Tala game reserve half day tour
I met the same clients off the Oceana Nautica and collected a repeat client from Durban for this Tala game reserve half day tour. A Durban safari is always a great thing to do as we have so much choice in big and smaller game reserves.
It would be a half day tour jam packed with great sightings!
As we entered Tala game reserve we spotted the Rhino being protected by the Anti-Poaching team and after a few minutes with them something caught my eye and it was a Black Backed Jackal. I was so excited I raced off to show my clients as you hardly ever see them.
Tala game reserve half day tour; Black backed Jackal
We continued on back to the Rhino and also had Blessbok, Ostrich and Zebra before we could get back to the Rhino. It was one of those days at Tala game reserve.
Tala game reserve half day tour; Ostrich
We eventually got back to the Rhino at Tala and two of the Rhino stood up and it was such a great photo as you could see one Rhino with its horn as it normally is and the other who had been attached a couple years ago with a horn which was regrowing after being hacked off by poachers.
Tala game reserve half day tour; White Rhino
This Rhino we saw on our Durban safari was lucky to survive the poaching indecent and the horn is growing back now. It is such an emotive picture!
Next we tried to get round to the lodge for a rest room break but keep spotting animals.
Tala game reserve half day tour; Water buck
After these Water buck we spotted Eland laying down and later got one standing up for a better photo. The Eland is the largest Antelope in Africa weighing in at 800 off kilograms. Tala game reserve really is pumping with animals.
Tala game reserve half day tour; Eland
Our Durban safari in Tala game reserve continued and still we hit a snag before getting to the lodge! Giraffe! Wow, this was crazy we were able to see them right next to the road so we watched them on both sides!
Tala game reserve half day tour; Giraffe
We had a quick rest and a look at the craft market before going back to the Giraffe and then spotting lots of Impala with new born babies.
Tala game reserve half day tour; Impala lamb
Our safari continued and we made our way to the Hippo hide to see the Hippos after all my clients having done a St Lucia day tour with me this seemed pointless but still worth a quick look.
We spotted about 5 Hippos at Tala game reserve.
Tala game reserve half day tour; Hippo
We then made our way around for another look at the Rhino and some Zebra but before we could we spotted an endangered bird called the Blue Crane which is also our national bird. The best part was they had a little chick which I have never seen before at this size!
Tala game reserve half day tour; Blue crane and chick
Wow we then spotted the Zebras nice and close before we got back to the Rhino and this was amazing! We had had such a great half day that in the 3 hours at Tala game reserve we had really seen everything they had to see.
Tala game reserve half day tour; Zebra
It was time to head back to Durban and drop off my clients after a great Tala half day tour from Durban.
We arrived back around lunch time in time for the ship before it set sail for Maputo.
All in all a great Durban half day tour.