About Lapalala Wilderness

A three and a half hour drive from Johannesburg will get you to the wonders of Lapalala Wilderness. This immense malaria-free privately-owned nature reserve lies in the mountains of the Waterberg.

Here you are assured of a supreme bush experience and the chance of spotting black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, blue wildebeest, sable, roan, tsessebe, impala, eland, kudu, giraffe, warthog, hippo and crocodiles. Cats to spot are leopard, Serval and genet.

Now incorporated into the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, the stunning landscape is characterised by sparkling rivers winding through craggy gorges and undulating bushy hills.

Brainchild of renowned conservationist Clive Walker with the assistance of Dale Parker, this sanctuary is home to rare endangered animals. This dynamic team is credited with reintroducing the critically endangered black rhino to the Limpopo.

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Accommodation near Lapalala Wilderness

Madikela Game Lodge

56 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 8 rooms

Madikela Game Lodge is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, 32 km outside Vaalwater on the Melkrivier Road, and a comfortable...
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Shondoro Mountain Retreat

11 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 3 rooms

Nestled in the Waterberg Mountains, Shondoro Mountain Retreat offers three luxury stone and thatch cottages 50 km from Modimolle. The...
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Syringa Sands

6 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Syringa Sands private game farm (1,000 HA) is located in the malaria free Waterberg Mountain range in Limpopo province, it is a perfect...
from R900
per night for 2 guests

Waterberg Bushveld Retreat

25 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Waterberg Bushveld Retreat is a self-catering tranquil game lodge. After a day of game viewing and...
from R690
per night for 2 guests

Palala River Cottage

35 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

River Cottage is a most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more...
from R940
per night for 2 guests

Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Stunning lodge in the beautiful Waterberg Biosphere, an UNESCO Heritage at the last true wilderness of South Africa. A warm welcome in the...
from R1498
per night for 2 guests

Lapalala Wilderness Map

Lapalala Wilderness is 51km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 132.1km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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