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…
My wife and I visited Lalibela to celebrate our anniversary. We were treated as well as any top paying international guest. The lodge , guide and lodge staff were exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. Their attention to detail, from interesting warm drinks at the end of a cold game drive , to a complimentary bottle of bubbly to celebrate our anniversary, all made the Lalibela experience that much more special. The food was exceptional, great choice and impeccable quality and creativity (lucky we only stayed 2 days 😉). Our guide Ruan was outstanding from putting us onto Lion sighting, Cheetahs with Cubs , we even got to experience a Cheetah hunting and then feeding her Cubs. All in all an outstanding experience, we will be back.
We had a wonderful weekend spent at Lentaba Lodge recently. The accommodation, service and catering were all world class. We also enjoyed very special game drives and were rewarded for getting up early by beautiful sightings of cheetah, lion, rhino, ellies and buffalo, as well as a fleeting glimpse of a brown hyena and a report of aardwolf which was sighted by another game car.
We have just come back from a very memorable family weekend. We had such a wonderful time and was very well looked after. Our ranger Liezel went out of her way to make it a great experience for all of us. We were very fortunate to see the 2 little cheetah cubs and witness a Blesbuck giving birth. As usual, the food was excellent, the accommodation very comfortable and the staff very friendly and caring. This was my 5th visit to Lalibela and it will not be the last. We absolutely love it there!! As Wendy would say..."Eat, Sleep, Safari, Repeat!!"
We had the good fortune to have a 2 night 3 day mini break last weekend at Lentaba Lodge which is an easy 1 hour drive from Port Elizabeth . It was our first mini holiday post COVID lockdown and was a wonderful and relaxing experience. The first day was particularly hot with the temperature in the car showing 42C just as we arrived to the reception . Lentaba is a lodge where you can do as much or as little as you like and it is very enjoyable and decadent to relax in and around the lodge and enjoy a pot of tea or G & T whilst soaking up the Eastern Cape Bush ! I would highly recommend to go and take advantage of the incredible rates currently being offered to locals. The photos are only off an iPhone but give an idea of what you will see ! Also a special shout out to Ticha our…
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
This was our second visit and was as outstanding as our first. The accommodation was first class as was the dinning. From the moment we arrived the staff were so friendly and hospital. Nothing was too much trouble and every one went that extra mile. Our ranger for the four days was Darren who made sure that we saw all of the big five. Nothing was too much trouble and every day was a new adventure. I had damaged my hamstring before our visit and he made sure that I was really looked after. It is impossible to complain about anything as everything was perfect.
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.
This is my third time at Lalibela Game Reserve. I can only sing high praises for this reserve. From the very helpful admin when making my booking to each staff member I cannot praise them highly enough. The rooms were large and the bed was the most comfortable bed ever. My daughter in law wanted to pack it up and take it home with her (LOL) Rooms were extremely well equipped with a real powerful hairdryer. Much attention to detail. Even a night treat on your bed. Food was excellent, Pre breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner. snacks and drinks on the game dives. So much to eat!! Two 3 hour Game drives everyday, nice warm blankets for the chilly mornings and evenings. A welcome warm drink on return from your evening game drive. While it is a small private game reserve it…
A wonderful 2 night stay spent at Lentaba, the attention to detail, the attentiveness of the staff, every meal of the highest quality and the brilliant wildlife sightings thanks to our guide Ruan Walker, made for an unforgettable experience, looking forward to the next visit soon.