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TINTSWALO LAPALALA

LAPALALA WILDERNESS 
GAME RESERVE

Nested on the banks of the Palala River, Lapalala Wilderness Game Reserve lies on 48 000 hectares of beautiful African bushveld in the Waterberg region of Limpopo.

 

Tintswalo at Wilderness Game Reserve puts a strong emphasis on the preservation of nature and is completely off the grid. Guests are offered the option to take part in the environmental activities at Lapalala Wilderness by visiting breeding programs, fishing in one of the many peaceful rivers, or taking a walk through the Rhino Museum. There are a variety of activities for the whole family - the water barge, fishing, hiking, San Art, bush walks and more.

 

Known for its research and breeding programs of endangered and rare species, Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness is a unique and amazing game reserve to visit. With an abundance of bird species and wildlife. With 8 different types of biospheres giving you spectacular variety. 

Tintswalo means the intangible feeling of peace, love and gratitude bestowed upon someone that gives you a meaningful and worthy gift! And just how beautiful is this peace of heaven.

Tintswalo Lapapala is something I have yet to experience anywhere else. 

From the staff, accommodation, food and activities everything is done by a team that strives for satisfaction and dedication. 

LOCATION

BIG FIVE GAME

CHILDREN

Lapalala Wilderness Waterberg  

Yes.

Yes 

Offers Kids Programmes 

POOL

CAMP FENCE

SPA

Yes, in main area.

No.

Yes.

CELLPHONE SIGNAL

GYM

AIRCON

No.

Yes.

Limited.

MALARIA

WIFI

LAUNDRY

Yes, in main area

& in rooms. 

No.

Yes.

OUR HIGHLIGHTS 

 

Tintswalo means the intangible feeling of peace, love and gratitude bestowed upon someone that gives you a meaningful and worthy gift!
And just how beautiful is this peace of heaven.
 

Yellow-spotted rock hyrax, another species of hyrax that we had never seen before coming to Tintswalo Lapalala. It is fascinating when you find a rock hyrax that is big balancing on fine branches. They lay comfortably soaking up the sun, some have small babies with them.  

Another thing we have never seen before coming to the Waterberg, the Roan antelope. It is a rather odd-looking one, but in the Waterberg area at Tintswalo, we had the privilege of viewing this rare antelope.

We had a magnificent sighting of a male lion, with a dark mane 

A sighting of a coalition of males cheetahs was called in so we made our way to them. We found the one lying in the middle of the road and the other a short distance away in the long grass. Watching them interact with one and constantly scanning their surroundings for predators. 

One of my favourite sightings!

We were heading back to the lodge for Breakfast when Morne found a mother cheetah and her cub. We watched on as the cub played with her mom, and later settled down to rest in the shade of a tree from the midday heat. 

Our last morning at Tintswalo Lapalala we found a dark maned lion next to a bush where hid a zebra he had killed that evening and had been feeding on. He had moved the zebra under the bush so as to not attract the attention of vultures. He was constantly looking up and scanning the skies for sights of vultures. We were so lucky to watch on as he moved the zebra from the bush and through grassland and later into the thicket. We weren't the only ones watching as two black-backed jackals waited along in the sidelines. 

The Waterberg is also home to magnificent birdlife and an abundance of wildlife. 

OUR PICTURES

THE LODGE