Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Reviews of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Good(90%) From 122 travellers
Excellent
71
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 122 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 - Lancashire
Arrived on: 30-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Food:
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Activities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Excellent location, the Dune Chalets were superb with panoramic views. The meercats were uncooperative (Photographically speaking)
we did not see any Bat-eared foxes.

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Mr & Mrs S - Tunbridge Wells
Arrived on: 16-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Average
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Relaxed tourist ranch with fair safari drive.

Clearly just a ranch. Pleasant and interesting amenities inc. a resident free-roaming oryx. Suitable for families with young children.

Game drive was well done but animals were limited and if we had gone the other way round and had seen Etosha etc. first would have been disappointing. As an example of a ranch, a good opener to our tour.

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Dr E & Family - South Yorkshire
Arrived on: 5-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

It was great to be able to see Meerkats and cheetahs and other game kept or who have become habituated to humans.
Food very very average, Location outstanding and can recommend the straw bale chalets - fantastic,

Did not have high chairs for our one year old, though were able to provide an earlier supper.

South African guide very knowledgable, if rather naive and opinionated as to what goes on in realitiy in Namibia re Cheetah Conservation - but perhaps I am being rather jaundiced, as sat next to a friend on the plane returning to England who had been staying on a farm where in the past 24 hours they had tracked and shot a lion, and trapped and shot a cheetah.

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Mr J. & Mr H - Dublin
Arrived on: 2-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

wonderful place, wonderful food, amazing host!

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Dr R & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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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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We enjoyed staying here

We enjoyed our visit. The dune chalet was very attractive, with lovely views. Very informative guide.

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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
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One night stay - too short

One night stay at Bagatelle G R was too short to feel the Kalahari. We believe that on a trip like this a minimum of two nights should at least, be considered (unless the place is used for a "stylish" overnight stay).

By staying two nights we surely could have taken more from the activities offered. It was a pitty not be able to see the Meerkats! Nevertheless the morning game drive was very rich and highy enjoyable. Pedro our homonymous guide was helpfull and tried to get us the elusive meerkats but unsuccessfully.

Overall : Bagatelle is highly recommended and is to be enjoyed for at least two nights.

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Expert Africa comments

We too agree that two nights here gives you more time to relax and do activities. We had tried to book these travellers into Bagatelle for two nights, however unfortunately, it was fully booked for the second night.

Mr & Mrs L from Berkshire
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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A great place to start our holiday

A warm welcome on arrival. We stayed in one of the straw bale chalets, which was very spacious and comfortable.

Wish we had arrived in time for the afternoon nature drive.

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Mr & Mrs S from Wilmslow
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
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Cheetahs and Springbok

A good place to start the holiday. Our room was comfortable and had good views. An enjoyable place to seeing even if a little lacking in "atmosphere".

Feeding the Cheetahs and walking with them is a must and an incredible experience but watch out for the pet Springbok!

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Mr. & Mrs R from Alford, Lincs
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Lovely setting. Excellent food and service. Highlight was seeing & feeding cheetahs. Staff very friendly.

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Mr A & Mrs A - Twickenham
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Excellent in every way.

A great place to stay on the first night, especially if you can get one of the dune bungalows.

Very friendly staff and great relaxed atmosphere. Accomodation of a very high standard.

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