About Game Reserve
It is hard to imagine visiting South Africa and not seeing some of the rich wildlife surface side (as well as underwater of course!). Our game reserve extension allows you to build up your dream African adventure. Stay at the Falaza Game Park and Spa for an authentic bush experience, only moments from the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve. Indulge yourself as you witness some of South Africa's most impressive land inhabitants.
The Falaza Game Park & Spa prides itself on stylish simplicity with African flair. Here you can enjoy a bush experience in a peaceful, natural haven with impeccable service. There are 15 luxury twin bedded tents. But this is camping for grown ups! Each tent has its own en suite bathroom, private sun deck and spacious dressing room. Whilst there is no AC, each tent also has its own ceiling fan, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities.
Meals in the Park are served either in the communal dining area or outside. Dinner is served in the park whilst breakfast boxes are made up for those early morning game drives, 2 of which are included in the package. In the afternoons you can relax and a decadent trip to the spa is a great idea! Or just let the stunning scenery around you soothe and relax on your veranda, by the pool or at the bar. We do recommend you bring comfortable walking shoes, light or natural coloured clothes, a swimming costume and during the winter months a warm jacket.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Johannesburg is an 11 hour direct flight from the UK. Some airlines will offer a stopping service. It is a huge country, with the Indian ocean to the east and Atlantic to the west. Most diving is concentrated on the Indian Ocean side, with Cape Town and the wine region to the south. It's easy to to fly, drive or take the train between points on a single trip, but you will want to make sure you have time to enjoy both the journey and your destination!
Weather and Climate
On average max air temps in South Africa are around 30 over our winter months, dropping down to the low 20s in our summer months. It can vary from location to location however. Diving in Protea Bank and Aliwal does run year round, but for the top encounters aim for Jan-May or Aug-Dec. Great whites in Cape Town are best between May to August. The Sardine Run is not a guaranteed annual event. However, if it does run, it will go sometime between the end of May to July.
The gateway to many of our South Africa holidays is Johannesburg. You can easily fly between here and Cape Town. We are able to book a number of flight options from the UK to South Africa. Some flights are direct (Virgin, BA, South African Airways), whilst others stop en route (KLM,Emirates). Flights operate from a number of regional airports. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to South Africa, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
Depending on your airline, you may have the option to stop en route. Dubai and Amsterdam are popular options.
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders will be issued a tourist visa on arrival (90days). You will need 2 full pages clear. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. Children under 18 must have their birth certificate. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren’t as expensive as you might think. click here
What happens when I arrive?
On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is no departure tax.
Included in your holiday
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
Plugs and electricity
This is a non diving local extension
Deposits and Balances
Ways to pay
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
Included in your game reserve package are 2 Big 5 game reserves. So what are the big 5? Quite simply the big game animals that roam the plans. Get close to lions, African Elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and rhinos. These are led in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve by expert rangers. The reserve itself is famous for being South Africa's oldest reserve. Today it is most famous for the white rhino conservation work that is carried out, but the reserve is also home to black rhino, cheetah, wild dogs and nyala.
If this is not enough to satisfy your adventurous spirit, a number of extra excursions can be booked and paid for locally. There are special night drives within Falaza Game Reserve, when the reserve comes alive in a whole new way. You can cruise along the St Lucia wetlands, where crocodiles laze on the river bank while hippos and all manner of birds bob about on the water.
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Game Reserve.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
- 3 days diving from: Price on request
- 5 days diving from: Price on request
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: Price on request
- PADI advanced course from: Price on request
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.