Lepogo Lodges, South Africa: A Bucket List Destination for 2022

As travel restrictions begin to ease around the world, it feels like the right time to think about bucket list destinations for 2022. Searches for once in a lifetime travel trips are on the rise, as adventurers are looking to make up for lost time – making their next travel choices one to remember.

To kick-start this series, we’re profiling a stunning destination in South Africa – for those with a love of wildlife, the outdoors and landscapes. Voted as one of the top lodges in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2021, Lepogo Lodges’ Noka Camp has launched a timely ‘Stay four nights, and only pay for three’ offer in line with the relaxation of UK travel restrictions.

The offer must be booked by 31 December 2021 and will be available on all stays booked before the 30th of June 2022, allowing guests the chance to experience a bucket list safari destination they’ve been unable to enjoy for almost the last two years.

Set 100ft up on top of a clifftop overlooking the Palala River, Noka Camp offers guests a magnificent bucket list adventure, gifting visitors with complete tranquility alongside an unforgettable safari experience. Located in the heart of the South African, malaria-free, Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, and home to the ‘big five’, Noka Camp provides an array of family-friendly, wildlife experiences that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

Visitors can bask in the unspoilt beauty of the lodge and its private setting whilst engaging in one of the many exclusive experiences offered at Noka camp. From bush camping under the night’s sky, exploring the untouched Iron Age site at Melora or admiring the bushman paintings in the cliffs below the lodge, Lepogo Lodges has an experience to suit all.

Those looking to ensure their trip is an experience of a lifetime can book one of the many experiences exclusive to Lepogo Lodges.  Guests can enjoy an afternoon on the terrace admiring the unspoilt wilderness views whilst trying their hand at creating an artistic masterpiece, transforming a holiday into a long-lasting memory. Inquisitive minds can book an educational experience with the local ecologist to gain a more profound sense of the surroundings and habitat. From day to dusk, the in-house expert astrologer can provide guests with a guided tour of the stars and constellations.

Experiences Available – Exclusive to Lepogo Lodges

Home to more than 60 mammal species, Lepogo Lodges’ private game drives, bush walks and water safaris enable guests to observe an abundance of spectacular wildlife throughout their stay. Led by an expert ranger, guests can expect to spot rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard buffalo, elephant and more, as well as some of the 300 different bird species inhabiting the reserve.

As well as game drives and bush walks, curious guests can enjoy a magical night under the stars, traditional bush camping. Visitors wishing to soak up the local culture can go back to school with a wilderness school visit or get up close and personal with the vet conservation experience; with the money from each experience going straight back to the reserve to aid the conservation funds.

Sustainability Initiatives for Guests

At Lepogo Lodges, sustainability is firmly on the agenda as it continues to add to its already stellar eco-credentials. Noka Camp is also one of the few non-profit lodges globally giving 100% of any financial gains back into the reserve for the benefit of wildlife, local community, and future generations.

Noka Camp’s extensive carbon offset programme also allows guests to offset their entire journey from the minute they leave their homes until they return. Based on careful research of emission figures, the lodge then calculates the carbon emissions resulting from each visiting guest and converts the calculation into a monetary value.

Nightly rates at Lepogo Lodges will start from R16,500 (£784*) per person, per night for a Luxury Clifftop Villa on an all-inclusive basis. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.lepogolodges.com or email info@lepogolodges.com.

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