Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Reviews of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Good(90%) From 127 travellers
Excellent
72
Good
46
Average
8
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 127 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 and Mrs S. from London
Arrived on: 3-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Great location, service could be better

The location of this ranch is fantastic, the view from the bath exceptional. However the bath water was only a trickle so it promised more than it delivered.

Lunch service when we arrived was very slow, but the barbecue in the evening was excellent

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Mr W & Mrs N - Namibia in February
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Good introduction to desert/ game

Good friendly staff. Our first encounter of the too large portions of rich food which seemed standard in many places. Game drive was a good introduction to scenery and game.

Enjoyed our chalet on top of the dunes - gave us wonderful views of a great African night sky.

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Mr and Mrs E from Cornwall
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

We had a dune room which was beautiful and in a stunning location.

However we felt this was the most commercial of the places that we had stayed in and the attitude of some of the staff was noticeably worse than we had come to expect during our trip.

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Mrs L. from Winchester
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Mr & Mrs R - Surrey
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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We wish we could have stayed longer

We were only staying overnight on the drive from Fish River to Windhoek but were still able to do the game drive in the evening and the Bushman walk in the morning before having a shower and leaving at 11.30am. We so enjoyed the whole experience and the activities we really wish we could have had more time to enjoy the place further.

The food was very good and the staff very helpful and friendly. Our dune chalet was very comfortable with a beautiful view.

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Mr & Mrs P from Maidstone
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
Excellent
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

We stayed in one of the wooden chalets on stilts and would recommend this, both for the room and the wonderful views. A torch is useful for the walk to and from the main building for dinner.

I went on the early morning game drive and was the only one on it - perfect as I could ask the very helpful guide to stop whenever I wanted to take photos. My wife didn't accompany me as we'd just heard that our granddaughter had been born (late, should have been before we left home!) and remained glued to the internet. So grateful for the wi-fi and mobile phone signal which we didn't get on other parts of the trip.

Only disappointment was not seeing the meerkats as this seems to be promoted as a highlight at this location. Questions about this were met with ambiguous replies, we wonder if they're no longer there but they're not admitting it?

Although the staff were friendly this was the least personal of all the private lodges.

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The B family - Glasgow
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Magical location. Arrived around sunset and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. Food was excellent and the kids loved the buffet style meals. Bushman walk and horse riding a must as was the cheetah feeding. Saw many more animals on the game drive than we expected.

The staff were exceptionally good with the children (twins aged 8)

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Mr R & Mrs E - anniversary and birthday trip
Arrived on: 28-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Overnight stop en route to Fish River

An excellent overnight stop. Cannot comment on what it would be like for a longer stay.

Enjoyed seeing the feeding of the farm's orphan cheetahs, and the "sundowner".

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Dr L - Maryland
Arrived on: 25-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

We had a lovely stay - it is in a beautiful setting, and we had great room with a fabulous view.

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Ms S & Mr G - Florida
Arrived on: 20-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

We loved it here! We did the evening and morning game drives which were excellent, with our guide George. We got to see some cool animals and had a nice time being outside in the reserve.

They have a very natural piece of land, very unadultered, which is fantastic. The food was delicious and the room was comfortable.

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