5 Star Bush luxury at Noko Camp

Picture yourself relaxing in an infinity pool with a drink in hand soaking in infinite vistas of the tranquil 48 000 hectare reserve and Palala river below. Or outside on your private deck with a cup of steaming hot coffee, while the morning sun warms your face and birds serenade you with song. One of South Africa’s premier , malaria free Big 5 Game reserves , nestled in the heart Lapalala provides breathtaking natural beauty.

Sunrise at Noko Camp

This is what dreams are made of. Situated in the Lalapala Reserve is the Noko Camp. A 5 star luxurious retreat in the middle of the African bush,where you can not only see some of the most unspoilt natural splendour and an abundance of wildlife, but also indulge in three scrumptious meals a day prepared by first class chefs, relaxing massages, cocktails with a view and two games drives a day with a professional and knowledgable ranger.

Noko Camp
Noko Camp

Noka Camp comprises of 4 tented and stilted luxury villas complete with a private heated plunge pool and one family villa. The meticulously clean rooms boast a modern bush style with contemporary furniture made from sustainable , South African products , crafts and textiles where possible. Products have been sourced from the skilled, local community. The Mogalakwena Development Foundation is a community project based in the Limpopo Province not far from Lepogo Lodges.  The Foundation was established to enrich the lives of underprivileged people enabling them to learn a skill and better their lives.  The Montebello Design Centre is where Mogalakwena also exhibit their work.  Talented craftsmen and women have made the bed mats that lie by the bed and the colourful table mats on the tables.  The palm they use is Palala Palm taken from the winding Palala River which is the river flowing under the lodge. One of my favourite locally produced products was the hydrating hair oil in our room made from fabled baobab and mooring trees, perfect for the knots in my long hair after a game drive.

Noko Camp
Lounge area of the villa
Twin room at Noko Camp

The rooms are spacious with an open – plan bathroom featuring under floor heating and a sunken bath that has uninterrupted views of the wilderness. Air con is standard as is wifi through out the property. Lodge facilities include a cosy library, curio shop, viewing platforms overlooking the park, lounge deck, wine cellar and tree top gym. The room is filled with surprises including bottle holders and slippers that are made from recycled plastic – the most comfortable pair of hotel slippers I have ever slid my feet into. The best part is we could take them home. The gold coloured water bottles personalised for each guest with their name written underneath was another WOW gift. Perfect for the game drives, once home it became ideal for the office desk.

Sunken bath at Noko Camp

A wide variety of activities are available which include safaris, bird watching, bush walks, boat safaris, bush camping, photographic safaris, iron age site, bushman paintings, yoga deck, spa facilities, star gazing, whiskey and gin tasting and a visit to the Lapalala Wilderness School.

Out door tree top gym and yoga area
Noko Camp
Cosy Library

There is ample wildlife, so be sure to carry your camera at all times, there are many species of game including cheetah, rhino, elephant, lion , zebra , baboons, jackal , giraffe, buck and 235 beautiful bird species to name but a few.

Giraffe at Noko Camp
Zebra at Noko Camp
Lion at Noko Camp

As the sun retreats and the moon comes out, enjoy a glass of African wine under the darkest skies and admire the twinkling sky with the clearest constellations. On a clear night one can see the 7 sisters, and some of the planets in our solar system.

Sleep under the stars and wake up to a magnificent sunrise

Two of the most critical factors of any African safari are the game viewing and lodges. On a perfect safari they should complement each other, and Noko Camp does just that. This is a not – for – profit lodge, where 100% of the financial gains are reinvested back into the Lapalala Wilderness for the benefit of the wildlife , conservation and future generations. Lepogo Lodges is entirely off-grid and all energy is self- generated through the bespoke 250m solar walkway. It is believed that they have the first solar walkway in South Africa. Attention to detail is every where like the bathroom aloe garden created from the little aloes that were moved during the building of the villas.

Solar walkway
Noko Camp

For an authentic and wild safari experience Noko Camp is ideal. Here is where your imagination becomes reality and the experience is life – changing.

Views from the villa at Noko Camp

For info and bookings go to : https://lepogolodges.com/noka-camp


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