Reviews of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
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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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
WE had a good buffet dinner and enjoyed the evening game drive and morning walk with the bushmenRead more about the whole safari
A great start to our holiday.
Staff were lovely and helpful. The honour bar was a good facility and animals walking around the site was a nice touch. Bath and shower overlooking the Kalahari excellent. Dressing gowns very welcome. Meals although limited in choice were excellent.
The tour guide for the drive although very pleasant, was not well informed regarding the wildlife. Despite being told it was our wedding anniversary, the lodge completely forgot or ignored the information and had to be reminded by our friends.
The swimming pool was dirty and looked like it had not been cleaned for some time.
Great stay at Bagatelle!
Might have been worth knowing that we needed to be there by 3pm for the afternoon activities as we only stayed one night. Also quite short on food at dinner as we went a bit later.
However excellent stay, thoroughly enjoyed activities, food was very nice and staff were very good and welcoming. Location and scenery (and room) were amazing.
Comfortable stay in excellent surroundings
We stayed here for one night en-route to Windhoek airport for our return flight. We were slightly disappointed not to be able to see the cheetah and meerkat without paying extra for a tour which was not what we wanted at this stage of our trip. That having been said the location, surroundings, accommodation (and its equipment and view), facilities, food and staff were excellent.
A good stop over point: just be aware that even taking the "quick" route it took us 4 hours to drive between here and the airport and we were close to the speed limit all the way!