“We stayed a few days at Leopards Lair near Estcourt and had a wonderful time! There was plenty to keep the children busy all day and us parents had time to relax. The accommodation is well decorated and spacious, and was stocked with all we needed. The outside entertainment/braai is the perfect place to spend the evening. Michelle and Bernard Buys are wonderful hosts, they made us feel very welcome and at home. We will definitely be going back again! “

Dear Bernard & Michelle

Thank you for a truly wonderful & memorable weekend. Our time here will be cherished for many years to come. Thank you for your kind hospitality, you are a wonderful family. Grace & peace for the rest of the year.


The Botha Family

Dear Michelle & Bernard

Thanks for an awesome experience, this was one for the books!

Thanks for awesome hospitality and company. Tracy, thank you for your cooking, can’t wait for the recipes that you shared and all the tasty dishes.

Keep it up folks!

Leon, Peet, Neil, Ryno & Piet

Beste Michelle & Bernard

Jully gasvryheid was ongelooflik!

Julle het ‘n pragtige plek.

Tracy, dankie vir die ongelooflik lekker kos

Die Vrystaaters, July 20

As the first visitors for a longtime due to the dreadful Covid, and as the oldest for a long time (mid-seventies) we received a wonderful welcome from Michelle and her family at Leopard’s Lair.

We came from Antbear Lodge, on a path not trodden for at least six months – long grass which was always trying to trip us up. It certainly succeeded in making our feet soaked. Michelle’s tumble drier and the roaring log fire for us warm as toast very quickly.

Thank you for a warm welcome – including the electric blankets – and a lovely hot dinner.

Here’s to many, many satisfied visitors to Leopard’s Lair this year, and the years to come.

Rob & Annya, Cape Town

Thank you for your hospitality, the food was amazing and your attention to our specific needs was amazing. The lodge is wonderful and the fireplace was exactly what was needed to create a wonderful atmosphere and dry our soaking wet clothes. The conversation was lovely and we had great fun!

Jeanne, Rene & Deon

Dankie Bernard & Michelle!

So awesome on hier te kon bly – dankie vir die heerlike kos!! I will always keep you in my prayers – stay safe!

Petra, Kimberley

Dearest Bernard, Michelle, Stephan & Ruan

WOW-WOW-WOW! Thank you all for the most lovely holiday, despite the rain we enjoyed our stay very much. To your family and yourselves thank you for inviting us to your Christmas lunch – it was delicious. Bernard, thank you for your knowledge showing us your magnificent farm and your friendship. Oh! For towing me out! Michelle, thank you for your hospitality. Your beautiful lodge and the amazing meals, your friendship and kindness. Stephan, thank you for fetching us at the gate and your friendship as well as the beer on Christmas day – Cheers! Ruan, thank you for all the fishing and friendship and congratulations on the big bass you caught – well done! We will miss you all and look forward to visiting soon again.

All our love,

Deon and Carole, Durban