My Stay at Tintswalo Lapalala

Tintswalo Lapalala is truly a home away from home. 

by Monique Marais  Marketing Assistant

Tintswalo Sunset

After landing at O.R Tambo International Airport, we had to drive 3.5 hours to reach our destination – Tintswalo Lapalala. Once arriving at the main gate, it was another 45-minute drive on a safari vehicle through the African bush to reach the 5-star lodge. This was a great opportunity to spot some wildlife!

                Safari Vehicle   Drive to Lodge   Giraffe

The lodge itself was beautifully appointed with modern finishes that are not at all out of place within the bush, but rather drawing inspiration from it. The main lounge area of Tintswalo Lapalala was spacious and a great place for relaxing. We could lounge by the pool or grab a book and settle into one of the many sitting areas scattered throughout. The best part that it was all overlooking the waterhole that was frequently visited by a variety of animals!

                  Tintswalo Lapalala   Table Overlooking Waterhole   Tented Camo

In the summer months (October – March), the Waterberg area is known to be quite warm. This provided us with the perfect opportunity to take advantage of our suite’s private plunge pool overlooking the bush for relaxation and a proper cool down.

Plunge Pool

During our short stay at Tintswalo, we were fortunate enough to do a sundowner barge cruise and an early morning game drive. Both were absolutely incredible experiences. As we cruised down the Palala River, sipping bubbly, and listening to the song of nature and bird calls all around, my heart was filled awe-struck wonder. This quote by Karen Blixen articulates perfectly what I felt in that moment:

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”

   Barge Cruise   Hippos   Palala River Cruise