We booked 5 chalets . It was disturbingly filthy. Firstly u have to have a 4x4 to drive to the chalet . There is no phone to speak to reception so god forbid there be an emergency. U will be left to die as the reception is really bad as well. The rooms are like an insect breeding ground. We were all bitten by BED BUGS!!! There was a towel chair in the room which had a huge poop stain on it ... Urgh .... In one chalet there was a rat!! And who do you phone to get rid of the rat? Not reception because u cant get hold of em remember. Also there were spider webs all over the place. Even on the chandelier hanging over the bed . U wont be able to sleep at night because of all the insects crawling over you.they didnt bother giving us mosqito nets
However the game reserve itself is amazing. Plenty of animals to see and enjoy. Lovly picnic area with rock pools and we enjoyed a wonderful game drive with a great driver . So i guess if you wish to vist tala, dont spend the night because u will just be awake waiting for the sun to rise.