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Tala Collection Game Reserve - Paperbark House


From being greeted by warthogs as you arrive at the reception area, to having zebras and giraffes visit you in the early morning, Tala Collection Game Reserve offers a memorable stay for all types of travellers. Dining options include traditional outdoor bomas, making it ideal for day conferences, special occasions, weddings and tour groups. Low-key and off the beaten track, Tala spans some 3000 hectares, encompassing a mix of acacia thornveld, open grassland and a sensitive wetland, which attracts more than 380 bird species and plenty of big game including kudu, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest and eland. Day visitors are welcome and there are picnic and braai areas surrounding the impressive rock pools swimming area. Activities include game drives, paintball, archery, mountain biking and so much more offering you the perfect opportunity to tap into your inner adventurer.



031 781 8000

R603 Umbumbulu Road







Check-in: 14h00 Should you arrive outside of our office hours which is between 7H00 to 17H00 then your accommodation key will be left at the restaurant and your Indemnity Form that needs to be completed and signed will be left at the main gate. If you are unable to be here before the gates close at 18h00, kindly call our afterhours number 076 263 9935 or 078 164 5426. Note that this a game reserve,so for the safety of you and our wildlife, guests not notifying Tala of their late arrival will not be allowed entry

Check-out: 10h00

Charges: No Key and Breakage Deposit Conservation fee A mandatory conservation fee of R10.00 per person daily (children from 2 years and up included). The fee is paid on arrival at the resort. Day visitors Gate Entry (subject to change) Adults R120 pp Children 3 to 12 R80 pp Under 3 No charge Vehicle R80 Due to the high running cost of generators a daily generator fuel levy might be applied at the resort to ensure uninterrupted power at your room- Please contact the resort for further information.


  • Hotel units, not self catering
  • Paperbark room - 2sleeper with en-suite bathroom
  • Tea coffee station
  • Air-condition
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • All twin bedded rooms can be made as double
  • Please note that there are no TV s in the rooms and only available at selected venues


  • Game drives - Guests must pre book
  • Archery Paintball (Archery is a 30-45 min Session not a per arrow)
  • Fishing (Rod hire R100 includes a small tackle pack)
  • Mountain Biking (Minimum of 2 riders, Announcement must be made before departure)
  • Game drives (no children under 5yrs old)
  • Off-road cycling
  • Picnic area with large rock pools
  • Braai facilities, pub tuck shop at picnic area (weekends only)
  • Picnic baskets on request from La Tala Restaurant
  • Curio shop
  • Bird watching
  • Segway
  • Wedding conference venues
  • La Tala Restaurant at Aloe Lodge
  • Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Continental and Full English breakfast are served daily in our Main Dining Room as well as in the Garden or on our Terrace in summer time. Monday till Sunday 8H00 10H00
  • Luncheons and Dinners
  • Please note that advance dining reservations are recommended and should be phoned in before the following times
  • Lunch Before 10H00
  • Dinner Before 13H00


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