Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp is a newly renovated family oriented lodge situated 3 hours’ drive north of Durban’s King Shaka airport. Bayala is nestled within a non-malaria, Big 5 private conservancy of close to 30,000 ha of unspoiled wilderness. View lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino amongst beautiful zebra, giraffe and various other plains game with one of our experienced rangers on an open safari vehicle. Bayala Safari Lodge and Camp are a short distance from each other. Safari Lodge and Camp each have 24 newly renovated thatch-roofed en-suite rooms decorated with neutral bushveld colours throughout. Both lodges boast beautiful and restful lounges, bars and relaxed, informal dining inside or outside, where our chefs produce a line-up of dining experiences. Enjoy a traditional “braai” under the stars or a boma dinner. Start your day with an early morning game drive followed by a delicious full English breakfast. A light lunch is served on request.
In Room Facilities:
Bayala Safari Lodge and Camp each have 24 comfortable thatch-roof rooms decorated with neutral bushveld colours throughout. All rooms are either twin or double bed en-suite with complimentary tea and coffee. The rooms are equipped with a fan or an air conditioner. We have recently upgraded linen and towels with 100% cotton.
Bayala is situated in the Southern part of the Munyawana Game Reserve, one of KZN’s premier private game reserve destinations which comprises of Phinda Private Game Reserve and Zuka Private Game Reserve. This incredibly diverse conservation area is close to 30,000 ha of unspoiled wilderness, and borders the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is a world heritage site.
Hluhluwe is considered the hub of tourism in KwaZulu-Natal. The main attractions of Hluhluwe are the big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), iSimangaliso wetlands park - a world heritage site (formerly known as St Lucia Wetlands Park), Indian Ocean beaches (accessed through St Lucia or Sodwana bay) and the cultural heritage of the Zulu people. Hluhluwe experiences sub tropical weather all year round, February and March being the hottest months.
Facilities: Comfortable lounge areas, small curio shop, air-conditioned rooms, poolside bar facilities,
Secure parking, wedding venue, 48 air-conditioned rooms, WiFi in public areas, dining rooms, seating capacity 100, swimming pool and recreation areas. Babysitting service by arrangement
Big 5 Game drives, Abundant Birdlife, Bush walks, Spa Treatments
Other nearby attractions:
A wide variety of activities is available in and around Hluhluwe; horse riding trails, walking trails, mountain bike trails, crocodile and snake park, canoeing, boat cruises, scuba diving, whale watching, hippo & crocodile boat cruises, cultural interactions, cultural villages and curio shops.
Tembe Elephant Park home to Africa's largest Elephants.