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    Lalibela Tree Top Safari Lodge

    Nestled within the vast expanse of Lalibela Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Tree Tops Safari Lodge emerges as a haven where luxury meets the untamed beauty of the African bush. Lalibela Game Reserve is  located approximately 90 minutes away from Port Elizabeth, providing easy access for travelers seeking an escape into the heart of the African wilderness.

    True to its name, Tree Tops Safari Lodge offers accommodation perched high on thatched platforms at “tree top” level. Lalibela’s Tree Tops Safari Lodge sleeps 10 people in 5 luxury tented suites. Each suite is a sanctuary of comfort and style. Suites are spacious and feature en-suite bathrooms,  sitting areas and private decks overlookingh the reserve.

    The main lodges offers guest a relaxation lounge and large outdoor deck. Meals can be enjoyed in the lodge’s main deck, surrounded by panoramic views, or in the open-air boma for a more immersive dining experience beneath the stars. Other features at the lodge include a swimmimg pool and shaded gazebo. A small waterhole is in close proximity to the lodge and its not uncomman to see eleohants and other magniifcant wildlife for the comfort of the lodge.

    Lalibela Game Reserve is situated, is a 10,500 hectare private reserve that boasts a rich diversity of flora and fauna. This malaria-free game reserve offers an exceptional opportunity to see the Big Five as well as a wide variety of other wildlife in their natural habitat. The reserve’s ecosystem, featuring expansive plains, dense thickets, and meandering waterways, makes it a captivating destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

    Lalibela Game Reserve provides an array of safari experiences that cater to diverse interests. Guided game drives offer an opportunity to witness the majesty of African wildlife up close, while guided bush walks invite guests to connect with the smaller wonders of the reserve, including tracking animal prints and identifying native flora.


    • Big-5 Game drives
    • Outdoor dining boma
    • Big 5 walks (Ages 16 – 70)
    • Soft walks in non-Big 5 area (All ages)
    • Bird watching
    • Swimming pools
    • Star gazing
    • Open fireplace


    • Elevated tented accommodation
    • Stunning reserve views
    • Intimate lodge with 5 suites

    Closest airport

    Port Elizabeth International – 79km

    Children policy

    Lalibela Tree Tops Lodge welcomes children over 12 years.


    Accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, all drinks (excludes premium wines and spirits) and two game drives per night stayed.


    A conservation levy, transfers, gratuities and items of a personal nature.


    Low: 01 May – 31 August

    High: 01 January – 30 April & 01 September – 19 December

    Peak: 20 December – 10 January

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Prices displayed are valid to 10 January 2025

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Safari Tents

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    The luxury tented suites have thatched roofs and canvas walls with huge window areas to give guests the feeling of being right in the bush. Tents feature ensuite bathrooms, sitting area andprivate verandas.

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Peak season $ 547 per person, per night
    High Season $ 503 per person, per night
    Low Season $ 416 per person, per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Enquire at Lalibela Tree Top Safari Lodge


    By Road

    The reserve is a 1 hour 15 minutes drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 815km from which you will turn to the reserve entrance.



    Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
    • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes
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