Overcoming flood obstacles for a luxurious wilderness escape, the secluded Inzolo Lodge at Lalibela Game Reserve once again welcomes guests.

In October last year, Lalibela Game Reserve experienced a massive downpour that ended an almost seven-year drought in the region, flooding rivers and washing away the roads offering accessibility to Inzolo Lodge. Its distinctive hillside location made it impossible for the Lalibela team to use alternative routes to get guests to and from the lodge. Inzolo had to be closed until repairs could be carried out.

In the period that followed the flood devastation, while guests were accommodated at the reserve’s five other luxury accommodation offerings, the Lalibela team set out to rebuild the roads and construct a series of small bridges over the rivers. Access had been restored within a month, and guests were now welcomed back in time for the peak season.

Inzolo Lodge

‘We’re excited to welcome our guests back to Inzolo Lodge to share the beauty of the space,’ said Johann Lombard, CEO of Lalibela Game Reserve. ‘These recent challenges have only strengthened our commitment to providing an unparalleled escape for those seeking a luxury getaway.’

Guests are invited once again to experience the allure of Inzolo Lodge, which makes the most of the surrounding views, with lounges and dining areas seamlessly transitioning into the landscape. A large terrace provides a fantastic viewing deck that extends into an outdoor dining area, while the sun-splashed pool is framed by a sea of indigenous flora and exposed rock formations.

The four intimate, spacious chalets scattered next to the main lodge provide panoramic views over the bush. The chalets, each sleeping two people, are designed with comfort and luxury in mind – each en-suite chalet has a private balcony for observing the surrounding bush and wildlife and a unique shower that offers a private view of the valley.

Each stay at Inzolo Lodge includes accommodation, food and drinks (excluding premium wines and spirits), and two game drives. Each game drive lasts three to four hours, with a sundowner stop at sunset and a coffee stop in the morning. Guests can also book a Big 5 walking safari or a night drive during their stay.

A cheetah on the reserve where nature’s allure and luxury converge!

The Lalibela team looks forward to receiving guests at this unique retreat.