Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Reviews of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Good(90%) From 123 travellers
Excellent
71
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Below are independent comments from 123 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 & Mrs C - Gloucs
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Good
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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
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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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:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
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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
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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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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Mr & Mrs S - York
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
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Activities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

The only negative is the size of the leopard enclosures which we felt were a little small.

A torch provided by the lodge as in other locations would have been useful.

Ben was excellent.

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Mrs & Mr R - Hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
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Bagatelle and meerkats and cheetahs

Great location and road down to this lodge.

The bungalows were spacious and the car was parked beside each bungalow making baggage handling really easy. This is a well run lodge but the welcome was rather formal and cool. We arrived at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, but too late to book onto a game drive as they were fully booked. We were offered cheetah feeding instead and this was really interesting - the rescued cheetahs are fed every day and we walked alongside them.

We were also lucky to see the meerkats whom are also fed kitchen scraps every day, but it was pure luck that I happened to mention meerkats to one of the kitchen staff which then enabled us to see them.

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Mr. L and Family - Denmark
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Extraordinary friendly welcome, the strohbale room was even nicer than expected.

The afternoon nature drive was very nice, but the "cheetah drive" in the small enclosure only interesting for small children or if you have never seen cheetahs at close hand before. The resturant served nice dinners and there was a good atmosphere.

You should stay for 2 nights (one is to little)

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Mr & Mrs L from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Very relaxing stay. Watching the Meerkats from the verandah was a real treat.

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

A superb location and the dune chalet was truly wonderful.
Friendly and very helpful staff.

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Miss. F & Mr. E - Surbiton
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Perfect start to a wonderful holiday! Warm welcome, very nice chalet.The food was superb, we especially enjoyed sitting in the lounge after dinner,talking to the other guests and making a fuss over Spike the very friendly pussycat!

We took a game drive with the excellent Pedro and saw our very first array of wild animals. We missed the meerkats (apparently out foraging), but we managed to watch with one of the guides the last rugby test match of the Lions against the Bocks.

We would recommend this place to anyone, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, superb food and wine.

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