Safari Time – Part 1

The rhinos in the last post was a bit of taster for our safari experience at Lalibela Game Reserve, about 90km to the east of Port Elizabeth. The reserve was located on 7500 hectares of Eastern Cape bushveld that was former farmland, and now stocked with African wildlife.

Lalibela Game Reserve

But first, we head to our lodge, Tree Tops.

Lalibela Game Reserve

Accommodation was in some great glamping tents – ensuite, reverse cycle air-con and electric blankets to keep out the early Spring chill.

Lalibela Game Reserve

The boardwalk ensures that erosion of the hillside was kept to a minimum.

Lalibela Game Reserve

There weren’t any fences so elephants have been known to walk through the camp. There weren’t any elephant neighbours during our stay, but we saw these lovely ladies as we walked down to lunch. They’re a type of local antelope called nyala.

Lalibela Game Reserve

Lalibela Game Reserve

Later, we saw a young buck, who was completely comfortable with our presence.

Lalibela Game Reserve

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