Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Reviews of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Good(90%) From 142 travellers
Excellent
79
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 142 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. H - Cambs.
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Service:
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Good accomodation but a bit artificial

The accommodation here is great, as is the food. But be aware that the game drive is through their enclosed nature reserve rather than in the open Kalahari. as this was our first stop outside Windhoek it was good to learn something about Namibian wildlife but we were unsure about what wildlife we'd seen was native to the area and what had been bussed in. Stroking a cheetah was an unexpected experience!

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Miss S. from Lifton
Arrived on: 28-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

I felt that this Game Ranch is still "finding its way".

Is it trying to attract "weekenders" from Windhoek.? This is the first place where on arrival we were presented with a list of activities and prices - also evident on a Tablet in our room.

We wanted to leave at 06:00 am - breakfast pack had been ordered but not ready on time - just minor irritations as was the poor waiter/waitress service for the Buffet evening meal.

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Mr &Mrs P. from Staffordshire.
Arrived on: 8-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

This was our first stop, and a truly superb location.

The afternoon drive and sundowner were well organised, every aspect was taken care of during our stay. The only comment I would make is that one night is not enough.

To appreciate the site and its attractions two nights are required.

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Mr & Mrs C from Essex.
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Good greeting from Pedro. Lovely cool room, Pool 1, next to main lodge.

Delicious lunch, Salad with avocado. Nature drive with good knowledgable guide George, great fun and very interesting. We were distressed to see their three captive 12 year old Cheetahs, one in small enclosure.

Dinner was good as was breakfast.

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Mr S & Mrs G - Malaga
Arrived on: 18-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Beautiful red sand-dunes

We stayed 2 nights but I would recommend 1 night to break the journey between Windhoek & the South.

The combo afternoon game drive/ cheetah feeding & sunset drink was very good and I highly recommend the 7am walk with some bushmen

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Mr & Mrs W. from London
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Wonderful horse back ride

We had a nice stay at Bagatelle and particularly enjoyed the horseback ride with sundowner through beautiful scenery.

Food, in buffet style, was good, but they quickly ran out of most the buffet options. Also, some of the staff seemed a bit disinterested.

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Piotr & Glen from London
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Excellent location, slightly funny check-in

The location of the Ranch is fantastic and our tent was extremely comfortable. The private jacuzzi on the veranda was wonderful. We enjoyed a very nice hike and also the dinner was very good.

Upon checking in we had a bit of a funny experience, as the representative on reception looked a bit confused why two men would be on a honeymoon, and after we explained to him, he then even asked, "so, who's the lady" - which was slightly odd and misguided. I would suggest that for the type of place that Bagatelle aims to be staff should avoid comments like that. Otherwise everything was fine.

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Mr. A - Washington
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Bagatelle

A very comfortable first stop on a trip south from Windhoek. Wonderful views of the Kalahari from cozy cabins situated atop ochre-colored dunes.

Very attractive commons and outdoor dining areas, tame springbok included. An excellent gift shop!

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Mrs V. from Grange-Over-Sands
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average
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A bit of a gamble!

Oddly this was the only place which seemed like a resort rather than a lodge.

Canned cheetahs unnecessary.

Power was on and off constantly.

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa are sorry that these travellers didn't enjoy the presence of the cheetahs at Bagatelle. For clarity, the four captive cheetahs at Bagatelle are kept in large enclosures, in association with the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Mrs & Mr H - Ontario
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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

WE had a good buffet dinner and enjoyed the evening game drive and morning walk with the bushmen

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