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Lalibela Game Reserve
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at the treetops lodge and had a wonderful time. The service was impecabale, the food great (and be prepared to eat A LOT)
Peter the ranger was fun and very informative, with lots of interesting stories. We managed to see 4 of the big five (missed the leopard) in addition to flocks of girrafes and many pther animals. Highly recomended!!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
Thank guyabrahami
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi there,

Thank you for chosing Tree Tops for your recent stay in the Eastern Cape. We had such a lovely time hosting you and experiencing Africa with you.

We hope that you take some special memories back home with you.

Please do pop in if you are ever in our area again.

Warm Regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was our second stay at Lalibela, having previously stayed there in November 2015. We stayed in Tree Tops both times. Both trips were extremely enjoyable, with friendly, knowledgeable staff, delicious food and thoughtful details. Our ranger this time, Sarah, was a particular highlight with an obvious passion for the animals and an extensive knowledge of animal behaviour that really helped us to appreciate the animals better. We saw a wide variety of animals during our four night stay: cheetah, elephant, lions, warthog, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, many varieties of antelope, birds, tortoises, zebra, vervet monkeys and rhino. The staff were always attentive and our lodge's manager, René, was great. Everything stayed comfortable even when we had a power outage following a lightning storm.

The most enjoyable thing for us as return visitors was seeing how much the conservation efforts on the reserve have improved under the reserve's new ownership (it changed hands in 2016). The removal of the invasive Black Wattle trees had already made a significant improvement to the reserve and this program was proceeding at speed, making much more native grassland available.

Tip: you don't need to stay four nights (although if you can, we recommend it!), but we highly recommend staying more than one night. Which animals you see will depend on which animals the rangers manage to find during the game drives (it's a reserve, not a zoo). During our stay, it took us three attempts to find the buffalo. Staying two nights already gives you four game drives instead of two, making for a much better chance you'll see the animals you want to see.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jon B
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Ron,

Wow - what an amazing review. It was so lovely seeing you again and introducing the NEW Lalibela to you.

We have big plans for our reserve and this is just the beginning. Thank you for also noticing and acknowledging our conservation efforts.

Please visit us again, you are like family now.

Warm Regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was the first game drive for my sons of 9yrs and 14yrs- it was fantastic , the reserve and animals were amazing. I know Lalibela had bad press but has since changed hands and is fantastic.
The rooms, staff and food were all great and the reserve and safari drives were amazing.
Nothing was to much trouble
Thank you
Sue

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
Thank altasscrew
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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Sue,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We loved having you at Mark's Camp.

The photos that you have sent through are amazing and we can just see that the boys absolutely loved their #lalibelasafari with Craig.

Thanks again for choosing Lalibela Game Reserve.

Warm Regards,
The Lalibela Team



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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It was an awesome kid friendly trip. Great food with extra generous care of a child with allergies. Game sightings were top notch with attention to detail. Who knew termites tasted minty and four giraffe could chase a lioness

Stayed: April 2017
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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
  • 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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