Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp

D463, Bayala, 3966, KwaZulu-Natal.

<p>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 within a short drive of each other. Safari Lodge (recently renovated) and Camp (undergoing renovations) each have 24 comfortable thatch-roofed en-suite rooms decorated with neutral bushveld colors throughout. Safari Lodge boasts a beautiful and restful lounge, a rustic bar and relaxed, informal dining inside or outside, where our chefs produce a line-up of dining experiences, from a traditional “braai” under the stars to delicious hot and cold full English breakfasts and lunches served in the lodge or on the veranda next to the pool.</p>

About Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp

In Room

Bayala Safari Lodge and Camp each have 24 comfortable thatch-roof rooms decorated with neutral bushveld colors throughout. All rooms are either twin or double bed en-suite rooms with complimentary tea and coffee. The rooms are equipped with an air conditioner. Complimentary coffee and tea facilities. We have recently upgraded linen and towels with 100% cotton.

Area Information

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 (formerly known as St Lucia Wetlands Park), its natural diversity, Indian Ocean beaches (accessed through St Lucia or Sodwana bay) and the cultural heritage of the Zulu people. Mkuze experiences subtropical weather year-round, temperatures remain in the 20 degrees, February and March being the hottest and winter months the nicest time to visit.


Big 5 Game drives, Abundant Birdlife, Wedding Venue, Rhino darting (Book in advance). Curio Shop Near By attractions: Hippo & Crocodile Boat Cruise: Duration 2 hours aboard a boat witnessing Hundreds of Hippo’s and Nile Crocodiles. A wide variety of activities is available in and around Hluhluwe. Big 5 safaris, diving, horse riding trails, walking trails, crocodile and snake park, canoeing, boat cruises, mountain bike trails, cultural interactions, cultural villages, curio shops. Tembe Elephant Park home to Africa's largest Elephants. Horse Riding.

Check in and Check out Details

Check in - Between 14h00 and 21h00 hours
Check out - Until 10h00 hours


  • Babysitting/ child Services (additional charge)Please pre-book before arrival
  • Bar
  • Curio Shop
  • Indoor and outdoor dining area
  • Languages spoken - English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu
  • Lounge
  • Massage (additional charge)
  • No-Smoking rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Poolside Bar
  • Public Parking available on site (Free! no reservation needed)
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool (Outdoor)
  • Weddings Catered For
  • WiFi is available in public areas (additional charge)
  • WiFi is available in public areas (Free)
  • Airports
  • Closest Airport – Richards Bay
  • Closest International Airport – Durban
  • Closest Airstrip – Hluhluwe
  • Other Transport
  • No Public transport
  • Area Activities
  • Birding
  • Bush walks (Big 5)
  • Early morning open vehicle game drives (Big 5)

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