Lepogo Lodges, situated in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo, in the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, recently unveiled its second property, Melote House – a brand new exclusive-use safari lodge, sleeping 16.
Joining the brand’s well-established Noka Camp, Melote House. Enjoys an enviable off the grid setting embracing nature’s elegance. With its design inspired by rock formations of the Waterberg region and with sustainability at its core, it has been built in tiers on the side of the hill to maximise the magnificent views over the Lapalala Wilderness.
With living roofs that small animals can graze from, the design incorporates the house back into the mountain and every element extracted from the earth has been meticulously restored and skilfully integrated to ensure the property blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Concepts created by Yuji Yamazaki from YYA Architects, Jacobus Uys and Jessica Rogers from Black Sable Architects and Kelly Adami from Copperleaf Studio have come together to create a serene haven amidst the wilderness and South African artisans and artists are extensively used throughout the project.
With a dedicated guide and personalised service, Melote House provides an experience which is truly tailored, and fully exclusive, allowing guests to witness the ‘Awesome Eight’ (the big 5 plus cheetah, wild dog and pangolin), alongside meaningful bush experiences. Encompassing 50,000 hectares of pristine terrain, Melote House is family-friendly with children most welcome.
Lepogo Lodges’ vision is to create an enduring legacy of sustainability and conservation excellence that will echo through time. All the while, offering an unrivalled level of luxury and tranquillity for guests. A fully non-for-profit venture, Lepogo is one of the few lodges in the world that bestows 100% of any financial gains back into the reserve.