Tintswalo Lapalala has introduced a new activity to resident guests who wish to spend time with the reserve’s Anti-poaching K9 unit.

Tintswalo at Lapalala tented suite

Up to six guests can gain personal insight into the challenges faced by the reserve’s Anti-poaching unit, which plays a crucial role in 24-hour monitoring and patrolling of the reserve within the Waterberg, for an additional cost of R5000. Funds are reinvested into the Anti-poaching unit and the equipment it requires to operate optimally.

Situated in the Waterberg (Limpopo), Lapalala Wilderness comprises 48 000 hectares of unspoiled wilderness that creates a safe haven for a range of African species, including the endangered black and white rhinoceros, cheetah, African wild dog, and roan antelope. It is globally recognized for its rhino conservation efforts and was the first reserve to introduce black rhinoceros onto private land.

Guests will interact with the Anti-poaching team and learn more about the remarkable capabilities of the Anti-poaching K9 unit, trained to track individuals through the dense and rocky terrain of the reserve. They will also witness demonstrations by dog handlers and their K9 partners consisting of Hounds, Pointers, and Malinios, showing off their impressive training and skills, and laser-sharp focus.

Tintswalo Lapalala presents a unique, sustainable wilderness and safari experience in a malaria-free area. Environmentally conscious and off the grid, the family-friendly lodge has seven luxury tented suites with private plunge pools, accommodating up to 16 adults and four children.

With 37km of pristine river frontage, unique wilderness activities include riverside picnics, fishing and swimming in rapids and crystal-clear rock pools. Daily game drives and guided bush walks are on offer, as well as a Children’s Activity programme. Excursions are offered to ancient iron age and rock art sites within the reserve and the community-based Wilderness School. Other relaxing pursuits include spa treatments, sundowner cruises, birdwatching, stargazing and romantic sleep-outs.