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Unique Experiences

The most memorable experiences are the ones that create an emotional connection. We have some great ideas to help you create some of those moments with someone special in your life while enjoying your accommodation at Collards.

Two zebras cuddling in the wild
Male impala licking his back in Africa.

Game Drives

Tala Game Reserve has become a favorite birding venue for many. The grasslands are a treasure trove for those who are stimulated by a challenge with enough Larks, Pipits and Cisticolas to make your eyes water and your head spin! Three of South Africa’s magnificent Crane species, The Blue Crane, The Wattled Crane and the Grey Crowned Crane can be found at Tala, on many occasions on the same day! With 349 species Tala is a must for all who are interested in Avifauna! Tel: 031 781 8000 or email to enquire.


Rain Farm offers a number of game drive options, whether you want to hop onto one of their hourly day time drives with our experienced game ranger, or would prefer to take in a spectacular sunrise or sunset, they have something for you to get up close and personal with their beautiful animals! Rain Farm is home to a variety of plains game, from giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, emu and including ten antelope species. Tel: 032 815 1050 or email to enquire.

People enjoying a horseback ride on a horse trail in South Africa.
Couple celebrating with glasses of red wine at a picnic during sunset.

Horse Trails

Trails are all guided and they cater for experienced and beginner riders alike. A great experience for families, couples, schools, and corporate groups. Full moon rides and team building programs. 

– Giba Gorge Horse Trails. Tel: 031 769 1419 or email to enquire.

– Gary's Beach Rides - Warner Beach. Tel: 084 205 9797 or email to enquire. 

Helicopter Ride and  Picnic

This breath-taking helicopter ride and picnic on a mountain starts with an adrenaline-filled low-level helicopter trip along the Umgeni River, through the valley of 1000 Hills landing on the pinnacle of a mountain in the valley of 1000 Hills. Enjoy a picnic in style on top of the plateau with 360° views, sip champagne while you take in the beautiful view. Ideal for that special occasion. Flight time is roughly 40 minutes and you can enjoy your stay for up to an hour.

- Sky Safaris. Tel: 060 974 3262 or email to enquire.

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