Leopardsong Game Lodge Safari is one of the most beautiful game lodges and one of the best safaris in South Africa. It’s located outside of Johannesburg, and there are various packages for guests to enjoy. Find out all you need to know about Leopardsong Game Lodge Safari by reading on!
Where is Leopardsong Game Lodge Safari located?
Where is Leopardsong Game Lodge Safari located? Leopardsong Game Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the heart of a private game reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The lodge is nestled in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which is a UNESCO-designated site known for its unique combination of stunning natural beauty and vast biodiversity.
Specifically, Leopardsong Game Lodge is situated in the Dinnokeng Game Reserve, which spans over 37,000 hectares (92,000 acres) of pristine African bushveld. This reserve is located approximately 250 kilometres (155 miles) north of Johannesburg, making it easily accessible for both domestic and international travellers.
The lodge offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding hills and waterholes. This location allows for excellent game viewing opportunities, as guests can observe a variety of wildlife species from the comfort of the lodge’s deck or through the large, floor-to-ceiling windows in their chalets.
The Dinnokeng Game Reserve is known for its diverse wildlife population, including the highly sought-after “big five” – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo. In addition, the reserve is home to over 50 other mammal species and more than 300 bird species, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers.
To reach Leopardsong Game Lodge, guests can choose to drive from Johannesburg, which takes approximately three to four hours, depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, the lodge can arrange transfers from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport or from nearby airports such as Polokwane or Hoedspruit.
Upon arrival at the reserve’s entrance gate, guests are required to check in and present their reservation details. From there, they are escorted by an experienced ranger to the lodge, providing an opportunity for an exhilarating game drive and an introduction to the reserve’s incredible wildlife.
What are the Leopardsong prices?
What are the Leopardsong prices? The prices at Leopardsong Game Lodge are extremely reasonable. There are different priced packages depending on what you’re after. For instance, if two people are sharing a room, then the price is 1,125r per person and night. This price includes the lodge with an ensuite bathroom, breakfast, tea and coffee and free WiFi. If you would like dinner included, then this would bring the price to 1,950r. Game drives are 350r per person per drive, which is incredibly reasonable – and incredibly worth it!
What does Leopardsong Game Lodge Safari include?
Leopardsong Game Lodge offers a unique and unforgettable African bush experience. The lodge is set on a private game lodge, providing guests with exclusive access to a diverse range of wildlife and natural beauty.
Accommodation at Leopardsong Game Lodge consists of individual lodges, each designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. The lodges feature modern amenities and stylish décor, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Leopardsong Game Lodge itself is an oasis of tranquillity, offering luxurious accommodations and great facilities. There is even a pool, allowing guests to relax and soak in the breathtaking views while listening to the sounds of nature. The main lodge area includes a lounge, dining area, and a bar, where guests can socialise and unwind after a day of game drives and exploration.
The lodge offers a range of activities for guests to explore and experience the African wilderness. Guided game drives are one of the highlights, giving guests the opportunity to spot the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo), as well as other wildlife such as giraffe, zebra, and various antelope species. The game drives are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who share their expertise and insights about the animals and the environment – and it is a bucket list activity for sure!
Leopardsong Game Lodge Safari Review:
When I went to Johannesburg, South Africa, I knew I had to do a safari! I chose to go with Leopardsong as, ultimately, they were the best-priced and most recommended. Additionally, they also had last-minute availability, which was great, as I booked around 3 weeks in advance (flight attendant life 😉 ).
The driver picked us up from our hotel, and we set off on the drive, which took around 2 hours in total. On the way, our driver answered all of our questions and explained more about the safari experience and South Africa in general, which was extremely interesting and helped the drive go faster. He also took our lunch order, which had quite a lot of choices to choose from.
Once at Leopardsong Game Lodge, we were given our rooms and a few minutes to settle in before joining the “main table” for lunch. At Leopardsong, guests eat all around one big table; however, if you wish to eat separately, you can also do so. I had a toastie with chips for lunch, which was much needed after the car journey!
