2019-04-10 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedGuests get ready for a scenic game drive.

PHOTO: suppliedGuests get ready for a scenic game drive.

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TALA Game Reserve is ready to welcome adventure-seekers travelling within the Garden Province in the coming months with an exciting line-up of events.

Under the ownership of Dream Hotels and Resorts, Tala was reopened in 2017 after a successful business rescue. Since then, the new management team has upped the ante, adding new highlights at this KZN holiday hotspot.

The new calendar of events is available alongside the reserve’s existing range of outdoor activities, which include daily morning and afternoon game drives, biking trails, catch-and-release bass fishing, archery, paintball and target shooting.

“Our Valentine’s Day movie night on the reserve’s Acacia lawn was a huge success,” said Greg Allan, Tala’s General Manager. “It’s fantastic to see local South Africans supporting Tala. We might be quietly tucked away in Camperdown, but we have planned an eventful line-up for the coming months. We want to diversify our product, and also showcase this exquisite local reserve to more day visitors.”

If you’re looking for something new on your next visit to KZN, add these Tala exclusive events to your calendar:


When: Monday, April 22

Cost: Free.

Book your stay over the long weekend in April at Tala for guaranteed family fun, with kid-friendly games and activities hosted by the Dream Xplorers team at no extra cost. For travel around the Easter holiday, get 10% off your stay between March 15 and May 6 .


When: Sunday, April 27

Cost: R120 per rider, R70 for under 12s.

Pick your own pace and peddle along on this family fun ride. A novice 5 km loop is great for kids or intermediates, or cycle 13 km along mostly single track with some steep climbs. The race starts at 7 am with bottled water and snacks provided. Spend the rest of the day at the reserve and enjoy a family braai by the pool.


When : Sunday, May 12

Cost: To be confirmed.

Treat your mom this Mother’s Day with a special lunch at Tala paired with live jazz performances and plenty of bubbly. Families can relax at the pool, or book a sundowner game drive experience to explore the reserve.


When: Sunday, June 16

Cost: To be confirmed.

A great idea for dad’s with little ones, Tala’s Father’s Day event includes organised outdoor activities. Sons, daughters and dads (yes, moms too) can enjoy some fishing at Growmore Dam, with discounts on paintball and archery activities too. Tala will also host a special lunch for visiting families.


When: Sunday, July 14

Cost: To be confirmed.

If you’re anywhere near Pietermaritzburg, make your way to Tala for an unforgettable Christmas in July event. Pull out your Santa hat and enjoy some fun with family and friends, bringing the festive spirit back for one more day in the middle of the year.

“Our Sunday buffets are also a regular feature, and there are plans to introduce a trail run, an evening spring market, and a Tala street braai with craft gin, beer and food stalls in November,” Allan concludes.

To keep up to date with Tala’s weekly events follow them on Facebook. — Supplied.

Editor’s note: ECHO together with Dream Hotels and Resorts and Tala Game Reserve is giving away a holiday for two. See below for more details.


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