Leadwood Lodge - TALA Private Game Reserve

Location: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Natal Midlands » Tala Valley » Eston

Superb beauty, endless inspiration

Name of hostsCatherine Garden
Tel:+27 (0)31 781 8000
Cell+27 (0)82 561 3945
Emailreservations@tala.co.za
Webwww.tala.co.za

Leadwood Lodge - TALA Private Game Reserve
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Description

Built by a team of artisans with locally sourced shale, Leadwood Lodge combines exceptional architecture, towering thatch and resplendent finishes against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. Leadwood is the residence and dream home of the reserve’s owner, the décor an eclectic merging of antique and organic Africa. The lodge was designed on an ethic of ‘nothing straight, nothing painted’; the building is a masterpiece of earth, water, glass and wood.

Leadwood Lodge is a place to be indulged, pampered by perceptive service and saturated by the magnificent view. The executive chef brings a wealth of boutique hotel experience to Leadwood, and has a rare talent for fusing simple flavours with the sublime. The six spacious luxury cottages are appointed with the finest hardwood furniture and fine linen, romantically tucked away in the bush in complete privacy.

Cottage

  • 6 Luxury open plan cottages
  • Four-poster double beds
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Large baths with a view
  • Lounge, mini bar and pantry
  • Flowing outdoor decks
  • Imported bathroom accessories
  • Large screen TV

Main House

  • Expansive outdoor living areas
  • Bar and billiards room
  • Library
  • Indoor and outdoor lounges
  • Outdoor tea area
  • Heated infinity pool
  • 4000 Bottle wine cellar

 

Attractions

Tala is a wildlife sanctuary. Spanning nearly 3000 hectares and incorporating a many diverse natural environments, the reserve features well over 300 bird species, with big game that includes buffalo, rhino, kudu, hippo, giraffe and the rare sable antelope. Several distinctive and remarkable plant species are found on Tala. The fiery aloe in full bloom, the imposing euphorbia and the smell of the fragrant wild sage on a dewy morning make every stay at the reserve unique and memorable.

There are a number of ways to experience the outdoors at Tala. Game drives are held throughout the day with an experienced guide and tracker. Guided horseback rides along the water’s edge gives a close proximity to the creatures, and walks along the many trails are an exciting way to explore the reserve.

Directions

From Durban N3 to Pietermaritzburg take the Camperdown/Umbumbulu turnoff 3kmís further at T-junction turn left towards Umbumbulu on the R603 after 10kmís you cross the Mlazi River bridge, ignore the Tala Valley sign and continue 3kmís until you see the Tala Private Game Reserve sign and thatched entrance on the left. From Pietermaritzburg N3 to Durban take Richmond/Umbumbulu/Umlaas Rd R603 turnoff follow road back over the freeway and continue straight through junction pass Shell garage on the left after 10kmís you cross the Mlazi River bridge ignore Tala Valley sign and continue 3kmís until you see the Tala Private Game Reserve sign and thatched entrance on the left.

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