Lalamo Guesthouse


Lalamo Guesthouse in Phalaborwa is just a short 1.5 kms from the Kruger National Park’s Phalaborwa gate.

Phalaborwa Gate - Kruger Park

About Lalamo Guesthouse

Lalamo Guest House is owner-run by Olga and caters for the budget conscious traveler.

The first thing you notice about the guesthouse is the beautiful garden where you can find a variety of wild birds. The swimming pool is next to rooms 1 and 2 and there are a few water features scatted around the garden.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is included in the room rates and breakfast pack or lunch packs can be arranged.

The dining room is comfortable but needs some TLC. Some guests would eat  on the porch overlooking the gardens.

We never ate at the guest house so we cannot comment on the food, but they did give us lovely mangos from their many trees that they have in the garden. The bar area is also the reception area. 

For dinners guests have a few choices:

  • Hat & Creek Restaurant (Next to Bushveld Terrace)
  • Buffalo Pub & Grill
  • Earth Restaurant (at Cu Guesthouse)
  • Calabash Grill Restaurant

Most of these restaurants are also open for lunch but if you prefer something less formal there is also a Spur Steakhouse. We generally don't enjoy Spur food but the food here was good the day we ate here.

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Lalamo has 10 rooms and each has en-suite bathrooms with showers, DSTV, ceiling fan & air conditioning, tea and coffee facility and a bar fridge.  

The rooms are comfortable and clean and some look onto the gardens while others look onto the courtyard.


There is so much to see and do in and around Phalaborwa, but for us the Kruger Park is the #1 attraction and these are some of the images we captured on self-drive safaris while staying at the Guesthouse for three nights… 

We spent a lot of time at Sable dam, as it's so close to the Phalaborwa gate, and experienced some good sightings like this eland (a rare sighting in the Kruger Park) and this female leopard called Amali...

and Thor, the male leopard...

We also found lions at Shivulani dam and thought we may see a chase or kill

but that's not what the lions had on their minds...

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