Lalibela Game reserve is 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 and fauna. The three main aspects of any safari are the game viewing, the accommodation and the food. At Lalibela special care is taken to ensure that heartfelt service combines with these three "ingredients" to make your African safari experience a memorable one.
Lalibela Game Reserve now consists of 7,500 hectares (approximately 18,500 acres) and is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard). Lalibela is unique in the Eastern Cape in that there are no public roads running through the property. All of the animals, including the predators, are free roaming throughout the entire reserve. African wild dogs were released and spotted hyena will be released soon.
There are three game lodges - Lentaba Lodge, Mark's Camp and Tree Tops - all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing. Lalibela brings you the charm of authentic Africa and is a perfect blend of the formal and informal.
At Lalibela, food is true safari cuisine with an emphasis on local specialties, ranging from centuries-old recipes to exciting contemporary African dishes.
Lentaba Lodge - "The lodge on the hillside". Eight twin bedded chalets. Each thatched chalet, at both lodges, has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan for warm summer nights and private observation deck looking over a spotlit waterhole. Both main lodges boast large lounges, viewing decks and swimming pools to laze around in the afternoon. There are outdoor dining 'bomas' for fireside dinners and open-air brunches, as well as gracious indoor dining areas.
Mark's Camp - Four twin bedded chalets and three family units. Mark's camp is child friendly and all children under 12 years of age are welcome. Each thatched chalet, at both lodges, has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan for warm summer nights and private observation deck looking over a spot-lit waterhole. Both main lodges boast large lounges, viewing decks and swimming pools to laze around in the afternoon. There are outdoor dining 'bomas' for fireside dinners and open-air brunches, as well as gracious indoor dining areas.
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 minimize the impact on the pristine vegetation in the valley. Tree Tops sleeps eight people in four rooms.