After lunch, we were given a few more minutes to relax before then setting out on our safari! Before leaving, we spotted some zebra and impala right next to our rooms, which was such a special moment. We then met our ranger, jumped in the jeep and set off!
It took about 20 minutes of driving before we came across Elephant tracks on the ground, which were very faint to see – but luckily, our ranger knew what to look for. We waited for a few minutes, but couldn’t spot them, so we set off again, but suddenly, as we went around the corner, two Elephants came charging at us! Fortunately, our ranger managed to reverse in time, and we found out that they had a baby with them. We both accidentally startled each other. It was a scary experience but also a very memorable one!
After coming across the elephants, we drove around some more and came across other animals like giraffes, some more zebra and impalas, birds and beetles. We then pulled over, and our ranger let us get out of the jeep. He gave us some drinks and food, which was a nice and much-needed touch!
Tip: Bring a blanket and warm clothes with you – it gets cold!
We were then back to exploring for a while when suddenly our ranger got a call through the radio to go to a certain place – so he stepped up the speed and took us there. We were all confused and excited as to why…when a massive lion abruptly came stalking out of the bush, straight towards our vehicle! Holding our breath, we were all in shock as he walked right past us, staring and stepping slowly. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life – a massive lion at arms reach away!
After he walked past us, we followed him for a few minutes and then went back to looking for more animals. However, now the sun was setting, so different species were coming out. We didn’t have too much luck in the dark, but it was interesting to see and explore.
Soon, we headed back to the lodge, where we spent some time by the fireplace, had dinner and some more drinks, and then headed to bed. The rooms were very spacious and clean. It had everything you would need for a few night’s stay, such as water, soap, bug spray, and blankets and was decorated beautifully! There was also a fan to bring the heat down and a very informative booklet about all the different animals we could come across during our stay and what to do if so! Unluckily for two girls in a different room to mine, had a massive spider ambush them – so it’s important to be aware that these things can happen!
In the morning, we paid for another safari drive, so we had to wake up and be ready for 5:30 am! It was worth waking up early, as we came across a pack of lions, more elephants, buffalo, bison, warthogs and even a crocodile! We also stopped off for some snacks and drinks again next to the lake, which was a fantastic view.
After the morning safari, which lasted for around 2.5-3 hours, we came back to the lodge to eat breakfast – which was extremely tasty and filling. As we were eating, our ranger came running to us and pulled up with some other rangers in the jeep and told us to jump in quickly – so we did albeit confused. They drove us for a few minutes, and then we saw why – there were Cheetahs, and they even had a kill! It was such a rare moment, as they explained that they hadn’t seen the Cheetahs in over 2 months.
We then headed back to finish our breakfast and pack. After packing, we then paid and set off on our journey home. Overall, I would definitely recommend staying at Leopardsong Game Lodge and doing both game drives – it was so worth it! If I could change anything about the experience, I don’t think I would change anything. Maybe it would’ve been nicer if the WiFi stretched to the lodges, but this really wasn’t such a big deal, and it was nice to connect with nature and just switch off.
Although seeing animals isn’t guaranteed as they’re wild, there is a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, antelope, warthogs, the big five, water monitors, giraffes, zebras and many more!
When packing for a safari, it is important to bring lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for warm weather and sun protection. Additionally, items like binoculars, insect repellent, and a good camera with extra batteries or a power bank are essential for a successful safari experience.
The Big Five in Africa refer to the five iconic and most sought-after animals to spot on a safari, which are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. These animals are known for their size, strength, and cultural significance in the African wilderness.
Lepoardsong Game Lodge Safari – Conclusion
Hopefully, this post has encouraged you to go and visit Leopardsong Game Lodge and go on a safari! It’s one of the best experiences you will have in your life, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. If you’ve done Leopardsong safari, what animals did you see? What is your favourite memory from the safari? If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and contact me. Additionally, you can also contact Leopardsong via their website or Instagram, which is @leopardsong_gamelodge. If you liked this post, and would like to read some other similar posts, then these are what I’d recommend: