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.
Now, Falaza has added to its facilities with the opening of 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 other new addition at Falaza is 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.
Average daily temperatures:
Low: 11°C - 14°C
High: 20°C - 40°C
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 pri-mordial 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 wild life 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 Africaï¿½s ï¿½Big Fiveï¿½.
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 Impiï. 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 World Heritage Site and it is here that he introduces guests to the world of the Nile Crocodile which incidentally loves a stomach rub.