Guest Rating: 
 4 Reviews
Ilala Country Lodge
Ilala Country Lodge is situated on a 240 ha game estate, 5 km north-west of Messina and 13 km from Beit Bridge border post,
making it a convenient stopover and is also ideal for longer stays.

Ilala Country Lodge lies on the African Ivory Trail with the Iron Age World Heritage Site at Mapungubwe National Park and 30 minutes `drive away.

The air-conditioned stone & thatch chalets sleep two adults & two children, all with furnished kitchens and private bathrooms. Linen and towels are supplied. TV in all units.

The main complex houses the dining room and four guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms (each sleep two adults and two children).
Full English or continental breakfasts are served and can be arranged on arrival.

Ilala Country Lodge lies on the escarpment overlooking the Limpopo Valley, offering sweeping views of the Limpopo River Valley and into neighboring Zimbabwe.

Now 21 years in operation, Ilala still provides an ideal overnight facility for tourists and business people on the way up North.

Our Lodge lies within the boundaries of the former Baobab Conservancy, proclaimed many years ago by Prime Minister Jan Smuts. Numerous fine specimens of these giant trees can be seen on the estate and surrounding areas and is also home to several indigenous game species, like kudu, gemsbuck, eland, nyala, impala, duiker, warthog and various smaller mammals.

Recreational activities at Ilala Country Lodge include:
- Bush walks (no drives).
- Bird watching, with some 93 species identified in the area.
- Swimming (Large pool and lapa on premises).
- Braai facilities at all chalets and pool lapa.
- Our clear night skies offer excellent opportunity for star observation.
- Visit to Musina Nature Reserve (15 km away).
- Visit to Beit Bridge border post (13 km away).

Accommodation at Ilala Country Lodge:
The self-catering chalets each consists of one bedroom with double beds and an upstairs loft with two single beds.

Each has a separate bathroom with bath and shower, open plan lounge /kitchen, TV, air-conditioning, barbecue and parking.

The guest-rooms consist of spacious bedrooms, with double beds, lofts with two single beds, bathroom with shower, coffee/tea making facilities, TV, air-con and balconies with panoramic view.

Activities available at Ilala Country Lodge:
The lodge is the perfect stay-over when visiting Mapungupwe Archeological (World Heritage site) dating from the Iron Age, located 40 km away on the R572.

Mapungupwe also offers a large game park, with i.e. elephant, buffalo, lion, giraffe and various and other big game.

Messina Nature Reserve with large variety of game, is located 15 km South of the lodge.

Scenic drives along the Limpopo River.

The small museum at Civic Centre Messina hosts interesting historical artifacts.

A visit to Beit Bridge border post.

Kruger Park northern entrance at Pafuri Gate is 1½ hour`s drive away.

The famous Big Tree (baobab)at Segoli is alsolocated in the area.
R400.00 pps

  • Ilala Country Lodge - Interior
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Bush walk trails
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Balcony view
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Main entrance reception interior
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Lodge main building
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Lodge entrance road
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Garden at guest rooms
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Ilala country lodge Baobab-sunset
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Main dining hall
  • Ilala Country Lodge - View of surrounding bush
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Panoramic  view onto Limpopo River Valley
  • Ilala Country Lodge - Reception entrance

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Disabled
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Elderly
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool


The lodge offers guest-rooms with en-suite bathrooms,
as well as self-catering chalets.

Our guest-rooms contain comfortable double beds and
2 x single beds in a mezzanine.
All rooms are air-conditioned, have fridges and
ceiling fans. TV's.

The Self catering chalets are fully equipped with
pots & pans, crockery and cutlery & tea and coffee
making facilities. An outside braai area in garden
setting completes the picture.
A large swimming pool with lapa is available to guests.

Ilala Country Lodge Activities:

Bush walks (unaccompanied).
Bird watching.

Ilala Country Lodge Map:

Health & Climate:

Hot summers & moderate winters.

Ilala Country Lodge Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.

Description as described. Wonderful Customer service! If our company has a meeting in Zambia again we will sure to book Ilala Country Lodge.
 Reviewed by Marsha Jean-Louis over a year ago

Our host was very friendly. For a stop over it is ideal. We got there after dark and left before sunrise so I can not really comment on the grounds but the unit was old but clean and neat. Thanks again for your friendliness.
 Reviewed by Natasja Gurovich over a year ago

Nice people and very good service. Will come again.
 Reviewed by Fred Meijers over a year ago

Very convenient, nice and comfortable, a lovely pool and braai area.
 Reviewed by Michael Middelmann over a year ago

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