #Supportingeachother

🎥 @dylan_pons_photography
🎬 @jessica.s.d.getty

ABS AT THE READY!

Today is Sit-Ups day in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022, and team @zukaprivategamereserve is fired up! We have 33 participants making up our team of rangers, staff, family members and friends around the world!

Your encouragement and generosity is so appreciated – thank you!

To donate click in the bio👆🏽 or head to 👉🏽https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.orgcampaigns/Zuka-Private-GameReservefor-AfricaFoundation

We are fundraising for the Marine Rangers of the @oceanswithoutborders programme. All funds raised will be generously matched by Sheinberg Relief fund and shared with fellow wildlife rangers across Africa to support them in their varied roles and conservation work.

@africa_found
@tusk_org
@oceanswithoutborders
@zukaprivategamereserve
@bayalaprivatesafarilodge
@sungulwane
@andbeyondtravel

#ForWildlifeRangers #Conservation #Landmeetsocean #Marineconservation #Supportingeachother

🎥 @dylan_pons_photography
🎬 @jessica.s.d.getty
...

INTERNATIONAL CHARITY DAY

We have  5 traditional authorities that neighbour us here and this is where Africa Foundation is active. 

@africa_found is an incredible organisation founded in 1992 and now with a 30 year history of successful, sustainable community driven projects in education, healthcare and business enterprise together with conservation.  We are thrilled to have supported @africa_found through these 30 years and to continue onwards! 

Today, International Charity Day, we celebrate partnerships and 30 years of positive impact 
www.africafoundation.org

@zukaprivategamereserve
@africafound

#Empoweringcommunities #Enablingconservation #Partner #Engage #Support #Positiveimpact #Excitingwork #Exceptional #internationalcharityday 

📸 @africa_found

INTERNATIONAL CHARITY DAY

We have 5 traditional authorities that neighbour us here and this is where Africa Foundation is active.

@africa_found is an incredible organisation founded in 1992 and now with a 30 year history of successful, sustainable community driven projects in education, healthcare and business enterprise together with conservation. We are thrilled to have supported @africa_found through these 30 years and to continue onwards!

Today, International Charity Day, we celebrate partnerships and 30 years of positive impact
www.africafoundation.org

@zukaprivategamereserve
@africafound

#Empoweringcommunities #Enablingconservation #Partner #Engage #Support #Positiveimpact #Excitingwork #Exceptional #internationalcharityday

📸 @africa_found
...

NEW BEGINNINGS

In the northern hemisphere September heralds the start of the new academic year for scholars, with a little peak in to autumn after the long summer holidays. For the Southern Hemisphere, September inspires us out of winter with an earlier sunrise and the dawn of a fresh new spring!

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Anewdawn #Seasons #Newbeginnings #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Expandinggreenfrontiers
@faunafloraint
@earthshotprize

📸 @june_joubert_photographer

NEW BEGINNINGS

In the northern hemisphere September heralds the start of the new academic year for scholars, with a little peak in to autumn after the long summer holidays. For the Southern Hemisphere, September inspires us out of winter with an earlier sunrise and the dawn of a fresh new spring!

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Anewdawn #Seasons #Newbeginnings #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Expandinggreenfrontiers
@faunafloraint
@earthshotprize

📸 @june_joubert_photographer
...

WILDLIFE RANGER
CHALLENGE 2022!

It starts today with the Push Up Challenge and team @zukaprivategamereserve is ready! 

To donate click the link in our bio 👆🏼
or head to 👉🏼 https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.orgcampaigns/Zuka-Private-GameReservefor-AfricaFoundation

We are fundraising for the Marine Rangers of the @oceanswithoutborders programme. All funds raised will be matched by Sheinberg Relief Fund and shared with fellow wildlife rangers across Africa to
support them in their varied roles and conservation work.

Thank you! 

@africa_found @tusk_org @oceanswithoutborders @zukaprivategamereserve @bayalaprivatesafarilodge @sungulwane @andbeyondtravel 

#ForWildlifeRangers #Conservation #Landmeetsocean #Marineconservation

🎥@dylan_pons_photography
🎬@jessica.s.d.getty

WILDLIFE RANGER
CHALLENGE 2022!

It starts today with the Push Up Challenge and team @zukaprivategamereserve is ready! 

To donate click the link in our bio 👆🏼
or head to 👉🏼 https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.orgcampaigns/Zuka-Private-GameReservefor-AfricaFoundation

We are fundraising for the Marine Rangers of the @oceanswithoutborders programme. All funds raised will be matched by Sheinberg Relief Fund and shared with fellow wildlife rangers across Africa to
support them in their varied roles and conservation work.

Thank you! 

@africa_found @tusk_org @oceanswithoutborders @zukaprivategamereserve @bayalaprivatesafarilodge @sungulwane @andbeyondtravel

#ForWildlifeRangers #Conservation #Landmeetsocean #Marineconservation

🎥@dylan_pons_photography
🎬@jessica.s.d.getty
...

DREAMY WEDDING 

Safari celebrations…
Nothing like a sunset in the bush for the dreamiest wedding shots!

@zukaprivategamereserve
@bayalasafarilodge

#Goldenhour #Better together #Bewild #Sayyes #Safari #Celebrate #Bestweddinglocation #Thisisafrica

📸 @june_joubert_photographer

DREAMY WEDDING

Safari celebrations…
Nothing like a sunset in the bush for the dreamiest wedding shots!

@zukaprivategamereserve
@bayalasafarilodge

#Goldenhour #Better together #Bewild #Sayyes #Safari #Celebrate #Bestweddinglocation #Thisisafrica

📸 @june_joubert_photographer
...

