Embrace romance at Tala Collection Game Reserve, your dream wedding sanctuary.

Nestled alongside a mesmerising watering hole, this sought-after venue unveils magnificent wilderness views. Exclusive accommodations, diverse lodge styles, traditional outdoor bomas and the symphony of nature create a magical backdrop.

Under twinkling skies, the experienced Tala Team, guided by a ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude, ensures an unforgettable beginning to your journey as a married couple. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, where every detail is a testament to love and the start of a new chapter.


Tala has several stunning and versatile venues with magnificent views set in the African bush. Our venues can cater for between 40 – 250 guests. If you wish to keep your wedding more private, we can arrange a simple picnic for a small group of people or even an intimate wedding for two.


Outdoor/Indoor (deck & garden) | Seats up to 120 guests

The Acacia venue seats up to 120 guests inside the hall with the predominant features at Acacia being the tall glass concertina doors that surround this open-plan structure and open out onto the great wooden deck that stretches out towards the watering hole. The wooden deck is an ideal and a very popular option for outdoor wedding ceremonies, especially in the late afternoon with the sun setting in the distance behind the rolling hills. It is also this time of day that animals such as Zebra, Waterbuck, Blue Wildebeest and White Rhino − to name but a few − come down to the watering hole to drink, allowing for exquisite photo opportunities.


Outdoor/Indoor (garden) | Seats up to 250 guests

The large farmstead building that is Fig Tree Barn has been restored to create a magnificent wedding venue. Hand crafted chandeliers provide soft lighting from the rafters above, creating a dramatic yet gentle effect against the rough plastered walls that are interspersed with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and windows. This spectacular venue is perfect for large weddings of up to 250 people. Fig Tree Barn also features a beautiful stone chapel for wedding ceremonies, opening out onto a manicured lawn, perfect for pre-wedding drinks under the canopy of one of our beautiful Fig Trees that lends itself to perfect photo opportunities.


Outdoor | Seats up to 120 guests

Set in the Tala bush, our Forest Venue is perfectly situated to have a romantic ceremony or a small private picnic wedding in amongst African scenery. The venue seats up to 120 guests and offers a gorgeous area for canapes and welcome drinks before you and your guests make your way to the reception venue. Transfers via game vehicle are available upon request.


Outdoor/Indoor | Seats up to 60 guests

Built by a team of artisans with locally sourced shale, Leadwood Lodge combines exceptional architecture, towering thatch and resplendent finishes against a backdrop of breath taking natural beauty. The lodge was designed on an ethic of ‘nothing straight, nothing painted’ and the final results are a masterpiece of earth, water, glass and hardwoods which blends in to its surrounds of open vistas. Leadwood Lodge is a place of relaxation and tranquillity and more of an intimate venue available for weddings and functions under 60 people.


12 Paperbark Lodge rooms,
7 Paperbark House rooms,
6 Leadwood cottages,
3 bedroom Leadwood Manor House with presidential suite,
5 bedroom Figtree House
2 Fisherman’s Cottages


Tala Collection Game Reserve
R603 Umbumbulu Road, Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
98km from King Shaka International Airport

T: +27 (0)31 781 8000

24hr Central Reservations: +27 (0)86 101 0347