"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order".
—John Burroughs


Tucked away in the savannah wilderness, Kopano offers a more personal experience of the Madikwe Game Reserve.

If you’re looking for a real getaway from the urban jungle, the Kopano can offer a cosy, intimate environment well off the beaten path and in the midst of this famous and restorative game reserve.

Your Exclusive Game Reserve Getaway

Kopano, which means “small gathering” in Setswana, is just that – its four luxury suites promise perfect privacy and a personal experience. A stay at the Kopano ensures you have your own space as well as a space to make memories with others – all while enjoying the majesty of your natural surroundings.

Each suite has its own private lounge, viewing deck, open-air shower, and plunge pool. From the comfort and privacy of your suite’s raised viewing deck, you can survey the vast plains of the Madikwe Game Reserve, while indulging in an outdoor spa treatment. Or just enjoy a “deckchair safari”, looking out for zebra, giraffe, elephant and various buck, with drink and snacks within reach.

If you’re the more sociable type, check out the main camp’s living spaces – the dining area, fireplace lounge with library, generously furnished deck, and boma raised above the bush. Lelapa camp’s communal pool is also available to Kopano guests, giving you even more opportunities to observe the local wildlife up close.

Additional Suite Information:

Max 2 Guests

110m² including terrace

2 Single XL or 1 King Size XL

High Speed Internet

Private Plunge Pool

Air Conditioning

Outdoor shower

Mini Bar

Our Rates

May-AugSept-NovEarly DecMid-Dec-Jan
1 May-31 Aug1 Sept-30 Nov1 Dec-17 Dec18 Dec-3 Jan
SuiteR10 195R13 320R10 195R16 650
R15 292R18 165R19 980R15 292

Each luxury accommodation suite features a private plunge pool, WiFi, a fully stocked minibar (soft drinks, and selected beers, spirits and house wines), and tea and coffee selection. The camp also offers its guests transfers to the East Madikwe Airstrip. A stay at the Kopano involves two game drives daily, led by an FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker, and refreshments and snacks provided to complete this experience.

Specialised activities included in your stay:

  • Bush walks
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Bush breakfasts/dinners
  • Picnic lunches
  • Laundry services
  • Premium brand alcohol
  • Cigars & cigarettes
  • All flights and unspecified transfers
  • Telephone calls
  • Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees (subject to change)
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fee
  • Guest conservation contribution

Any of the above extras will added to the guest’s account, payable upon departure.

Specialised activities excluded:

  • Private open safari vehicle hire
  • Any additional external services
  • Community village experience
  • Exclusive use bush breakfasts & dinners

What our guests
say about us.

Absolutely fabulous!

Absolutely fabulous place. People are so friendly and helpful, really felt like part of the family. I cannot say enough nice things about the place. A special mention for Niall, best field guide we have ever encountered, Maureen and Innocent who were wonderful hosts. I highly recommend a stay here.

Absolutely fabulous!
Brett Russell
from South Africa

Wow, wow, wow!

My husband and myself spend 3 fabulous days at Lelapa lodge. From the moment that we arrived to the moment we left, the service was out of this world. The staff was very friendly and could not do enough for you.
The food was exceptional. The rooms were out of this world.

Wow, wow, wow!
from Paarl

Exceeded all expectation.

The Kopano team made every effort to ensure the stay was ultra luxurious - thank you. We will be back. From the delicious baked goods and coffee in the morning before the game drive to the iced coffee and treats in the afternoon, the food was simply OUTSTANDING! No request was very ever too much.

Exceeded all expectation.
Lisa Stride
from South Africa

Amazing Experience!

We spent 4 nights at Madikwe Lelapa in a family lodge. The accommodation was beautiful. The food was absolutely superb and there was plenty of choice. Our guide Niall was excellent on the game drives. Our kids say it was "the best holiday ever". I'd definitely recommend it!

Amazing Experience!
from United Kingdom