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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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90km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown, Driekoppen 6045 South Africa
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Ingrid_Minter wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
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
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 11 Mar 2021
Dear Ingrid Thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Lentaba Lodge. From the food, to your room, to your game drive experience, we are happy to know that your entire stay was everything that you hoped for and more! Each one of our staff members are so passionate about our little piece of paradise. We would love to welcome you back for another visit soon. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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nicholasg65 wrote a review Dec 2020
51 contributions16 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 15 Dec 2020
Dear Nicholas Thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve! We are so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your recent stay with us. We absolutely love spoiling our guests on special occasions. Thank you for choosing Lalibela for your anniversary celebration. Our chefs will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. They really do make sure you are well fed! It sounds like you had some great game viewing with Ruan with many memorable sightings. We look forward to your return in the near future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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lllaw2017 wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions1 helpful vote
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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.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 07 Dec 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review of Lentaba Lodge on Lalibela Game Reserve. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. The early mornings can be a bit of a challenge however when you are rewarded with sightings like that, it is all worth the early start! You are very lucky to have seen the brown hyena, even though it was a quick glimpse as these animals are very rare to see. We hope that you will visit us again in the future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Nomad33566908795 wrote a review Nov 2020
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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!!"
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 07 Dec 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are even more happy to hear that this was your 5th visit to Lalibela. We absolutely love welcoming back repeat guests because it means we did something right to create a memorable experience. Wow, what a special memory witnessing a blesbuck give birth. It is not every day that you get to have that heart warming experience. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the chef and the rest of the Lalibela team. We hope to welcome you back for your 6th visit! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Peter C wrote a review Nov 2020
Saint Francis Bay, South Africa37 contributions1 helpful vote
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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
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 25 Nov 2020
Dear Peter Wow, thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for choosing Lalibela as your first holiday post COVID! We are happy to hear that you were able to have a relaxing weekend away. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. We will be sure to let Ticha and the Lentaba Lodge team know that you had a wonderful stay. We would love to welcome you to the newly renovated Kichaka Lodge! We are so proud of this beautiful lodge. It has been our silver lining for what was a very challenging 2020. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Tamaryn Cox wrote a review Nov 2020
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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
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 25 Nov 2020
Dear Cox Family Thank you for your amazing review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that your family enjoyed their recent stay at Mark's Camp. It is lovely to hear that the elephants came for a drink while you were at the swimming pool. This is such a special memory. Thank you for your kind words. We will be sure to pass them on to Carrie-Ann, Bongi, Wendy, the chef and the rest of the Mark's Camp team. We look forward to welcoming your family back to Lalibela! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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John S wrote a review Oct 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa52 contributions25 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 25 Nov 2020
Dear John Thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are delighted to hear that you were well looked after during your stay. Our staff love to go the extra mile to ensure that all your expectations are met. We couldn't think of a better way to take some time out and recover than out in nature. We wish you a speedy recovery! We will pass on your kind words to the Mark's Camp team. We hope you will visit us again in the future! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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GideonHefer wrote a review Oct 2020
Stellenbosch, South Africa42 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 25 Nov 2020
Dear Gideon Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Mark's Camp. It sounds like you had some great game viewing with Carrie-Ann. We will be sure to let her know. Thank you for your recommendation. We hope you will visit us again. We would love to welcome you back for another visit. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Annette P wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa46 contributions26 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 07 Oct 2020
Dear Annette Thank you for your amazing review of Lalibela Game Reserve! Wow, we are so glad to hear that this was your 3rd stay with us! We are so happy that you got to see the newest edition to the reserve, the lion cub! It is adorable! It is not everyday that you get to see a herd of buffalo having a drink at the waterhole below the swimming pool. We are so glad to hear that your family had a wonderful time. This is what quality family time is all about, making life long memories. We hope that you and the family will be back for another visit. We would love to welcome you back for the 4th time! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Helen Saunders wrote a review Sep 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa20 contributions
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 07 Oct 2020
Dear Helen Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time during your recent stay with us. We will pass on your kind words to Ruan and the rest of the Lentaba team. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$649 - US$872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lalibela game reserve hotel eastern cape
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeDriekoppen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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