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

Lelapa

With its open guest areas, friendly staff, and overall atmosphere of easy sociability, combined with the tranquil individual accommodations, Lelapa camp has something for everyone.

Lelapa, which is Setswana for “family”, invites you and your loved ones to enjoy the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. An experience to be enjoyed by the whole family.

The camp’s luxuriously laidback vibe and attentive hospitality ensures that you feel right at home with all the exciting discoveries of the game reserve right on your doorstep.

Your Home in Africa

All Lelapa luxury suites offer stunning views of the Madikwe Game Reserve that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your suite’s private deck, which includes an outdoor shower and plunge pool.

Four of the camp’s suites are best suited for families with young children. Whether you want to spend time as a family or enjoy your own space, all guests can indulge in total, stress-free comfort and convenience. Each family suite provides a kids’ room equipped with bunkbeds, gown and slipper sets, and bedside hot-chocolate mugs as well as an array of toys, games, and books. While the children enjoy the perks of their stay, you and your partner can enjoy some much-needed alone time.

If you’d prefer a little more company, you can always take a plunge in the camp’s larger guest pool and take in the sights of the animals doing the same at their very own watering hole just across the lawn.

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
SuiteR9 265R12 110R9 265R15 140
R13 898R18 165R13 898R22 710

As well as all the family-friendly elements at Lelapa, each luxury accommodation suite typically also 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 Lelapa involves two game drives daily, led by an FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker, and refreshments and snacks provided to ensure the experience is both comfortable and exciting.

Specialised activities included:

  • Bush walks
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Bush breakfasts/dinners
  • Picnic lunches
  • Specialised Children’s Activities
  • 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
Testimonials

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!
Pretzel888
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!
AMP511
from United Kingdom