Little Bayete Zulu

two armchairs on the deck looking out with a view over the bushveld plains at Little Bayete Zulu South Africa

Luxury chalets – 4 Chalets only – 8 guests max

Little Bayete Zulu offers an exclusive use intimate bush getaway for a group of up to eight people. Guests are accommodated in four well-appointed en-suite, air-conditioned rooms.

The lodge is self-catering with a cook and housekeepers available to you. Between game activities take in the tranquil surroundings from the lounge and pool which boast panoramic views of the magnificent bush and beyond. Meals can be enjoyed in our indoor dining room or under the stars in the private boma area. Each day guests can get up close to the ‘Big-5’ that roam the reserve with two open vehicle game drives which are included in your stay.


When staying at Little Bayete Zulu you can rest assured that game drives will provide excellent close encounters with the ‘Big-5’ and multiple opportunities to view other plains game. For keen birdwatchers, the reserve boasts over 400 bird species.

The Lodge offers two game drives per day (timing depends on the season), during which your experienced guides will share their knowledge and love of the African bush. Game drives at Bayete Zula will not only be informative but entertaining too. Each drive will take place in open safari vehicles and traditionally lasts between 2 and 3 hours.

Morning Game Drives: The morning game drive leaves between 5:30 am and 6 am. Your guide will select a spot to enjoy the stunning views, whilst enjoying a morning refreshment.

Afternoon Game Drives: The afternoon game drive leaves between 4pm and 5pm. After sundowners and snacks, your guides will use the spotlight to find nocturnal animals, before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Nocturnal species such as ant-bear (aardvark), leopard, genets, night jars and a host of smaller creatures may also be encountered on these later drives.

Game drives have access to almost 23 000 hectares making up the Manyoni Game Reserve and strict vehicle limits at animal sightings ensure an exclusive game viewing experience. Guides are also in constant radio contact with each other keeping track of animal movements.

Please note: food and drink not included on self-catering bookings


  • Lounge with fireplace and satellite TV
  • Small library
  • Indoor & outdoor dining area
  • Bar
  • Full kitchen with a Nespresso machine
  • Large deck and rim-flow pool overlooking a dam
  • Boma


Little Bayete Zulu accommodates eight guests in four well-appointed thatched chalets with air-conditioners and fans. Two of the chalets are fitted with spacious showers and the two elevated chalets have an indoor bath and an outdoor shower. The chalets lead onto a deck with endless views of the surrounding bush.

The open plan lounge with bar, and dining room overlook a large deck with swimming pool offering a tranquil space for rest and relaxation. The outdoor boma is a great place to enjoy a crackling fire or enjoy an al fresco meal. A manager, cook, housekeepers and a ranger will ensure your requirements are met.

Getting there

Little Bayete Zulu is an easy three-hour drive from King Shaka Airport in Durban, just 33km north of Hulhluwe, and a six-hour drive from Johannesburg.

  • Closest Airport : King Shaka International Airport
  • (Durban) – ±2.5 to 3 hours (276km)
  • Flights into King Shaka : Emirates, Qatar, BA, SAA, Airlink


The morning game drive normally leaves between 5:30 am and 6 am
The afternoon game drive leaves between 4 pm and 5 pm


When you are booked into an exclusive lodge you enjoy the luxury of setting the time of when you go out on your game drives – you can also extend your drives (additional charge per hour after 3 hours).


HIGH SEASON 01/06/20 – 31/10/20
US$780.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $234.00
Children 6 – 11 years $390.00

SHOULDER SEASON 01/05/20 – 31/05/20 & 01/11/20 – 15/11/20
US$590.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $177.00
Children 6 – 11 years $295.00

Catered Rates are fully inclusive of:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (to be discussed with reservations)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 2 x Game Drives per day

Catered Rates exclude:

  • Conservation Levy
  • All drinks
  • Transfers
  • Merchandise purchases
  • Gratuities & items of a personal nature

Self-Catered Rates include: [Minimum 4 guests]

  • Accommodation
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A cook and housekeeper
  • 2 x Game Drives per day

Self-Catered Rates exclude:

  • All meals and beverages
  • Conservation Levy
  • Transfers
  • Merchandise purchases
  • Gratuities & items of a personal nature

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Extra Info

Passports Everyone traveling to South Africa must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of travel.

No inoculations are legally required for entry. However, you may want to check with your local immunization and inoculation clinic for their recommendations on health precautions for travel to South Africa.

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