Ubizane Wildlife Reserve

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1020 Main Road Hluhluwe, Zululand and Maputuland 3960

Ubizane, Zulu for ‘the place of calling’ is situated a mere 2½ hour’s drive from Durban, this 1200 hectare reserve boasts an array of wildlife and two beautiful lodges that will cater to your every need.


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Ubizane, the Zulu word for ‘the place of calling’ is full of wonder and beauty as it literally calls you into it with its charming splendour. Situated in the heart of Zululand, this wildlife reserve is teeming with birdlife, wildlife and flowing landscapes, that roll majestically around the reserve and envelope the seasonal Mzinene River as it snakes its way through the reserve.


* Zululand Tree lodge:

Mysteriously hidden in the treetops on stilts in the cool, whispering tranquility of the fever tree forest is where you will find our Tree Lodge Rooms. The heart of this lodge has a magnificent guest area. A restaurant with its enormous fireplace and magical view on giant fever trees, views of passing wildlife, even lit up at night creates a dramatic effect.

The bar looks onto the beautiful fishpond and there is a watering hole which is visited daily by families of warthogs and nyala, and is fitted with the perfect loungers for relaxation. With paved pathways leading to twenty four luxuriously appointed thatched roofed rooms facing the fever trees, and each room having its own personal viewing deck; guests can observe the surrounding wilderness in private seclusion.

Each room has an enchanting view of the forest from the bedroom through large glass sliding doors, to ensure that guests are always able to view the splendor outside and is fitted with an en-suite bathroom with shower, dressing room, coffee / tea making facilities, bar fridge, mosquito nets and private viewing deck.

* Zululand Safari Lodge:

The startle of the impala, the shriek of a monkey in an Umbrella Thorn tree and the gracious sweeping movement of the giraffe as it bends down to drink from the watering hole nestled under the magnificent Amarula trees. Besides catching a glimpse of the activity at the watering hole, the rooms look up at the majestic Ubizane Hill.

A beautiful lodge with a heritage spanning over 40 years, Safari Lodge is scattered around the spacious rolling lawns dotted with aged aloes, replanted from different areas on the farm, as well as scented thorn trees providing a beautiful backdrop to the setting. Rondavel style rooms all face the constant watering hole nestled under the magnificent Amarula trees quenching in the thirst of the giraffe, zebra, nyala, impala and kudu.

There is a variety of different styled rooms at Safari Lodge, all of them with our trademark glass paneled sliding doors, allowing not an inch of nature escaping without being noticed by the guests from within the rooms.


South Africa is known for its majestic wildlife and lavish landscapes - it's what gives this land the unique charm that it has. One of the most amazing ways to experience this African beauty is to take a guided game drive tour through the lands that tell of this rich heritage and magnificent grandeur.


A beautiful venue for your wedding or conference

* Weddings

How does being united in marriage surrounded by the beauty of the African bush sound? Magnificent - that’s right! There is something incredibly romantic about being united in love with the sounds of Africa around you, that warm and ever welcoming African sun on your back and the enchanting history of the Zulu kingdom paving the way for your future together.

Whether you are looking to keep it simple and intimate with just a few guests, or want to have a larger wedding of up to 80 people, we are here to make your special day a memorable one - bringing the beauty and splendour of Ubizane into your happy day.

* Conferences

This venue is perfect for conferences of various sizes with the open space and pretty setting. The centre is air-conditioned for the warmer or colder days and comes with trestle tables and comfortable seating for a relaxed and laid back environment. The centre is also fully equipped with a coffee and water station and loo’s - any other personal requests can be organised as per company requirements.

The reserve has plenty to do and see on the 1200 hectares of land – book now for a getaway that you won’t forget! We look forward to having you . . .



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Ubizane Wildlife Reserve
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