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Lalibela Game Reserve

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90km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown, Driekoppen 6045 South Africa
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This private game reserve's location in the Eastern Cape means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna. Lalibela has 5 lodges, all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing. The 3 main aspects of any African safari are the game-viewing, the accommodation and the food – at Lalibela we take special care to ensure that heartfelt service combines with these three “ingredients” to make your Big 5 African safari experience a memorable one.
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90km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown, Driekoppen 6045 South Africa
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Natalie R wrote a review Sep 2020
South Africa18 contributions3 helpful votes
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Our family and friends had a wonderful visit to this amazing reserve this Spring. It was so wonderful to get out of the City and into nature. We had wonderful sightings of a cheetah and her kill, wild elephants and scary male Lions. The staff at Mark's camp were so sweet and accommodating and made our stay most enjoyable. Our children had a ball. The food was absolutely delicious too.
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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 pleased to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time at Mark's Camp. We are so happy to hear that you had a great game viewing experience. It is not everyday that you get to see a cheetah with a kill. What a wonderful memory. We do hope you will visit us again in the future! 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
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Date of stay: February 2020
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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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westonc wrote a review Apr 2020
gonubie, south africa267 contributions53 helpful votes
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For my wife’s birthday I surprised her by taking her to Lalibela, which was absolutely fantastic. We stayed at Lentaba lodge in a secluded thatched chalet, which had a private viewing deck with lovely views of the bush and valley below. We also had a view of a watering hole which was close by. We spent quite some time just relaxing on the deck watching the fascinating antics of a hippo calf playing at the water hole, with “mommy” hippo always close by, keeping a keen watchful eye over her baby. Our room was very clean, spacious and comfortable, with a nice large en-suite bathroom. At the main lodge there are also plenty of places to relax, including both inside and outside lounges, as well as a large deck with great views of the valley and waterhole. All our meals, including
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are delighted that your wife enjoyed her surprise birthday trip. It is lovely to know that we could make it extra special for her with the sparkling wine and birthday cake. We love celebrating special occasions with our guests. It is wonderful that you got to see the hippo with her baby in the waterhole from your private deck, this is a great experience and a memory to cherish forever. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our chef and his team. He will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed all the meals on offer. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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John S wrote a review Mar 2020
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Couldn't fault this place. Two safaris a day and with a three night stay we had 6 safaris. We saw all the big 5 plus Rhinos mating, standoff between Buffalo and Rhinos,Giraffes,Lions Cheetahs, Elephants, Hippos, Ostriches and well everything. Our Guide was superb we stayed at Marks Camp which is for Children and it was not disappointing...children when we saw them were so well behaved. Food is great and with All Inclusive the drinks just kept getting replenished
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Dear John Thank you for your fantastic review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great safari experience with us. It sounds like you had some great game viewing experiences. We do hope you will return in the future for another visit. We would love to welcome you back to Lalibela. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$590 - US$814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lalibela game reserve hotel eastern cape
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeDriekoppen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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