Come and share the dream that we call Bayete that is indeed a place where special things happen. Bought as a farm back in December 1999, this magnificent piece of Zululand has been lovingly rehabilitated to its former glory. Gone are the cattle fences, overgrazed lands and chilli-fields. In their place is what we consider to be one of the most highly stocked and ecologically balanced game reserves in northern Zululand. It has taken us seven years, one crippling drought and more money and hard work than I wish to remember. But it's been worth it, as you will soon discover.
Only 276 kilometres from Durban, which is a two-and-a-half hour drive or 40 minutes by light aircraft, we are just far enough from civilization for you to leave it all behind and relax.
We opened our boutique lodge in July of 2006 and are at last ready to welcome friends, families and other guests to our Zululand dream. We invite you to a breakaway holiday experience that really does have something for everyone you can lie by the pool and sip cocktails, wallow in the outdoor Jacuzzi, commune with elephants, go on butterfly walks, track game on foot or go on game drives, and end the day under a dense canopy of stars sitting down to a splendid bush dinner. Thrill or chill, it's all here.
We are ideally situated in the centre of Zululand"s major tourist attractions. Whatever outings interest you, we can arrange. Whether you want to swim with dolphins, float with whales, catch the mighty tiger fish in the Pongola dam, visit cultural Zulu villages and learn a tribal dance, fish for shark or marlin, boat ride on fresh water estuaries, or take a flip over the Elephant Coast in a light plane, it's all here just waiting for you.
Whichever adventures you have, know that you will return to sundowners, a convivial atmosphere, good food and comfortable beds.