Living in Durban (South Africa) means that you’re just 45 min away from one of the most enjoyabe and I think popular small game reserves in KwaZulu-natal, and that is the Tala Game Reserve. For visitors coming to Durban for work reasons or perhaps only in town for a day becuase of a cruise schedule, Talal Game Reserve is easy to get to and a unique experience!

Pied Kingfisher at Tala Game Reserve

Last Minute Safari Day Tour to Tala Game Reserve

A client contacted me at the very last minute, asking if she could join a game reserve day tour to Tala. Although I had no tours planned, I didn’t want to let her down so I agreed to just take her to the the park. And I’m so glad I did!

Tala Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

I collected my client just after lunch in Durban and we headed up to the park. On the way we chatted about Durban and the Zulu people which helped break up the 45min journey.

On arrival at the park we immediately hit the jackpot! Because the day was overcast and cool, it meant the animals were already out and active in the early afternoon! We saw pretty much every species the park has, from Africa’s largest antelope, the common Eland, to the Warthog as well as Hippo and Rhino.

We also saw Giraffe, Nyala, Kudu, Impala, Zebra and so many more species. The birding was also pretty good, we spotted African Darter, two Pied Kingfishers, a Long Crested Eagle and although we didn’t see them, we heard the magnificent call of the African Fisheagle.

All in all it was a very succesful afternoon in the Tala Game Reserve and well worth the visit!

Booking a Day Tour to Tala Game Reserve

If you wish to book a day tour to Tala Game Reserve, simply send us and email or use the contact form below to get in touch.

Tala Game Reserve is just 45min away from Durban and we will collect and drop you off at your accommodation. We tour the park in a suv or in a 10 seater quantum which gives great views. We can also arrange for visitors to enjoy a tour of the park in a open vehicle (at an added cost).

Country and Coastal Touring

Country and Coastal Touring are tour operators and guides based near the city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We offer a range of day tours, overnight tours and extended overland tours anywhere in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa.