Bayete Zulu Elephant Retreat


Bush – Elephant Interactions – Big 5 – Breathtaking Views – Endangered Species – Birding – Cheetah
Ignite all your senses and rejuvenate your soul
Experience the joy of freedom and exploration and take away unforgettable memories
Join our 2021 scheduled departures:
23-26 November 2021 (3 nights)
Minimum 6 guests
Bookings close 1 month prior to travel

Manyoni Private Game Reserve is one of the largest privately owned and most densely populated game reserves in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. This 23 000 hectare reserve is a ‘Big-5’ Reserve, with the reintroduction of endangered cheetahs and African wild dogs and is focused on the protection of endangered species. When staying at Bayete Zulu Lodges you can be sure game drives will live up to your expectations. You have an excellent chance of close wildlife encounters and for keen birdwatchers the reserve boasts over 400 bird species.

You will enjoy the exclusivity of Bayete Zulu Homestead which has panoramic views over the Zululand bushveld from the expansive veranda. There are only eight en-suite rooms in Homestead and fitted with spacious sunken baths and open showers. Meals are served in our indoor dining room or for a truly authentic experience in the boma under the stars.
An educational, touch and feed elephant experience is included in your stay – a truly unique & unforgettable experience. Meet the majestic Rambo and Rachel – habituated elephants who were rescued after their herd was culled. Experience the thrill and privilege of getting up close to these elephants and be educated about the plight of the mighty African Elephant. When the elephants are not greeting visitors, they are roaming freely within the Manyoni Game Reserve or in the Homestead’s front ‘garden’ with their keepers by their side.

Bayete Zulu Homestead


  • Private Big 5 game reserve in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Experience peace, stillness and tranquility with panoramic views
  • Home away from home feeling from the exclusive Homestead lodge which will be for the sole use of our group
    400 bird species
  • Two game drives daily with 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
  • Relax and soak in the essence of nature that surrounds you
  • Lounge on the shaded veranda, perch at the bar or cool off in the magnificent rim-flow pool after a sensational game drive
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 8 elegant en-suite rooms fitted with spacious sunken baths and open showers
  • Complimentary Elephant Interaction Experience with our rescued elephants

Travelling with Africa Memories Travel


  • You don’t need to drive yourself – Door to door service provided – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water, refreshment stop, comfort stops, snacks)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • You aren’t part of big group – we offer small, intimate, personalised group safaris
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Strict Covid protocols apply

Bayete Zulu Homestead


3 nights 23-26 November: R 16 804.00 per person sharing / single guest (only 7 rooms available for a minimum of 6 guests)

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks, tea/coffee refreshment stop between Howick and Manyoni Game Reserve; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; 3 nights’ accommodation in an elegant suite; All meals, teas & coffees; 2 game drives daily; Complimentary elephant interaction; Conservation levies

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar and on game drives; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.

Note: One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Larger guests (100+ kg) that may need to occupy more than 1 seat – a supplement may apply – it is important you let us know this information at the time of booking to ensure everyone’s comforts are ensured. Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles. Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to Manyoni. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply.

NB: You do need to be physically able to get in and out of the transfer vehicle and boat & be able to walk capably up steps. Please do let us know of any physical challenges at the time of booking.

Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE