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Marakele National Park

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Great little park, but watch out for the monkeys!

We stayed at Tlopi tented camp which has a wonderful view of a large waterhole. One evening a herd... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mitch T
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Small park with enough to do for a weekend

We did not encounter a lot of wildlife in the park, maybe attributed to the drought, but the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Orkney, South Africa
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“game viewing”(8 reviews)
“tented camp”(19 reviews)
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.
R510, South Africa
+27 82 852 2395
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Tlopi tented camp which has a wonderful view of a large waterhole. One evening a herd of elephants turned up & it was magic! However, the vervet monkeys are real pests. Keep you kitchen locked at all times!

Thank Mitch T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Camping in the unfenced Bontle Camp is like camping alone in the bush. It feels as if you are alone in the bush. A trip up the mountain is mandatory.

Thank johandp1
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Camped for two nights over Sunday and Monday. Vincent at the entrance and all the staff were friendly and pleasant. The ablutions were clean and well appointed. No complaints at all! We managed to see rhino, giraffe, elephant, warthog, buffalo to name a few. Had...More

Thank MikeBlue42
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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

Thank LizaGroenewald
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The tented camp is idyllically located. You do not even have to travel to view the game with this location. This was our first visit and will definitely not be our last.

Thank 468dietmark
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank ArthurC448
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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

6  Thank africanlover0691
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I think the park can go to a bit more of an effort with toilets and perhaps a small shop inside. We didn't see much wild life, but enjoyed the exhilarating pass up to the view point.

Thank YolandeHeyns
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

2  Thank robertvianey
Reviewed 26 March 2018

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

Thank Lady Anne D
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Response from AWildLife | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should be fine on most of the roads, providing there's not been any rain.