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ZuluWaters Game Reserve
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I would highly recommend staying at Zulu Waters for anyone wanting to experience an amazing African Safari experience of luxury. We will certainly be returning! We were looked after so well, feed so well and the accommodation is so luxurious yet 'farm house' feel. All the staff went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. From morning and afternoon safari drives, target shooting, hikes through the property, horse riding and Zulu dancing... they didn't miss a beat. The rangers are very informative on all the animals and the vegetation on the property and really took the time to make sure we knew everything we could about our surroundings! A fabulous experience I will never forget and hope to repeat!

Room Tip: Book the house for bigger groups and the cottage for couples.
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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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Lesley T, Manager at ZuluWaters Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent holiday at ZuluWaters.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind regards Lesley Martyn
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Reviewed 12 March 2015

Great staff and rangers, very efficient booking and arrival process, with beautifully appointed, quality accommodation which was also great value.
Superb setting, pristine bush, amazing vistas of the 'berg.
Fly fishing in Bushmans' river will be amazing under better conditions.
Horse riding was also top quality.
Magnificent still-water on the property but its unclear if its stocked or well maintained.
Only area requiring attention would be the upkeep of some the accommodation and tennis court.
Lastly, for what its worth, the beautiful Rhino must be very high risk in this populated area of KZN, and a de- horning discussion with wildlife colleagues / experts may be a consideration.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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Lesley T, Manager at ZuluWaters Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent holiday at ZuluWaters

In response to some of your questions:

Our still waters are stocked annually with trout (both rainbow and brown) as they are unable to breed in lakes and dams.

Our rhino have had their horns treated by the Rhino Rescue Project which involved infusing them with a toxic poison and an indelible dye in order to render them valueless for both medicinal and ornamental use. In additional our rhino are monitored 24 hours a day by armed rangers.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Lesley Martyn
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

We loved the tranquil scenery driving through mooi river's rolling hills, on our way home for rather active south cost sea break. We wanted to make our return trip home more manageable for my pregnant wife and 2 year old daughter, so I landed up spending way too much time on the web trying to find that perfect stop over that wasn't just a motel… I was well reward for my efforts as I stumbled across zulu waters (part of the midland miander)… A little over our expected budget for a stop over, but O so worth the extra R300-R400 it became a post holiday and a new gem we will defiantly re-visiting even if its just to get total break away from the city rush for a day or 2. The staff were super friendly. The river side cottage a retreat in the middle of nowhere, but with all the luxuries and nice to haves. A Soft lit warm bond fire, the sound of the river and wild life, a clear star filled sky and fresh air… awesome place to be quiet and relax.

Room Tip: for a couple or family with up to 2 small kids the river cottage is the clear winner, great kitchen...
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Lesley T, Manager at ZuluWaters Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent holiday at ZuluWaters. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Lesley Terwin ZuluWaters Game Reserve

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Reviewed 9 March 2015

We stayed at the Lake Cottage for our 10 year anniversary. It was amazing! It is secluded and quiet. The animals came right up to our porch. No TV which we loved. We left feeling completely relaxed. We will definitely go there again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lesley T, Manager at ZuluWaters Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent holiday at ZuluWaters. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Lesley Terwin ZuluWaters Game Reserve

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Reviewed 7 March 2015

A wonderful setting and plenty of game to view including rhino and buffalo. The rolling Natal hills provide for beautiful scenery and backdrops. The staff was welcoming and attentive to our needs for the day we were there. I would definitely go back and spend more them at this venue.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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Lesley T, Manager at ZuluWaters Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent holiday at ZuluWaters. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Lesley Terwin ZuluWaters Game Reserve

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Additional Information about ZuluWaters Game Reserve

Address: P171 Giants Castle Rd, ZuluWaters Game Reserve, Mooi River 3300, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mooi River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Mooi River
Price Range: ₹ 7,279 - ₹ 50,595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ZuluWaters Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your own Private African Retreat, ZuluWaters Game Reserve offers you the exclusive use of its 7000 acre estate, your time here tailored to create the experience you want from Africa. Set in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain range in Kwa-Zulu Natal, ZuluWaters Game Reserve, a malaria free area, promises a uniquely intimate experience with the African wilderness. To ride adventurously close to the herds of Wildebeest and Buffalo whilst on a guided game trail, casting for wild brown trout in the 15km stretch of Bushmans River or just listening to the sound of the breeze in the grasses, ZuluWaters's blend of exclusivity and adventure makes for an experience of Africa unlike any other. ... more   less 
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