Lalibela Game Reserve is a malaria-free game reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region with superb animal habitats that provide unforgettable Big Five safari experiences for the entire family. Lalibela Game Reserve has no public roads, and Big Five species roam freely throughout. This wildlife reserve in the Eastern Cape is easily accessible and ideal for South African safari vacations. This malaria-free Eastern Cape wildlife reserve in South Africa spans 10,500 hectares and features five distinct biomes. The valley bushveld habitat is found solely in the Eastern Cape and possesses South Africa’s highest game carrying capacity. Lalibela Game Reserve is located between Addo and the same-named Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, South Africa’s culturally rich and historic province.
Lalibela Game Reserve is situated between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, on the N2 National Road. Lalibela’s diverse ecosystems combine to make it a fantastic location for a Big Five safari in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape.
Lalibela is endowed with enormous expanses of Savannah Grassland, the ecosystem with by far the highest carrying capacity—this means that they can sustain truly vast herds of plains game like zebra, impala, wildebeest, red hartebeest, blesbuck, and eland, which are unique to this area of South Africa. As a result, Lalibela can maintain a high population of free-roaming lions. The Game Reserve can support a large population of African species, big game sightings are common, and other animals include zebra, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, and hyena.
Lalibela has a climate that is a mix of Mediterranean and sub-tropical. The reserve is in the Southern Hemisphere, and the dry season lasts from September to March. The milder to cooler seasons last until August, however, the winter months have nice mid-day temperatures of 22°C.
Lalibela Game Reserve is ideal for a family safari vacation. Guests can enjoy exciting Big Five safaris and take their children on a special children's safari with a professional ranger. There are twice-daily game drives with trained rangers on a Big Five safari in Lalibela Game Reserve, as well as night safaris to monitor rarely seen species. Aside from traditional fauna, Lalibela is home to a diverse diversity of birds, making it ideal for birdwatchers.
Lalibela Game Reserve is located near Addo National Park and Port Elizabeth. At Mark's Camp, Tree Tops, and Lentaba Lodge, guests can expect excellent comfort, service, and superb food. Each option has its own personality and provides luxurious accommodations with authentic African and traditional safari decor.
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