The 10,500-hectare expanse offers Big 5 adventures and luxury accommodation for all its guests. In addition to its safari adventures, a stay at Lalibela is also the perfect way to round up a Garden Route adventure.
Game drives are a treat at Lalibela. An expert ranger escorts guests through the Eastern Cape vastness as they search for the Big 5 through plains, acacia forests and lush valleys. Additionally, antelope, giraffe and a plethora of other animals also roam the reserve. Besides conventional wildlife, Lalibela plays host to a range of birdlife, perfect for birdwatchers. Game drives are offered early in the morning and in the late afternoon, when wildlife is most active.
While Amakhala is home to the Big 5 and a variety of other game, it also plays host to lesser known species such as the curious spring hare. Our rangers delight in showing our visitors all that the reserve has to offer! There is also a plethora of birdlife in the reserve that promises to amaze both the avid birdwatcher and novice alike.
Early morning and sunset game drives reveal a multitude of game on Amakhala’s private 7,500 hectares, from the mighty elephant to the nocturnal aardvark.
There is a huge demand for families wanting a safari holiday in a malaria-free area, because of the risks associated with taking children to a malaria-infested area.
We have devised a flexible children’s programme which we feel optimises the safari experience with quality family time. A completely safe, child friendly game drive, combined with activities such as arts and crafts and bush skills will keep your little ones busy and entertained.
Children of all ages are welcome at Mark’s Camp which has 4 twin rooms on one side of the lodge and 4 family rooms on the other side of the lodge.
The overnight rate for children under 12 includes accommodation, children’s programme & game drives, all meals and all drinks at Mark’s Camp and on game drives. To get the most out of your safari experience we recommend that you spend at least 2 nights with us.
The rates at Lalibela include accommodation, all meals and drinks and two daily game drives.
Guests will wake early for a light breakfast before setting out on a morning game drive. Upon your return from the bush, you will be treated to a sumptuous brunch. Its then time to relax poolside with a book or enjoy a nap in your suite. This is followed by an afternoon tea and then a sunset game drive. The safari vehicle will then return to your lodge where you will enjoy a hearty dinner and some fireside safari stories.
There is no dress code at Lalibela but neutral coloured clothes are recommended for game drives. Colours like white or black are not recommended as they do not blend as well into the bush as greens and browns. Beside your own personal medication, be sure to bring the following:
– Cameras, lenses and binoculars
– Bathing suits for the pool areas
– Walking shoes
– Sunscreen and hats
– Warmer clothing for winter stays
All of Lalibela’s lodges are ideal for simply sitting back and relaxing in. Excursions to the attractions within the surrounding area can also be organised.
Yes. Lalibela is located in the malaria–free Eastern Cape.
Besides the Big 5, you can expect to see hyena, giraffe, cheetah, hippo, zebra and a plethora of antelope. Lalibela is also home to an abundance of birdlife.Lalibela is approximately 9000 hectares.
Yes. Children are welcome at Lalibela but only at Mark’s Camp. Children aged 8 and up are allowed on game drives.
Yes. Lalibela can cater for weddings and honeymoons. The staff can help you with everything you may need to make your special day unforgettable.
Lalibela’s cuisine fuses western fare with local specialities. All dietary types can be catered for. Kosher and halal meals can be outsourced at an additional cost for guests who do not want the vegetarian option. There is also a children’s menu available at Mark’s Camp.
Mark’s Camp, Lentaba lodge and Treetops Lodge all have their own watering hole, which are often visited by elephant, giraffe and even predators.
The climate at Lalibela Game Reserve boasts a blend of Mediterranean and sub-tropical weather. The reserve is situated in the Southern Hemisphere, with the dry seasons running from September until March. The moderate to colder seasons follow until August, however the winter period has pleasant 22°C mid-day temperatures.
Yes. Lalibela has recently embarked on a project to rid the reserve of alien tree and plant life.