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Lalibela Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 March 2017

If you want a good experience and think you don't fancy a safari just take a Game Drive here. We had a fantastic time with two 3 hour game drives per day. Our Ranger/Guide Rudi was just brilliant - very knowledgeable about both the animals and the flora and fauna and was very interesting. The lodge where we stayed, Marks Camp, was excellent with very nice accommodation and lots of good tasty food.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank David W
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Dear David.

Thank you so much! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at Lalibela.

Our rangers are all professionals and very passionate about wildlife, conservation and nature in general, so to hear that you enjoyed your #lalibelasafari with us is just great.

Thanks again for choosing Lalibela.

Warm Regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay if you want to view game. The rangers are knowledgeable and they all work well together.

The food is plentiful and the wine is recommended - G&Ts not too bad either.

We met friends from all over the world, some of which have already came to visit.

A good location for overseas visitors that want to cram as much sights in as possible.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
Thank Karin B
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Dear Karin,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate all your kind words and comments and we absolutely love your #lalibelasafari photos... please feel free to send them through to our marketing office.

Thanks again and warm regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent 3 nights in lalibela and had a wonderful time. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for then
The game drives were excellent and extremely enjoyable. Highly recommend it.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank 448Brian1967
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Lalibela. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we would be honored to have you stay with us in the future.

Thanks again and warm regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first safari and it did not disappoint. We booked this holiday very late and therefore struggled to find availability for a safari. We were not sure what to expect at Lalibela but we were certainly very impressed with the reserve. Our ranger Ryan was absolutely brilliant, he had a brilliant eye so much so that he even managed to spot two young male lions that we were looking for in the dark on our evening drive. We saw 4 of the big 5 so were pretty happy with that. If you are hoping to see a leopard this is probably not the reserve for you as one has only been seen once in the last 5 years. We would have given this review 5 apart from the fact that the lodges need some investment as they were a bit tired. That said they were clean and comfortable. The food and drink was good and plentiful and the staff could not do enough for you. Apparently the reserve was taken over by new owners approx 7 months ago and they have big plans to invest and improve Lalibela which is great to hear as it is a beautiful place with huge potential.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Linda1422
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Linda,

Thank you so much for choosing Lalibela.

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your #lalibelasafari with us.

We are indeed under new ownership and we look forward to the future. We plan to start with renovations in the next couple of weeks and we are all excited to see the changes.

Thanks again and please feel free to pop in if you are ever in our area.

Warm Regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

What a trip! We were a large group of 9 and Lalibela (specifically Jean Marie and her team) couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Nothing was too much and we felt entirely at home for our 2 night stay. We stayed at the Lentaba Lodge which was set up on a hill overlooking a watering hole - beautiful location. Rooms are individual thatched lodges with ensuites and private decks overlooking the bush and pathways elephants occasionally use. There are only 8 rooms in total so everything feels very personal and intimate - not overcrowded at all. Everything was very clean and there were some lovely touches such as a turn down service in the evening and traditional african stories placed on our pillows to read when we returned from our evening game drives. We had 2 drives a day and saw a huge variety of animals up close - incl. lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, various antelope, rhino, zebra, hippo, loads of birds, warthog, even a caracal making a kill! The reserve itself is huge so plenty to see even if the animals are hiding! Our ranger Craig was superb - so knowledgeable about everything from trees/plants to animals to birds and did an amazing job tracking animal prints to make sure we saw as much of what Lalibela has to offer as possible. Thank you Craig - our drives really were spectacular. The food was delicious, such a variety (incl. local specialities) and so much of it! We had a couple of special diets in our group and Lentaba accommodated them perfectly (even one that we hadn't advised of in advance - thank you). It was also a special birthday for my mum while we there so to celebrate Jean Marie arranged a surprise birthday cake and African dancers for some wonderful evening entertainment. We also enjoyed some champagne as a sundowner on our evening drive that day - amazing! On our last day we had to leave straight after our morning drive in order to catch our flight home meaning we were missing breakfast, but Lalibela arranged packed brunches for us all to take away with us on our trip back to the airport so we didn't go hungry. We could not recommend Lalibela highly enough, definitely a holiday that will go down in our family's history books!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

It was such a pleasure hosting you and your family at Lentaba Lodge and being part of the special birthday celebration.

Please feel free to share some of your #lalibelasafari photos with us - we would love to see them.

Thanks again for choosing Lalibela.

Warm Regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Additional Information about Lalibela Game Reserve

Address: 90km from Port Elizabeth | on the N2 towards Grahamstown, Driekoppen 6045, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Driekoppen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Driekoppen
Price Range: HK$5,165 - HK$8,481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lalibela Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 3 lodges, all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing. ... more   less 
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