Getting Here

Road transfer is the most affordable mode of travel to Lapalala from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. We can arrange a variety of vehicles for different group sizes. Drive time is approximately 3 hours. We can also arrange transfers from other locations.

Air Transfer is the most convenient mode of travel to Lapalala and we would be more than happy to arrange a private charter for you. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Your carbon footprint will be offset from the moment you leave home to the time you return.

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Children

Children will be most welcome at Melote House but due to the clifftop location of Noka Camp we cannot accommodate children under 10 unless the camp is exclusively booked.

Climate

Winter
During the winter months of May to September you will find the best wildlife viewing. The vegetation thins out during this dry season and even more animals will be congregating around the water holes.

Summer
The summer season from October to April brings lush green landscapes and much warmer temperatures. This is the season to experience the multitude of newborn animals and migrating birds.

What to Pack

In our view less is better in the bush. Pack light and focus on warmth and comfort. Early morning game drives can be chilly so go prepared. Safari suits are not essential! But we do recommend you avoid fluorescent and very bright colours. Please bear in mind that packing is best done in a soft bag and aim for a 20kg limit as these are the limits that charter flights or private charters request.

  • Passport, visas, vaccination certificate, airline tickets, credit card, money
  • Day pack or small carry on bag
  • Binoculars
  • Camera equipment and specialized lenses to suit your level of expertise
  • Adequate memory (this may be much more than you anticipate - better too much than to run out)
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen & unscented moisturizing lotion
  • Lip balm

Clothing

In addition to some comfortable clothing for daytime in the camp, we suggest you bring:

  • Long trousers for game drive and the evening
  • Long and short sleeve cotton shirts or t-shirts
  • Sweatshirt (lightweight in summer for those early mornings)
  • Fleece (for winter) or windbreaker
  • Swimming Costume
  • Walking shoes and sandals
  • Woolly hat and gloves (winter only)

Winter is approximately May to September