South African Lodges

Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

Address
Lalibela Game Reserve
near Addo
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Family, Conference, Leisure, Game Lodge
R6710.00SINGLE RATE
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Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge Reviews & Information

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The Lalibela Game Reserve is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is of 7500 hectares and is home to Africa's 'Big Five'. This Reserve comprises three lodges, which are Tree Tops, Letaba and Marks Camp. It provides for an incredible safari getaway for families as exciting children's programs are offered.

The lodge is on Sidbury Hills in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. One can find this reserve east of the Addo Elephant National Park, 90 km (1 hour) away from Port Elizabeth on the N2 in the direction of Grahamstown.

The reception is 200 meters from the main gate. Facilities at this game lodge include a lounge, bar, curio shop, bathrooms, covered outdoor dining as well as secure parking. Guests staying here are transferred from Reception to their lodge by land rover. The lodges have been recognised as four stars superior by the South African Grading Council.

No public roads pass through the Game Reserve, and all predators are free-roaming throughout the whole Reserve. The number of total beds available is: 44 beds + 8 beds for children.

Accommodation

There are three game lodges at Lalibela (Lentaba Lodge, Mark's Camp and Tree Tops) each of which has its unique character. At all three lodges, secluded thatched chalets where magnificent indigenous gardens merge into the surrounding bush. Each en-suite room features 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.

The outdoor dining 'boma' which is used for fireside dinners and outdoor brunches, as well as stylish indoor dining areas, make for unforgettable dining experiences.

Lentaba Lodge

Lentaba, the "lodge on the hillside", can accommodate 16 guests in eight secluded thatched chalets. Each en-suite unit features 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 at Lentaba is decorated in a traditional safari style and boasts a large lounge, viewing deck and a sunny swimming pool where guests are invited to spend a lazy afternoon.

The outdoor dining "boma" provides a magnificent 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.

  •  8 x twin rooms
  •  situated on a hillside overlooking a waterhole
  •  indoor dining room, covered outdoor dining boma, lounge, 2 bar areas, swimming pool, swimming pool lounge, tea/coffee station, large open fireplaces
  •  thatched roof, stone clad exterior walls, carpeted bedroom floor
  •  private viewing deck, en-suite bathroom with shower (no bath), ceiling fan, panel heater, direct dial telephone, hairdryer

Mark's Camp

The stone and thatch chalets, as well as the main lodge at Lalibela's Mark's Camp, are decorated in a relaxed Pan-African style. This lodge sleeps up to 20 guests in four individual chalets and four family chalets. Each comfortably furnished chalet features 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 the swimming pool. Mark's Camp provides an outdoor dining "boma" for fireside dinners and outdoor brunches, as well as a gracious indoor dining area.

Mark's Camp is perfect for families traveling with young children. The three family rooms & 1 family suite can sleep up to 10 adults and eight children.

  •  4 x twin rooms
  •  4 x family units
  •  set in a broad valley overlooking a waterhole
  •  indoor dining room, covered outdoor dining boma, lounge, bar, swimming pool, tea/coffee station, large open fireplaces
  •  children's playground with jungle gym and entertainment room
  •  thatched roof, stone clad exterior walls, polished teak floor
  •  private viewing deck, en-suite bathroom with shower (no bath), separate toilet, ceiling fan, panel heater, direct dial telephone, hairdryer

The Family Rooms at the Mark's Camp are very similar to the standard rooms and provide all the facilities of the standard rooms. They have a bath and shower, and the children's sleeping area is divided from the main room by a lattice partition. Baby cots are available on request.

Tree Tops Tented Camp

The Tree Tops Camp differs from the other lodges as this is a tented camp. The luxury safari tents at Tree Tops perch high on thatched platforms and are joined by raised walkways offering 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.

The Tree Tops Lodge provides 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 shaded gazebo.

Special care and consideration were taken during the construction of Tree Tops Lodge to minimize the impact on the pristine vegetation in the valley. Tree Tops sleeps ten people in 5 rooms.

Below detailed information about the Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at Lalibela Game Lodge

At Lalibela Game Lodge an emphasis is placed on local specialties while the atmosphere at the lodges is an informal one. Dining at all of the lodges, whether indoors or outdoors, is always around a large central table where guests are encouraged to interact with each other. There are an unusual menu and dining area for children under 8.

Game Drives

Lalibela Game Lodge offers Big 5 game viewing in open vehicles with experienced game rangers. These drives bring guests face to face with a multitude of game species including cheetah, hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra, warthog, elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and numerous species of antelope, such as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest. Night drives to search for the elusive bat-eared fox, aardvark, black-backed jackal, aardwolf and the curious spring hare. Within the Reserve, no public roads are running through the property; therefore all the animals roam freely in the reserve.

Safari conference centre

The majestic stone and thatch Conference Centre at Lalibela seats 100 people, theatre-style, in the main conference room. State-of-the-art technology includes a hi-definition data projector and a motorised screen for data and multi-media presentations. Other features include air-conditioning, three varying lectern placement, translator boxes, a high clarity sound system, a large stage with a ramp so that vehicles can be driven onto the stage. 

The boardroom-style room seats 18 delegates in high-back leather chairs. Features of this room include a data projector with drop-down screen, a mobile lectern, air-conditioning, a data projector, portable screen and flip charts. 

Lalibela Game Lodge can tailor-make conference packages to suit any group.

  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Childrens playground
  • Conference venue
  • Games Room
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Wake-up call
Children Policy
  • Families with children under the age of 12 are welcome at Lalibela and can stay at the family lodge, Mark’s Camp. At Mark’s Camp, the family rooms can accommodate two adults and two children. They also offer a special children’s programme for children aged 2 or older, which includes individual activities, children’s game drives and meals.For those under two years old, we provide experienced childminders & nannies.

