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Aug 22nd, 2003, 03:51 PM
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S. African newbie

Planning our first visit to Africa and will be going to the Zulu Nyala game reserve in So.Africa. Any recommendations regarding time of year, great side trips, security precautions, what to (and not to) bring would be greatly appreciated
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Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:45 PM
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You will have a wonderful time in S. Africa! I haven't been to that camp so run a search for it here and see if you learn anything. Also seach for your other questions for some quick answers. I was in S. Africa recently and security was not an issue.
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Aug 24th, 2003, 10:57 PM
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Hi Labard
First - looking forward to welcoming you to SA, but second: where did you find Zulu Nyala? The only Zulu Nyala I know of is a conference venue in Fourways - a suburb of Johannesburg. I had a look through two safari lodge books and cannot find a reference to another Zulu Nyala (lodge or reserve)anywhere. The venue I know is an excellent conference spot, very quiet and good facilities but the game viewing on offer begins and ends with some zebra in a paddock and a few impalas in a field. Not really what I think you would want.
If there is another venue of the same name, please post the details.
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Aug 25th, 2003, 09:33 AM
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Traci,
Thanks for the message!! We actually got this trip at a Humane Society Auction. The facility you mentioned in Johannesburg is affiliated.. we fly from there to Richards Bay to go to the game reserve. The promotional materials list is as a private game reserve close to Unfolozi/Hluhlawe. Most fervently hoping to see more than some caged Zebras!
Looking forward to seeing (at least part of) your country.
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Aug 25th, 2003, 09:36 AM
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Ooh I wonder which one it might be - there are a lot of reserves in that area. Itala is private I think and I know there are some others around there...
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Aug 28th, 2003, 02:53 PM
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Kavey, Traci and Clematis,
The website is www.zulunyala.com. Wondering if anyone has any personal experience with this group. Love reading all your postings.. I'm getting way to excited about this trip!
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Aug 29th, 2003, 01:33 AM
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No experience but location sounds good:

Nestled between Mkuze, Hluhluwe and St. Lucia reserves...
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Aug 29th, 2003, 08:04 PM
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Hello: we're excited...we leave on a 3 week trip to south Africa with Overseas Adventure Travel...anyone used them?
We leave October 7...will it be cool in the evenings? Have been taking a photography class & looking forward to taking some great pictures joan
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Apr 7th, 2004, 03:43 PM
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I am interested in hearing how your trip to Zulu Nyala went. I will be visiting at the end of April and staying in the Game Lodge (I think that is the name). Any thoughts?
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Nov 3rd, 2004, 05:43 PM
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We also bought this trip to Zulu Nyala at an auction. Have you been and can you tell me how it was. Was it everything that they promised? I look forward to hearing
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