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7.8
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8.4
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
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Tala Private Game Reserve Resort

R603 Umbumbulu Road Easton, Greater Midlands Meander, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3202 - See map
"We got a really good deal on agoda and the accomodation was amazing."
juene - June 25, 2018
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 93% of guests
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
  • Airport transfer

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Garden

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Room comfort score
7.1/10
Room size
56 sqm.
Value for money score
7.6/10
Location score
8.4/10
Better than
99
%
of Pietermaritzburg properties
Bigger than
98
%
of Pietermaritzburg properties
Better than
95
%
of Pietermaritzburg properties
Better than
95
%
of Pietermaritzburg properties
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center5.0 Km
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Tala Private Game Reserve Resort

Paperbark Room
Paperbark Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Mahogany Room
Mahogany Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Five-Bedroom House
Five-Bedroom House
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 5 double beds
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Figtree Room
Figtree Room
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  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Country/region view
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Superior Double Room
Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Aloe Lodge
Aloe Lodge
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Country/region view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Superior King Room
Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 104 m²/1119 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Leadwood Lodge
Leadwood Lodge
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Country/region view
  • 1 king bed
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Double or Twin CLASSIC-PAPERBARK
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      Breakfast
      2 mentions
      Internet
      1 mention

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      Full English/Irish

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      Restaurant
      Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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      Reviews of Tala Private Game Reserve Resort from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.1
      Excellent
      From 434 reviews
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      Agoda Reviews (46)Booking.com Reviews (362)
      Rating via Agoda7.8
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      10
      Cleanliness7.7
      Facilities7.5
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality7.1
      Service8.3
      Value for money7.6
      High score for Pietermaritzburg
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (7)
      8-9 Excellent (5)
      7-8 Very Good (5)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (6)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (5)
      Jun - Aug (9)
      Sep - Nov (5)
      Dec - Feb (6)
      All guests (46)
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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
      7.2
      Very good
      Christopher from South Africa
      Couple
      Aloe Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Tala Game Reserve”

      Accomodation adequate. Aircon remote would not show temp so very difficult to regulate. Little or no wifi signal wich was a bit inconvenient but not atlogether unexpected given the location. Roads a bit rough for game viewing in a small car.

      Reviewed June 09, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tracy from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Aloe Lodge
      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
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Howard from South Africa
      Couple
      Mahogany Room
      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
      3.2
      Kirthi from South Africa
      Couple
      Mahogany Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Disgusting customer care ”

      We booked the mohangany room - we received confirmation only to arrive and be told that we would have to stay in another accommodation as the house was block booked by another group - the person that helped us find our room 1 hour laster, Goodwell - did the best he could and make us comfortable but the manager Xoliswe was entirely unhelpful - we were promised dinner as a compliment for the long wait - however - the general manager refused to honor the promise. Honestly - for a place that agreeably is beautiful, I would not stay here again - the finishes are worn, the manager needs an attitude change(maybe better suited to farming and not be in the hospitality industry) there was no cordial approach, no apology forthcoming, entirely unprofessional. Better luck next time tala. You managed to ruin what was supposed to be a getaway

      Reviewed February 16, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ntokozo
      Couple
      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

      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 Private Game Reserve Resort
      8.8
      Excellent
      Lynnette from South Africa
      Family with teens
      Mahogany Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Very comfortable and ideal stopover for wedding in the area”

      One bathroom (no6 mahogany) there was no water in the shower and the toilet ran all night but apart from that the room was lovely.

      Reviewed December 17, 2018
      5.2
      Sharne from South Africa
      Family with young children
      Mahogany Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Above average”

      I was very disappointed in the room, we booked into the Mahogany room. It was nothing like the pictures on the website. I asked to be moved to the Paperbark rooms, as we were there with friends and the room they gave us was a very slight upgrade but with two single rooms. We went for dinner and the dinner was absolutely shocking. I had steak egg and chips, the steak was revolting (sorry its the only word that can describe it) and my friend had the chicken snitsel which she barely touched. Definitely not the experience I was expecting.

