Djuma Private Game Reserve
It began in 1993 as a single, simple and rustic lodge on a family farm in the Sabi Sands, on the edge of the Kruger National Park. This is when Jurie and Pippa Moolman decided to give the safari industry a try and welcome paying guests to their little piece of African paradise. With no experience and nothing but the seed of an idea, the couple began the journey that has turned that family farm – Djuma – into a world-renowned safari destination with a reputation for some of the best game viewing in Africa.
Today Djuma, whose name means “roar of the lion” in the local Shangaan vernacular, is a globally recognised safari brand that’s lauded as much for its commitment to people and planet as it is for its exceptional Big Five safari experiences and incredible wildlife sightings.
With three beautiful lodges, this is the home of truly authentic, immersive safaris where guests connect not just with nature in all its raw, wild glory but also with an incredible team of people who have been nurtured as part of Djuma’s extended, inclusive and thoroughly blended family.
All of our lodges – Galago Camp, Vuyatela Lodge and the brand new Tumbeta House – are offered on an exclusive use, self-catering basis, for a minimum three night stay, enabling you and groups of friends and family to experience the African bush at your leisure, setting your own timetable and creating a lifetime’s worth of unforgettable memories.
This, then, is bespoke safari at its best, so we look forward to welcoming you to Djuma very soon.
In the meantime, feel free to experience the magic of Djuma LIVE with our world-famous Dam-Cam that gives you a glimpse of the African wilderness with its live feed from the dam in front of Vuyatela Lodge.
Virtual Tour of Vuyatela: Aerial 360
Experience the Magic of Djuma Live!
We look forward to hosting you in our wonderful slice of African paradise and invite you to visit our live camera to see what you will experience when you visit, or take a tour of our stunning game lodges, Vuyatela Lodge, Galago Camp and Tumbeta House.
Vuyatela is a Djuma’s flagship lodge located overlooking a busy waterhole in the heart of the reserve. Private and luxurious, it celebrates modern South Africa through innovative, vibrant decor and an amazing collection of contemporary African artwork. Sleeping up to 10 people, Vuyatela is available on an exclusive-use, self-catering basis for a minimum three-night stay, with the services of a chef included in the rate.
Galago Camp is an intimate safari lodge accommodating up to 10 people. It’s located adjacent to Vuyatela and is perfect for groups of friends and extended families looking for their own, private space. Overlooking a waterhole that’s frequented by a range of iconic wildlife species, it is available on an exclusive-use, self-catering basis for a minimum three-night stay.
Tumbeta House is the newest accommodation offering at Djuma and is perfect for small, intimate groups of up to six people. It is located in a separate, fenced compound not far from Vuyatela and Galago and overlooks its own waterhole with a wonderful, innovative eye-level hide. It is available on an exclusive-use, self-catering basis for a minimum three-night stay.