Zuka Private Game Reserve Team

“Do your little bit of good where you are;
it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world….”



Zuka Private Game Reserve is the cornerstone property of a pioneering land assembly founded 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.

Zuka Private Game Reserve supports stunning biodiversity across a variety of ecosystems with elephant, black rhino, white rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah and myriad species of bird, mammal, reptile and insect. Zuka Private Game Reserve is one of the three founding members of the 29,000 hectare Munywana Conservancy, sharing a boundary with the 328,000 hectare Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The original aspiration of Zuka Private Game Reserve, to expand green frontiers and extend land under restoration from previous dereliction and deterioration, for wilderness to thrive, balanced with pioneering conservation ventures, community development and sustainability is ongoing and expanding.

Zuka Private Game Reserve is home to the Getty Asterism; a venture of researchers, volunteers and conservation students who work with our ecological teams, operating out of Sutton Camp. Ecological programmes, reintroduction and protection initiatives of species, habitat restoration as well as wildlife research and monitoring are constantly in progress. Many of these initiatives are world leading and research results have led to positive legislation changes and improvement of conservation practices on a national level.

Zuka Private Game Reserve has attracted likeminded partnership through the acquisitions of Nkonka, Bayala and Mduna. The inclusion, of thus far, two independently owned neighbouring properties, Sungulwane and Fever Tree reflects an enthused alignment and shared commitment to the vision. We are excited about reaching this point and our future of greater scales and possibilities.

Visiting Zuka Private Game Reserve is to be immersed in pristine, restored wilderness, integrated with wildlife, humanity, and the endeavours and successes of conservation.

“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 


“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”