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Reviewed 4 January 2021

Our stay at Lentaba Lodge on Lalibela Game Reserve was everything we had hoped for and more. The service was the best we’ve received from any establishment in SA - we felt like everyone genuinely wanted us to be looked after and have the best possible experience.
The food was plentiful and delicious all the time, and the service in the dining room and bar area was quick and friendly. Drinks prices are really good here too!
Our cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable with lots of space to really relax and enjoy the views. Absolutely loved the spacious bathroom with sliding door that opens up giving you a view from your bathtub.
The game drives were each unique and informative. We managed to see most of the animals and experience these magnificent creatures fairly close up but still respecting their space.
Everyone at the reserve speaks about it with passion and pride and make you feel like they are really happy to have you there. There is so much good to say about Lalibela - what a gem!

Date of stay: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

My wife and I visited Lalibela to celebrate our anniversary. We were treated as well as any top paying international guest. The lodge , guide and lodge staff were exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. Their attention to detail, from interesting warm drinks at the end of a cold game drive , to a complimentary bottle of bubbly to celebrate our anniversary, all made the Lalibela experience that much more special. The food was exceptional, great choice and impeccable quality and creativity (lucky we only stayed 2 days ). Our guide Ruan was outstanding from putting us onto Lion sighting, Cheetahs with Cubs , we even got to experience a Cheetah hunting and then feeding her Cubs. All in all an outstanding experience, we will be back.

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank nicholasg65
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Lalibela Game Reserve, Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2020

Dear Nicholas

Thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve! We are so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your recent stay with us. We absolutely love spoiling our guests on special occasions. Thank you for choosing Lalibela for your anniversary celebration. Our chefs will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. They really do make sure you are well fed! It sounds like you had some great game viewing with Ruan with many memorable sightings. We look forward to your return in the near future.

Kind regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 1 December 2020

We had a wonderful weekend spent at Lentaba Lodge recently. The accommodation, service and catering were all world class. We also enjoyed very special game drives and were rewarded for getting up early by beautiful sightings of cheetah, lion, rhino, ellies and buffalo, as well as a fleeting glimpse of a brown hyena and a report of aardwolf which was sighted by another game car.

Room tip: We had a luxury suite which included a bath as well as a shower.
Date of stay: November 2020
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Thank lllaw2017
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Lalibela Game Reserve, Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2020

Dear Guest

Thank you for your wonderful review of Lentaba Lodge on Lalibela Game Reserve. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. The early mornings can be a bit of a challenge however when you are rewarded with sightings like that, it is all worth the early start! You are very lucky to have seen the brown hyena, even though it was a quick glimpse as these animals are very rare to see. We hope that you will visit us again in the future.

Kind regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 26 November 2020

We have just come back from a very memorable family weekend. We had such a wonderful time and was very well looked after. Our ranger Liezel went out of her way to make it a great experience for all of us. We were very fortunate to see the 2 little cheetah cubs and witness a Blesbuck giving birth. As usual, the food was excellent, the accommodation very comfortable and the staff very friendly and caring. This was my 5th visit to Lalibela and it will not be the last. We absolutely love it there!! As Wendy would say..."Eat, Sleep, Safari, Repeat!!"

Date of stay: November 2020
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Lalibela Game Reserve, Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2020

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are even more happy to hear that this was your 5th visit to Lalibela. We absolutely love welcoming back repeat guests because it means we did something right to create a memorable experience. Wow, what a special memory witnessing a blesbuck give birth. It is not every day that you get to have that heart warming experience. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the chef and the rest of the Lalibela team. We hope to welcome you back for your 6th visit!

Kind regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

We had the good fortune to have a 2 night 3 day mini break last weekend at Lentaba Lodge which is an easy 1 hour drive from Port Elizabeth . It was our first mini holiday post COVID lockdown and was a wonderful and relaxing experience. The first day was particularly hot with the temperature in the car showing 42C just as we arrived to the reception . Lentaba is a lodge where you can do as much or as little as you like and it is very enjoyable and decadent to relax in and around the lodge and enjoy a pot of tea or G & T whilst soaking up the Eastern Cape Bush ! I would highly recommend to go and take advantage of the incredible rates currently being offered to locals. The photos are only off an iPhone but give an idea of what you will see ! Also a special shout out to Ticha our very knowledgeable guide from Zimbabwe . Can’t wait to try Kichaka the newly renovated luxury lodge next time . Cheers

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank PeterC387
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Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2020

Dear Peter

Wow, thank you for your wonderful review of Lalibela Game Reserve! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for choosing Lalibela as your first holiday post COVID! We are happy to hear that you were able to have a relaxing weekend away. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. We will be sure to let Ticha and the Lentaba Lodge team know that you had a wonderful stay. We would love to welcome you to the newly renovated Kichaka Lodge! We are so proud of this beautiful lodge. It has been our silver lining for what was a very challenging 2020.

Kind regards,
The Lalibela Team

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