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All You Need to Know About the Pool
at Lalibela Game Reserve

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Pool review highlights
... game drives. The highlight was definitely swimming in the pool while elephants drank at the watering hole below us. Bongi...
... at Marks Camp is very peaceful, a lovely outside bar, a pool near a water hole and another children's pool by the main...
... The staff was super friendly and helpful. There are two pools - one overlooking a water hole where we saw a hippo cooling...

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Tamaryn Cox wrote a review Nov 2020
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We visited Marks Camp at the end of october and once again the experience was amazing. Our guide, Carrie Ann, made the experience so interesting for all of us, from showing us various animal tracks to tasting termites, even stopping to show us an African Land snail ,she kept all of us, and especially our children engaged. We saw the big 4 and enjoyed 4 spectacular game drives.
The highlight was definitely swimming in the pool while elephants drank at the watering hole below us.
Bongi and Wendy kept us entertained and so well looked after in the dining room
And hats off to the chef as the food was amazing
My son is still talking about the kudu steak!
Thank you Lalibela team for a fantastic 2 day stay. We will definitely be back.
Dylan and Tamaryn Cox
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 25 Nov 2020
Dear Cox Family Thank you for your amazing review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that your family enjoyed their recent stay at Mark's Camp. It is lovely to hear that the elephants came for a drink while you were at the swimming pool. This is such a special memory. Thank you for your kind words. We will be sure to pass them on to Carrie-Ann, Bongi, Wendy, the chef and the rest of the Mark's Camp team. We look forward to welcoming your family back to Lalibela! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Annette P wrote a review Oct 2020
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This is my third time at Lalibela Game Reserve. I can only sing high praises for this reserve. From the very helpful admin when making my booking to each staff member I cannot praise them highly enough. The rooms were large and the bed was the most comfortable bed ever. My daughter in law wanted to pack it up and take it home with her (LOL) Rooms were extremely well equipped with a real powerful hairdryer. Much attention to detail. Even a night treat on your bed.

Food was excellent, Pre breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner. snacks and drinks on the game dives. So much to eat!!

Two 3 hour Game drives everyday, nice warm blankets for the chilly mornings and evenings. A welcome warm drink on return from your evening game drive.

While it is a small private game reserve it nevertheless has the big five and a nice amount of Game to see. We saw everything even a freshly taken cheetah kill and the new born lion cub were the highlights of our trip.

Our experience of the wonderful game life, birds and nature was magical and memorable. Our Game ranger was such a star, going the extra mile in making sure we saw all we wanted to see and particularly accommodating and making the children's experience fun. They learned so much.

Very experienced and knowledgeable Game rangers. Staff are so friendly and so kind and playful with children. They have programmes for the young ones. Our children (8 and 5) had a most wonderful experience. So much fun.

The setting at Marks Camp is very peaceful, a lovely outside bar, a pool near a water hole and another children's pool by the main dinning area. We were treated with a visit from the buffalos at Mark's Camp water hole.

All in all cannot rate this highly enough from the comfort of the rooms, to the food and especially to the genuinely friendly staff, not one downside. Have been to several Game Reserves in the area, all of which were wonderful but in my experience Lalibela is tops. Lalibela offers Luxury accommodation at affordable prices
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 07 Oct 2020
Dear Annette Thank you for your amazing review of Lalibela Game Reserve! Wow, we are so glad to hear that this was your 3rd stay with us! We are so happy that you got to see the newest edition to the reserve, the lion cub! It is adorable! It is not everyday that you get to see a herd of buffalo having a drink at the waterhole below the swimming pool. We are so glad to hear that your family had a wonderful time. This is what quality family time is all about, making life long memories. We hope that you and the family will be back for another visit. We would love to welcome you back for the 4th time! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Tibby53 wrote a review Sep 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa41 contributions17 helpful votes
A wonderful two night stay at Marks Camp! The game drives were great - the cheetah did a little catwalk for us, the lion roared and walked right past us. Also saw various bird species, yellow mongoose, zebra, giraffe - too many to mention. The cutest was the little rhino calf falling asleep after a drink of milk from mom. And then there was the fabulous food! The staff was super friendly and helpful. There are two pools - one overlooking a water hole where we saw a hippo cooling itself down. The lockdown blues were long forgotten by the time we left! We will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 07 Oct 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us, post lockdown. We could not think of a better way to get rid of those lockdown blues. We hope you will be back for another visit in the future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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lcs14 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom59 contributions38 helpful votes
We spent 3 wonderful days at Kichaka Lodge on Lalibela Game Reserve, and what a fabulous experience it was.
The warmth and helpfulness of all the Staff, from the minute we arrived, was so welcoming and professional. Coral Suite was beautiful and so spacious inside, with the outside deck and plunge pool, totally immersing us in the beautiful landscape.
It was so lovely to also be overlooking the watering hole, with hippos even in place to greet us on our arrival!
Our 2 game drives each day, led by our Ranger, Woody, were the experience of a lifetime, absolutely incredible to see so much, even on our first drive, and with such breathtaking scenery. Each drive was a new adventure, with Woody’s knowledge and passion for every animal, every plant, bringing the dream to life. We especially loved Woody’s ‘speaking’ to the animals - and their responding to him.
Thank you so much to all at Lalibela - we had the most wonderful time, so pleased we chose you for the grand finale of our first South Africa trip.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 28 Apr 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review of Kichaka Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely time during your recent stay with us. The water facing suites are a real treat as you get to enjoy views of the waterhole right from your own private deck. Woody is a fantastic guide and will be so happy to know that you enjoyed the game drives with him. He has so much knowledge to share with his guests. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. We would love to welcome you back! Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Tiona B wrote a review Mar 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom2 contributions
What a perfect way to end our holiday. We didn't want to leave. You provided me with the birthday of a lifetime and one I will never forget.
From the moment we arrived at reception we were looked after impeccably, and nothing was too much trouble. Our rooms were divine, and unexpectedly cool due to the air conditioning, looking straight out over the bird filled tree tops. The pool, bar and restaurant areas were fabulous, and we loved the fact that all the lights were made from antelope horns and ostrich eggs. The food was excellent and we enjoyed tasting local African dishes.
Ticha was our wonderful knowledgeable ranger, who taught us so much about so many of the animals he located for us. We watched cheetah stalking the impala, elephants bathing and playing in a water hole, and young giraffe testing their strength against each other.
Lalibela was magical! Thank you
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear Tiona Thank you for your lovely review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so pleased that you ended your holiday on a high note and that you had a memorable birthday celebration during your stay with us. The antelope horns and ostrich eggs add an African touch to the lodge giving it a true, authentic safari feel. We will pass your compliments on to our chef. It is great that you were able to experience some of our South African dishes on offer. We hope you will return to Lalibela in the future for another visit. We would love to welcome you back. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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