Lepogo Lodges, South Africa, is one of Africa’s few entirely not-for-profit high-end safari lodges. Just a short air transfer or a three-hour drive from Johannesburg, Lepogo Lodges is set within the 48,000-hectare, in the malaria-free Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Limpopo Province, home of the ‘big five’.
The luxury safari camp will consist of two lodges, Noka Camp and Melote House, sleeping up to 12 guests each. In September 2019, Noka Camp officially opened; it consists of five stilted villas perched atop a 100ft cliff, complete with heated plunge pool, ‘sky bed’ with glass floor over the ravine, sunken bathtub, underfloor heating and breath-taking views of the winding Palala River below, including one villa especially designed for families. Melote House will open in early 2021 and will be an exclusive-use property. A member of the ‘Not-for-Profit Conservation Tourism’ Movement, Lepogo Lodges is the very first luxury camp in Africa to offset the carbon footprint of every visiting guest, from the time they leave their home to the moment they return.