Bayete Zulu Lodges
Bayete Zulu Lodges
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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Lee C
South Africa193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had a remarkable visit to the Little Bayete and would like to commend our game ranger Dylan for his exceptional service and expertise, which truly enhanced our safari experience. However, it's worth noting that the rooms could benefit from some upgrades to further elevate the overall guest experience. Nonetheless, our time at the lodge was thoroughly enjoyable. In addition, we'd like to acknowledge Shona for her assistance during the whole booking process. Her helpfulness contributed to a smooth and welcoming start to our stay at the lodge.
Written 21 February 2024
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Z969WMmonika
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We have seen several Game Lodges in South Africa, but this one (Little Bayete Zulu) was definetly the best one ever!!!! The breathtaking view from our room into the bush, the fantastic game drives, the unbelievable encounter with Rambo and Rachel, the gentle giants, and of course the very attentive care for our private little group, all this created a really perfect stay. Our friends from Europe, who had their first time in South Africa, were totally impressed. Thank you for making their very first game drive experience so amazing!
Written 21 December 2023
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Emily F
Jacksonville, FL20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Rambo and Rachel (the elephants) are amazing to see up close and personal!! Getting to feed and water them was a bucket list experience. I wish the groups were slightly more organized when meeting the elephants.
Written 12 October 2022
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Dalton H
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Bayete homestead is efficiently and lovingly run by the passionate Shona! Her 2 lady cooks Sam and Mama provided our group with delicious meals. Our informative ranger Jordan not only cared about giving his guests the best bush experience, but also cares deeply for every animal large and small. We were treated to amazing sightings on every drive but the highlights were a beautiful adult Male lion passing closely by our vehicle and being surrounded by the elephant herd. And last but definitely not least, was interacting with the most special elephants on the planet- Rambo and Rachel!
Written 18 May 2022
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KLaing
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
We have visited Rambo and Rachael on numerous occasions - but this one has been most memorable. My cousin wanted to propose to his girlfriend on this trip. From the staff booking the experience to Julian and the handlers - they were amazing. They accommodated my cousin and made his engagement one he will never forget! Thank you for the most wonderful morning and making their day so special. We will definitely be back!
Written 27 March 2021
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Akiel R
Durban, South Africa50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Wonderful and amazing experience meeting Rambo and Rachael. This has to be on your bucklist. The interaction includes a demonstration of the elephant biology, the background story of these two elephants and touching & feeding a massive elephant. Rambo is playful and bumped me with his truck.
Written 13 December 2020
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Henry S
Ballito, South Africa36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Lovely accommodation. Knowledgeable game rangers. Good kitchen staff. Very good value for money. Well done.
Written 2 September 2020
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Jamie D
Patumahoe, New Zealand19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
My wife and I visited Bayete Zulu with my family. We heard about Bayete through family members.Elephants are my absolute favourite animal in the world. To have the ability to be up close and personal with this Amazing animal was incredible!! You get to feel their skin, tusks and hair. Feed them in the mouth and feel their toungue. See their wrinkles and their beautiful eyes. It was AMAZING!!! HANDS DOWN THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!
Written 11 February 2020
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Sharene L
Gauteng, South Africa7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Such an unbelievable experience interacting with a 6 and 4 ton beauty. They are amazing! You get some insight into how they came to Bayete, what personalities they have and how their keepers walk every day with them 15-20km's through the most amazing wild life so they can be with them and watch over them, they need human interaction. We felt them, fed them, interacted with them and it's not every day one has this opportunity.
Written 4 January 2020
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roger p
Durban, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were 4 couples and stayed 3 nights at Little Bayete (self catering)
The accommodation is excellent and the cook girls are so professional and helpful.
They light a big fire in the Boma and the first night they cooked chicken, baked potatoes and made salad.
The next two nights we braied and they did the potatoes and salad.
The highlights however were the game drives, we saw a pride of 11 lion with 5 cubs of 6 weeks old playing in the river bed next to our vehicle.
We had three cheetah walking next to us and also saw a herd of 36 elephant and 100 buffalo all close by.
Once in a lifetime sightings of a lion killing a Nyala bull and a Martial eagle hunting and nearly picking up a black backed jackal.
Thanks to our driver/ranger Calvin we all had a memorable time and at R1200 ppn we will never go back to the very expensive game lodges again.
Written 24 October 2019
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