Our stay at Lentaba Lodge on Lalibela Game Reserve was everything we had hoped for and more. The service was the best we’ve received from any establishment in SA - we felt like everyone genuinely wanted us to be looked after and have the best possible experience.
The food was plentiful and delicious all the time, and the service in the dining room and bar area was quick and friendly. Drinks prices are really good here too!
Our cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable with lots of space to really relax and enjoy the views. Absolutely loved the spacious bathroom with sliding door that opens up giving you a view from your bathtub.
The game drives were each unique and informative. We managed to see most of the animals and experience these magnificent creatures fairly close up but still respecting their space.
Everyone at the reserve speaks about it with passion and pride and make you feel like they are really happy to have you there. There is so much good to say about Lalibela - what a gem!
We visited Marks Camp at the end of october and once again the experience was amazing. Our guide, Carrie Ann, made the experience so interesting for all of us, from showing us various animal tracks to tasting termites, even stopping to show us an African Land snail ,she kept all of us, and especially our children engaged. We saw the big 4 and enjoyed 4 spectacular game drives.
The highlight was definitely swimming in the pool while elephants drank at the watering hole below us.
Bongi and Wendy kept us entertained and so well looked after in the dining room
And hats off to the chef as the food was amazing
My son is still talking about the kudu steak!
Thank you Lalibela team for a fantastic 2 day stay. We will definitely be back.
Dylan and Tamaryn Cox
We had a great experience at Mark's Camp. The room was very tastefully decorated and spacious with high quality linen. The meals were very tasteful and special requests were handled with pleasure. The staff was very friendly and most helpful making our stay at the lodge very memorable. A definite highlight was the game viewing where we were able to get very close to the animals. There is an abundance of animals, birds and beautiful scenes.
Our guide, Carrie-Ann, must receive a special mention with her vast knowledge making the viewing very informative. She went out of her way to accommodate our requests and we experienced great encounters with the animals thanks to her.
Lalibela is a sure recommendation.
We spent 3 wonderful days at Kichaka Lodge on Lalibela Game Reserve, and what a fabulous experience it was.
The warmth and helpfulness of all the Staff, from the minute we arrived, was so welcoming and professional. Coral Suite was beautiful and so spacious inside, with the outside deck and plunge pool, totally immersing us in the beautiful landscape.
It was so lovely to also be overlooking the watering hole, with hippos even in place to greet us on our arrival!
Our 2 game drives each day, led by our Ranger, Woody, were the experience of a lifetime, absolutely incredible to see so much, even on our first drive, and with such breathtaking scenery. Each drive was a new adventure, with Woody’s knowledge and passion for every animal, every plant, bringing the dream to life. We especially loved Woody’s ‘speaking’ to the animals - and their responding to him.
Thank you so much to all at Lalibela - we had the most wonderful time, so pleased we chose you for the grand finale of our first South Africa trip.
For my wife’s birthday I surprised her by taking her to Lalibela, which was absolutely fantastic. We stayed at Lentaba lodge in a secluded thatched chalet, which had a private viewing deck with lovely views of the bush and valley below. We also had a view of a watering hole which was close by. We spent quite some time just relaxing on the deck watching the fascinating antics of a hippo calf playing at the water hole, with “mommy” hippo always close by, keeping a keen watchful eye over her baby.
Our room was very clean, spacious and comfortable, with a nice large en-suite bathroom. At the main lodge there are also plenty of places to relax, including both inside and outside lounges, as well as a large deck with great views of the valley and waterhole. All our meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, which were all-inclusive, were served on the main deck. For meals, one large long table was set-up, which enabled us to sit and socialize with other guests, which was enjoyable and a lot of fun. The food was superb, particularly the deserts and a special mention must be made of the poached pear with blue cheese mousse, which was scrumptious.
The morning and afternoon game drives were excellent and we saw lots of wildlife, including elephant, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, hippo and plenty of antelope. On our game drives we were always partnered with the same three couples, who were from England, Scotland and Belgium, which was interesting and enjoyable. Ryan, our game ranger was very pleasant, professional and knowledgeable.
The staff were extremely friendly, attentive and efficient. For my wife’s birthday, the staff arranged a bottle of sparkling wine and a delicious cake, set-up in our room, which was greatly appreciated.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lalibela and definitely hope to be back.