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Game drive
1.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 06 Apr 2021via mobile
When we visit game reserves we love to do game drives. As this was our first time in Mabalingwe and the fact that our lodge didn't have a vehicle, we opted for the Mabalingwe company La Ferne. This was point blank the worst game drive ever. The young admin lady on the telephone was extremely rude. The game drive companies are only allowed in certain areas where all the other companies and private vehicles drive. Total madness and a tourist trap. Mabalingwe advertises the big 5, nowhere do they inform you that the predators are kept at the predator park. The vehicle that we were on made the most horrific noises and we were all waiting for the vehicle just fall apart. The vehicle was extremely small. Both men in our group were extremely uncomfortable. The game ranger Madelein was the highlight of the grueling 2 hours as she was knowledgeable and told us a few interesting facts. Game rangers don't have 2 way radio's, so their cell phones go off the whole time with a loud ping. Compared to any other game reserve this game viewing was totally below average. Not recommended at all.
Date of stay: April 2021
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