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Valleys give way to grasslands and finally to mountains in this rolling, soaring wildlife sanctuary. Rare rhinos, African elephants, wild dogs and the prehistoric Cycad plants are among its amazing sights.
We did not encounter a lot of wildlife in the park, maybe attributed to the drought, but the cottage we stayed in was beautiful and provided wonderful scenes when the elephants came for a drink right in front of you! Beware of the mice (this...More
I spent two days in the park and was disappointed in the wildlife seen. The park is divided into two sections - the big-five area and other wildlife. I stayed in the Bontle Rest Camp which was excellent with many flat sites with easy access...More
I’ve been to Leo first as volunteer to learn about marketing and promotion and of course see the beautiful animals. The animals are great, the nature around and the location is just stunning.
The organisation is not great. The two managers, a Italian woman and...More
In September of 2015, I visited Marakele and took a game ride that was excellent. I saw many elephants, a large male giraffe, and other animals. I have just returned from my second trip to Marakele, and a terrible experience with the official park game...More
Just Fantastic, we spent 4 nights at this lodge, the food, accommodation, and drives were just lovely. We had two drives a day and saw 3 of the Big Five animals, Rhino, Buffalo, and Elephants, The weather was very rainy, but temperature was very warm....More
Stayed in closeby Thabazimbi as part of a 6 week road trip around SA. Marakele was on our list of parks to visit.
It is without doubt a beautiful park scenic wise but I’m afraid, that’s as much as I can say good about it....More
This reserve is a very special place. They are doing a very fine job with management of the space and rehabilitation and I commend them. It is starting to look like a very well established nature area. I was pleased to read that they have...More