ZEBRA CROSSING

A Red-billed oxpecker enjoying the ride on this zebra as it feeds on the ticks and parasites. The open grassy plains of @zukaprivategamereserve attract not just zebra to graze, but the huge buffalo and rhino.  The Red-billed oxpeckers flying down to perch on the larger mammals, is a useful natural indicator to their presence; very helpful bush language to us humans on foot!

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Birdingparadise #Bushlanguage #Restored #Preserved #Protected #Wild #Location #Thisisafrica #bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Sungulwane

📸 @june_joubert_photographer

ZEBRA CROSSING

A Red-billed oxpecker enjoying the ride on this zebra as it feeds on the ticks and parasites. The open grassy plains of @zukaprivategamereserve attract not just zebra to graze, but the huge buffalo and rhino. The Red-billed oxpeckers flying down to perch on the larger mammals, is a useful natural indicator to their presence; very helpful bush language to us humans on foot!

#Zukaprivategamereserve #Birdingparadise #Bushlanguage #Restored #Preserved #Protected #Wild #Location #Thisisafrica #bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Sungulwane

📸 @june_joubert_photographer
...

PARTY PLANNING 

Keeping it fresh and light at @zukaprivategamereserve with long tables, hanging lanterns, fresh flowers, pale linens, tea lights, wood and glass all arranged under huge chandeliers made on the spot from gathered acacia branches. It’s safari celebration style!

#Prettydetails #Rusticwedding #Zukaprivategamereserve #Bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Safari #Bushcelebrating #Letsdance #Weddingseason

📸 @june_joubert_photographer

PARTY PLANNING

Keeping it fresh and light at @zukaprivategamereserve with long tables, hanging lanterns, fresh flowers, pale linens, tea lights, wood and glass all arranged under huge chandeliers made on the spot from gathered acacia branches. It’s safari celebration style!

#Prettydetails #Rusticwedding #Zukaprivategamereserve #Bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Safari #Bushcelebrating #Letsdance #Weddingseason

📸 @june_joubert_photographer
...

SHARING THE SPACE

Herds of buffalo share the space with us here at @zukaprivategamereserve. These formidable bovines are important grass mowers in the system, as they prepare the way for other grazers. You can feel your pace slow as you sit and observe a herd that seem quite docile and pastoral! There’s a clear change of mood in the older, full grown bulls who separate themselves from the herd and it’s a little less comfortable sharing the space with these old boys, particularly on foot!

#zukaprivategamereserve #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Buffalo #Donotdisturb #Roomforeveryone #Bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Sungulwane #Thisisafrica

📸 Mike Kirkinis

SHARING THE SPACE

Herds of buffalo share the space with us here at @zukaprivategamereserve. These formidable bovines are important grass mowers in the system, as they prepare the way for other grazers. You can feel your pace slow as you sit and observe a herd that seem quite docile and pastoral! There’s a clear change of mood in the older, full grown bulls who separate themselves from the herd and it’s a little less comfortable sharing the space with these old boys, particularly on foot!

#zukaprivategamereserve #Restored #Protected #Preserved #Wild #Buffalo #Donotdisturb #Roomforeveryone #Bayalaprivatesafarilodge #Sungulwane #Thisisafrica

📸 Mike Kirkinis
...

AFRICA FOUNDATION 

WWASH?! It’s an acronym that stands for Water, Waste Sanitation and Hygiene.
 
This is one of the key areas of investment for organisations such as @UNICEF and a core  focus for @Africa_Found who we - @zukaprivategamereserve work closely with.
 
To support markers associated with WWASH, @Africa_Found  has been collaborating with community leaders and donors to provide better access to safe water by drilling boreholes with water reticulation and piping systems.
 
These systems cover the design, operation and maintenance of water distribution as well as storm water and wastewater collection.
 
We also help to reduce the burden of carrying heavy loads of water - often the work of women, children and the elderly - by supplying Hippo Water Rollers, the 90 litre robust, rolling barrels with handles used to push or pull over rough, rural terrain.
 
To find out more head to: https://www.africafoundation.org.za/future-
foundations/healthcare/
 
#zukaprivategamereserve #unicef #africafoundation #water #sanitation #hygiene #accesstowater #safewater #drinkingwater #makingadifference #ruralcommunities #health #healthiswealth #empoweringcommunities
 
🎥 @africa_found
🎼 @_paintmusic_

AFRICA FOUNDATION

WWASH?! It’s an acronym that stands for Water, Waste Sanitation and Hygiene.

This is one of the key areas of investment for organisations such as @UNICEF and a core focus for @Africa_Found who we - @zukaprivategamereserve work closely with.

To support markers associated with WWASH, @Africa_Found has been collaborating with community leaders and donors to provide better access to safe water by drilling boreholes with water reticulation and piping systems.

These systems cover the design, operation and maintenance of water distribution as well as storm water and wastewater collection.

We also help to reduce the burden of carrying heavy loads of water - often the work of women, children and the elderly - by supplying Hippo Water Rollers, the 90 litre robust, rolling barrels with handles used to push or pull over rough, rural terrain.

To find out more head to: https://www.africafoundation.org.za/future-
foundations/healthcare/

#zukaprivategamereserve #unicef #africafoundation #water #sanitation #hygiene #accesstowater #safewater #drinkingwater #makingadifference #ruralcommunities #health #healthiswealth #empoweringcommunities

🎥 @africa_found
🎼 @_paintmusic_
...

PARTNER PROPERTIES

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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 ~