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Tala Private Game Reserve Highlights

Tala Private Game Reserve is a wildlife conservation area in KwaZulu-Natal. The game reserve has a mix of acacia thornveld, open grassland and sensitive wetland provides exceptional game watching of big game that . Over 380 bird species have been recorded at Tala Private Game Reserve. There are several plant species that can be found at the reserve such as the fiery aloe, the euphoria and the wild sage.

Sun Safaris Says

  • The reserve is a wildlife conservation area in KwaZulu Natal.
  • Tala Private Game Reserve is a popular hot spot for bird viewing and game viewing.
  • Tala Private Reserve is ideally located for conferences, weddings and celebrations.

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Safari Lodges within Tala Private Game Reserve

Aloe Lodge

The lodge boasts panoramic views of the surroundings and guests can watch game drink from the waterhole from their bedrooms. Aloe Lodge provides guests with 11 furnished bedrooms, all of which are equipped with en-suite bathrooms.

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Figtree Lodge

Figtree Lodge is the ideal location for romantic or family getaways. The lodge provides facilities for conferencing and offers a unique range of activities to choose from while staying over.

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Mahogany Lodge

Mahogany Lodge is the ideal location for couples and honeymooners. The lodge also has an extra room called Mahogany Rondavel. The lodge is located within Tala Game Reserve, which is home to over 380 bird species and a popular spot for bird watching.

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Paperbark Lodge

Paperbark Lodge was once a farmhouse, and today, is the perfect romantic getaway for couples and honeymooners. The lodge provides spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as outdoor bathrooms.

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Leadwood Lodge

Leadwood Lodge allows guests to watch animals at the waterhole from the comfort of the deck. Bird enthusiasts will adore the location of the lodge as the area is home to over 380 species of bird.

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Aloe Lodge includes a variety of activities such as the main reception, curio and casino. A variety of bird species as well as the Nyala bull, warthog and ostrich can be found at the lodge.

Figtree Lodge is an old farm house which has been restored. The lodge is ideal for small corporate and family groups.

Mahogany Lodge is ideal for romantics. The lodge is an old farm house which has been restored. The lodge is also ideal for large families.

Paperbark Lodge is perfect for overnight, conference or wedding stays. Herds of zebra, blesbok, wildebeest and eland can be found within the area of the lodge.

Leadwood Lodge is located in Tala Private Game Reserve, ideal for bird watching and game viewing as the area is home to over 380 bird species and big game that includes rhino, kudu, hippo, giraffe and the rare sable antelope. A variety of plant species are also to be found at the reserve such as aloe, euphorbia and sage.

How to get there

Sun Safaris arranges scheduled flights for visitors from most major airports in South Africa to Durban, Johannesburg or Richards Bay, from where guests can access the reserve. Guests can choose to self-drive to the reserve on reliable roads, however the drive time depends on where the visitor is driving from. A rental car or a road transfer is arranged by Sun Safaris for guests, and private air transfers can be arranged.

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Tala Private Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities

Tala Private Game Reserve offers guests the opportunity to view game such as buffalo, rhino, kudu, hippo, giraffe and the rare sable antelope. Bird watching is also available due to the variety of birds that can be found at the reserve. Game drives are held throughout the day with an experienced knowledgeable tracker. Guests are taken to the water's edge on a horseback ride where they are able to get an up close experience of the animals.

Seasons and Climate

Tala Private Game Reserve is located within KwaZulu Natal which has a mild climate with high summer rainfall and dry winters. The area is known to have Mediterranean weather where four seasons will occur in one day. Tala Private Game Reserve enjoys sunshine year-round with a temperate, sub-tropical climate. The reserve enjoys hot and humid summers from October to April and mild winters from May to September. The area is subtropical with sea temperatures around 20°C, seldom dropping below

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