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Lalibela Game Reserve

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Mark's Camp, in the 10,500 hectare malaria-free Lalibela Game Reserve, offers a wonderful family safari experience. The lodge welcomes young children, and has a dedicated children's programme which optimizes both the safari experience with quality family time.

Children are looked after by accomplished child minders while parents enjoy their morning and evening game drives, and evening dinner. The children have their own game ranger and go off on a short morning and afternoon game drive every day. In-between drives, there is a playground with a jungle gym and sandpit or many other games to play.

As well as the Big 5, other wildlife found on the reserve include hippo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope such as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest.

All of the animals, including the predators, are free-roaming throughout the entire reserve.

The atmosphere at Mark's Camp is one of 'relaxed informality', and dining, whether indoors or outdoors, is always around a large central table.

The 7 stone and thatch chalets and main lodge at Mark's Camp are decorated in a relaxed Pan-African style.

Each comfortably furnished chalet has an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. The chalets open up onto a private deck with views over the waterhole.

Guests can also choose to relax in the large lounge, bird watch from the viewing decks or laze around the swimming pool.

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Our standard rates for a Stone Thatched Chalet
1 May 2024 to 31 August 2024 GBP 308 USD 378 ZAR 7,073 EUR 354 per person sharingContracted Min 3 Night Rate3+ nights
1 May 2024 to 31 August 2024 GBP 360 USD 443 ZAR 8,283 EUR 414 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 2 nights
1 September 2024 to 19 December 2024 GBP 432 USD 532 ZAR 9,940 EUR 497 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
20 December 2024 to 10 January 2025 GBP 466 USD 573 ZAR 10,712 EUR 536 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; drinks (excluding premium wines); the Conservation Levy; and 2 daily shared game drives are included.

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 8 are not allowed on game drives nor in the main dining area. A detailed Children's Programme is available on request. Babysitting services are available.

There is a huge demand for families wanting a safari holiday in a malaria-free area, because of the risks associated with taking children to a malaria-infested area. Lalibela's location makes it ideal for families travelling with children, who are wanting to combine a family safari with the Garden Route and Cape Town.

Mark's Camp have devised a children's programme which optimises the safari experience and also offers quality family time.

Each family is different and children require varying degrees of attention, which is why the emphasis at Lalibela is to be as flexible as possible to ensure memorable family holidays. An overview of the children's programme offered by Mark's Camp is as follows.

In the early morning Lalibela's child minders come on duty so that parents can leave for their morning game drive. The children are given a chance to wake up, get dressed and be ready for the day.

Breakfast is served and then it is time for the activities of the morning, starting with a short game drive with their own game ranger and in their own special game viewing vehicle, taking care to avoid any close encounters with dangerous game. Parents are welcome to stay behind and accompany their children on these kiddie's game drives.

The middle of the day is time for the family to spend together. Before the adults go out on their afternoon game drive, high tea is served for both adults and children. The children then head out on their own afternoon game drive and return to the lodge for an early dinner before getting creative with some arts and crafts activities.

Young children are looked after by child minders during the adults' dinner sitting.

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings

Start TestimonialMark's Camp is great, the rooms were awesome, food, environment, staff, everything! Definitly a place that I would recommend!End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWe had a great holiday, and have completed the questionnaire with our marks and comments. We can't speak highly enough of Mark's Camp (although we maybe could have only stayed 3 nights instead of 4) and the wonderful Lezard Bleu. Finally, there is no way you could possibly improve on the first-rate service from yourself. Every time we changed our minds about where to go, you quickly came up with alternative solutions and quotes. Communication was always swift, courteous and well-presented; this gave us a very positive impression of the company, which was reinforced when we enjoyed the quality of accommodation you helped provide. So please give yourself a big pat on the back and feel free to quote any of these remarks as you wish ...End Testimonial


Start TestimonialMark's Camp was wonderful. The accommodation was good, the food excellent and plentiful, the game drives were exceptional. Even though we were the only customers on the last day, they still laid on everything for us.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWe had an amazing time and the staff at Mark's Camp were brilliant.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialThought I would just let you know that we had a superb time at Lalibela, it was a very small but very personal lodge. It was pure luxury and first class treatment from the time we arrived at the gate. Every night the electric blanket was on with a bed side story left on your pillow with a mint, it was lovely. The lodge was perfect and had an elephant at Mark's Camp watering hole on our last day. The staff were amazing at Mark's Camp, professional and knowledgable. I would recommend it to anyone.End Testimonial


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Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth : Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown for 90 km. The entrance to Lalibela Game Reserve will be on the left-hand side.

From Grahamstown: Follow the N2 from Grahamstown towards Port Elizabeth. The entrance to Lalibela Game Reserve will be on the right-hand side.

General Information For Guests

Between game drives, guests can relax in the large lounge, bird watch from the viewing decks or laze around the swimming pool.

Mark's Camp also has an outdoor dining boma for fireside dinners and open-air brunches, as well as a gracious indoor dining area.

There is a special menu and dining area for children under 8.

The lodge has Wi-Fi wireless internet connectivity - this service is free of charge.

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