Tala Archives - Tim Brown Tours
  • 25th March 2016

    Tala half day tour

     

     

    Our Tala half day tour from Durban began in the city of Umhlanga. Once we heading off we got chatting about the history of Durban, KwaZulu Natal and South Africa before we arrived at Tala game reserve.

    The history is the build up to a great Durban tour and it is always interesting to answer questions on my beautiful country considering how much has happened here and what we have managed to come through.

    Once we arrived at Tala game reserve for our half day tour we got into 4×4 and off we went through the reserve looking for animals. Fortunately the one animal the clients really wanted to see as they hadn’t seen it the day before on another tour was the Giraffe and we spotted it in the distance.

    I made our way around to the Giraffe first but before we could get there Tala threw up some get other sightings like; Ostrich and Hippos.

     

     

     

     

    Tala half day tour; Hippo

    Tala half day tour; Hippo

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We got round to the Giraffe and there were 6 of them enjoying the succulent leaves of the Acacia trees. We really spent some good time with them till we could get the best photo before moving on with our Durban safari.

     

     

     

     

     

    Tala half day tour; Giraffe

    Tala half day tour; Giraffe

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It was time to look for the Rhino now which is never really that hard at Tala game reserve as they have a very high density of animals and of course male Rhinos are territorial. The first pair we found we hard to photograph but we got a great shot in the end.

     

     

     

     

    Tala half day tour; Rhino

    Tala half day tour; Rhino

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Our Durban safari continued through Tala game reserve and we found lots of Zebra, Impala, Blessbok and Rhino together at a watering hole. This made for a great photo.

     

     

     

     

    Tala half day tour; 3 in 1

    Tala half day tour; 3 in 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It was also time to have a rest break and a look through the craft market which we did and my client were able to find gifts and items for their home decor.

    We got back out on our Durban safari and Tala produced more lovely sighting of Impala and Zebra.

     

     

     

     

     

    Tala half day tour; Impala lamb suckling

    Tala half day tour; Impala lamb suckling

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Impala lamb suckling was a great sighting and then the Zebra really posed so nicely for us on a ridge near the dam.

     

     

     

     

     

    Tala half day tour; Zebra

    Tala half day tour; Zebra

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It was now time to make our way back to Umhlanga to return my clients after a lovely half day tour from Durban which was well worth the trip. We all had a great time and I am sure the clients enjoyed everything the tour offered.

    Durban safaris are the best was to see nature close up and can be done in a half day.

  • 11th February 2016

    Durban Tours

     

     

    It was a warm morning in Durban for our Durban tour to Tala game reserve and the Valley of 1000 Hills for a Zulu cultural village visit.

    My clients were aboard the Sun Princess and we began once they disembarked with a briefing on what was to be expected for the day.

    As we made our way west of Durban city I began with the tour from Durban covering some of the interesting history of the area around the City and then the suburbs of Durban.

    We took the scenic route into the Valley of 1000 hills and then arrived at Phezulu safari park for the Zulu cultural village tour where we would meet the Sangoma and enjoy some Traditional Zulu dancing.

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Zulu Sangoma

    Durban tour; Zulu Sangoma

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We tried to stay clear of the ship groups as best we could so after the dancing I gathered my small group and entered into one of the Zulu huts and told my clients about this amazing group of people and how they traditionally lived.

    The actual Zulu dancing was great but with the ship having brought so many clients my position had a lot of glare and was not great for photos but here is one anyway.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Zulu dancing

    Durban tour; Zulu dancing

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The views in the valley of 1000 Hills are amazing and it is this valley which the Zulus have a great history with King Shaka in chasing the Debe people into the hills!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Valley of 1000 hills

    Durban tour; Valley of 1000 hills

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It was now time for a spot of craft shopping before we headed to Tala game reserve. Once at Tala a 3000 hectare game reserve we spotted lots of animals.

    We spotted Zebra and Kudu first up as well as Blessbok.

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Zebra

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Zebra

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These Zebras posed really nicely for us all in a row and the next dazzle of Zebra also posed by resting there heads on each others backs.

