Explore 50,000 hectares dedicated to conservation and immerse yourself in the large variety of habitats that Lapalala has to offer. Restore your spirit and recharge your soul in this stunning environment whether out in the bush or from the beauty of the lodges.

Game Drives

Our experienced guides will take you out for morning, afternoon or even all day game drives to explore the vast expanse of the Lapalala Wilderness at your leisure. With no fixed routines and fine dining surprises throughout, our guests will leave with unforgettable memories of a magical stay.

Bush Walks

Our guides will lead the more adventurous guests through the landscape on foot. The walks are designed to be informative and interactive yet with safety of paramount importance. Walks can be tailored to be a gentle educational stroll or a more energetic hike taking in the staggering plains and gorges.

Water Safaris

Explore the variety and abundance of birdlife from the water itself. Our guides will take you along beautiful shorelines while fish eagle call from above. Watch as kingfishers prey on small fish and heron stand like statues amongst the reeds.

Bush Camping

If you are staying for several nights, you may want to spend one of those under the stars on one of the original sites of the Lapalala forebearers. With a clear sky above and the crackle of an open fire to keep you warm there is no better way to immerse yourself in the wilderness just as they did 100 years ago.

Iron Age

Explore the Iron Age site at Melora. Be one of the few to be able to explore this unique and extraordinary site. Contemplate how these dwellings came to exist on the mountain top. Even the walk up to the site is not to be missed.

Bushman Paintings

Due to its remoteness and rugged inaccessibility the Waterberg has always been sparsely populated. However the area is rich in rock-art sites of both San people, Khoi and Iron Age Farmers known as Bushman Paintings. Lapalala itself has identified 13 sites within the reserve, one of which is directly below Noka Camp.

Yoga, Spa & Wellbeing

Relax on our yoga deck with meditative views across the landscape. Surrounded by the calm solitude of the wilderness enjoy an engaging open air yoga class or the tranquillity of a variety of treatments either at the retreat or in the privacy of your own room.

Wilderness School Visit

From humble beginnings more than 30 years ago, the school has grown into a beacon of conservation, sustainability education and hope for the future. Their vision is to help the children and youth of our nation to discover the true value of the biodiversity of the natural world and our place within it.

Conservation Vet Experiences

For a real up close and personal experience of some of our incredible animals, our guests may be able to contribute to and join a vet experience such as ear notching during their stay.

River swimming

Connect with nature by swimming in the beautiful Palala River. Yes it’s safe!


Wonder at the magic of the African sky at night and learn about the stars with our expert guides.


Fishing with your guide is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon along our stunning river banks.

Back at Camp

We are delighted to offer a range of specialist services back at camp to enhance your stay. These include:

  • In house artist
  • Ecologist
  • Photographic expert with camera hire and photo printing
  • Reference library