In the 13 years since it opened, Falaza, the luxury tented game park located close to Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, has established itself as one of the country’s premier safari lodges. The game park prides itself in offering both local and overseas guests the quintessential Out of Africa experience.
Falaza has a luxurious spa and a state-of-the-art conference centre. Both the thatched Spa at Falaza and the thatched Imbizo Conference Centre have been designed and decorated with the same African elegance, and in harmony with the surrounds, as the original Falaza facilities.
The Imbizo Conference Centre (Imbizo means meeting place). Private and separate from the hub of Falaza’s leisure and dining facilities, it is the perfect environment within which to brainstorm, strategise and motivate your staff. The Imbizo Centre can accommodate up to 32 delegates and is equipped with a data projector and Internet access for all attending delegates, as well as standard conference equipment and stationery necessities. A motivational speaker can also be arranged on request.
The region enjoys a temperate climate with sunshine and warm temperatures throughout the year. The summer months are from December to March, Autumn follows in April and May, our winter lasts from approximately June to August and the lovely spring months, ideal for spotting the returning migrant bird species, are from September to November. Privately owned Falaza Game Park and Spa offers Luxury Tented accommodation and an array of authentic bush experiences in a lush indigenous setting.
A mere three hour scenic drive from Durban International Airport, just 100km from Richards Bay Airport, you can enjoy the true African experience and impeccable service offered by Falaza Game Park and Spa.
Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St Lucia, Falaza is near the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (boasting the African ‘Big Five’), the fascinating corals and dive sights of Sodwana Bay, with endless activities and excursion opportunities within a close radius.
At the lodge guests can indulge in pampering spa treatments, or enjoy exhilarating game viewing by foot, boat or in open 4×4 vehicles.
At Falaza we are dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality, combined with a flexibility that puts the comfort and requests of you, our guest, first. We are enthusiastic to share an experience of tranquility with you at Falaza that is enlightening, entertaining and relaxing.
We have been recognised by the AA as Highly Recommended in the Game Lodge Category and received a Best Value Award in the Top Establishment Category from AccommoDirect for 2017. Come and see why!
Falaza offers a choice of safari experiences on foot, horseback, by game vehicle or on water. Fabled close encounters with hippo, rhino and other fascinating wildlife are regular events for visitors. Rich bird life abounds in settings as diverse as the primordial sand forest or the water wilderness park of the Mzinene River.
Game Drives – Day & Night Drives Led by experienced rangers, our day or night drives yield exciting game viewing opportunities. Our highly qualified rangers have a wide knowledge of the rich bird and animal life of the region, as well as the indigenous trees and plants.
Guided Walks An early morning walk through the primordial sand forest of Falaza brings guests into intimate contact with nature. Under the care of competent rangers, guests are often rewarded with unusual sightings of many creatures at close range. These walks are not strenuous and are enjoyed by young and old alike.
Horse Trails For those who enjoy horse riding nothing can compare with the exhilaration of the African bush.
Boat Cruises A leisurely cruise on the Mzinene River affords glimpses of crocodiles and hippos as well as the prolific bird life along the river banks. Whether your choice is a morning cruise or the ever-popular sundowners booze cruise, this is a wildlife experience not to be missed.
Rhino Tracking Tracking rhino on foot, with experience rangers, is a rare and thrilling experience, which provides memorable close encounters with one of South Africa’s Big Five.
Croc & Snake Experience Since a teen, Zululand-born Karl-Heinz Booysen has been fascinated with crocodiles, so much so that today his nickname is Crocodile Impi. Known to have wrestled 4m-long crocs in transporting them to his domain, Karl-Heinz’s crocodile nursery is located at Falaza Game Park, False Bay, on the far-northern banks of Lake St. Lucia’s World Heritage Site and it is here that he introduces guests to the world of the Nile Crocodile which incidentally loves a stomach rub.
What To Bring
Comfortable walking shoes.
Sun hat, sunblock and sunglasses.
Camera and binoculars.
Light and natural-coloured clothing.
Warm jackets for winter months (May – August)
Communication Facilities Operational Hours : 06h00 – 21h00
Internet access, telephone and fax facilities are available at reception.
Wi-fi is available in the central lodge area, please enquire at reservations for the password and areas of signal.
Arrivals & Departures
Our check-in time is 14h00. Our check out time is 10h00.
Falaza Gate Times 06h00 – 21h00
Please inform reception should you need the gate to be opened earlier or later according to your own activities that have been planned, or should your arrival time be after these hours.
Transport is available to take you to any destination or extra activity of your choice. Please contact us for further information and prices.
We offer safe and secure parking with the Lodge Grounds. We have an armed serveilance guard patrolling the central area and tents between 6pm and 6am.
We do have wild animals on the property and when entering you will be doing so at your own risk.
Child Policy All ages welcome
Children’s Rates do not include activities; these can be booked and charged accordingly on arrival.
Children 13 Years and over are charged the adult per person sharing rate.
In order for us to confirm a booking, deposits are to be transferred directly into our account (details on reservations quote). Please be sure to quote your Booking Number when paying your deposit via EFT.
We do accept Credit Cards
Should you wish to pay your deposit via credit card, a credit card authorisation form (supplied with your reservation quote must be completed and faxed to us on +27 (0)35 562 2086.
Cancellation within 7 days of arrival date will be subject to 100% of deposit surcharge.
Cancellation between 7 – 14 days of arrival date will be subject to 75% of deposit surcharge.
Cancellation within 14-21 days of arrival date will be subject to 50% of deposit surcharge.
Cancellation within 21- 28 days of arrival date will be subject to 25% of deposit surcharge.