    Game drives

    The children’s game drive are specially designed for young children, with their personal game ranger and game-viewing vehicle. The children’s game drives are shorter than those of the adults and stick to the main gravel roads of the reserve.

    • Because of the unpredictability of small children, care is taken to avoid getting close to dangerous animals. Children might still have the opportunity of seeing the Big Five from a distance, but this is not guaranteed. The primary focus of the children’s game drive is of antelope, bird and insect species. It is a sensory safari and exposes the children to the sights, smells, sounds, feels and taste of Africa.
    •  Children between the ages of 2 to 7 years old will go out on the children’s game drive. Due to the vehicle being specially designed for children’s game drives, only one adult per family may join the children’s game drive.
    •  Children aged 8 and older are permitted to accede to the adults on an adult game drive. Children under the age of 8 ARE NOT allowed on the adult trips.
    • Children under two may not participate in any game drives. Child minders are available to take care of children under two while adults are on the game drive.

    In addition to the children’s game ranger, the Children’s Programme Coordinator will accompany the children’s game drive.

    The morning children’s game drive departs at approximately 08h00 and returns in time for brunch. The afternoon children’s game drive departs at around 16h30 and will come back at about 18h00 in time for the children’s dinner.

    Children’s Activities (for children aged 2 and over)

    Between meals and game drives, children over two years old are kept busy with some fun and educational activities i.e. rhino t-shirt painting, making African masks, art, making photo frames, making wind mobiles, etc

    The children’s programme is run separately to that of the adults, and while the adults are more than welcome to join in on the children’s activities, they can also enjoy the peacefulness of the lodge and relax while their children are being entertained.

    Child Minders and babysitters

    Childminders and babysitters are on duty during the following times:

    • During the times that the adult and child’s morning & evening game drives take place;
    • During the times that the children’s activities take place; and
    • During adult meal times.

    Should any additional child minding be required outside of these hours, your lodge hostess will arrange it at an extra charge.

    Meals

    Children under 8 have special meal times (at earlier times), with food more suited to young children. Children over 8 are welcome to join their parents for dinner.

    Rates

    Children under the age of 12 pay 50% of the adult rate. This price includes accommodation, all meals, game drives as applicable, children’s activities as described and any child-minding or babysitting.

Children Activities
  • Lalibela’s malaria-free location makes it an ideal holiday spot for families travelling with children. The children’s programme optimises the safari experience. A particular game drive vehicle caters specifically for children. Other features include arts and crafts, bush skills, African stories, special child-friendly food and babysitting during certain hours.

Available Rooms

Lentaba Lodge

# Rooms:
8

Lentaba, the "lodge on the hillside", can accommodate 16 guests in eight secluded thatched chalets. Each chalet features a private observation deck, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom (shower only), panel heater, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and a ceiling fan.

The main lodge at Lentaba has a traditional safari style and boasts a large lounge, viewing deck and a sunny swimming pool where guests are invited to spend a lazy afternoon. The outdoor dining "boma" provides a magnificent view of a waterhole, which is lit up after dark for night game viewing. There is also a stylish indoor dining area. Brunch is served al fresco on the main viewing deck.

Single Room R6710
Double Room R8950

Marks Camp

# Rooms:
8

The stone and thatch chalets at Lalibela's Mark's Camp has a relaxed Pan-African style and sleeps up to 20 guests in four individual chalets and four family chalets. Each comfortably furnished chalet features an en-suite bathroom (shower only), ceiling fan, panel heater, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and air-conditioning. 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 the swimming pool. Mark's Camp provides an outdoor dining "boma" for fireside dinners and outdoor brunches, as well as a gracious indoor dining area. Mark's Camp is perfect for families travelling with young children and the camp features a playground with jungle gym and entertainment room.

Single Room R6710
Double Room R8950

Tree Tops Tented Camp

# Rooms:
5

The Tree Tops Camp at the Lalibela Game Reserve features luxury safari tents perched high up on thatched platforms. Joined by raised walkways, the tents offer spectacular views over the thickly-wooded valley. The rooms feature canvas walls and thatched roofs and have huge window areas. Each air-conditioned room has a private veranda where guests can sit and relax in privacy.

The Tree Tops Lodge provides 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 shaded gazebo.

Single Room R7730
Double Room R10310

Camp 1920

Single Room R6710
Double Room R8950

Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy a 3 night stay at the luxury Lalibela Game Reserve, and only pay for 2 nights. This offer is valid for travel 1 May - 30 September 2016 and 1 May - 30 September 2017.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, all meals, 2 game activities per night stayed, all drinks (excluding premium wines, cigars, champagne etc).

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 30 September 2016 & 1 May - 30 September 2017
  • Only valid for Mark's Camp and Lentaba Lodge
  • Subject to availability
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2016-08-05

This lodge provided for a wonderful safari getaway for our family, the kids enjoyed such exciting childrens programs, we also had an unforgettable dining experiences in the boma.

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2016-07-15

I had a unique stay at the Tree Top camp at the Lalibela Game Reserve, I enjoyed the spectacular views, I enjoyed relaxing in the Gazebo & had a great meal.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.470455

Longitude: 26.254632

Directions

Lalibela is 90km from the Port Elizabeth Airport and the drive takes about 1 hour.

Directions to the Lalibela Game Lodge from Port Elizabeth:

- Take the N2 highway out of Port Elizabeth in the direction of Grahamstown.
- After about 51 km you will come to a large spaghetti junction. Follow the signs for N2 Grahamstown.
- Drive along the N2 until you cross the Bushmans River.
- Exactly 13 km later you will see the large Lalibela sign on your left-hand side.

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