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Lalibela Private Game Reserve

Location & Contact Details
Address: 90km from Port Elizabeth,
off the N2 towards Grahamstown
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Contact : Vernon Wait
Local Tel : 041-5818170
INT Tel : +27-41-5818170
Local Fax : 041-5812332
INT Fax : +27-41-5812332

Lalibela Game Reserve's location in the Eastern Cape means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems.  Lalibela consists of 9,000 hectares (approximately 22,000 acres) and is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard) as well as other predators like cheetah, hyena, jackal & lynx.

This Big 5 private game reserve has three lodges, all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing.

Lalibela offers the ultimate Big 5 game viewing experience.

Accommodation
All 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. All the lodges boast 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 programme.

Tree Tops 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 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.

Special care and consideration was taken during the construction of Tree Tops to minimise the impact on the pristine vegetation in the valley. Tree Tops currently sleeps 10 people in 5 rooms.

Lentaba Lodge, 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 also has a ceiling fan.

The Lodge is decorated in traditional safari style, 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.

Mark's Camp, 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. Each 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.

Wildlife
Game drives are in an open vehicle with an experienced game ranger bringing 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 is also home to cheetah, hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope. Escorted bush walks open up the intriguing world of the smaller animals and plants found at Lalibela and offer an opportunity for bird watching.

Travel to South Africa and experience a malaria free African safari vacation in the Eastern Cape.

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  • Payment Methods
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • Lentaba Lodge (Sleeps 16) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
    • Room 3 - king
    • Room 4 - king
    • Room 5 - king
    • Room 6 - king
    • Room 7 - king
    • Room 8 - king
  • Mark's Camp (Sleeps 14) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
    • Room 3 - king
    • Room 4 - king
    • Room 5 - king
    • Room 6 - king
    • Room 7 - king
  • Tree Tops (Sleeps 10) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
    • Room 3 - king
    • Room 4 - king
    • Room 5 - king
  • Facilities
  • airport transfers
  • babysitting service
  • big game onsite
  • conference venue onsite
  • fireplace
  • game drives onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
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