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Zebra heads

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Zebra heads

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It was not long before we got Wildebeest and Ostrich as well and then the one we all wanted to see the Rhino! We had a great sighting of these amazing creatures which are now so highly protected due to poaching.

    Our Durban tour was really taking shape!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Rhino

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Rhino

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Once we left the Rhino we made our way to try find some Giraffe but before we could get there we spotted the Eland antelope which is the Bushmans Totem animal. You will have to take a Durban tour to be told more about this by me and my team!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Eland

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Eland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It was now an unexpected animals which we saw in fact 3 of them! We spotted 3 Blue Cranes which are South Africas national bird, then a Secretary bird and a female Impala with horns which is a genetic abnormality.

     

    We really hit the jackpot and then decided to head to the lodge for a rest and the craft shop.

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Blue Cranes

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Blue Cranes

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    With this stop planned we decided to change it as we saw a big bus of people about to do the same so we went and found the Giraffe and then visited the dam where we spotted the heads of the Hippos. It was a great Durban tour.

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Giraffe

    Durban tour; Tala game reserve, Giraffe

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We stopped then at the shop before we headed back to the Sun Princess in Durban harbour. On our way back we chatted more about South Africa and how wonderful the country was as well of speaking of some of the challenges we are still facing a the rainbow nation.

    It had been a great Durban tour and my clients we all very happy.

     

  • 29th November 2015

    Tala game reserve and  Valley of 1000 hills tour

     

     

    We began our Durban safari tour by collecting my clients off the Oceana Insignia in Durban. Here we began our Tala game reserve and valley of 1000 hills tour.

     

    It was a pleasant drive up into the Valley of 1000 hills and before you knew it with all the chat about the history of Durban and KwaZulu Natal we had arrived at Phezulu early so we began with a tour around the Reptile park.

     

    The Valley of 1000 hills is a stunning area and home to the Zulu people who have lived here for a couple hundred years. The Zulus took over many other smaller tribe like the AmaDebe people by chasing them into these hills and starving them to death.

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; Valley of 1000 Hills

    Durban mini safaris; Valley of 1000 Hills

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    After The reptile park we made our way over to the Zulu cultural village for the tour there. It was great as always and the Zulu dance was brilliant.

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; PheZulu safari park

    Durban mini safaris; PheZulu safari park

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Once we finished enjoying the Zulu cultural village and the traditional huts we did a little craft shopping before a scenic drive through the valley of 1000 hills to Tala game reserve.

     

    At Tala game reserve we began our safari experience and spotted Rhino soon after arriving.

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; Rhino at Tala

    Durban mini safaris; Rhino at Tala

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You will notice that the Rhino has a radio transmitter collar on its foot and Tala also has armed guards who will shoot you if you try to attacked the Rhino in any way.

    Poaching is a big issue and South Africa is protecting its Rhino!

    Further on we spotted a male and female Ostrich near the road.

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; Ostrich

    Durban mini safaris; Ostrich

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We also found lots of Blessbok and Zebra before we stopped at the main lodge for a restroom break and a look at the craft shop.

    Tala game reserve has a very good craft shop and a lovely lodge environment.

     

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; Blessbok

    Durban mini safaris; Blessbok

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We continued with our Durban safari and the search for the Giraffe which was becoming difficult. In the mean time we spotted some great Zebra.

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; Zebra

    Durban mini safaris; Zebra

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Finally my well trained eyes spotted a Giraffe in the distance. Wow it was actually a relief! Giraffe love the Acacia tree leaves and I had searched every area where there food was but had been battling to find them. Eventually the hard work paid off.

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; Giraffe

    Durban mini safaris; Giraffe

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We then headed down to the dam and found the Hippos actually posing very nicely for us which was great! It is always good to have a good sighting of these amazing creatures.

     

     

     

     

    Durban mini safaris; Hippos

    Durban mini safaris; Hippos

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It was not time to make our way back to Durban harbour and drop my client off at there cruise ship. It had been a great Durban day safari tour and we had done and seen so much in a short time of this mini safari.

    We arrived safely back in Durban after some really bad traffic and then said our goodbyes.

    An amazing Safari in KwaZulu Natal!