      Reviewed September 04, 2018

      Dear Sharne Thank you for staying with us in September this year, I would like inform you that we have a new F&B manager and we are delighted to say that our food standards has improved. For your next booking please book directly with us so that we make sure you have no reservations problems. We wish you blessings for 2019 Kind regards Tala Team

      Responded November 01, 2018
      Tala Private Game Reserve Resort
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sarah from South Africa
      Couple
      Mahogany Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Excellent Service”

      I wouldn't book through Agoda again. I would rather book through Tala directly bu the stay and Service at Tala is Top class.

      Reviewed September 03, 2018

      Hi Sarah Thank you for your review, and staying with us during September this year. We wish you blessings for 2019 and hope to see you soon! Kind regards Tala Team

      Responded November 01, 2018
      Tala Private Game Reserve Resort
      2.0
      Shabnum from South Africa
      Couple
      Aloe Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Very bad staff treated us badly, gave us a bad room very bad experience ”

      Will never suggest to anyone, breakfast was disgusting, old food

      Reviewed July 11, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Charmaine from Australia
      Family with teens
      Aloe Lodge
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Baker family”

      Was a good comfortable well equipped , Hugh rooms . Food was also very good.

      Reviewed July 08, 2018

      Dear Charmaine Thank you for staying with us in June this year - We wish you all the blessings for 2019 and hope to see you again! Warm regards Tala Team

      Responded November 01, 2018
      Tala Private Game Reserve Resort
      10.0
      Exceptional
      juene from South Africa
      Couple
      Mahogany Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018

      amazing”

      we got a really good deal on agoda and the accomodation was amazing. Agoda booked us the wrong room and we were so lucky tala game reserve made a plan to accomodate us where we were meant to be.

      Reviewed June 25, 2018

      Dear Juene Thank you for staying with us in June this year, We would like to wish you blessing for 2019 and hope to see you soon! Warm regards Tala Team

      Responded November 01, 2018
      Tala Private Game Reserve Resort
      8.4
      Excellent
      Mary from South Africa
      Family with teens
      Paperbark Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Excellent game ‘park’ rather than a reserve but beautiful surroundings ”

      No predators of the cat family but hippos, rhinos, giraffe, wilderbeast, zebra, eland, kudu, impala, warthog all among the animals seen in a half day drive around - do need a 4x4 to get the best from the park. Accommodation very comfortable, food good and staff excellent.

      Reviewed May 07, 2018
      4.8
      Steven from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Aloe Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      Bedding and the bedroom smells carpets ”

      The outside game range is ok but they didn't even have proper sheets and the bathroom not neat I took pictures

      Reviewed June 06, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Patrick from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Aloe Lodge
      Stayed 1 night in December 2015

      Best place to relax”

      Poeple, location and food
      Reviewed December 22, 2015

      Dear Patrick Thank you for staying with us in 2015 - We would like to wish you blessings for 2018 Kind regards Tala Team

      Responded November 01, 2018
      Tala Private Game Reserve Resort
      6.7
      Good
      Mbusi from South Africa
      Couple
      Figtree Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015

      Food menu was very bad a the restaurant. No microw”

      Spacious and clean rooms. Perfect for self catering

      Overall enjoyable stay

      Reviewed October 26, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      Laetitia from South Africa
      Couple
      Paperbark Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

      Awesome”

      Game, views and atmosphere
      Reviewed August 31, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      NISHREE from South Africa
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in November 2014

      Awesome Experience”

      Animals, Privacy, Nature
      Reviewed November 17, 2014

      Good morning Nishree Thank you for spending time with us in Nov 2017 - We hope to see you again at Tala and wish you blessings for 2019 Kind regards Tala Team

      Responded November 01, 2018
      Tala Private Game Reserve Resort
      5.7
      Julie from South Africa
      Family with young children
      Figtree Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

      It was not we expected.”

      The fire place n game drive

      The Resort is not well established and the meals are terrible including breakfast.

      Reviewed August 12, 2014
      7.7
      Very good
      Priscilla from South Africa
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

      Romantic”

      The cottage was beautiful and the food

      Good, hoever staff were delayed in responding to a need.

      Reviewed July 14, 2014

      Dear Priscilla We trust you are well, we would like to thank you for visiting us in July this year. Have done loads of staff training and hope to host you again. Warm regards Tala Team

      Responded November 01, 2018
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