Explore South Africa's diverse flora, wildlife and bird-life during this memorable visit to the Tala Game Reserve.
Depart the pier for the drive to the Tala Private Game Reserve. Nestled in the KwaZulu-Natal hills, this wildlife conservancy spans nearly 7,410 acres, and is home to an area of indigenous acacia thornveld, open grassland and sensitive wetlands that provide an exceptional environment in which to observe game and bird-life.
The reserve features well over 300 bird species and big game that includes the buffalo, rhino, kudu, hippo, giraffe, and the rare sable antelope. Several distinctive and remarkable plant species can also be found at Tala, including the fiery aloe, the imposing euphorbia and fragrant wild sage.
Upon arrival, you will meet the rangers and trackers, then board an open game vehicle for a guided game-drive. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to become one with nature, interact with the environment and animals, and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush.
Following your visit, refreshments will be served in the restaurant at the lodge before rejoining your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: As this tour involves travel over gravel roads, inclines and bumpy surfaces, pregnant women and guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair are discouraged from participating. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and binoculars from the ship. The minimum age to participate on this tour is six years old. The order of sites visited may vary. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.