Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp is a 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.

Safari Lodge and Camp each have 24 comfortable thatch-roofed en-suite rooms decorated with neutral bushveld colours throughout. All rooms are either twin or double bed en-suite rooms with complimentary tea and coffee.

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.


Early Morning Game Drives
Wake up at sunset, enjoy your coffee, tea and rusks before setting off for a fresh game drive. Early mornings are relatively cool and the game are more active. Stop in at the waterhole listen to the birds chirping and watch the elephants drink and the babies frolic in the water. Drive on and hopefully you’ll see a predator enjoying the previous evenings kill.


Late Afternoon Game Drives
Evening game drive are full of surprises, you could get a glimpse of an elusive leopard or watch a lioness on the hunt. Enjoy the silence of the bush while sipping on your sun-downers.

Bush Walks
This is an all time favorite. Book a walk with one of our experienced game rangers. Being close to the ground alerts all your senses. The ranger will point our spoor, and the little 5. Don’t miss the opportunity to stop and take in the moment

Spa Treatment
Relax and enjoy a massage. Massages are only available when booked one week before arrival.



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