Lalibela Big 5 Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

South Africa, Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth & Addo

September 2014 " Our experience at Lalibela was superb. Our ranger was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable it would be difficult imagine a better guide. He had all the calls of the birds memorized and was more excited than we were when he successfully tracked the lioness and her cubs on our last day. We saw so many animals in close proximity (elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, springboks, zebras....on and on) and numerous birds - absolutely stunning. The accommodation were comfortable; the staff were so welcoming; small touches like hot and cold towels at the end of the drives; drinks and snacks on the drive were lovely. Food was amazing and far too much of it. They truly made us feel like we were their best friends - an energetic, enthusiastic atmosphere produced by young, friendly, confident and professional staff." Christine Moore - Los Angeles

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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