Privately owned Falaza Game Park and Spa offers 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 ‘Big Five’, and the fascinating corals of Sodwana Bay.Refreshments and meals can be enjoyed in a variety of cosy indoor settings or by staying in touch with the surrounding nature outdoors. The bar, lounges, outdoor boma shelter and swimming pool all encourage intimacy with nature, embracing the mood of the bush.
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.
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.
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.
Tracking rhino on foot, with experience rangers, is a rare and thrilling experience, which provides memorable close encounters with one of 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 World Heritage Site and it is here that he introduces guests to the world of the Nile Crocodile … which incidentally loves a stomach rub.
DirectionsFrom Johannesburg: Take the N2 to Ermelo, Piet Retief and Pongola, then take the Hluhluwe turn-off and turn left. From Durban: Take the N2 up to the coast approximately 300 km, then take the Hluhluwe turn-off and turn right over the N2 Then travel through Hluhluwe village until you reach a stop street , then turn left. Approximately 2km further on, turn right over the railway line onto the False Bay Road. Travel approximately 8km and turn right at the Falaza game Park/ False Bay sign. Travel for 4km and at the t- junction turn right onto the D540 dirt road for 1.7 km. Falaza Game park entrance gate is on the right. Getting to Falaza By Air Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Richards Bay Airport by SA Express Airlines and soon direct flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Hluhluwe are to be introduced. Private and chartered aircraft can land at the grass strip at Hluhluwe village. The co-ordinates are: S 28 degrees, 01 minutes E 32 degrees 17 minutes.