Guests per Safari Vehicle
Mills Manor is an exclusive-use home style villa offering an idyllic and private safari getaway for families or small groups. The villa has a relaxed home-away-from-home ambience and comes with a private game ranger and vehicle, chef and housekeeper. This 100 year old villa is an historic farmhouse – happy home to generations of families. The gables, high ceilings, large rooms and wide wrap-around veranda are typical of the Edwardian farmhouses of the region, built at a time when high wool prices and the ostrich feather boom allowed farmers to build stately family homes. The villa is set on a hill overlooking a waterhole, which means that game viewing continues even after game drives. The Big Five and other game species are free-roaming throughout Lalibela and the waterhole at Mills Manor attracts regular visits from thirsty animals.
Facilities inside the villa include a welcoming bar, spacious lounge and gracious dining room. Outside there is a swimming pool and sun deck, a large fire pit and barbeque area where al fresco dinners can be served under the African sky. The wide, shady veranda offers cool respite from the sun and a place to relax between game drives. With 5 double bedrooms, Mills Manor can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. All rooms are air-conditioned and have wide stack doors opening out onto verandas or indigenous gardens with valley views beyond. Much attention was placed on the quality of the furnishings and facilities ensuring extremely high levels of comfort and exclusivity. The rooms are generous in size and have en-suite bathrooms with shower and his & her basins. Three of the five bathrooms also have ball & claw baths.
Lalibela Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna.
Lalibela is a conservation project that currently consists of 10,500 hectares (approximately 26,000 acres) and is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard) as well as other predators like cheetah, hyena, jackal & lynx.
Unique to our area of South Africa, we are blessed with vast areas Savannah Grassland, the biome that has by far the highest carrying capacity – this means that we are able to sustain truly vast herds of plains game like zebra, impala, wildebeest, red hartebeest, blesbok and eland. This, in turn, allows us to sustain a remarkable density of free-roaming lions.
Our primary focus at Lalibela is the conservation of our indigenous flora and fauna considering the community in our area. This is achieved by a huge team of diverse and special people – all who share the vision of long-term sustainability in a fast-changing world
The 3 main aspects of any African safari are the game-viewing, the accommodation and the food – at Lalibela we take special care to ensure that heartfelt service combines with these three “ingredients” to make your Big 5 African safari experience a memorable one.
All ages welcome
All ages welcome
Port Elizabeth International Airport
1 hour, 20 minutes from Port Elizabeth
25 minutes from Grahamstown
Lalibela Game Reserve, Grahamstown, South Africa
All ages welcome