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Tintswalo Opens New Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Limpopo, South Africa, 12 October 2018 – 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 of only seven luxury tented suites with private plunge pools, en-suite bathrooms and outdoor baths and showers, and includes a 2-bedroom family tented suite to accommodate a total of 16 adults and 4 children.

Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness is environmentally conscious and operated entirely off the grid. The sheer expanse of the vast, game-rich reserve offers seclusion and a multitude of unique wilderness experiences for the whole family.

Rates include luxury tented accommodation, all meals and house drinks, two safari activities per day, wi-fi and laundry, as well as a Children’s Activity programme. The mouth-watering cuisine is served al fresco on poolside verandas overlooking the waterhole, or on balmy evenings around a blazing boma firepit beneath the Milky Way.

The Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is one of the largest private reserves in SA and was founded in 1981 by conservation champions, Dale Parker and Clive Walker. It is recognised as a champion of sustainable wildlife conservation with the vision to leave a legacy for generations to come. Boasting classic savannah biomes, 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 the crystalline mountain waters or swim in the bubbling rapids. Other relaxing pursuits include sundowner cruises and riverside picnics, bird watching and stargazing, sleep-outs and spa treatments.

Raised above the surrounding bushveld on sprawling wooden decks, the eco-friendly lodge presents a sustainable wilderness and safari experience in the lap of luxury. Those with an adventurous spirit have the option to upgrade their luxury tent to a romantic sleep-out experience under the African skies to spend the night close to nature on a comfortably furnished, raised wooden deck in a remote part of the reserve. With little more than candlelight and the sounds of nature all around, this is an unforgettable primal experience, bringing luxury as close to nature as can be imagined.

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About Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness

Situated in the malaria-free Waterberg in Limpopo province, Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness is a family-friendly lodge of seven luxury tented suites with private plunge pools. Environmentally conscious, it is operated off the grid, presenting a sustainable wilderness and safari experience within the expansive 44 500-hectare reserve. With 27km of pristine river frontage, unique wilderness activities include fishing and swimming in rapids and a Children’s Activity programme. Daily game drives and guided bush walks are offered, together with excursions to the Wildlife Breeding programmes and the community-based Wilderness School. Other relaxing pursuits include spa treatments, sundowner cruises and picnics, birdwatching, stargazing and sleep-outs.

About Tintswalo Lodges

Tintswalo Lodges is an exquisite collection of five family-owned and run properties situated in unique locations within South Africa. Perched on a pebbled beach at the foot of the Table Mountain National Park, directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the award-winning Tintswalo Atlantic boutique lodge is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most precious hidden gems. Sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, Tintswalo Safari Lodge sits on the pristine Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, home to some of South Africa’s best game viewing. Within this property, Tintswalo Manor House offers a luxurious, fully-catered villa for families or friends looking for a tailor-made stay. New additions to Tintswalo’s collection of luxury lodges and boutique hotels include Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa in Cape Town, located on Boulders Beach with its world-famous colony of endangered African penguins. Luxury tented camp Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness offers a family-friendly safari experience in an expansive, pristine private reserve within the malaria-free Waterberg region (Limpopo province).

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