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 consists of two lodges, Noka Camp and Melote House. In September 2019, Noka Camp officially opened; it consists of five stilted villas perched atop a 100ft cliff, complete with a 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 specially designed for families. Melote House, an exclusive-use property sleeping 16, opened in January 2024. The highly anticipated property is a private oasis of luxury, in an enviable off-the-grid setting embracing nature’s elegance. Melote House is inspired by the rock formations of the Waterberg region and has sustainability at its core, built in tiers on the side of the hill to maximise the magnificent views over the Lapalala Wilderness. 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.