A beautiful place with a perfect view of the river, the game drives are great but no need to leave the house as game viewing from the deck is excellent.The en-suite bedrooms are beautiful and quiet.A worthwhile bush experience.
Every time we visit Leo Lapa we are amazed and delighted - and this trip was no different! :) A constant stream of game passed us at the river, with lots of local residents too! The viewing from the deck makes it almost unnecessary to go on the game drives...although Muntu is a delight; and delivered many fantastic sightings! A leopard sighting was awesome; but we really loved switching the game vehicle off and quietly listening to the sounds of the bush while a herd of well over 100 buffaloes walked all around us. Saw 4 of the Big 5, plus lots more - and much of it from the luxury that is Leo Lapa on the Crocodile River :) Love this place - and will definitely return, again and again - thanks! Richard
I can highly recommend this as a place to have your own private safari experience or as a staging point for venturing into the Kruger national park itself. Leolapa is situated in the Mjejane Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. It's possible to see the Big 5 without leaving the pool (a little luck is required though!). We stayed at Leolapa whilst visiting South Africa in March this year. I think the place can accommodate 10 in 5 two-person rooms but we just had the one room. The accommodation is really nice. I think it would be amazing for an extended trip with an extended family or a group of friends. As you walk in there is a long corridor with the rooms either side. Everything is on one level. You get an immediate 'wow' factor. I first checked out the room as I dropped off our bags. The rooms are pretty big and we had what I think was a king-size bed. The mattress was very comfortable (firm). The en-suite has both an internal freestanding bath and separate shower and an outside shower too. Everything is very clean and the beds were made every day. There was lots of storage but there weren't any UK power adaptors so make sure you bring the UK to South African plug adaptors. Now the bags were dropped off I went down the lounge. It is an awesome open-plan space. Inside to the left was a bar area (you do have to stock this yourself) and a snooker table. In the centre is a lounge area with a large flat-screen TV and then to the far right is a good-sized kitchen area and dining table. There is everything you need to cook and there is also a washing machine and tumble dryer should you need to do any laundry. There is also a dishwasher too. Everything was very clean here too. The whole rear of the property is glass which gives you an amazing view of the river. Once you get outside there is a wide patio area and an infinity pool. There is also a large outdoor dining table and the standard braai BBQ area. Just next to the pool there is also a decent-sized fire pit too. From the pool you can see across the river and that is where you get a real treat. We saw so many different animals. We saw lions (although that was on the dirt road leading up the lodge), elephants, giraffe, hippos buffalo, crocodiles, eagles, boar, kudu, impala and lots of other animals too. To sum up. Great place. Would definitely stay here again!…
Ever wanting to have a undisturbed break this is it. Comfortable rooms and beds . The game viewing is amazing . You can see numerous animals from your accommodation. Perfect setting on the river . Crocks and hippo on call all the time . A few days at this reserve feels like a month away . Very relaxing
We had the honor of taking an overseas visitor with us, and all she could do was rave about the place. Where else in the world can you watch game in such luxury. We love Leolapa, and try to get up whenever we can (even it is only for two nights).