What to expect at LeoLapa

LeoLapa and its neighbour Buffalo Brooke are the top-rated self-catering houses in the greater Kruger National Park region. These 800 square meter houses will give you all the comforts of home and more.

Some of the features include air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout, Satellite TV (DSTV PVR), complimentary WiFi throughout, a fully equipped kitchen (gas stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer) and a stylish modern bar (ice machine and drinks fridge). The open plan dining room and lounge is adjacent to an expansive entertainment area comprising of a bar, table tennis / pool table, and in front of a beautiful infinity pool deck which includes a fire pit and built-in braai / barbeque.

Bedrooms boast high ceilings with fans and air-conditioning to ensure degree-perfect comfort for afternoon naps or long uninterrupted sleep. Three of the bedrooms have king-sized beds and the other two have twin beds. Each bedroom has its own private full bathroom with an an indoor shower and separate bath tub, as well as an outdoor shower and private terrace overlooking the river.

The house is serviced daily (excluding Sundays and South African public holidays) and exclusive safari game drives are available with our private game ranger, Muntu.

LeoLapa accommodates up to ten guests in five private bedrooms and is ideal for the entire family or a group of friends.


About LeoLapa

LeoLapa is located in the prime spot of Mjejane Game Reserve, which is the last extensive tract of pristine indigenous bush along the Crocodile River, forming the southern part of world-famous Kruger National Park. A direct access bridge into the Kruger’s own road network is available for guests to drive their own SUV or 4×4 for self-drives. Update: bridge is currently closed for maintenance.

LeoLapa boasts 10 kilometres of undisturbed Crocodile River frontage which has been designed to be viewed from almost every room, making your prime experience one of relaxation while enjoying the wildlife.

The Big Five are found throughout this region and may be seen directly from the lodge. Herds of buffalo and elephant frequent the riverine area and predators such as leopard, lion, hyena and often wild dog are seen here. Waterbuck and other antelope such as kudu, bushbuck and impala are common. Plains game such as zebra and giraffe come to the river to drink particularly in the dry months of the year. Bird spotting is a favourite sport among guests and they are never disappointed with the variety of species in the area. Take a look at our gallery for some of our latest bird sightings.

Along the length of the property adjoining the Kruger Park, the Crocodile River passes through reed beds, rocky fast-flowing channels and deeper pools. It is home to a high density of hippos and crocodiles. Where the river flows alongside the floodplain, the spotting of game coming to the river to drink is easy.

Meet the Team

Our team has been with us for many years and the members are part of our family, some of them literally and some of them figuratively.

We are passionate about what we do, love our jobs and have a great respect and joy for the hospitality and conservation industries we are privileged to be part of.

If you need anything at all, here’s who you should look forward to speaking with.



Game Ranger

Muntu has had many years of experience and his cheeky sense of humour with superhuman spotting abilities are an experience of their own. He’s not known as the Mjejane Lion Whisperer for nothing. Each and every game drive is usually an experience of a lifetime.


Sascha and Esté

Reservations and Activity Bookings

Mother-daughter team, Esté and Sascha will have your bookings, activities and stay sorted in no time, always with a can-do attitude, smiles and great insight, humour and advice to sweeten the deal. Speak to Sascha for bookings, Esté for maintenance or activities.


The Cleaning Dream Team


Lettie, Maureen, Thulani, Leya, and Patience will ensure your stay is as clean, neat and comfortable as possible. They are on duty to do dishes, clean house, braai and boma areas, do turndown service every Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays).

More About Mjejane Reserve

The Mjejane Game Reserve is the only development of its kind adjoining the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park. During 2008 the 10km stretch of the fence separating Mjejane from the Kruger National Park was removed. This means that Mjejane Game Reserve is now an extension of the Kruger Park. Animals moving freely between both sides of the river and the Kruger National Park authority has taken over the ecological management of Mjejane Game Reserve.

Mjejane adjoins the Crocodile River south of the Biyamiti section of the Kruger National Park. Technically the ecozone representing this area is referred to as Sabie/Crocodile thickets. This specific region is particularly appealing in that the vegetation is characterised by tall woodlands made up of knob-thorn and other acacia species mixed in with trees such as marulas, lead woods, bushwillow, apple-leafs, silver cluster-leafs and tambotis. Growing along the watercourses and drainage lines are magnificent trees such as the jackal berry, sausage tree and sycamore fig.

Being open to the Kruger National Park, Mjejane Game Reserve has the same variety of game that is found in the Biyamiti region – this includes The Big Five.