  • 23rd September 2014

    Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

    I met my client at a Durban hotel, it was here we would begin our Durban Day Safari to the Valley of 1000 Hills.

    This Durban Day tour and Safari is always a interesting one as it covers a vast amount of things: Nature, Culture and History all in one short day. We always begin with the History of Durban and KwaZulu-Natal chat in the vehicle on the drive to Tala game reserve before we cover the nature side of things in the reserve.

    Tala game reserve is great place for a Safari near Durban as it is only 45 minutes from the city. Being so close it means we can cover more than just the Animals in a Durban Day Tour.

    We arrived at Tala game reserve and had some really good sightings of animals. Our first sighting was this Wildebeest silhouetted with a dam behind him.

     

    Wildebeest seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Wildebeest seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tala game reserve has a very high density of animals which means you should see a lot in a short time which give us the opportunity to cover this game reserve in short space of time. Minutes later we spotted more animals on this Durban Day Tour.

     

    Blesbok, Egyptian Geese and Ostrich seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Blesbok, Egyptian Geese and Ostrich seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This was such a great picture as we had 3 different species of animals all next to one another. This is common in shared habitat like open grasslands. Both the Ostrich and Blessbok eat grass.

    Our next sighting was of some Zebra, wow what a Day safari Tour!

     

    Zebra seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Zebra seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These Zebra were just grazing away and taking things very easy. It was at this point we decided to look for Rhinos at the open areas near the watering holes. We had no luck with the Rhinos as it was a cold cloudy day for our safari which meant the Rhinos hid in the thick bush. We did however have an awesome sighting of Eland which is a huge cow sizes antelope, in this species both male and female have horns.

     

     

    Eland seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Eland seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These Eland were traditionally hunted by the true South Africans the San-Bushmen and we used for not only food but every part of the body was used for something. The skin was used for clothing, Blood and Fat for binding agents in paint, horns to transport fluids etc.

    Our next sighting after a quick look around the curio shop was the Giraffe.

     

    Giraffe seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Giraffe seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This female Giraffe had a baby with her but the baby always was moving away from its mother. Our Durban Day Tour was really looking promising at this stage. We headed down to another dam where we spotted some Hippos resting in the water.

     

    Hippos seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

    Hippos seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These Hippos were having a good rest after a night of feeding on grass, these 2 Ton beast can consume as much as 90Kgs of grass in a night! After spotted a Fish Eagle with a fish he had just caught we continued on and departed for the Valley of 1000 Hills. It took us about 35 minutes to get to our destination, Phezulu Safari Park.

    It  was here that we had arrived just in time to join a free “Dangerous snake demonstration”, this was very interesting and we then had some lunch before doing the full Tour of the reptile park.

     

    Crocodiles seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Crocodiles seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These were some big crocodiles we saw and we also got to enjoy the snakes, terrapins and Tortoises on this part of our Durban Day Tour.

    It was not 2pm and time to get across to the Zulu Cultural Village for the Zulu Dancing and singing, it is also here where we get to enter into the meeting Hut and cooking hut to learn more about Zulu Culture.

     

    Sangoma throws the bones on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Sangoma throws the bones on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We were shown how a marriage proposal would work in Zulu culture and the Sangomas or Fortune tellers throwing the bones to read the future of the young man who was to be married. All of this is very exciting to witness even for me and I have done and seen this many times!

     

    Zulu Dancing seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Zulu Dancing seen on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This Zulu is one man I can never take my eyes off as he dances with such passion every time he is in front us. Its truly a special experience to be invited to witness the traditions which are sadly fading in Zulu Culture. This is for me what makes this a special Durban Day Tour to be involved with.

     

    Demonstration of King Shakas Invention the Assagai on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

    Demonstration of King Shakas Invention the Assagai on our Durban Safari near Durban to Tala game reserve, Valley of 1000 Hills and Zulu Cultural Village

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The last part of our Durban Day Tour at this Zulu Cultural village is to visit with Chief Gaza and learn more of how the Zulu lives and of there traditional weapons. The Assagai being held by was invented by the great King Shaka in the 1820’s. It was a short stabbing spear and used to kill the British in close combat in many famous battles in the future including Isandlwana in 1879.

