Falaza Game Park Activities
Game drives led by experienced rangers. Guided walks and horse riding, boat cruises, trips to Hluhluwe and Umfolozi, a crocodile farm, Sodwana, St Lucia .....
Led by experienced rangers our day or night drives yield exciting game viewing opportunities. Our highly qualified rangers have a wide knowledge of rich bird and animal life of the region as well as indigenous trees and plants
Guided Walks & Horse Trails
An early morning walk through the primordial sand forest of Falaza brings guests into intimate contact with nature. Under the care of competent rangers, are often rewarded with unusual sightings of many creatures at close range. These walks are not strenuous and are enjoyed by young and old alike
For those who enjoy horse riding nothing can compare with the exhilaration of the African bush.
A leisurely cruise on the Mzinene River which cuts through the Game Park affords glimpses of crocodiles and hippos as well as the prolific bird life along the river banks. Whether your choice is a morning cruise or the ever-popular sundowners booze cruise this is a wild life experience not to be missed.
Outside Falaza Game Park
In addition to the range of activities available within the park itself, there are a number of exciting opportunities for exploring the surrounding region.
Your hosts at Falaza are happy to arrange on request:
* Game drives in Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserves.
* Guided walks through the sand forests at False Bay
* Horse trails at False Bay Lake.
* Visit to a cheetah breeding project.
* Visit to a crocodile farm.
* Birdwatching safari.
* Farm Tours.
* Visit to a Lake St Lucia World Heritage Site
* Deep-sea fishing at Sodwana Bay
and St Lucia
* Scuba diving and Snorkeling at Sodwana Bay
* Beach visit at Sodwana Bay and St Lucia
* Whale Watching in season Freshwater
* Visit to Ilala Weavers for traditional African baskets and crafts
* Visit to Dumazulu Cultural Village (an authentic Zulu cultural experience)
A summary of birds found at Falaza
Falaza Game Park borders the St Lucia World Heritage Wetland Park, a prime destination for bird lovers. Its woodland, grassland and forest habitats are home to a wide diversity of species.
Of particular interest to birders are Pinkthroated Twinspot, PinkThroated Longclaw, Narina Trogon, Rudds Apalis, African Broadbill, Lemon-breasted Canary and the beautiful Grey Waxbill.
A comprehensive checklist of the over 300 species occurring at Falaza is available from the Reception Desk but among the major bird families represented in the park are the following:
Vultures, Eagles, Buzzards, Goshawks and Sparrowhawk, Harriers, Falcons and Kestrels, Kites, Fracolins, Quail and Guinea fowl, Ducks, Crakes, Gallinules, Moorhens and Costs, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Darters, Herons, Hammerkop, Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills, Flamingos, Flufftails, Korhaans, Jacanas, Plovers, Coursers and Praticoles, Gulls, Pigeons and Doves, Louries, Cuckoos and Coucals, Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Swallows and Martins, Mousebirds, Trogons, Broadbill, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Rollers, hoopoes, Hornbills, Barbets, Crows, Tits, Honeyguide,Babblers, Woodpeckers, Warblers, Crombec, Apalis, Cisticola, Flycatchers, Wagtails, Pipits, Bulbuls, Thrushes, Chats, Robins, Strikes, Starlings, Sunbirds, Weavers and Sparrows, Zueleas, Bishops, Waxbills, Whydahs and Widows, Finches, Canaries and Buntings, Firefinches, Mannikins.
A summary of mammals found at Falaza
Amongst the larger mammals guests may expect to see at Falaza are White Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Warthog and even, on the rare occasion, an elusive Leopard.
The many indigenous species of buck include Waterbuck, Kudu, Nyala,both Red and Grey Duiker, Reedbuck,Red Hartebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, as well as the rare Suni.
A rich diversity of smaller mammals such as Bushbabies and Vervet Monkeys are resident in the park and many of the most rewarding sightings can be of these tiny creatures.
A comprehensive checklist of the many species of animal occurring at Falaza is available from the Reception Desk.
It is the varied vegetation at Falaza Game Park which is responsible for the extraordinarily wide variety of animal life here.
Like its neighbour, the Lake St Lucia Wetland Park, Falaza has woodlands, grasslands and primordial sand forests which together are to host to thousands of species of birds, animals, trees and plant life.