is a Big Five Game Reserve
located in the Eastern Cape
which means it is not only malaria-free
but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora
Lalibela Game Lodge
consists of 7,500 hectares (approximately 18,500
acres) and with the recent release of lion is home to the Big 5.
Lalibela is unique in the Eastern Cape in that it has no public roads
running through it, all of the animals including the predators, are
free-roaming throughout the entire reserve.
African wild dogs
were released in 2006 and July 2008 saw the birth of Cheetah Cubs
a rare and truly exciting
has three Game Lodges - Lentaba Lodge
, Mark’s Camp
, all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as
well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing.
three lodges are built to the same standard, each with its own unique
appeal. Each en suite unit has a private observation deck to make the
most of the surrounding views.
Each of the lodges boasts a large lounge,
viewing deck and a sunny swimming pool. Three family suites are
available at one of the lodges as well as an exciting children’s
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
All chalets also have a ceiling fan. The main lodge, decorated
in traditional safari style, boasts a large lounge, viewing deck and a
sunny swimming pool where you can spend a lazy afternoon.
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 stone and thatch chalets and main lodge of Mark’s Camp
are decorated in a relaxed Pan-African style. This lodge sleeps up to
20 guests in four individual chalets and three family chalets.
comfortably furnished chalet has an en-suite bathroom and there is a
ceiling fan for those warm summer nights. The chalets open up onto a
private deck with views over the waterhole. Between game drives, guests
can relax in the large lounge, bird watch from the viewing decks or
laze around the swimming pool.
Mark’s Camp has an outdoor dining “boma”
for fireside dinners and open-air brunches, as well as a gracious
indoor dining area.
differs from the 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 room has a private veranda
where guests can sit and relax in privacy.
As with our other lodges,
Tree Tops has a large lounge and open-air dining deck with a view over
a small waterhole. Guests can sun themselves around the swimming pool
or relax in the shaded gazebo.
With the recent release of the African lion into the reserve, Lalibela
now offers the ultimate Big 5 game viewing experience.
and sunset game drives in an open vehicle with an experienced game
ranger bring you face to face with a multitude of game species
including the Big 5, ranging from mighty elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah
and buffalo to tiny blue duiker and rock hyrax.
Lalibela is also home
to hippo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope such
as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest.
Escorted bush walks
open up the intriguing world of the smaller animals
and plants found at Lalibela and offer an opportunity for some great
On thrilling night drives
under the vast African sky,
your ranger will search for the elusive bat-eared fox, leopard, aarvark,
black-backed jackal, aardwolf and the curious spring hare.
uests enjoy excellent cuisine in a relaxed environment.
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