Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Reviews of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Good(90%) From 119 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 119 of our travellers who have visited Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr W & Mrs L - Belgium
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

ideal location to spent our two last nights in Namibia- 3-4 h drive to airport.

We liked the food ad the staff was very friendly. The evening trip to visit the park and beatifull sun down was very nic -also morning visit to the feeding of the animals.

Only remark - we had a dune chalet for 2 nights - because of location in hot december even with airco not to cool - later in the evening from 1Opm it was OK - maybe better a straw roof chalet.

Whe can recommend Bagatelle ranch .

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Mr and Mrs A - Norfolk
Arrived on: 10-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

A wonderful game ranch with excellent staff and great food and surroundings.

The game drive with Pedro was exceptional with lots of detailed knowledge and a great sense of humour.

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Mr & Mrs A - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Straw Bale Comfort

This lodge exceeded our expectations. We had booked to stay one night on our way back to the airport but would happily have stayed longer. We were very happy with a straw bale chalet and indeed spoke to one couple who had stayed in a dune chalet and expressed preference for a straw bale.

The rooms were beautifully appointed and very comfortable and it was a real change to eat urafrican style around a camp fire in the lapa. We thoroughly enjoyed our sundowner drive through the red dunes, meeting the resident tame springbok and oryx and our short drive around the cheetah compound.

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Ms J & Dr S - London
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Within half an hour of arriving we had a fabulous encounter with a meercat who foraged just metres from our room, and then ran into the shade of our patio. We also saw the rest of the pack about 40metres away.

The food was good, and they have a nice outside dining set-up. Decided to head out early in the morning and skip the cheetah viewing opportunity, which in hindsight we regretted as we didn't see any cheetah elsewhere on our trip.

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Ms L & Mr H - West Boylston, USA
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Average
Rooms:
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could have skipped this one...


This was our first stop after an overnight in Windhoek, and it retrospect, I think it could have been skipped. The Dune Chalets were not available for our group, and most of us were housed in the main lodge, not even in the hay bale chalets on the desert. The rooms were quite comfortable, but had none of the "atmosphere" of the Dune Chalets or hay bale chalets. Viewing the captive cheetahs is not very exciting, and the game drive, while scenic, could not compare to drives in more game-rich areas. Unfortunately, we saw only one meerkat (perhaps if the family had been active, I would rate our stay here more highly).

The "sundowners" up at the gazebo on the dune was a rip-off---we could have carried our own drinks up there perfectly easily, we didn't need to pay for someone to drive them up and serve them to us...

Overall, probably worth a stay for the Kalahari scenery if Dune Chalets are available, otherwise, probably not. Two nights felt too long.

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Mr & Mrs H - York
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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excellent introduction to Namibia game drives

We were in a party of 10. Our accomodation was excellent but the other 4 couples were in a blockhouse adjacent to the main house. I felt this area looked substandard without the views and ambience of the accomodation we had. The better accomodation was excellent.

We were prebooked for a game drive and on our first morning we were taken on a short drive to see cheetahs and then later that day had an excellent game drive. We were charged for both. I felt there was a lack of transparency in what was on offer and the cost. If informed we would still have done both.

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Mr & Mrs C - Gloucs
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

The staff were not as friendly at this game ranch and we felt pressurised to do the game drive and sundowner drinks - it felt over commercialised.

On reflection we would also rather experience Cheetahs in the type of surroundings that we had at Okonjima where it feels that they have more space and shelter.

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Mr & Mrs S - Inverness
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Easy access from Windhoek for first night in Namibia. Friendly greeting from management and staff. Rooms beside main complex spacious and comfortable but without the outlook of the chalets. Food in outdoor dining area very good.

Local walking pleasant if relatively limited, but game drive excellent with a great variety of terrain and some stunning scenery as well as a reasonable range of wildlife. Shop quite well stocked and well priced, which was not realised till rather later in the trip!

Viewing platform on dunes provides for fine sunset scenery.

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Mr. T & Mr. B - Crowthorne
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Red earth country

A perfect place to end our holiday. Impressed by the wine list. We didn't expect to see anything new apart from the meerkats after touring Okonjima and Etosha, but were pleasantly surprised that we have some wildlife which we hadn't seen before. It was also nice to see antelopes roaming in the open free rather than by the waterholes as in Etosha Natinal Park.

Would love to stay at the chalet next time.

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Miss. H & Mr. R - London
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

This was the first stop on our trip around Namibia and we had a very pleasant stay here.

The dune chalets were very comfortable with lovely views and we took a very nice sundowner trip, which gave us our first viewing of Namibian wildlife.

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