Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness


The Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness is a Luxury Tented Camp located in South Africa’s malaria-free Waterberg region. This boutique lodge is set in the 44 500 hectare Lapalala Wilderness Reserve which forms part of the UNESCO-declared Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.


This tented camp can accommodate up to 12 adults and 4 children in the heart of the African bushveld with magnificent views overlooking the plains and mountains and plains of the Waterberg region.

The Tented Suites overlook the plain with a watering hole which is visited regular by wildlife to quench their thirst. The individual suites are connected with each other to the main lodge by a raised wooden walk way.

Room types:

  • 4 Luxury Tented Suites: Indoor and outdoor shower and bath, private plunge pool
  • 2 Super Luxury Tented Suites with large bedroom, en-suite bathroom, private lounges, outdoor shower and private plunge pool
  • 1 Double Family Suite with indoor / outdoor shower and bath and a private plunge pool.

Luxury Tent amenities:

  • Electronic safe
  • Room service
  • Bar fridge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.


Wellness treatments including relaxing massages are available guests during their stay. The magnificent wooden deck provides a comfortable place for relaxation and from where to enjoy the view overlooking the active waterhole. In the boutique gift shop travelers find a fine selection of curios.


  • Spa - Africology treatments
  • 5 Star dining
  • Well stocked beverages
  • Luxury lounge area with fireplace
  • Transfers to/from reserve airstrip
  • Boutique gift shop with a fine selection of curios
  • Wooden deck overlooking the waterhole
  • Laundry service
  • Various dining venues.


The lodge features various dining venues which provide guests with the ultimate bush experience. These include delicious bush breakfasts, sundowners and bush dinners, boma dinners at the main lodge, as well as al Fresco dining depending on the weather.


Guests embark on exciting safari drives through the reserve to admire the wildlife up close in their natural habitat. Walks are available to view the tools and bushman paintings. Unforgettable picnics along the river as well as breakfasts in the bush can be arranged weather permitting.


  • Safari Drives
  • Fishing on the Palala River
  • Sundowners on the river barge
  • Walks to the iron age site (bushman paintings)
  • Picnics along the river
  • Family planned activities
  • Bush breakfasts
  • Boma dinner
  • Sleep out decks
  • Stargazing
  • Bushwalks
  • Private birding and photographic safaris (additional charge).

Lapalala Wilderness Reserve

With its sheer size of 44 500 hectare, the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is home to a great variety of wild game. Guests enjoy thrilling wildlife sightings in one of Africa’s most diverse ecological settings. This game reserve is known for its breeding and research programs of rare and endangered species.

The Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, which was founded in 1981 by conservation leaders Dale Parker and Clive Walker, can be reached within a 3.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness Lodge continues the legacy of nature preservation by being environmentally conscious and staying off the grid.

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

South African Resident Special Offer

Fantastic new South African Resident package at Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness. Stay for only R4,025.00 per person sharing per night in a Luxury Tent and R4,485.00 per person sharing per night in a Superior Luxury Tent or Suite.

Valid for South African Residents only for travel 1 May - 15 December 2019.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals daily
  • 2 safari activities per day

Excluded from the rate:

  • All beverages
  • All unspecified items

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for SA Residents - Copy of SA ID requested at the time of booking
  • Valid for new bookings only
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid 1 May - 15 December 2019