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N4 Highway, Mjejane Game Reserve Stand 31, Kruger National Park 1330 South Africa
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#134 of 180 Speciality lodging in Kruger National Park
This 5-star bush lodge offers an exclusively luxurious self-catering safari experience in the world-famous area of Kruger National Park, South Africa. LeoLapa is perched on the scenic banks of one of Africa’s greatest natural landscapes – the Crocodile River. The river is surrounded by tens of thousands of hectares of the raw African wilderness and it is here that places of water are considered places of life. It is here that all forms of wildlife are drawn to the riverine habitat to feed and to quench their thirst. It is here where the paths of predators and prey cross, here where you are assured of breathtaking wildlife experiences, in the luxurious comfort of this private fully-equipped self-catering lodge.
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Wayne and Mari K wrote a review Dec 2019
Midrand, South Africa202 contributions42 helpful votes
A beautiful place with a perfect view of the river, the game drives are great but no need to leave the house as game viewing from the deck is excellent.The en-suite bedrooms are beautiful and quiet.A worthwhile bush experience.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Richard wrote a review Nov 2019
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Every time we visit Leo Lapa we are amazed and delighted - and this trip was no different! :) A constant stream of game passed us at the river, with lots of local residents too! The viewing from the deck makes it almost unnecessary to go on the game drives...although Muntu is a delight; and delivered many fantastic sightings! A leopard sighting was awesome; but we really loved switching the game vehicle off and quietly listening to the sounds of the bush while a herd of well over 100 buffaloes walked all around us. Saw 4 of the Big 5, plus lots more - and much of it from the luxury that is Leo Lapa on the Crocodile River :) Love this place - and will definitely return, again and again - thanks! Richard
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Date of stay: November 2019
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BoltonDaedalus wrote a review Sep 2019
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I can highly recommend this as a place to have your own private safari experience or as a staging point for venturing into the Kruger national park itself. Leolapa is situated in the Mjejane Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. It's possible to see the Big 5 without leaving the pool (a little luck is required though!). We stayed at Leolapa whilst visiting South Africa in March this year. I think the place can accommodate 10 in 5 two-person rooms but we just had the one room. The accommodation is really nice. I think it would be amazing for an extended trip with an extended family or a group of friends. As you walk in there is a long corridor with the rooms either side. Everything is on one level. You get an immediate 'wow' factor. I first checked out the room as I dropped off our bags. The rooms are pretty big and we had what I think was a king-size bed. The mattress was very comfortable (firm). The en-suite has both an internal freestanding bath and separate shower and an outside shower too. Everything is very clean and the beds were made every day. There was lots of storage but there weren't any UK power adaptors so make sure you bring the UK to South African plug adaptors. Now the bags were dropped off I went down the lounge. It is an awesome open-plan space. Inside to the left was a bar area (you do have to stock this yourself) and a snooker table. In the centre is a lounge area with a large flat-screen TV and then to the far right is a good-sized kitchen area and dining table. There is everything you need to cook and there is also a washing machine and tumble dryer should you need to do any laundry. There is also a dishwasher too. Everything was very clean here too. The whole rear of the property is glass which gives you an amazing view of the river. Once you get outside there is a wide patio area and an infinity pool. There is also a large outdoor dining table and the standard braai BBQ area. Just next to the pool there is also a decent-sized fire pit too. From the pool you can see across the river and that is where you get a real treat. We saw so many different animals. We saw lions (although that was on the dirt road leading up the lodge), elephants, giraffe, hippos buffalo, crocodiles, eagles, boar, kudu, impala and lots of other animals too. To sum up. Great place. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Room Tip: Possibility of seeing the big 5 whilst floating in the pool.
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AlanMendy wrote a review Aug 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa368 contributions44 helpful votes
Ever wanting to have a undisturbed break this is it. Comfortable rooms and beds . The game viewing is amazing . You can see numerous animals from your accommodation. Perfect setting on the river . Crocks and hippo on call all the time . A few days at this reserve feels like a month away . Very relaxing
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KnysnaManorHouse wrote a review Mar 2016
Knysna29 contributions14 helpful votes
We had the honor of taking an overseas visitor with us, and all she could do was rave about the place. Where else in the world can you watch game in such luxury. We love Leolapa, and try to get up whenever we can (even it is only for two nights).
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Date of stay: March 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms at Leolapa are basically the same, three double rooms and two twin rooms
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Frequently Asked Questions about LeoLapa
Which popular attractions are close to LeoLapa?
Nearby attractions include Bushveld Atlantis (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at LeoLapa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at LeoLapa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at LeoLapa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at LeoLapa?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to LeoLapa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jabula Lodge & Restaurant, Phumula Kruger, and The Tin Shack Marloth Park.
Are there opportunities to exercise at LeoLapa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does LeoLapa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, LeoLapa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at LeoLapa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.