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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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SeamasClarke wrote a review Mar 2020
Cavan, Ireland10 contributions5 helpful votes
Start to finish- excellent! From entry to exit we were met with professional staff with a real African spirit of hospitality and friendship. The accommodation was unique and very comfortable. The three safari trips we had were excellent with close-up views of the big five. The after safari social activity was first class. The food and drink was top class and abundant. The social interactivity with our fellow travellers in down time was most interesting. Highly recommend Lalibela Game Reserve and it's wonderful and courteous staff. Seamas and Sheila Ireland!
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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 Seamas and Sheila Thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed every minute of your stay with us from start to finish. It is not only the safaris that are enjoyable but also interacting with other guests at meal times where you are able to share stories and your travel experiences. Our chefs will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed their food. There definitely are plenty of options to choose from! Thank you for the recommendation, we really appreciate it. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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BobClifford wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom52 contributions38 helpful votes
to mark the end of our south african trip we stayed 4 nights.....which actually worked out......we decided not to do a few rides and it was chucking it down and their vehicles are open to the elements....which meant we saw a mass of wild animals....lions...elephants....giraffe....cheetahs......a really close.... our ranger was amazing....the staff generally exceptional....the food wonderful..... our room was great......... one of my pals liked it so much he stayed there for almost two weeks as for the price i cant say...it was part of a trailfinders package
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Bob Thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are happy to hear that you managed to see quite a few animals during your stay. We will pass on your kind words to your ranger, the chef and the rest of the lodge team. They will be delighted to hear that you had a great time. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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Daniele L wrote a review Mar 2020
Biarritz, France273 contributions130 helpful votes
My husband, two daughters (ages 3.5, 1.5), and I stayed at Mark's Camp for two nights in March 2020. We knew that child care would be provided for our youngest as she was too young for a game drive. Our understanding was that the 3.5-year-old would go on game drives with the other children too young to go on the adult game drives. As it turned out, our girls were the youngest at the camp. I was surprised about how they were going to accommodate us and would have appreciated a heads up via email before we arrived about the situation. But it ended up working out fine. We had a private game drive every time and used the child-friendly game vehicle (with roof, sides on the truck). Our oldest daughter came with us twice; the other times she stayed back with her sister and Lena, the
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Daniele Thank you for your lovely feedback about Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so glad to hear that it was a bucket list trip for your family. We do apologise that the children's programme was not communicated to you before your arrival however we are happy to hear that you were still able to go on the game drives with your daughter. Craig is a fantastic ranger and has been part of the Lalibela team for several years. He has a vast amount of knowledge and is extremely passionate about his job! We are so glad that you and your husband were able to have a private dinner together where you could spend quality time with each other. We would love to welcome your family back for another visit, so we do hope that you will return one day. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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tracehumphreys wrote a review Mar 2020
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Absolutely amazing place, Lalibela Lodge on Eastern cape Reserves. Wonderful food, especially for me as I’m coeliac and it was no problem for them to cater me. Staff out of this world, nothing was too much trouble. Unfortunately the weather was against us in all 4 Safari drives but we saw most of the animals. 100% recommend
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Trace Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your 50th Birthday celebration with us. We will pass on your kind words to our chefs. At Lalibela we always go over and above to cater for dietary needs as we believe this is important for our guests. We are so glad to hear that despite the rainy weather you were still able to see quite a few animals. Thank you for the recommendation. We hope you will visit us again in the near future. Kind regards, The Lalibela Team
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JohnSc224 wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom32 contributions14 helpful votes
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We were not expecting so much from an eastern cape safari but Marks Camp and Dolphi exceeded all expectations. Cant recommend this enough.......5 star plus. These are just a few of some memorable photos. Thanks Dolphi.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear John Thank you for your lovely review of Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so glad that we were able to exceed your expectations during your recent stay with us. Thank you for the recommendation. We appreciate it greatly. 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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