Spoil yourself in a stay at Palala Boutique Safari Lodge. Take time to relax in a luxurious world, away from the everyday hustle and bustle, surrounded by African bushveld, a short four hours drive from Johannesburg. Spend time sipping cocktails on the pool deck, whilst absorbing the heart-stopping views of African sunsets.
Savour the taste of red wine sipped by the side of the log fire. Choose to dine at the adjacent award-winning Matoppie Restaurant. Expect elaborate quality finishes, king-sized beds, spaces adorned with African art, luxurious specialised room turndowns including a variety of treats from the bath menu and select the perfect cushioning to rest your head from the pillow menu.
Spend the day cycling, bird watching, going for a picnic lunch. Breathe-in and relax on a gentle trip on the Palala River cruise. Take an early morning or late afternoon safari drive and spot the buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodiles. Visit the wild cats and find out more about the secret life of the lion, cheetah and tigers. Take a guided walk with the rangers around the 14,000 hectares to see the bushveld wildlife up-close.
Palala is not a big five game reserve which makes it ideal for a family with small children.
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- Air Conditioning
- Direct dial telephone
- Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
- Ensuite / Private bathroom
- In-room safe
- Mini bar
- Plasma TV screen
- Satellite TV
- Shaver Plug
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Writing desk
Palala has a beautiful sundeck overlooking the adjacent waterway, at which you will find a stunning swimming pool with submerged seating – the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching passing wildlife in the heat of the day.
At Palala Boutique Game Lodge a variety of activities will keep you occupied. Guests can join enjoy the daily informative game drives, bicycle safaris and guided walking tours. There is nothing more tantalising than the sights, sounds, feel and smells of the African bush. One cannot help feeling overwhelmed when seeing a herd of grunting buffalo grazing close by or spotting a leopard lazing in a tree along the riverbed. Listen to the cry of the fish eagle overhead while meandering through the bush finding the untold secrets of Africa.
Palala Boutique Game Lodge is home to more than 150 different species of birds, making it a birder’s paradise.
If there has ever been a photographer’s paradise, Palala Boutique Game lodge is just this. Guest can create the perfect photo memories of the scarce game and unforgettable sunsets.
For the more leisure inclined guests, lying at the pool with a cocktail or lazing in the lounge with one of Palala’s many books will be the order of the day. The curio shop boasts locally made trinkets as well as unique art pieces and décor items.
Anglers can enjoy fishing along the Limpopo River or at the waterway in front of the lodge. If the fish are not biting try your hand at a game of snooker or table tennis in Oom dup se Witgatwortel Lapa while watching your favourite sports game on the big screen televisions.
Tree of Life Conference Venue
The Tree of Life Ballroom with its crystal chandeliers, mirrors on the ceiling and breath-taking views of the bush make this venue the perfect setting for successful conferencing, team building and corporate strategy meetings. The ballroom is fitted with state of the art conferencing equipment such as a data projector, screen and personal address system. The Tree of Life Ballroom can accommodate 160 delegates depending on the setup the client chooses.
The retractable doors open up, allowing the venue to merge with nature. As the sun sets after a long day of conferencing, all will enjoy spectacular views of the stars reflecting on the calm 2km stretch of waterway in front of the venue.
The events coordinators are professional, experienced and efficient. Palala Boutique Game Lodge commits to making your corporate function an occasion that will be remembered for years to come. No request is too big and no detail too small for the Palala team.
- Big screen TV room
- Boardroom Facilities
- Braai facilities
- Business Centre
- Conference venue
- Curio Shop
- Hotel Bar
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Sun deck
- Swimming Pool
- Viewing deck
- Waterhole for wildlife
- Wedding Chapel
- Wheelchair accessible rooms
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- Airport transfers
- Basic first aid assistance
- Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- Housekeeping service
- Individual climate controlled room
- Kid's entertainment
- Laundry services
- Room service
- Safari drives
- Safety deposit box
- Secure parking
- Wake-up call
- Walking safaris
The junior suites emit character and warmth set in a sophisticated contemporary, welcoming style. The centre of the room is the imported king or queen sized four poster bed, encapsulated in luxurious imported linen. The rooms offer ultimate luxury and total comfort, distinctively adorned with original African art and rich fabrics in warm tones.
The spacious bathroom features soft and fluffy towels, complimentary bath amenities, a free-standing bath, a glass shower accompanied by double basins, a perfect combination to enhance and encapsulate your whole experience.
Junior Executive Suite
The junior suites emit warmth and character in a modern, sophisticated and welcoming style. The king or queen sized four poster bed is the centre point of the suite, encapsulated in luxurious imported linen.
Ultimate luxury and extreme comfort throughout the suite, distinctively decorated with original African art, warm tones are enhanced with luxurious fabrics throughout the space. The luxurious bathroom features fluffy towels, complimentary relaxing and washing amenities are provided, a free-standing bath, a glass shower accompanied by double basins.
The Executive Suite provides a lavish and opulent experience. The four Executive suites are each uniquely decorated and offer a haven of luxury and sophistication. The decor and textures are influenced by the warmth of the African culture with colours to make you feel relaxed and at ease.
Executive Suites are enhanced by beautifully furnished private lounges with flat screen televisions, DSTV and a guest bathroom which graciously enhances the guest experience. The marble bathrooms are grand and spacious and host a free-standing spa bath, glass showers and twin basins. The customised, designer amenities are lavish and will pamper you beyond compare.
The family-friendly Palala Boutique Game Lodge offers the ultimate family destination offering something for all ages. Families of four will feel welcomed by our Family Suite which is equipped to cater for all your needs. Two beautifully decorated bedrooms, fitted with a king size bed and two twin beds.
The luxurious Family suite rooms offer spacious marble bathrooms with showers and double basins and specialised family-friendly amenities, all elegantly presented and designed for your needs. The suite’s comfort and versatility is enhanced by a stunning lounge area with flat screen TV with DSTV.
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Directions from the O.R. Tambo International Airport to the Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa: 397 km / about 4 hours 28 mins
1. Head south on Voortrekker Rd 0,3 km
2. Make a U-turn 0,6 km
3. Turn right 22 m
4. Merge onto R21 via the ramp to Pretoria Partial toll road 33,5 km
5. Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane Partial toll road 1,6 km
6. Merge onto N1 Toll road 20,9 km
7. Keep right to stay on N1 Partial toll road 102 km
8. Take the R33 exit toward Marble Hall/Modimolle 0,5 km
9. Turn left onto R33 73,9 km
10. Turn right to stay on R33 85,4 km
11. Turn right onto R510 38,4 km
12. Turn right onto R572 10,3 km
13. Turn left to stay on R572 16,0 km
14. Continue straight 10,6 km
15. Turn left 3,7 km
Palala Boutique Game Lodge
From Polokwane International Airport, Gateway St, Polokwane, 0700
Take Matlala Rd and R567 to N11 for 1 h 1 min (77.7 km)
Turn right onto N11 for 1 h 9 min (120 km)
Drive for 26 min (23.1 km)
Arrive at Palala
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.