From R4500

per person per night, sharing.

Lalibela Game Reserve

Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna.

Lalibela consists of 7,500 hectares (approximately 18,500 acres) and is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard) as well as other predators like cheetah, hyena, jackal & lynx.

We are blessed with vast African plains and this is why we have multitudes of zebra, giraffe, warthog, impala, wildebeest, blesbuck and various other antelope species.

Only an hour away from Port Elizabeth and Addo, Lalibela is unique in the Eastern Cape in that we have no public roads running through our property.

This means that only Lalibela guests have access to the wildlife area and you will never encounter a member of public whilst on safari as there are no public roads on Lalibela.
In addition, all of the animals at Lalibela, including the predators, are free-roaming throughout the entire game reserve – we do not have different areas for different species.

Lalibela brings you the charm of authentic Africa and is a perfect blend of the formal and informal.
The 3 main aspects of any African safari are the game-viewing, the accommodationand the food – at Lalibela we take special care to ensure that heartfelt service combines with these three “ingredients” to make your Big 5 African safari experience a memorable one.
We can’t wait to welcome you!


Lalibela Accommodation (expanded)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 en-suite 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 Safari Lodge has a large lounge and open-air dining deck with a view over a small waterhole.


Lalibela Accommodation (expanded)Named 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.  The main lodge is decorated in a traditional African safari style and boasts a large lounge, viewing deck and a sunny swimming pool where you can spend a lazy afternoon. The rooms at Lentaba are nicely spread out and each room has great views of the valley below.


Lalibela Accommodation (expanded)The stone and thatch chalets and main lodge of Mark’s Camp are decorated in a relaxed Pan-African style. This safari lodge sleeps up to 20 guests in eight chalets. Each comfortably furnished chalet has an en-suite bathroom and ceiling-fans for those warm summer nights. The chalets open up onto your own private viewing deck with views over the surrounding bush. One of the appealing features of Mark’s Camp is the abundance of birdlife which can be viewed from the rooms, pool deck or central lounge area.

Exciting Game Drives – Early morning and sunset game drives in an open vehicle with an experienced game ranger bring you face to face with a multitude of game species.

Excellent Game Viewing – Experience a multitude of game species ranging from the mighty elephant, lionrhino and buffalo to the tiny blue duiker and rock hyrax.

Lalibela Game Reserve is also home to cheetahhyenahippogiraffezebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope, such as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest. On thrilling sunset drives under the vast African sky, we also search for the elusive bat-eared fox, aardvark, black-backed jackal, aardwolf and the curious spring hare.

Wide Open Spaces – Lalibela Game Reserve comprises 7,500 hectares (18,500 acres) of valley bushveld, savannah grassland, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland, all coming together to make Lalibela the ideal home for the Big 5 in Southern Africa.

There are no public roads running through the property and all the animals, including the predators, roam freely throughout the entire reserve.

An overnight stay at Lalibela includes 2 game drives per night stayed – one on the afternoon of your arrival and one the following morning.

Fully Inclusive: All meals, accommodation, game activities & all drinks (excl. premium wines)


excludes transfers to the lodge from PE but can be quoted for on request.

Families with children under the age of 12 are welcome at Lalibela and are accommodated at our family lodge, Mark’s Camp. At Mark’s Camp we have family rooms which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. We also offer a special children’s programme for children aged 2 or older, which includes special activities, children’s game drives and meals. For those under 2 years of age, we provide experienced child-minders & nannies.

Game drives

The children’s game drive has been specially designed for young children, with their own game ranger and gameviewing 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 on antelope, bird and insect species. It is a sensory safari and exposes the children to the sights, smells, sounds, feel and taste of Africa.

 Children from 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. This is due to weight constraints and seating capacity.    Children aged 8 and older are permitted to join the adults on an adult game drive. Children under the age of 8 ARE NOT allowed on the adult drives.  Children under 2 may not participate on any game drives. Child minders are available to take care of children under 2 while adults are on game drive.

In addition to the children’s game ranger, our 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 approximately 16h30 and will return 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 2 years of age are kept busy with a number of fun and educational activities i.e. rhino t-shirt painting, making African masks, painting, 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

Child minders and babysitters are on duty, at no charge during the following times:

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


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 at dinner.


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

Half day conferencing includes
– Lunch on arrival
– Afternoon use of the conference facilities (data projector, flip chart and stationery etc)
– Afternoon  tea and snacks


– Morning use of conference facilities (data projector, flip chart and stationery etc)
– Morning tea and snacks
– Lunch

Drinks are an additional cost.

Full day conferencing includes:
– Morning use of conference facilities (data projector, flip chart and stationery etc)
– Morning tea and snacks
– Lunch
– Afternoon use of the conference facilities (data projector, flip chart and stationery etc)
– Afternoon  tea and snacks

Drinks are an extra charge.

If you group is 30 – 100 pax then there will be a venue hire fee.

Conferencing is quoted for on request.