Tala Game Safari Half Day - Durban

One hour from Durban and you are in the gently rolling green hills of Tala Game Reserve in the Midlands. Enjoy an open vehicle safari in this private reserve, home to buffalo, rhino, giraffe, hippo,380 bird species and an impressive variety of antelope.

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  • Duration: 4 Hours
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Departing from your Hotel/B&B in or around the Durban area leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and journey into the gently rolling green hills of the Natal Midlands.  You head inland toward the Valley of 1000 Hills, and after a short scenic one hour drive you arrive Tala Private Game Reserve.   This a small and very rewarding private game reserve in a tranquil and authentic African Bushveld setting on 3,000-hectares dotted with rivers and lakes and home to a variety of game and birds. 

This country-style lodge is 4 km from the R603 highway and 37 km from Pietermaritzburg, the provincial capital. 

You enjoy a two hour game viewing drive, either in the morning or afternoon, depending on your choice of tour.  The open vehicle option is only available with a minimum of 4 people, but this is the best experience in the bushveld.   Your Game Safari will give you a good opportunity of viewing buffalo, hippo, rhino, giraffe, sable and roan antelope amongst many other species and any of 380 Bird Species.   

Low-key and off the well-beaten track, Tala Eco Estate spans some 3,000 hectares, encompassing a mix of acacia thornveld, open grassland and a sensitive wetland, which attracts  the many bird species, and plenty of big game, including kudu, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest and eland. Being Malaria-free, with no large predators Tala makes a top-notch choice for families.  Get up close with the tiny mongoose, or the largest of all the antelope in southern Africa, the eland. Tala boasts around 20 species of antelope, including some special breeds, such as the oribi, bushbuck and reedbuck, with other game in abundance. Children four years old and over are permitted on game drives at Tala.

One of the most appealing aspects of this KwaZulu-Natal game reserve is its ease of accessibility, coming to or from Durban - although, once here, you’ll feel like you're a million miles away from everything. The game reserve is located 35 kl from Pietermaritzberg and 69 kl from Durban.

Return to your Hotel/B&B in Durban midday or late afternoon depending on your choice of tour.


  • Rolling green hills of the Natal Midlands
  • Small and very rewarding private game reserve
  • 2 Hour Game Drive with a knowledgeable ranger
  • Teaming with bird life
  • Magnificent Plains Game
  • Hippos, rhino, 20 species of antelope, giraffe and much more


Collection:  From to to Hotel/B&B in and around Durban from the Beach Front to Umhlanga

Departure:  8h00 or 13h00  :  Duration 4 hours

  • Your friendly and informed driver/guide will collect you from your Hotel/B&B at 8h00 or 13h00, depending on your choice of tour.
  • Travel in your Air-conditioned vehicle for about one hour
  • Arrive at Tala Private Reserve
  • Take a 2 hour Safari:  The open Vehicle Safari option is only available for a minimum of 4 passengers .
  • Return to the main camp at Tala Game Reserve
  • Drop off at your Hotel/B&B midday or late afternoon

What’s included

  • Collection from Hotel/B&B in and around Durban from Beach Front to Umhlanga
  • 2 x Bottles 500ml Water
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle with WiFi
  • Guide/driver
  • 2 Hour Game viewing drive with a knowledgeable ranger
  • All entrance fees

Open Vehicle Game Drive option available with a minimum of 4 pax

What’s excluded

  • Any other snacks or drinks 
  • Optional gratuities

What do I need to bring

  • Camera and binoculars
  • Wear Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Hat and Sun cream

Important information

Collection in Balito Surchange (Per Person)

  • Single Pax: R150
  • 2 Pax: R90
  • 3-7 Pax: R70
  • 8-16 Pax: R60
  • 16+ Pax: R50

Open Vehicle Game Drive option available with a minimum of 4 pax

Operated by: Zulu Destinations

R 900 4 Hours , Easy

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