Lalibela Game Reserve (Eastern Cape) South Africa
Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is located in the
Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and
Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5
ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora
and fauna in true African safari style. The 3 main aspects of
any African safari are the game-viewing, the accommodation
and the food. At Lalibela we take special care to ensure
that heartfelt service combines with these three
“ingredients” to make your Big 5 African safari experience a
Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge consists of 7,500
hectares (approximately 18,500 acres) and is home to the Big
5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard). Only an hour
away from Port Elizabeth and Addo, Lalibela is unique in the
Eastern Cape in that we have no public roads running through
our property. All of the animals, including the predators,
are free-roaming throughout the entire game reserve.
We have 3 safari lodges at Lalibela Game Reserve. Whilst
the standard of accommodation at Lentaba Safari Lodge,
Mark’s Camp and Tree Tops Safari Lodge is the same, each has
its own unique character. At all three lodges, secluded
thatched chalets are placed where magnificent indigenous
gardens merge into the surrounding bush.
Each en-suite unit has a private observation deck to make
the most of the views. The lodges also boast a large lounge,
viewing deck and a sunny swimming pool where you can spend a
lazy afternoon. They also have an outdoor dining ‘boma’ for
fireside dinners and open-air brunches, as well as stylish
indoor dining areas.
Lentaba Safari Lodge
Lentaba, the “lodge on the hillside”, sleeps 16 people in
eight secluded thatched chalets, placed where magnificent
indigenous gardens merge into the surrounding bush. Each
en-suite unit has a private observation deck to make the
most of the views over the valley bushveld. Each chalet has
air-conditioning as well as a ceiling fan.
The main lodge is decorated in a traditional African
safari style and boasts a large lounge, viewing deck and a
sunny swimming pool where you can spend a lazy afternoon.
The outdoor dining “boma” has a commanding view of a
waterhole which is spotlit after dark for night game
viewing. There is also a stylish indoor dining area. Brunch
is served al fresco on the main viewing deck. The overnight
rate at Lentaba Safari Lodge includes accommodation, 2 game
drives (evening & morning), all meals and all drinks at
Lentaba and on game drives. To get the most out of your
African safari experience we recommend that you spend 2 or 3
nights with us.
Tree Tops Safari Lodge
Tree Tops Safari Lodge differs from our other lodges in
that it is a tented camp. The luxury safari tents perched
high on thatched platforms at “tree top” level are joined by
raised walkways and offer spectacular views over the
thickly-wooded valley. The rooms, with their canvas walls
and thatched roofs, have huge window areas and give guests
the feeling of being right in the bush.
Each air-conditioned room has a private veranda where
guests can sit and relax in privacy. As with our other
lodges, Tree Tops Safari Lodge has a large lounge and
open-air dining deck with a view over a small waterhole.
Guests can sunbathe around the swimming pool or relax in the
Special care and consideration was taken during the
construction of Tree Tops to minimize the impact on the
pristine vegetation in the valley.
Tree Tops Safari Lodge sleeps 10 people in 5 rooms. The
overnight rate at Tree Tops Safari Lodge includes
accommodation, 2 game drives (evening & morning), all meals
and all drinks at Tree Tops and on game drives.
To get the most out of your African safari experience we
recommend that you spend 2 or 3 nights with us.
The stone and thatch chalets and main lodge of Mark’s
Camp are decorated in a relaxed Pan-African style. This
safari lodge sleeps up to 20 guests in four individual
chalets and four family chalets. Each comfortably furnished
chalet has an en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning for
those warm summer nights. The chalets open up onto a private
deck with views over the surrounding bush.
Between game drives, guests can relax in the large
lounge, bird watch from the viewing decks or laze around a
choice of two swimming pools. Mark’s Camp has an outdoor
dining “boma” for fireside dinners and open-air brunches, as
well as a gracious indoor dining area. Since Lalibela Game
Reserve is in a malaria-free area, Mark’s Camp is perfect
for families travelling with young children. The 3 family
rooms & 1 family suite can sleep up to 10 adults and 8
children. An exciting children’s programme is offered
at this lodge.
The overnight rate at Mark’s Camp includes accommodation,
2 game drives (evening & morning), all meals and all drinks
at Mark’s Camp and on game drives. To get the most out of
your safari experience we recommend that you spend 2 or 3
nights with us.
Children on Safari
There is a huge demand for families wanting a safari
holiday in a malaria-free area, because of the risks
associated with taking children to a malaria-infested area.
Lalibela’s location makes us ideal for families travelling
with children, who are wanting to combine a family safari
with the Garden Route and Cape Town. We have devised a
children’s programme which we feel optimizes the safari
experience with quality family time.
There is a special game drive vehicle for children and
they are taken by their own ranger for shorter game drives,
where care is taken to avoid close encounters with dangerous
game. Other features of the children’s programme include
arts and crafts, bush skills, African stories, special
child-friendly food and babysitting during certain hours
(including adult dinner and game drives).
Each family is different and children require varying
degrees of attention, which is why the emphasis at Lalibela
is to be as flexible as possible to ensure memorable family
holidays. Children of all ages are welcome at Mark’s Camp
which has 4 twin rooms on one side of the lodge and 4 family
rooms on the other side of the lodge.
The overnight rate for children under 12 includes
accommodation, children’s programme & game drives, all meals
and all drinks at Mark’s Camp and on game drives. To get the
most out of your safari experience we recommend that you
spend at least 2 nights with us. Children under 12 pay 50%
of the adult rate.
Activities / Wildlife:
We pride ourselves on our ability to offer you the best
in Big 5 game-viewing. Game drives in an open vehicle with
an experienced game ranger bring you face to face with a
multitude of game species, ranging from mighty elephant,
lion, rhino and buffalo to tiny blue duiker and rock hyrax.
Lalibela Game Reserve is also home to cheetah, hyena, hippo,
giraffe, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope,
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On thrilling night drives under the vast African sky, we
search for the elusive bat-eared fox, aardvark, black-backed
jackal, aardwolf and the curious spring hare.
Lalibela Game Reserve comprises 7,500 hectares (18,500
acres) of valley bushveld, savannah grassland, fynbos,
riverine forest and acacia woodland, all coming together to
make Lalibela the ideal home for the Big 5 in Southern
Africa. There are no public roads running through the
property and all the animals, including the predators, roam
freely throughout the entire reserve.
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.