Lalibela Game Reserve
Idwala Lodge, meaning 'Place of the Rock', is set on a rocky outcrop and boasts wonderful vistas of the surrounding hills. With traversing rights over the neighbouring 7,500 hectare malaria-free Lalibela Game Reserve, the lodge offers traditional game lodge accommodation with authentic African decor and a relaxed and informal atmosphere in the heart of the Eastern Cape.
The Lalibela Game Reserve offers a Big 5 game viewing experience, and other large mammals found on the reserve include hippo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope such as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest.
Early morning and sunset game drives in an open vehicle with an experienced game ranger bring you face to face with a multitude of game species.
The food is true safari cuisine with an emphasis on local specialities, ranging from centuries-old recipes to contemporary African dishes.
Idwala consists of just 4 rooms, sleeping a maximum of 8 guests. The decor is infused with the essence of Africa, and a feature of Idwala is the use of natural rock with thatch.
The rooms have been placed in positions to give guests the feeling of being right in the bush, and the views from the private decks and bathrooms are spectacular.
Raised walkways also bring guests into close contact with nature.
Rates From GBP £ 253 US$ 382 ZAR 3,545 EUR 296 per person.
All meals, tea/coffee, soft drinks, house wines (excluding premium wines), local beers and spirits (excluding premium spirits) and 2 daily game drives with refreshments are included.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under the age of 12 may go on game drives at the sole discretion of the Lodge Manager.