Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Reviews of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Excellent(90%) From 182 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 182 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.
Dr J. from London
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Good overnight stop. Glad we didn't stay longer

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A and A from Cossington
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stopover en route to fish River Canyon

Bagatelle is typical of many Namibian lodges - good location (a bit of a drive from the main road), well appointed room with a view, warm welcome, a sundowner drive, a couple of activities, in their case cheetah feeding and a nature drive, and a nice dinner and breakfast.

The stand out element of the typical lodge 'package' was the food - some of the best we had in Namibia.

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Ms J from London
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch is beautiful

Beautiful ranch, well organised, lovely cabins.

Only downside with a dune cabin is that you have to climb a red sand dune to get to and fro so are constantly picking up sand...

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TansySue from UK
Arrived on: 20-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Edge of the Kalahari

Whilst our dune chalet was very nicely appointed with a modern bathroom and a great big bath tub, we were very disappointed to find the water in the evening barely warm and the flow was so very poor that a shower was not practical and a bath definitely impossible. Surprisingly we were asked to spare the scarce water but there was no plug in the wash basin!

We understood the dune chalets were the best accommodation at Bagatelle, but the long walk in the sand from the main building together with the difficult trek up over the deep sand dune, made the location not ideal for our very short stay. We noticed the next door chalet had proper steps built into the dune and how we would have loved to have swapped rooms!

We arrived at 4pm and immediately swapped vehicles and went straight out onto an organised sundowner game drive arriving back after dark and left at 8am next day. We therefore had no opportunity to enjoy other attractions such as watching the waterhole near our room nor the meerkats and cheetah we had seen advertised.

Our evening meal was taken outside and because of the cold, people had to dine in their coats with blankets - not very practical but it would appear the indoor dining room was not big enough to accommodate all the guests. Dinner was buffet and it was disappointing to find that early on, the variety of salad items had run out with only lettuce being available. The kitchen was not very geared up to accommodate Mr L's dietary requirements despite them being advised of it in advance.

Breakfast was taken early at 7am and was in the indoor dining room - a much nicer experience altogether.


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Mr M from Wakefield
Arrived on: 17-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Room with a wonderful view

We were in Dune Chalet 3 which had a fabulous view over the waterhole. We only stayed one night but had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

I'm glad we had a 4WD car otherwise we would have struggled with the sandy parking area near the chalet.

The D road that accesses the property was one of the most challenging we encountered on our whole trip.

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Linda & Paul from UK
Arrived on: 4-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Amazing place to stay

An amazing location, really friendly and helpful staff and beautiful food.

Met the owners of the ranch who were so enthusiastic and welcoming towards us.

Taken to see the local family of meerkats - a highlight of our trip.

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Mr J & Ms D from UK
Arrived on: 25-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

Basic but very good experience. Friendly staff.

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Linda & Paul from UK
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Top class lodge in every respect

An excellent lodge to begin our two week photographic trip. Wonderful location and the evening BBQ dinner was wonderful.

A pity we were there for only one night.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 21-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Comfortable night at Bagatelle

Bagatelle is a very efficiently run lodge, if quite busy.

Good food and service, enjoyed a morning visit from Meercats just outside our chalet on the dunes, and a pleasant evening stargazing after dinner.

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Mr A from Alaro
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review

an excellent way to start the trip. saw lots of meerkats, bat eared foxes etc etc.

only comment is that they tried to downgrade us to a standard room when we arrived and only put us into the dune chalet once we insisted that this is what we had paid for.

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