Experience the African Bush your way!

If you’re out to tick off the Big Five from your list in a day this is probably not for you. We prefer to take it easy, to adjust to the relaxed rhythm of the bush… We call it the ‘slow safari’.

It’s an experience that starts with the tracking of Wild Dog spoor, strolling up one of our beautiful hills for a breathtaking sundowner or just lazing around a waterhole, all in the presence of our experienced and knowledgeable guides. And if you’re lucky, you might just bump into our pride of lion or be surrounded by a herd of elephant taking advantage of a mud bath in the process. At Limpopo-Lipadi the journey truly is the destination. Any which way you want it – having the bush your (own) way…

River Camp

Scattered over an 800 metre stretch of the Limpopo Riverbank, River Camp offers luxurious self-catering accommodation in the heart of the African bush. Marvel at the abundant wildlife from one of our seven secluded lodges, each able to accommodate up to six guests. We go to extraordinary lengths to customise your experience with game drives, bush walks, bush dinners, camp-outs and much more.

The People of Limpopo-Lipadi

From the first contact at the time of your booking, to your departure after an unforgettable experience at the Reserve; behind the scenes, it is our warm, welcoming, and professional staff who make it all happen.


Motse Community Project

Social responsibility is central to our values, and it is our firm belief that the local communities, as well as the wider country, should benefit from- and be enriched by our presence. Most of the Limpopo-Lipadi community upliftment activities are carried out via the Motse Community Project for the benefit of our nearest local villages Tsetsebjwe and Moletemane.


River Camp

Experience peace and tranquillity under the shade of pristine riverine forests, far from any distractions.

The seven luxury lodges that make up River Camp have been carefully designed to create a sense of peaceful isolation for our guests, with great views of the Limpopo River.
Laze in a hammock in the shade of the trees, while bushbuck, impala, vervet monkeys, fish eagles, kingfishers and many other creatures indulge you with the mesmerising sounds of the African bush. Occasionally you may even have the opportunity to observe elephant herds making their way through the river bed, or watch the resident warthog families graze nearby.

Unlike many lodges and camps, our safari activities do not operate on a rigid schedule. Whether you prefer to start before dawn in the hope of catching the last stalk of a leopard or rather lie in a while and meander along the river with one of our guides, stopping to examine tracks and watch wildlife from the hide – it is all possible here.

The Full Limpopo-Lipadi Experience

Limpopo-Lipadi is a hidden African gem where you can enjoy quality accommodation and a fantastic range of activities. Whether you want to explore the bush from the crack of dawn, or meander along the bank of the Limpopo River, there is something for everyone.


Limpopo-Lipadi Safari Inspiration

As a gentle guideline, suggestion or inspiration, please find below some ideas of what a stay at Limpopo-Lipadi could comprise. Please note that we will go out of our way to organise your stay with your personalised wishes in mind in order to ensure a memorable time with us.

Day 1

If flying in we will meet you upon arrival at our international airstrip, or at the lodge reception if self-driving to the Reserve. We will then accompany you to our main area for refreshments and a briefing by the lodge managers.

At 16:00 you will embark on your first game drive into the diverse bushveld of Limpopo-Lipadi. Your first stop could be on one of our many “koppies” on the Reserve for sundowner drinks to take in the magnificent vistas.

You will arrive back at camp around 19:30 to freshen up and join us for a sumptuous dinner at the main common area. Here you will also get the opportunity to meet up with your fellow safari companions.


Day 2

Wake up at 06:00 with tea/coffee and a rusk.

Our guide will take you to the meeting point where you will get the opportunity to join our anti-poaching unit or track the wild dogs and don’t forget the amazing animal sightings on the way.

Your game drive will be followed by a bush brunch.

The guide will drive you back to the camp and the rest of the morning is yours to enjoy. You could decide to take a short walk to the hippo hide to watch the hippos, take on a spot of bird watching, or simply laze around the swimming pool on the banks of the Limpopo River.

Meet at the main area at 15:30 for a high tea and then head off into the Reserve for an afternoon game drive, followed by sundowner drinks at one of the many watering holes, followed by a leisurely drive back to camp.

You will arrive back at camp around 19:30 to freshen up and once again join your fellow guests for a delicious dinner prepared by our talented chefs.

Day 3

Early wake-up with tea/coffee and rusks.

Head off on a game drive, followed by a bush brunch at one of the many baobab trees.

Return to camp and the morning possibly indulge in a relaxing massage in your room to the sound of the Limpopo River bubbling nearby.

Meet at the main area at 15:30 for a high tea where after you’ll go for an afternoon game drive that will include a visit to the viewing spot overlooking the River.

Join your lodge managers at 19:30 for a bush dinner on the banks of the Limpopo river. After dinner your guide will drive you back to camp.


Day 4

Early wake up and game drive.

Back to camp for a breakfast in the main area.

Departure time from the Reserve is at 11:00.

If you stay a day longer, we offer you a game drive out to one of our mobile camps to enjoy a bush banquet and a sleep out under the magnificent Milky Way.

For those more adventurous you can take a walk up Lipadi Hill or a scenic bike ride along the Limpopo River.

Get in touch…

We are here to answer any questions you may have.

    Find us

    Whether travelling by air or by road, a stay at Limpopo-Lipadi will always be worth the trip.

    Limpopo-Lipadi is in the Tuli Block, south-eastern Botswana. It’s a 450-kilometre drive from Johannesburg, mostly on good tar roads, so shareholders can make the five- to six-hour trip in a standard sedan car. The Reserve’s western gate is a few minutes from the Zanzibar border crossing between Botswana and South Africa.

    • By air
    • By ROAD
    • MAP

    BY AIR

    For those that prefer to fly we have our own International Bush Airstrip.

    With the capacity for light aircraft to fly directly from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg to Limpopo-Lipadi, our airstrip can accommodate aircrafts up to PC12 jets in partnership with our provider, or choose your own. Immigration and customs can be dealt with directly in Limpopo-Lipadi.

    22°32’57″S / 28°29’46″E

    Runway 07/25 / 1,200m x 18m

    Approximate Elevation 2,500 ft/760 m AMSL

    By road from Johannesburg
    (when the Limpopo River is HIGH)



    By road from Johannesburg
    (when the Limpopo River is LOW)



    For those that prefer to let someone else navigate, we recommend WATERBERG TRANSFERS who specialise in road transfers from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Limpopo-Lipadi. No group is too big or too small.

    Contact Lindie on info@waterbergtransfers.com