Ellisras also known as Lephalale is a small but prosperous town in the South African province of Limpopo. It’s located on the banks of Mokolo River amidst a number of game reserves where lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos abound. You can see them all from well-concealed hideouts and while driving in open vehicles.
It’s a great holiday destination for adventurous travelers who love to indulge in golfing, fishing, hiking, bird watching and having close encounters with non-predators like waterbucks, giraffe, zebra, monkeys and antelopes.
Accommodations available here are mostly in the form of resorts, inns, guesthouses, thatched chalets and wood cabins. The facilities and services they provide may not be as grandiose as in a luxurious city hotel, but they are great and blend perfectly with the pristine nature and tranquility that prevail here. Breakfast and dinner are served in these places. Packed lunch is usually provided for guests so that they can have it during their safari.
Villa Exec Serviced Guesthouse
This is a family-run guesthouse with four luxury rooms located near the town’s shopping centers and not far from game reserves. Guestrooms are air-conditioned and well-furnished with TV, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
Guestrooms are surrounded by a beautiful garden. For the exclusive use of guests there is a sparkling swimming pool and also facilities for open barbeque. Enjoy the resort’s quality breakfasts and dinners. Lunch packets and laundry services are also available. Tariff starts at South African Rand 580 per night for single occupancy with breakfast and dinner.
Another guesthouse run by a nature-loving couple comprising six stylish and luxurious guestrooms set amidst peaceful and tranquil surroundings. It’s a perfect retreat for those who love nature and yet prefer to be pampered with luxury and style.
Sandpatrys offers eight luxurious rooms fitted with wireless internet, air-conditioning, TV, fridge, mini-safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Tariff for rooms and chalets starts at Rand 380; the most expensive is the Monkey Cabin which costs Rand 545.
Madidinkwe Guest Villa
Located in the western part of Ellisras and close to the golf course, this charming villa offers stylist accommodation with garden, swimming pool, barbeque facilities and safe parking. Conference facilities for up to 25 people are available here.
All guestrooms are exquisitely furnished with all modern comforts with private opening to the garden. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with dish TV and electronic safe. Close to the villa are the golf course, nightclubs and bars and also fresh water fishing facilities.
The tariff starts from Rand 380.
The rustic thatch and rock structures of this lodge blend harmoniously with the intense beauty of the nature amidst which it’s located. The lodge consists of six luxurious chalets and each chalet has a private deck, walk-in closet and a well equipped modern bathroom. Each chalet accommodate two and provisio9n for an extra bed.
Guests will relish their breakfasts served on the deck while admiring breathtaking views of the mountains. Spend the day wandering around the game reserve spotting various kinds of wildlife and birds. Come back to the lodge in the evening. While enjoying your drinks on the deck watch out for wild animals coming down for their own drinks from the water bodies that aren’t far from the lodge. The tariff starts from Rand 525 per person per night.
Plenty of accommodation options are available here. Some of other popular places are Mosate Guest house, Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, Kwalata Wilderness and Savanna Tamboti Lodge.