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Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow....what a game drive! Two leopards, white and black rhino. The improvements are great and same friendly staff with awesome food. Well done and i see more upgrades coming soon. Cant wait to come back.

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

The lodge is situated in a wild reserve, witch is awsome. At our breakfast, there came a group of 13 giraffes by, just a couple meters away. We arrived very late, we called to asked if that was okay; and it was. When we arrived, the staff was not so friendly to help us and to welcome us. We were...

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Bluff, South Africa
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and received a hearty welcome from Dave, the Lodge Manager. We experienced a spectacular storm. Us and other guests gathered on the steps taking photos. We experienced wonderful hospitality by all staff. A worthwhile affordable Family weekend.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Can't start to describe how welcome we felt! Address was wrong on our description, so we called them and they helped us immediately! Once arrived (it's really in the back) the host was extremely friendly and so were the rest of the employees. Singing, making jokes, always laughing and giggling... it was like coming home! Booking a (very) last-minute safari...

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Bountiful, Utah
Reviewed April 19, 2016

Stayed here 2 nights and was not impressed. We loved the people working here. They were friendly, efficient, and likable. The food was also good. The rooms were what disappointed - very outdated and uncomfortable. The beds were hard, the glass on the front door let in too much light, only one electrical outlet, the toilet didn't work properly (had...

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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Bayala lodge 2 was a Nice place to stay, only bad thing was the WiFi connection where you have to pay for. The personal is very friendly and does everything to give you a Nice stay. The drive up there 10KM from the mainroad is a little safari on its own. We had zebra's and giraffes on the middle of...

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 days at this lodge and it was absolutely amazing. A very efficient Bianca facilitated our reservations with not just the lodge but also our activities at Emdondeni, Bayete Zulu and the game drive at Hluhluwe. The accommodation was average but the friendliness of the staff and the atmosphere made up for the lack of luxury. Management are...

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Dutch Alps
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We are here for the third time, first in 2009, then in 2010. Both times we enjoyed Bayala very much mainly because of the possibility to walk through the immense bushfields on your own since there were no dangerous animals. Our walks were a pure pleasure. Unfortunately the owner has decided to introduce Buffalos now, taking away the pleasure of...

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Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a working Game farm/lodge with good accommodation and good service. The menu is good with a great dinner spread. They also offer game walks with their local ranger. Rooms are fair, spacious and very neat. A good breakaway and also to relax in the bush.

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White River, South Africa
Reviewed June 5, 2015

We recently spent two nights at Bayala for a friends wedding. Bearing in minds i think probably around 90% of the guests staying there the Saturday night were for the wedding. My entire reservation process was handled with ease, even with the change over of reservation staff. Upon arrival at Bayala though, we were met with the complete opposite of...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bayala Game Lodge is a newly renovated 3 star family orientated lodge, consisting of two separate camps within a short 5 minute drive from each other. Safari Lodge (currently undergoing renovations) and Bayala Camp each have 24 comfortable thatch-roof rooms decorated with neutral bushveld colours throughout. Bayala Camp 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 Safari Lodge or on the verandah next to the pool ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bayala Game Lodge

Address: D463, Hluhluwe 3966, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayala Game Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Request for a double bed if you're a couple”
 of 5 bubbles ManuellaPenev, Apr 16, 2015 | Read review
“All the lodges are the same as far as I could tell. The site doesn't really provided advantages to diffent lodges, so it depends on what you want: close to reception, farther from it... It's up to you.”
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