The Lion Park, in the Natal Midlands is a wildlife haven not far from the major cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is just 25 km from Pietermaritzburg and just over 14km from the town of Camperdown. Here you can enjoy a game drive through the park with lion feedings taking place at irregular intervals. Proceed to Tala Private Game Reserve, a wildlife conservancy hidden in the hills of a quiet farming community not far from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.
Tala is relatively small, with no large predators, so the wildlife is relaxed and visible at any time of the day. Tala is very well stocked with a diversity of game, ranging from the tiny mongoose up to the biggest of all southern African antelope – the Eland. Lunch, bottled water and snacks included in the price
Close encounter with wildlife
Led by a local guide
Depart Durban at 9am and head to The Lion Park, in the Natal Midlands. The Lion Park is a wildlife haven not far from the major cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is just 15 miles (25 km) from Pietermaritzburg and just over 8 miles (14km) from the town of Camperdown. Here you can enjoy a game drive through the park with lion feedings taking place at irregular intervals. The park is home to lions, African elephants, Asian elephants, impalas, nyalas, grey duikers, porcupines, bush pigs, kudus, vervet monkeys, bush babies, cane rats, black backed jackals, zebras, blue wildebeests, and leopards.
After the Lion Park, you will then proceed to Tala Game Reserve. Tala allows you to get closer to nature, to really interact with the environment and animals and to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush. Tala is a wildlife sanctuary spanning over 3,000 hectares and incorporating many diverse natural environments, the reserve features over 380 bird species, with big game that includes kudu, hippo, giraffe and eland.
Several distinctive and remarkable plant species are also to be found on Tala. The fiery aloe in full bloom, the imposing euphoria and the smell of the fragrant wild sage on a dewy morning make every stay at the reserve unique and memorable.
After game viewing you will have lunch at Tala Game Reserve and head straight back to Durban thereafter. Lunch, bottled water and snacks are included in the price. Arrive back in Durban around 4pm.