Lalibela Game Reserve

Last Updated: December 2017

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  • Lalibela Game Reserve, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • Longitude: 26.25462
  • Latitude: -33.470578
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Accommodation Offered

  • Game Reserves & Lodges


  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • Office Hours:  Mon – Fri 08h00 to 22h00 & Sat – Sun 08h00 to 18h00

About Lalibela Game Reserve

Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna.

Lalibela consists of 9,000 hectares (approximately 22,000 acres) and is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard) as well as other predators like cheetah, hyena, jackal & lynx. We are blessed with vast African plains and this is why we have multitudes of zebra, giraffe, warthog, impala, wildebeest, blesbuck and various other antelope species.

Only an hour away from Port Elizabeth and Addo, Lalibela is unique in the Eastern Cape in that we have no public roads running through our property. This means that only Lalibela guests have access to the wildlife area and you will never encounter a member of public whilst on safari as there are no public roads on Lalibela. In addition, all of the animals at Lalibela, including the predators, are free-roaming throughout the entire game reserve - we do not have different areas for different species.

Lalibela brings you the charm of authentic Africa and is a perfect blend of the formal and informal.

The 3 main aspects of any African safari are the game-viewing, the accommodation and the food - at Lalibela we take special care to ensure that heartfelt service combines with these three “ingredients” to make your Big 5 African safari experience a memorable one.

Room / Unit Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Blanket(s)
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Safe
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Wake Up Calls
  • WiFi - Free

On Site Features

  • Bar (fully Licensed)
  • Dinner
  • Business Facilities E.g. Photo Copying
  • Childcare / Babysitting Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (secure)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Reception (business Hours Only)
  • Smoking (non Indoors)
  • Swimming Pool

Map and Directions to Lalibela Game Reserve

We are fortunate to be situated on the N2 National road between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown. Lalibela is easily accessible by making use of one of the following:

Self Drive To Lalibela

From Port Elizabeth, we are 90km away - the drive takes about 1 hour.

From the Garden Route (Knysna/Plettenberg Bay), allow about 4 hours. It is a scenic drive - enjoy the view!


From the Garden Route: take the N2 National road past Port Elizabeth and then follow the directions below

  • From Port Elizabeth, get onto N2 National road and head in the direction of Grahamstown.
  • After about 51 km you will come to a large junction where the N2 splits into 3 (N2, N10 & R62). Stay on the N2 (towards Grahamstown)
  • Drive along the N2 until you cross the Bushman’s River (about 25km's after the junction).
  • Exactly 13 km after crossing the Bushman's River, you will see the large Lalibela sign on your left hand side.
  • Turn in, park at reception..........and let the experience begin!

Road Transfer

Transfers by professional drivers in air-conditioned vehicles can be arranged between Port Elizabeth Airport & hotels and Lalibela. Rates are from R600 per person per way.

Please contact us for groups of 5 or more guests.