     

    It was a this point we now had a look at the curio, craft shop before heading back to Durban City.

    What a great Durban Day Tour!

  • 16th April 2014

    Tala Private game reserve and Phezulu Safari park – Zulu Cultural village and Reptile park 15 April 2014

    This was one of the Durban Day Safari Tour off the cruise ships the “Astor” which had come from Australia and was 40 days long makings its way up the western coast of Africa to England. With these large ships you never know who you will be collecting off the ship and it was good to collect a fit young family of the Astor.

    The Astor cruise ship.

    The Astor Cruise ship arrives in Durban 15th April 2014

    We are very lucky to be based in Durban as the harbour brings in these huge ships like the Astor for a few months each year. This always give us a chance to show off our beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban to our clients. The main Safari Tours you can do from Durban harbour in a Day are a Durban Day Safari Tour to the Valley of 1000 Hills, Phezulu; Zulu Cultural village and reptile park, Tala Private game reserve and of course the City of Durban.

    After this Astor Ship got settled into the Durban harbour the slow process of port control took place and then eventually I met my clients and we began our Durban Day Safari Tour to Tala private game reserve and Phezulu Safari Park for the Zulu Cultural experience and Reptile park.

    On Route I tried to cover bits of the History of the area of Durban but really it is very rushed but I hope the clients felt like they got enough to return again for a longer Durban Safari Tour.

    After about 45 Minutes we were in Tala private game reserve and we had a very easy time of it as the density of animals is so high that it makes my job very easy. This I actually told the clients! It later back fired for a bit as I battled to find the Giraffe but eventually we got them before we had to leave Tala.

    Our first sighting in Tala Private game reserve on this Durban Day Safari Tour was Rhino, Blessbok, Impala, Wildebeest and Zebra all together…

    White Rhinos of Tala Game reserve with Zebra in the back ground on our Durban Day Safari Tour

    White Rhinos of Tala Game reserve with Zebra in the back ground on our Durban Day Safari Tour

    As you can see by the above picture there is a high density of animals which makes for great chances of good photos like this one on a Durban Day Safari Tour.

    These were the female white Rhinos with there calves, the females have longer thinner horns than the males as the males have concentrated growth around the base of the horn to keep it strong when they fight for dominance or for mating rights. Males horns tend to be shorter and thicker.

    As we crawled forward a few meters we came across these beautiful Blessbok. 

    Blessbok on our Durban Day Safari Tour of Tala game reserve

    They were real posers which always helps on the Durban Day Safari Tours as they are so short. The weather at this point was so beautiful and almost clear blue skys buts slowly the clouds closed in and the day Safari Tour became darker with a little drizzle of rain before we left Tala private game reserve for Phezulu Safari park.

    Next on the agenda was the beautiful Plains Zebra which eventually stuck a pose for us!
    Plains Zebra in Tala private game reserve on our Durban Day Safari Tour

    At this point our Durban Day Safari Tour was looking very good we even spotted a couple of lovely male Kudu with one having big curly horns being a full grown adult male. The weather Gods we playing ball and so were the animals. We had see Ostrich as well as Warthogs which you will see below. Our Safari Day Tour from Durban was turning out great!

    Warthogs grazing on our Durban Day Safari Tour to Tala game reserve
    Warthogs grazing on our Durban Day Safari Tour to Tala game reserve

    These Warthogs were down on there knees thanking God for there food and enjoying what was left of the green grass as our winter had crept in. The females have just one set of warts by the eyes where the males have 2 sets one which is lower down by the jaw line. This picture was a mother with her 2 piglets.

    As we continued on our Durban Day Safari Tour we came across a better photo opportunity with a Blue Wildebeest and we snapped away!

    Blue Wildebeest resting on our Durban Day Safari Tour to Tala game reserve

    After heading down to the Dam where the Hippos were resting in the water the rain arrived but it was a soft rain and stopped after a few minutes. We then had one major mission to achieve and that was to find the Giraffe. Now I know Tala game reserve roads like the back of my hand and geez did these giraffe give me a small headache, but eventually we found the just before we were about to leave for Phezulu safari Park.

    Male giraffe eating off a Scented thorn acacia at Tala Private game reserve on our Durban day Safari Tour.

