Safari Accommodation at Tala Game Reserve

Guests at Tala Private Game Reserve can enjoy residing in the luxury Leadwood Lodge or the standard Aloe Lodge, Figtree Lodge, Paperbark Lodge and Mahogany Lodge.

For safari lodge accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Tala Game Reserve caters for variety of needs. Guests can stay in complete luxury or comfortable standard accommodation.

Leadwood Lodge (Luxury)

Leadwood Lodge was designed by an exceptional team of artisans, combining modern architecture and natural features. The decor is an eclectic mix of antiques and organic elements of Africa, including earth, water, glass and wood.
This luxurious accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal is the dream home of the reserves owner where guests can relax while enjoying the stunning views and world-class services and facilities. The executive chef creates culinary masterpieces for an 'out of this world' dining experience.
Accommodation is in 6 spacious and luxurious cottages, each appointed with the finest hardwood furniture and fine linen, all romantically tucked away within the beauty and complete privacy of the bush.
Please note no children under 12 are allowed at Leadwood Lodge and each room accommodates 2 adults maximum.


  • 6 gorgeous open plan cottages with views
  • Four poster double beds
  • Luxury en-suite bathrooms and private outdoor showers
  • Opulent interiors and amenities for discerning guests

Main House

  • Fine cuisine and luxury guest areas
  • Entertainment room and bar
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor living
  • Large pool and wooden deck
  • Exclusive wine cellar

Figtree Lodge (Standard)

This fully serviced and catered lodge boasts a traditional and authentic farm style atmosphere, guests will feel at home in this warm and comforting environment. This lodge houses 5 rooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and congregating around a central open plan lounge with fully stocked bar and dining area. Tranquil and opulent verandas overlook a pretty waterhole, offering an instant appeal.
Figtree Lodge accommodates a maximum of 2 people per room.

Facilities include

  • 5 rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Dedicated lodge attendant
  • Open plan guest areas and expansive verandas
  • Views of the waterhole and facilities for a small conference

Paperbark Lodge (Standard)

Once a farmhouse, this accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal has been transformed into a place of luxury and style, with a large and welcoming fireplace, mahogany floors and polished verandas. The decor of the lodge combines a number of ideas, from dramatic wildlife paintings to high back chairs with shale walls and ethnic statuettes.
The lodge features a beautifully tranquil garden lined with gravel pathways and a serene cascading water feature. The luxurious premier suite boasts a sitting room, spacious bathroom with ball and claw bath and a luxurious four poster bed. Paperbark Lodge is situated near the expansive rock pools.
Paperbark Lodge accommodates a maximum of 2 people per room.

Facilities include

  • 17 rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a premier suite
  • Verandas, communal guest areas, restaurant and conference room
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Separate romantic rondavel for couples overlooking a rock pool

Mahogany Lodge (Standard)

Originally an old farmhouse, Mahogany Lodge has been fully renovated. The en-suite rooms lead off from the stylish lounge area. Adjacent to Mahogany Lodge is the romantic Mahogany Rondavel - perfect for honeymooners or for couples looking to relax and spend some quality time together. This free standing room with its wooden floors and quaint balcony overlooks the nearby pool.
Mahogany Lodge accommodates a maximum of 2 people per room.

Facilities include

  • Beautiful farmhouse
  • 5 en-suite bedrooms and a communal lounge
  • Separate Mahogany Rondavel - a couples retreat
  • Within walking distance of Paperbark Lodge

Aloe Lodge (Standard)

Aloe Lodge is situated adjacent to the La Tala Restaurant, and enjoys elevated views of the reserve spanning out over the grasslands, a great place to witness grazing antelope and Rhino. This lodge features 11 comfortable rooms, each boasting en-suite bathrooms and good positions around the lodge's natural and tranquil gardens. These gardens are kept trim by the resident family of Warthog.
This is the only lodge that can accommodate more than 2 people per room. There is a room with a king bed and a single bed which is ideal for a family with a child. There is also an interleading room that can accommodate 2 children which is perfect for families.

Facilities include

  • 11 en-suite double rooms
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Large restaurant and bar, boma and conference facilities
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  • Tel: +27 21 424 1037
  • Fax: +27 21 424 1036
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  • Business Hours
  • Mon - Fri. 08:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday. 08:00 - 12:00
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