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Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts
Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts
Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts
Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts
Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts
Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts
Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts

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8.4

Excellent

762 reviews

762 reviews

Housekeeping4
View3
Food & Dining2
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Tala Private Game Reserve 10 m
Pietermaritzburg Airport 24.5 km
The Golden Horse Casino Hotel 27.3 km
Butterflies For Africa 28.7 km
Macrorie House Museum 28.8 km
Police station 29.0 km
Natal Museum 29.0 km
St Anne's Hospital 29.0 km
Pietermaritzburg Railway Station 29.1 km
ABSA 29.1 km

Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts

R603 Umbumbulu Road Eston, Camperdown, PMB, KZN, Greater Midlands Meander, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3740 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Greater Midlands Meander part of Pietermaritzburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pietermaritzburg Airport. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center5.0 Km
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts

Paperbark Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Classic Room - Paperbark House
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Five-Bedroom House - Figtree House
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds & 2 single be...
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Luxury Suite - Leadwood Manor
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Presidential Suite - Leadwood Manor
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  • Room size: 104 m²/1119 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Leadwood Lodge
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Country/region view
  • 1 queen bed
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Figtree Room
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  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Country/region view
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Luxury Cottage - Leadwood Cottage
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Mahogany Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Single
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts?

    Tala Private Game Reserve Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the lodge know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Tala Private Game Reserve Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the lodge.

    Is breakfast offered at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 119 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the lodge.

    What are my dining options at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts?

    Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts?

    Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What are popular attractions near Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts?

    Guests at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts can easily visit Tala Private Game Reserve located in the Greater Midlands Meander area.

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    What people love about Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff were professional and friendly all round."

      Mikhail

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      May 16, 2022

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff are so friendly."

      Mrs

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      April 7, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Saw wild animals close up, the leadwood presidential suite is grand, the food was good quality and well prepared, clean and private"

      Jenny

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      March 25, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 71 Pietermaritzburg properties
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    Room comfort score
    7.1/10
    Room size
    77 sqm.
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Value for money score
    8.1/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Pietermaritzburg properties
    Bigger than
    96
    %
    of Pietermaritzburg properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Pietermaritzburg properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Pietermaritzburg properties
    Overall rating:

    8.4

    Excellent
    762 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.2
    Facilities
    8.0
    Location
    8.7
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    More about Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts

    More about Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts

    Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts

    Getting in and around Pietermaritzburg is a breeze when staying at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts, located just minutes away from the city center.
    Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the lodge's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the lodge's airport transfer services. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the lodge.
    Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the lodge's ticket service. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the lodge's charming on-site fireplace. Packing light is possible at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts thanks to the lodge's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
    Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the lodge. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by lodge.
    Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the lodge are equipped with air conditioning. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer and toiletries are provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Every day at Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the lodge. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the lodge, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the lodge's bar.
    Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
    Lodge's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Spend some time relaxing at the lodge's pool. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing and non-motorized water sports. Casual sporty activities are also available including horse riding.
    Get social at the lodge's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.
    Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
    Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 94% of the city's options.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

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    Food & Dining

    2 mentions

    Breakfast

    2 mentions

    Internet

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Outdoor

    • Bicycles

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Fishing
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Horseback riding
    • Outdoor recreational features
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    • Water sports (non-motorized)

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Chapel
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Fireplace
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Shops
    • Shrine
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Babysitting service
    • Kids meal
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • Adult-only property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Full English/Irish
    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant

    • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
    Location
    R603 Umbumbulu Road Eston, Camperdown, PMB, KZN, Greater Midlands Meander, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3740
    Excellent
    Location

    8.7

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-2 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 3-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center5.0 Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)70

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)119 ZAR

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 49
    • Room voltage220

    Reviews of Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.3
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality7.1
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.1
    High score for Pietermaritzburg
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (25)
    8-9 Excellent (6)
    7-8 Very Good (7)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (9)
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    Mar - May (11)
    Jun - Aug (13)
    Sep - Nov (12)
    Dec - Feb (13)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amanda from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Suite - Leadwood Manor
    Stayed 1 night in October 2021

    Game Drive & Our room”

    My partner and I enjoyed the game drive the most. Melusi was amazing on our game drive, he loves his job he is very he knows all the animals off by heart including their history he is also very funny he makes jokes during the drive. It was totally amazing. Our room was so beautiful and clean with beautiful view watching animals while bathing. The two ladies that were at the reception they were also so friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed the whole stay.

    Reviewed October 13, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nontuthuko from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

    Exceptional”

    We had such a lovely stay,from the staff at reception who were very friendly and the rooms are very clean. the food at the restaurant was very appetizing. the only thing I would recommend they change is their menu for the picnic baskets as they have some very fancy stuff

    Reviewed December 28, 2021

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ishani from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Suite - Leadwood Manor
    Stayed 1 night in December 2020

    Exceptional”

    Absolutely loved our stay at Tala Game reserve. We stayed at the Leadwood Manor House at the presidential suite and it was undoubtedly an amazing experience. It was quiet, clean and serene. The staff are extra friendly and very obliging. Breakfast was not to our liking as it was not buffet but nonetheless, it was good. For dinner we had fish and chips and steak, egg and chips which was very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed the views from the room, the drive to the room and the amenities at the house we stayed in.

