Those of us living in the big cities often imagine game reserves to be a good four or five hours away by car, but the truth is that in Gauteng you are never too far from being immersed in natural surroundings. Lama-Lama Game Reserve and Conference Centre is one such place, and is located just 30 minutes north of Tshwane.
It is part of the Leeuwfontein Collaborative Reserve, which is made up of nearly 3 000ha. Lama-Lama has kudu, giraffe, wildebeest, buffalo, and many more species, not to mention extensive bird life. You can simply drive through and take your time trying to spot the wildlife in the reserve. But you can also choose to take a day pass, or even stay the night if you feel like a longer break.
The bush camp consists of five chalets, a safari room, a lapa, a fully-equipped kitchen, ablution facilities and a swimming pool. The chalets can cater for up to 13 individuals, with each chalet accommodating between two and four individuals.
Guests can also make use of the games area which has darts, target shooting, volleyball, badminton, and table tennis. Fishing and bird watching are additional popular activities on-site.
Lama-Lama Game Reserve and Conference Centre has a church which is available for use as a wedding venue. The church accommodates up to 170 individuals. A reception can also be organised nearby in the bush camp facilities.
The game reserve also offers a conference centre and can accommodate team building activities. The establishment is able to customise packages to suit delegates’ needs.
Visitors can also enjoy 4x4 game drives and view buffalo, giraffe, eland, kudu, blue wildebeest, impala, zebra, warthogs, leopard, jackal, baboon and various cats and carnivores. Almost 300 species of birds are available for viewing.
Overnight stay (per person per night): R295,00
Day Visitor (per person) (joining group in Camp): R96,90
Game Drive (per person - minimum of 5 persons): R96,90
Take the N1 towards Polokwane (Pietersburg) up to the Zambezi Road off-ramp. Turn right towards Cullinan. Proceed for about 1km to the first set of traffic lights after the onramp to the highway. Turn left towards KwaMhlanga. Proceed for about 44km (past the Roodeplaat Dam and past the two new traffic circles at the new Big Tree Shopping Centre) up to the four-way stop in Moloto. Turn left (direction Rust de Winter) and proceed for 11,5km. Entrance to Lama-Lama is on the right hand side.