One of the leading private game reserves in the greater Durban – KZN

Bayala Private Safari Lodges are a welcoming and affordable safari lodge situated in a ‘Big 5’ game reserve just 3 hours north of Durban, South Africa, in the ancient kingdom of Zululand.  Vast and enchanting, the Bayala wilderness  forms part of and traverses  a 12 000 ha area of a 30 000 ha private safari and conservation heartland providing outstanding wildlife safaris in South Africa where all of Africa’s wildlife greats roam free. Twice-daily safaris bring spectacular sightings of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino in their natural world, along with cheetah, zebra, giraffe and a remarkable variety of other wildlife.

Family-friendly and open-hearted, Bayala welcomes guests to two independently run lodges, each with 24 rooms offering all the essential comforts. At Bayala life is lived with homespun finesse, and the lodges provide chic lounges and bars, dining areas both indoors and out under star-sprinkled skies, and a pool deck that keeps close company with the wilderness.

Rehabilitation of wilderness and restoration of wildlife are Bayala’s highest priorities. Guests have a privileged window into conservation-in-action, and are offered the opportunity to participate hands-on activites such as the dehorning of rhino. Green living and sustainability are also prized, and guests are invited into our earth-friendly way of life.

Join us at award-winning Bayala Private Safari Lodges for a meaningful, memory-making wildlife safari in South Africa.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done..” – Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)



Excellent place, Excellent staff

We celebrated the bush wedding of a good friend in Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp. It was one of the top five weddings, that I have been invited to. 🙂 Everything was just perfect. The ceremony was hold in the middle of the bush, with an amazing sunset and just incredible landscape. After the ceremony the Bayala staff took us back to the lodge, where we continued to party in a big tend with good music, good food, awesome atmosphere and awesome people.:)
Two times we also did the game drive and in one day we saw all the big African 5. Our driver Junior was so motivated, to show us as much as possible. This was one of the experiences that I will never forget and I will always remember with a big smile on my face.:)
Vesna T

Ljubljana, Slovenia



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