Tala Game Reserve, like many other establishments, reopens to visitors. Overnight or day trips attract those people hankering for a bit of time in the bush after all those months of lockdown. And, it’s handy for day visitors anywhere around the Pietermaritzburg or Durban areas in KwaZulu-Natal.
Tala Game Reserve away from the coast
If you tire of the beach or decide a different option from a busy destination is in order, the bush beckons families, couples, and even kids. Ideal for birdwatchers, Tala carries about 380 bird species. And, those who enjoy both large and small animals might come across kudu, hippo, giraffe and eland and a host of other animals.
While the Tala Game Reserve website explains day visitors enjoy scheduled game drives, they also cater for self-drive day visitors. And, they conveniently offer a picnic basket upon reservation. By all accounts, the baskets seem delicious and well worth the R350 package that feeds two people. One fan on Instagram noted, “I love Tala’s picnic baskets 😋.”
Day visitor activities and prices
Entry for day visitors opens at 7:00 a.m and closes at 5:00 p.m. Basic entry fee for cars sits at R80, but notice that prices may change. Self-drive and picnic fees come in at R70 per adult and R50 per child. And, the same prices apply if you book lunch at the Tala Restaurant. If you prefer a guided game drive, the price sits at R310 per adult and R195 for kids under twelve. But, you save the gate entry fees of R70 if you prebook.
And, it looks like advanced bookings are absolutely essential. Plus, if you love the place and decide on a return visit, Tala Game Reserve accommodates couples. But, they suggest bigger groups, possibly family and friends might enjoy it the most. Overnight stays include several options. if you prefer self-catering, the Fisherman’s cottages down by the riverine bush look rustic but comfortable.
Ideally tailored to suit a range of budgets, other accommodation’s available as well. The other units come named after trees. And, some of them cater for a party of up to ten people. So, thinking about weddings? It might suit you as they also cater for those sort of functions. Conference facilities also exist.
Finding Tala Game Reserves is easy enough as it’s not that far off the N3. It’s located on the R603 slightly southwest of Cato Ridge.
Book online, or call them on 031 781 8000. Alternatively, email Tala Game Reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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