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JHB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the guest house (sleeps 8). Comfortable and very clean. Could have a bit more equipment eg a decent cutting knife for veges, a better setup for the kettle, a wooden chopping board etc. Really nice for a group that wants to braai and eat together. The furniture in the house is really lovely. The birds are fantastic...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with the Trek South Africa team as part of a project run by Drive South Africa. The accommodation was basic with a good layout and a modern finish; they contained everything that one might need for a getaway in the bush. The area surrounding teh accommodation is fenced off from any dangerous game, allowing guests to roam...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go for quick trip and hate big camp sites. We found a nice spot at Bontle camp site. Saw animals coming and going from front of tent with no fence around camp. The reserve is split into area with big 5 and camping area does not have big 5. So looking for a nice camp with friends, this...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying in the tented Tilopi camp here. Not your usual two man tent, this was lovely. 3 beds ( which were so comfy ) separate shower and toilet. The kitchen was separate to the tent, but still on the same deck. There everything you needed was there, including a big fridge freezer. Along with...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It big five but that's not what impressed me most. I was impressed by the Lenong view. A place near a colony of the Cape vultures. It boost one of the largest colony of this endangered species. It also has one of the smallest owls in SA. Lots of antelopes. Secondly, the place has scenic views to die for. Thus...

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Thank Jjaymoh
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite ever visits to a national park. First day we were there we drove up the mountain and saw hundreds of vultures circling. The resident warthog was also very friendly and the camp was very quiet and open with good facilities. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is the third time we have stayed at Marakele, Bontle Camp. A camping experience can be driven very much by your camping neighbors and this weekend we happened to be close to a large a rowdy family group (unlucky for us). Had we been further away from them I am sure it would have been better. Shade is limited...

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Heidelberg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our first visit to Marakele.... and we will be back! Don't compare it with the Kruger because you will be disappointed, it is two completely different experiences. Marakele is set in beautifull scenary, I can just imagine what it must look like after good spell of rain. We camped at Bontle for 5 nights. The ablution/kitchen/laundry facilities had everything we...

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Thank 192maggiev
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Firstly one has to qualify this review by saying that our visit was in the middle of a horrendous drought. Having said that, our welcome was less than cordial; the staff seemed to have a take-it-or-leave-it attitude and could hardly be bothered to describe a route on the poorly photocopied map - which told one very little. Not what you...

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Langebaan
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My friend and I just spent 4 days at Marakele National Park. It was a wonderful experience , the high light being our 2 day stay at Tlope Tented camp. It was fantastic. The accommodation was fantastic and we spent a whole day just on our deck over looking the dam watching the animals come to drink. Elephants, buck, baboons...

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Address: Thabazimbi, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Number of rooms: 5
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“Great if you want to cook, eat and relax in same space. This is a national park guest house.”
 of 5 bubbles reidJhb, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The tents all overlook the dam, but Loerie, Barbet, Cormorant and Heron are closest to where the animals come down to drink.”
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 of 5 bubbles sarac106, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not book this cottage in the rainy season as you will NOT be able to access the cottage. Take your own wood and charcoal.”
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 of 5 bubbles Rowood, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Get a view on the water hole, space enough.”
 of 5 bubbles laraBrussels, 18 May 2015 | Read review
“Look for accommodation towards the beginning or end or the row of tented sites at you have better chance of veiwing animals coming to drink.”
 of 5 bubbles kashgo, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
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