Lalibela Big 5 Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

South Africa, Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth & Addo

March 2014 - "Lalibela exceeded all my expectations for viewing wild life. It was a lifelong dream come true. Mark's Camp was amazing at accommodating my friends two young children while the grown ups enjoyed close encounters. We witnessed a pride of lions make a kill and share a warthog for breakfast. We were escorted away by a grumpy elephant who reminded us we were getting too close to the babies. Watching the baby cheetahs frolicking with each other in the tall grass was truly priceless. Being so close to the rhinos you could hear them munching grass was awe inspiring. We went on 4 game drives over 2 nights and saw something new each trip out". Billy Y

Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna.

Lalibela consists of 7,500 hectares (approximately 18,500 acres) and is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard) as well as other predators like cheetah, hyena, jackal & lynx. We are blessed with vast African plains and this is why we have multitudes of zebra, giraffe, warthog, impala, wildebeest, blesbuck and various other antelope species.

Only an hour away from Port Elizabeth and Addo, Lalibela is unique in the Eastern Cape in that we have no public roads running through our property. This means that only Lalibela guests have access to the wildlife area and you will never encounter a member of public whilst on safari as there are no public roads on Lalibela.  In addition, all of the animals at Lalibela, including the predators, are free-roaming throughout the entire game reserve - we do not have different areas for different species.

Lalibela brings you the charm of authentic Africa and is a perfect blend of the formal and informal.

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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