BAYALA PRIVATE SAFARI LODGES
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.Packages
Corporate groups can expect a stylish and bespoke bush retreat, drawing inspiration from the serenity of the bushveld. Our terrain and activities allow teams to recharge spent energies and renew motivation. Opportunities for work and play are available at Bayala in whichever ratio is required.
The Bayala experience leaves its imprint long after the safari has ended, offering business people an enduring benefit. Sizeable corporate getaways can be accommodated at our two lodges, both of which offer exclusivity of use as an option. Just 3 hours from Durban, our corporate services are very accessible. Bayala is one of the affordable safari lodges in South Africa, bringing corporate group safaris within reasonable price range.
LAUNCHES & PROMOTIONS
Capitalise on the excitement of a ‘Big 5’ safari to launch your brand or product. Together we will co-create your distinctive event against the splendid backdrop of our wild and beautiful bushlands.
With accommodation for close on 100 guests at Bayala Private Safari Lodges, and landscapes that are almost infinite, we are geared to host events of gala proportions. We incorporate wilderness-near experiences where wildlife takes centre stage.
Pamper treatments at Bayala include a choice of massage rituals based on ancient African healing wisdom and using life-giving natural ingredients. Kindly note that wellness treatments need to be booked one week prior to arrival.
There are other wonderlands to explore, not far beyond Bayala. iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana Bay, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Mkuze Game Reserve and Kosi Bay all make exceptional day trips and are all easily reached from the lodges.
IG 5 GAME DRIVES
Enjoy a 3 hour game drive in the Munyawana Conservancy. Big 5, little 5 and the awesome bird species can be seen as you take in the wonder of this beautiful reserve. Stop for a sundowner drinks stop on your way back and just breathe.
BIG 5 WALKS….IF YOU DARE
With a maximum number of 8 guests, our trained, armed rangers will take you on a 2 hour walk through the reserve. Spotting and locating game in their natural environment without them knowing you are even there is the challenge. The rangers will show you the little things you don’t normally see on a vehicle and it is very interesting to read the signs, once you begin to recognize them.
The stillness also allows you to hear the calls of the different bird species, which the rangers will point out.
RHINO DEHORNING – (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)
The reserve is home to one of the largest privately owned rhino populations in the world.
The Mun-ya-wana conservation team has been at the forefront of rhino conservation ever since the crisis started, and a few years ago it was decided to initiate a dehorning program. The Cycle of Life has been able to contribute to this expensive program.