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Lalibela Game Reserve

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90km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown, Driekoppen 6045 South Africa
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This private game reserve's location in the Eastern Cape means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna. Lalibela has 5 lodges, all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing. The 3 main aspects of any African safari are the game-viewing, the accommodation and 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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

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90km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown, Driekoppen 6045 South Africa
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DANSouthAfrica wrote a review 13 Jan
South Africa86 contributions28 helpful votes
We've recently returned from 2 nights at this amazing and special game lodge. Our experience overall was absolutely wonderful. From the welcome at the gate, throughout our stay, the Lalibela team were exceptionally warm, friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. The lodge is beautiful, right in the heart of nature, with an abundance of magnificent wildlife. Our guide, Ticha, was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humour too. The meals were delicious and plentiful, and our food allergies were catered for seemingly effortlessly. Our rooms were very comfortable and luxurious, with quality linen and fittings - all beautifully co-ordinated. A huge thank you to ALL for making our stay truly magical. We will be sure to be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review of Lalibela Game Reserve! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Lalibela and that all your expectations were met. We would love to welcome you back to Lalibela soon! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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liannec864 wrote a review 04 Jan
Port Elizabeth, South Africa4 contributions
It was such a pleasure to travel to the beautiful countryside that was only an hour from home (Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha). Our room was great, with every amenity one could need. Our ranger, Woody, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. One could absolutely see that he loves his job, and his environment, and cares for it deeply. We have been to a number of game reserves over the years, but I can truly say I have never experienced the "vibe" of Lalibela before - not to sound silly, but it was almost as if all the animals were happy and relaxed :) . There was an overwhelming feeling of peace and contentment, and this surely must be as a result of the passionate conservation practised. Well done and thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Lianne Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Lalibela! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! Conservation at Lalibela is at the forefront of what we do. We are thrilled to hear that you were able to experience our little piece of paradise! We will pass on your kind words to Woody. He is a great asset to our team and is extremely knowledgeable and passionate! We hope to welcome you back to Lalibela soon. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Sebdec wrote a review 02 Jan
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We were in the Kichaka lodge for 3 days. This was the most beautifull experience of our life. Perfect Guide Andrew and a wonderfull hospitality in the Lodge by Chistina. Also the hotel is quietly, very beautifull and clean. The staff does everything for the guests. Also the food was very good!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review Kichaka Lodge. We are so proud of our newly refurbished lodge and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay there. We will pass on your kind words to Andrew and the rest of the Kichaka Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back to Lalibela in the not too distant future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Li S wrote a review Dec 2021
New York City, New York6 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently stayed at Lalibela and had the best time. All the safaris we went on were interesting thanks to our entertaining and thoughtful guides. They answered all our questions and helped us see so many animals, including lions and rhinos and cape buffalo and zebra and so many beautiful antelope and birds. We were housed in Kichaka Lodge which was beautiful and so comfortable. The staff was excellent and made sure we were well cared for. We highly recommend the experience!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our newly refurbished Kichaka Lodge. We are so proud of the renovations and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We are even more thrilled to hear that you were treated to many wildlife sightings. Thank you so much for the recommendation. We hope to welcome you back to Lalibela in the not too distant future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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zimdougal wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa44 contributions23 helpful votes
Fabulous trip to Lalibela with the family. The kids had a brilliant time and huge thanks to the staff and especially Jonty. The game drives were very relaxed and perfect for our young kids. The food was great and the staff were very friendly. Can't wait to be back again next year.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so pleased to hear that your family enjoyed their stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lalibela in the future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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US$590 - US$814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lalibela game reserve hotel eastern cape
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South AfricaEastern CapeDriekoppen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lalibela Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Lalibela Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lalibela Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lalibela Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lalibela Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lalibela Game Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Lalibela Game Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lalibela Game Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.