90 minutes’ from Jo’burg: A breath-taking, five-star safari and utopian getaway destination opens its doors...

Inspired by Africa’s generous bounty of wide-open wilderness, and in response to the far-reaching love and fascination for the Mother Continent’s raw, primal beauty, the owners of Lejwe La Metsi Private Reserve have chosen to share their pristine slice of nature with the world.

Privately owned, the extravagantly comfortable destination was opened commercially in February 2022. Lejwe La Metsi’s owner comments, “Lejwe La Metsi is indescribably beautiful and we’ve worked hard to create an ineffably luxurious wilderness destination here. It’s something that we’re really proud of, something we want to share with the world.


Lejwe La Metsi is the feeling of tranquillity

A Lap of Luxury for the Discerning (and Time-conscious) Traveller

Perhaps of greatest convenience is Lejwe La Metsi’s location – just 90 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg. The malaria-free reserve comprises just over 2,500 hectares of breathtaking Waterberg landscape – undulating hills and rocky outcrops, vast grasslands, thick bushveld – all home to a variety of wildlife.

Lejwe La Metsi – which aptly translates to “Rock of Water” – lies nestled within a protected valley, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and lush flora.

  • Total exclusivity

The only lodge on the reserve, Lejwe La Metsi accommodates a maximum of 36 guests in sprawling villas surrounded by immaculate gardens and verdant wild greenery.

  • Lavish accommodations

Five spacious villas offer fully-catered, family-friendly getaways, while the iconic Bush Villa provides a sumptuous self-catering homestead for those who enjoy hosting their family and friends.

  • Exclusive service offering

Lejwe La Metsi’s committed staff are always on hand to create once-in-a-lifetime, bespoke experiences – private itineraries are designed to suit personal schedules and preferences.

  • Child-friendly bush getaway

Lejwe is a family-friendly, child-safe destination – highly-trained guides are passionate about educating the next generation and keeping them entertained through exciting age-appropriate safari itineraries.

  • Unparalleled tranquillity

Lejwe La Metsi is an idyllic “unplug” destination, where weary souls may enjoy unmatched Waterberg tranquillity and the unobtrusive sounds of nature.

  • All-inclusive dining

Lejwe La Metsi offers all-inclusive catering for villa guests, ensuring that intrepid adventurers are never hungry, and always delighted. Qualified chefs prepare feasts for all palates and dietary restrictions.

  • Conservation-centric safaris

The reserve invites nature-lovers to learn about the complexities and wonders of rehabilitating a self-sustaining natural environment, through hands-on rewilding and breeding programs.

Lejwe La Metsi is the feeling of tranquillity,” says the property owner. “Everything we do is designed to enhance the experience of our natural surroundings and to offer our guests a superlative sense of personalised luxury and indulgence that you simply can’t find anywhere else.


Lejwe La Metsi – a Quintessential African Leisure Destination

Whatever the occasion – or no occasion at all – Lejwe La Metsi transforms every visit into a special event, crammed with lifelong memories.

  • Conservation game drives facilitate special encounters with leopard, hyena, giraffe, zebra, jackal, and many more, as well as breeding herds of rare species, including East African buffalo, Zambezi sable, golden wildebeest and black impala.
  • Guided walking safaris allow travellers a humble exploration of the wonders of Africa’s sights, smells and sounds, red-earth dust rising around their feet.
  • Stargazing at Lejwe La Metsi is a must! The reserve’s remote location allows quiet night-time moments to ponder universal marvels from the lap of luxury.
  • The Royal Africa Spa is available exclusively to lodge guests. Qualified therapists deliver world-class treatments, sweetened only by the sheer beauty of the surrounding reserve.
  • Dining at Lejwe La Metsi – guests indulge in mouthwatering culinary adventures in a variety of backdrops, including formal settings, blazing bomas, serene picnics, or iconic off-the-grid amphitheatre dinners – the epitome of romantic, firelit wine-and-dine experiences.
  • Outdoor adventures are par for the course – over and above game viewing, Lejwe La Metsi creates safe, nature-conscious environments where guests may enjoy clay-pigeon shooting.
  • Iconic Lejwe La Metsi sundowners give guests an all-too-rare moment to slow the hands of time and take in the vibrant hues of an African bushveld sunset.
  • Nearby activities and attractions allow guests to take golfing excursions, Big Five game safaris or visit a soul-warming hot spring destination for the day.

Lejwe La Metsi delivers an intoxicatingly opulent and private experience, where discerning travellers – couples, families and groups – are invited to let go, breathe and be inspired.

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