    Reviewed December 30, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jenny from South Africa
    Couple
    Leadwood Lodge
    Stayed 1 night in March 2022

    Fabulous ”

    What a stunning place not too far from Durban. Saw wild animals close up, the leadwood presidential suite is grand, the food was good quality and well prepared, clean and private

    Reviewed March 25, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Michael from South Africa
    Couple
    Leadwood Lodge
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

    Exceptional”

    Some attention to detail is required. Whilst it was a really great experience the Leadwood No 1 lodge requires a thourough maintenance plan. Lounger needs vanishing, external shower has no cold tap, glazing needs a few fixing beads, sliding doors need varnishing, timber deck needs attention.

    Reviewed March 06, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    HE from South Africa
    Couple
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2021

    Couples weekend getaway ”

    We enjoyed our 10th wedding anniversary at Game Reserve just on our doorstep. It was most enjoyable and would gladly recommend this weekend break to anyone just wanting to enjoy a couple's massage which was one of our highlights on the weekend

    Reviewed October 13, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Antony from South Africa
    Couple
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Big Beautiful Rooms ”

    We really enjoyed our stay! The room was large and very comfortable. The staff were friendly, courteous, and accommodating.

    Reviewed August 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ricardo from South Africa
    Couple
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

    private and beautiful ”

    it was our first time at tala i booked 2 nights to celebrate my wife's birthday, our cottage was absolutely beautiful we managed to see rhino upon entry the restaurant and pool was a wow, everything was perfect

    Reviewed January 27, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ntokozo
    Couple
    Luxury Cottage - Leadwood Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Leadwood cottage ”

    Leadwood 1 is the best cottage ever. My partner and I had a great time. The staff is very friendly . Big S/O to Nomfunfo in reception :your work ethic is phenomenal

    Reviewed January 01, 2019

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    Dear Ntokozo Thank you for your review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tala. We hope to see you again. All the best Tala Team

    Responded February 01, 2019
    Tala Collection Game Reserve by Dream Resorts
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mrs from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2022

    One of our favourite places ”

    We love Tala and visit often. The staff are so friendly. The rooms are lovely and clean. The highlight was our game drive with Lonely. He took us as close as possible to a whole host of animals including giraffes, buck, zebra and rhinos. We had a wonderful time and will be back.

    Reviewed April 07, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Howard from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Stunning Game reserve close to home”

    the staff were great, beautiful chalet that we stayed in and a delicious dinner. so great to have a game reserve so close to home

    Reviewed April 04, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sphamandla from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

    Value for Money”

    Awesome experience, the place is to die for, wonderful view, enjoyed the outdoor pool..

    Reviewed January 27, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mikhail from South Africa
    Couple
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Exceptional”

    Staff were professional and friendly all round. Quiet and intimate place with lots to do. Fantastic food and service.

    Reviewed May 16, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    kevin
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

    Exceptional”

    Great getaway destination, surprisingly so close to home (Durban). Wildlife and scenery adds to a perfect place to unwind from a busy lifestyle. Staff are of the best manner and service, the food is also good.

    Reviewed October 05, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anele from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

    Great experience”

    Beautiful and stunning place to visit with your family, staff was experience

    Reviewed December 04, 2021

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Andrea from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

    Exceptional”

    One of the most magnificent experiences, views are breathtaking, walking into the room was like opening a present, one surprise after another, the game drive was one of my highlights, saw many different animals and the game driver had a great sense of humor. If you looking for a peaceful get away that allows time to stand still for a complete sense of euphoria this is the place for you. The one thing I would like to add is that the vehicle you use for your trip shouldn't be too sensitive to gravel/dirt roads as this is the case at Tala but other than that I'd visit again as soon as I get a chance to! Satisfied customer!

    Reviewed January 18, 2021

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tegan from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

    Couple retreat”

    leadgewood manor, very romantic and private part of Talas Game Reserve. Staff were great and friendly. Very neat and well presented . Beautiful rooms and views.

    Reviewed January 11, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Melissa from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Suite - Leadwood Manor
    Stayed 1 night in September 2021

    Exceptional”

    Beautiful room, Excellent service,will definitely be back.

    Reviewed December 21, 2021

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Eryn from South Africa
    Couple
    Paperbark Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2022

    Tala Games Reserve”

    We had a great stay, the staff was very friendly,. They made us feel very comfortable and helped as much as we needed.

    Reviewed March 21, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tracy from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    only down fall was there is no tv if you cant sleep at night

    Reviewed May 28, 2019

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