We stayed three nights at Treetops and had a great time. Brian, Julie and the team took great care of us and the food was excellent. They laid on a particularly fantastic meal for my birthday.
Our Ranger, Siya, was top notch - his enthusiasm really makes the game drives. We saw many of the Big Five and were lucky enough to see the male cheetah on a fresh kill. Our encounters with a large herd of elephant were unbelievable - we may or may not have seen rhino. Sitting amongst the elephants and within 10 feet of other large animals is an experience we'll never forget. The buffalo are particularly daunting. Siya introduced us to a huge variety of animals, birds, insects and plants - fantastic. Great to also meet and have dinner with the Head Ranger, Kelly - lovely lady.
The room we had was very spacious and comfortable. The only problem we had at Lalibela was an uninvited 'guest' to our room at 02:00 in the morning. Turned out not to be anything dangerous but was a tad unsettling to hear it running around on the roof beams and above the bed and to see two VERY large eyes staring back at the torch! Lalibela give you an air horn in case of concerns at any time. We sounded the air horn as we didn't know what our 'guest' was. Brian came out to check around the 'villa' but didn't let us know he was out there so we had thought nobody had come. I think this arrangement needs reviewing.
If you decide to stay at Lalibela I doubt you will regret the decision.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 3 lodges, all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lalibela Game Reserve Hotel Eastern Cape