Experience the magnificent UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere at this luxury tented escape

Situated in the 44.500 ha untouched bushveld of Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, a part of the incredible UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere, is Tintswalo at Lapalala. A safe haven for all things wild, this malaria-free safari getaway offers guests the chance to spot the Big 5 or take a barge down the river against the backdrop of magnificent riverine gorges, grassy plains and stark mountains. Tintswalo at Lapalala offers guests the choice between 7 luxury tents, each paying homage to a different African tribe. Tintswalo is involved in conservation programs for both elephants and rhinos, which guests have the opportunity to participate in. This eco-friendly camp is also completely off the grid and run by solar-power.

Stay Location


Best time to go to Limpopo

Limpopo is one of the warmest regions in South Africa since the area is bisected by the tropic of Capricorn. With an average daily high temperature of 27 degrees it can get hot in the summer months from October to March. From April to August travellers from the northern hemisphere will enjoy the dry winter, which is a sunny season made up of chilly mornings, warm middays, dry afternoons and cool to cold nights.


Luxury Tent

The 2 Luxury Tents, named Himba and Tuareg, feature a private veranda and plunge pool overlooking the sun hued plains. Guests can choose between a fitted king or 2 twin beds, as well as relax in the luxurious open-air bathtub, attached to the en-suite bathroom.

Luxury Tent (Family)

The 2 Luxury Family Tents, named Venda and Zulu, offer the perfect family getaway. The main bedroom offers a luxurious fitted king bed with views of the plains and the adjacent children’s room has 2 twin beds. Each room has a veranda with a private plunge pool and a large shared bathroom.

Superior Luxury Tent

The Turkana Superior Luxury Tent offers the perfect balance between luxury and seclusion. The tent includes a large bedroom with either a fitted king or 2 twin beds, lounge area and a luxurious bathroom in its own adjoining tent. Guests can relax on the large veranda with a private plunge pool overlooking the plains.

Superior Luxury Family Suite Xhosa

The 2-bedroom Luxury Tent Family Suite, named Xhosa A & B, offers families the ideal safari experience. The 2 adjoining tents come with either fitted king or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, a grand veranda and private plunge pool overlooking the plains.

Maasai Star Bed Superior Tent

The Maasai Superior Luxury Tent offers the perfect romantic getaway with a separate open deck for sleeping under the stars. The tent also includes a spacious bedroom with either a king or 2 twin beds, a large bathroom in an adjoining tent and a lounge that opens onto a private veranda with a plunge pool.

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