Things to do near
Tala Game Reserve
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Camperdown (17 km from Tala Game Reserve)
Home to eleven of the twelve owl species, five of the eight vulture species and numerous magnificent raptors found in Southern Africa, the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is well worth a visit.
Dedicated to conserving indigenous raptors, the haven is also a base for continuing research, breeding and rehabilitation projects for birds of prey,...
Bothas Hill (24 km from Tala Game Reserve)
The 1000 Hills Bird Park offers an enchanting experience with rare and exotic feathered friends. The riotous chorus of calls, colourful plumage and character of these birds is a magnet for kids and adults alike.
Visitors can admire their spectacular paint-box colouring and quirky antics, either from outside contained aviaries or strolling in...
Hillcrest (26.1 km from Tala Game Reserve)
The Heritage Market provides a unique shopping experience in the Hillcrest area. As Durban shopping centres go, the outdoor atmosphere of "The Heritage" stands alone. Situated in the 1000 Hills Tourism route, Heritage Market caters for the whole family, locals and tourists. Shopping at the Heritage caters for all interests, with shops ranging from...
Camperdown (3.9 km from Tala Game Reserve)
Enjoy an exhilarating flight with awesome views as you climb to altitude over Durban's golden beaches, the turquoise Indian Ocean and the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Durban Skydive Centre will lift you up into the sky to jump at an altitude of 8 000 to 12 000 ft. You will be firmly attached to a qualified and experienced tandem instructor and...
Mpumalanga (8.7 km from Tala Game Reserve)
The majestic Horseshoe Falls are found along the Sabie River and only 4 km off the Old Lydenburg Road in Mpumalanga. Visitors can enjoy a short walk through the beautiful terrain that leads to the waterfall. There is also a variety of bird life and wildlife. The waterfall receives its name from its circular appearance and has also been declared a...
Spa and Wellness
Ntshongweni (15.9 km from Tala Game Reserve)
What could be more enjoyable than a personalised venture into the world of Spa treatments in an environment that isn't intimidating, expensive or clinical, and also has great views, yummy food and something else to do if you’re with someone who feels that Spas just “aren't their thing”? At iNsingizi Lodge & Spa, our African Spa Experience offers a...
Four By Four Trails
Mid Illovo (16.7 km from Tala Game Reserve)
Gwahumbe Game Reserve 4x4 Trails offer a 9 km trail just 4 km from Mid Illovo. The trail has a grading of 1 to 3 and takes about 2 to 4 hours to complete. Training is offered at the reserve. High clearance, low range vehicles are required as well as 4x2 vehicles with diff lock. Please call for further information. Accommodation can be found...
Bothas Hill (21.7 km from Tala Game Reserve)
PheZulu Safari Park boasts a crocodile and snake park offering guests interesting tours led by knowledgeable guides.
Learn fascinating facts about fearsome crocodiles and snakes, meet 'Junior' their 102-year-old Nile crocodile and have a hands-on experience with Cleo, their lovely Burmese python who weighs in at 42 kilograms and is 3.2 metres...
Bothas Hill (23 km from Tala Game Reserve)
The 1000 Hills Arts & Crafts Village is situated in the popular and incredibly scenic Valley of 1000 Hills. The Village offers restaurants with breathtaking views, a spa; children’s play area, animal farmyard, lovely little shops, a pub and more. It’s quite easy to spend the entire day here.
Assagay (23.8 km from Tala Game Reserve)
Every Saturday there is a Farmers Country Market which is a huge attraction, displaying almost everything under the sun. Sit under the Marquet on straw bales and enjoy your morning cup of coffee and whatever you would like to eat for breakfast, from pancakes and wraps to breakfast in a bun.
Kloof (23.9 km from Tala Game Reserve)
The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an awesome holiday destination that offers unspoilt nature, wildlife, magnificent scenery, wining and dining, and warm country hospitality just a half an hour's drive from the centre of Durban.It is named for the countless hills which tumble down to the mighty Umgeni River that flows from the distant...
Mountain Biking Trails
Hillcrest (27.3 km from Tala Game Reserve)
Grab your bike and hit the trails in the magnificent Giba Gorge. Situated just outside Pinetown off the N3, Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park offers a range of awesome mountain biking trails, a BMX track, and a restaurant – all boasting magnificent views of the stunning Giba valley.
Pietermaritzburg (28.5 km from Tala Game Reserve)
One of the most popular casinos in KwaZulu-Natal situated opposite the Scottsville Racecourse. Offers hi-tech gaming facilities as well as event and conference facilities.
Scottsville (28.6 km from Tala Game Reserve)
Scottsville Racecourse's modern facilities incorporate all the very best in racecourse comfort, elegance and intimacy. Easily one of the most attractive racecourses in South Africa, Scottsville is situated 2.5 km from Pietermaritzburg’s city centre.
The Spanish-style course buildings include a number of restaurants, an pub and a picnic enclosure...
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Scottsville (29 km from Tala Game Reserve)
Harry Gwala Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Premier Soccer League club Maritzburg United.
In 2008 the stadium had a capacity of 10,000, but around September 2009 it was upgraded to 12,000 seats.
The stadium is named after ANC politician...