A 3.5 hour drive from Johannesburg or a 30-minute charter flight takes you to Tintswalo Lapalala, into undisturbed Bushveld paradise in the heart of this Bushveld area.
This eco-friendly camp is completely off the grid, operated by solar power and generators. While the lodge offers all the modern comforts of a luxury lodge while still enjoying the authenticity of a true African Bush experience.
What makes it distinctive is the 27 kilometres of pristine river Palala River which meanders through the reserve. Fish and paddle in the rapids, or simply enjoy the serenity of water-rich scenery, teeming with birdlife. The reserve also has a 2km long dam where sundowner cruises can be enjoyed on a barge.
The private game sanctuary is home to the Big 5, Cheetah and often the nomadic wild dogs making each game drive a unique experience. The clear sky means star-gazing is a must at Tinstswalo Lapalala.
Traditional cuisine is served in various locations around the lodge, including unforgettable Boma dinners, the fires a gentle glow in the dark bush and the Milky Way, illuminating the inky sky like millions of fairy lights strung across the sky or indulgent al fresco meals shared on the expansive open lodge deck.
Tintswalo Lapalala’s main lounge area provides warmth and ambience with its large fireplace, and guests are able to reconnect with home and work via the lodge’s free Wi-Fi service.
On balmy summer days, you can relax and unwind on the expansive deck overlooking the watering hole, or take a refreshing dip in the lodge’s swimming pool as you watch herds of game wander by.
Tinstwalo Lapalala Lodge is a destination itself, while the scenery and game watching rounds off what is a sublime experience in the African Bush.