Leopard Plains: Our View
Leopard Plains Lodge opened their doors in June 2018, and their central location makes a welcome addition to an area where there are few options in terms of comfortable affordable accommodation. Situated only 80kms from Maun, on the tar road leading to Gweta, Leopard Plains is only 35km from the Makgadikgadi National Park gate, and 40km from the entrance to Nxai Pans, making it an excellent midway point. A four hour drive south takes you to the Matswere entrance gate of Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
The eco lodge is 100% solar powered, and nestled within 7500 hectares of fenced private game farm. Wildlife on the property includes zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, kudu, resident leopard, and at times lion and wild dog pass through on the hunt.
Leopard Plains offers day and night game drives on the property, bush walks, day trips to Nxai Pans and Makgadikgadi Pans National Parks, and road transfers from Maun.
The Lodge is accessible by normal sedan in the dry season, and it is also possible to call the number on the entrance gate if you need assistance getting through on the sand road to the lodge.
Leopard Plains: Quick Facts
- 7 en suite canvas guest rooms, large enough to add extra beds for children
- Main lounge and bar area under thatch
- Adjacent dining area under thatch
- Swimming pool overlooking the mini "Serengeti"
- Home cooked meals, and plenty of it!
- Day trips to Nxai Pans and Makgadikgadi National Parks
- Bush walks
- Day and night game drives on the property
- Open and suitable for self drives
Leopard Plains: The Details
The guest rooms are tastefully decorated and incredibly comfortable, with large high pressure showers and a separated toilet room.
In front of the lodge lies the ‘mini Serengeti’ plain where wildlife comes to feed on the mineral/salt blocks put out for them. Lying by the swimming pool with one's book, watching the game come and go makes for a fabulous chill spot. The main communal areas, all spread out under massive thatched roofs, with white powder sand floors is an invitation to instantly kicking off your shoes and go bare foot in Africa!
We can highly recommend Leopard Plains, and foresee this little slice of heaven becoming extremely popular.