Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness has opened in the malaria-free Waterberg (Limpopo province). Located 300km from Johannesburg (or 30 minutes’ flying), it is one of only two commercial lodges within 44 500 hectares of untouched wilderness.
The family-friendly lodge comprises only seven luxury tented suites with private plunge pools, en-suite bathrooms and outdoor baths and showers, and includes a two-bedroom family tented suite. The lodge accommodates a total of 16 adults and four children.
Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness is environmentally conscious and operated entirely off the grid. Rates include accommodation, all meals and house drinks, two safari activities per day, WiFi and laundry, as well as a children’s activity programme.
Tintswalo at Lapalala offers low-impact game viewing with daily game drives and guided bush walks. Excursions are offered to the Wildlife Breeding programmes and the famous community based Lapalala Wilderness School, as well as to an Iron Age site to view ancient artefacts and Bushmen rock art paintings.
With 27km of pristine river frontage throughout the reserve, the Palala River presents guests with the unique opportunity to fish or swim in the bubbling rapids. Other activities on offer include sundowner cruises and riverside picnics, birdwatching and stargazing, sleep-outs and spa treatments.
Guests have the option to upgrade their luxury tent to a romantic sleep-out experience under the African a comfortably furnished, raised wooden deck in a remote part of the reserve.
An opening special is offered until 31 March 2019, offering a complimentary third night when booking a 2-night stay (Peak season block out period 15 December – 15 January applies). Low Season rate from R7 200 per person sharing per night and High Season from R8 900 per person sharing per night, including accommodation, all meals and house drinks, two safari activities per day, WiFi and laundry.