    Giraffe on our Durban day Safari tour to Tala game reserve

    This lovely male giraffe was feeding off one of my favourite trees the Acacia Nilotica –  Scented thorn. This time of the year the seed pods are fresh and sweet. Finally we had found them an the mission had been successful. We now could depart from Tala game reserve for Phezulu Safari Park for the Zulu Cultural village Tour and the Reptile park Tour. Our Durban safari tour had just begun.

    The 45 minute scenic drive through the valley of 1000 hills home originally to the Debe people a cannibalistic black African tribe was beautiful. The rain had lifted and the view over the valley of 1000 hills was amazing.

    As we neared Phezulu Safari Park the view of the valley of 1000 hills was gone, but not for long.

    We first began at the reptile park after a look over the valley of 1000 hills behind the restaurant.  The rain began to fall again lightly and slowly got heavier by the time we had finished with Big Nile crocodiles and moved onto the Snake the heavens opened and we were lucky to find shelter next to the snake enclosures.  The rain abated and we continued looking at some of the most deadly snakes in the world like the Black Mamba/Green Mamba, Cape cobra, Boomslang and Puff Adder.

    After finishing up here we headed across to the curio shop before beginning the Zulu Cultural village experience and Zulu Traditional dancing. They dancers were brilliant as usual and Im sure they clients took some great memories of the Zulu Nation back with them.

    Phezulu Safari Park at the Zulu Cultural village overlooking the valley of 1000 hills on our durban day safari tour

    Phezulu Safari Park at the Zulu Cultural village overlooking the valley of 1000 hills on our Durban day safari tour

    Our Zulu Cultural village experience ended with the beats of drums and some great dancing before a quick look into the Zulu traditional huts to see how the Zulus live.

    Our Durban Day Safari Tour was fast approaching its end and we headed back to the Astor Cruise ship stopping to get some water from the shops.

    Final questions were answered on the drive back to the Astor cruise ship and we then arrived at the dock said our farewells and that was the end of our Durban Day Safari Tour to Tala private game reserve and Phezulu Safari park via the valley of 1000 hills.

    For more information on this great Durban Safari Tour click the links on “Durban Safari Tours”

     

  • 7th April 2014

    Tala Private game reserve and Phezulu Safari park – Zulu Cultural village and Reptile park 4/4/2014

    After collecting my clients from Zimbali estate where they were staying after winning an Oakley competition after purchasing Sunglasses thanks to True Collection group, we headed to Tala Private game reserve for our Day Safari Tour from Durban.

    Having just moved home I realised I forgot my camera which was really stupid as when ever that happens great things are scene in on the Day Safari Tour at Tala.

    It was true to form as  we saw a male Ostrich going to the Toilet which sound crazy but it is amazing as being a Bird they have a Cloaca which is basically one hole for everything. This means his male organ needs to come out before he can defecate. I of course had no camera so missed the moment but the clients from Cape Town got it.

    Later we also saw South africas national bird the Blue Crane which is endangered!

    We had amazing Rhino sightings on this Safari Tour from Durban as well as great giraffe, Zebra, Blesbok, Wildebeest, Impala, Kudu, Warthog and even a Brown chested snake eagle and long crested eagle.

    We were really blessed as even the Hippos were in the Dam on this Durban Day Safari Tour to Tala private game reserve.

    Ive added a picture but it wasnt from this Durban Day Safari Tour but does show what we saw.

    Tala and Valley 1000 Hills Tour

     Phezulu Safari Park and reptile park.

    In the afternoon after a great Lunch at the Boma restaurant with great views we headed into the Zulu Cultural Village overlooking the Valley of 1000 Hills. We entered into the Zulu Huts to learn a bit more about Zulu Culture and customs before the 2pm Zulu Dancing. This was amazing as always and even more so that it  was just us there!

    They Reptile park was great too and we enjoyed the crocodiles and Snakes as a distance on this Durban Day Safari Tour.

    After this it was time to get the clients back to Zimbali for a Braai with Greg and the Team.

    They really enjoyed this little taste of Durban in the Day that we had to take this Safari Tour.

    Tim Brown Tours