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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch


24°18’1.9"S 18°1’58.2"E

Reviews of Bagatelle Game Ranch

Wildlife sightings and reviews

198 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Bagatelle Game Ranch and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 25 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Bagatelle Game Ranch.
Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

40% success

Oryx

82% success

Eland

74% success

White Rhino

67% success

Wildebeest

67% success

Giraffe

55% success

Zebra

50% success

Meerkat

33% success

Aardvark

16% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Showing 21-30 of 198
Duration
Arrival date
Ms H
Canada

"Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review"

1 night Arrived 28 Oct 2018
"Great view of the dunes and wildlife from the boma, and boma very comfortable. However not a feeling of 'immersed in nature' as guide book states: peacock very noisy; donkey in the bar; 4-wheeler and horse noises/smells make if feel more like a farm. Restaurant staff not well-trained nor particularly friendly. No automatic porter service; needed to be requested.

strongly recommend the northern route to lodge if coming from Windhoek: this is marked on the brown highway signs, it gives a great view of the dunes, and best examples of social weaver bird nests we saw in Namibia.

Oryx for supper was badly overcooked though asked for rare (also over spiced). No complimentary wine as listed in guide book." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Sightings Report

Eland

2 sightings

Pat
Robin Hoods Bay

"It rained!"

1 night Arrived 22 Oct 2018
"Animals not quite as wild as in previous locations, supplementary feeding taking place.

A bit concerned about the number of dead animals we saw.

Our game drive was in pouring rain - in the Kalahari desert!" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 3n in Zimbabwe; 2n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

K+R, J+P
Stirling

"Night Drive at Bagatelle was amazing"

1 night Arrived 30 Sep 2018
"We had great game drives at Bagatelle. We saw all the wildlife we had hoped to see and on the night drive we saw 5 aardvarks!!

Also lots of other unusual wildlife such as spring hares, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and zorillas." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Aardvark

5 sightings

Eland

2 sightings

Giraffe

2 sightings

Meerkat

1 sighting

Oryx

10 sightings

Wildebeest

2 sightings

Zebra

2 sightings

J and M
Ightham

"Wish we could have stayed longer"

1 night Arrived 28 Sep 2018
"We stayed here just one night which just wasn’t enough, this is a lovely hotel and has so much wildlife close by including the troupe of meerkats who live there. Views were incredible and the game drive was good with an opportunity to get out of the vehicle close to a group of giraffes. The cheetah reserve seemed well run and the dedication of the staff was obvious." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Cheetah

1 sighting

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Meerkat

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr A & Mrs K
Wilts

"Great night drive"

1 night Arrived 22 Sep 2018
"Very welcoming. Good food. Nice chalet overlooking the waterhole. Night drive is well worth doing." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Aardvark

2 sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Oryx

2 sightings

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Wendy
Melbourne

"Bagatelle"

1 night Arrived 12 Sep 2018
"Loved the upgrade to the Honeymoon lodge.

Once again, some of the activities felt contrived. Maybe we have had a lot of very good experiences and this was not in the top tier." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia; 7n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Eland

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs R
Aberdeen

"Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review"

1 night Arrived 10 Sep 2018
"The lodge was conveniently located to break the journey from Windhoek to the Fish River Canyon. Check in was different as the staff were arguing in front of us.
The room was excellent with a great view across the desert. Only problem was for some reason our dune room 4 had not had its path completed which meant our shoes and socks were continually covered in red sand.

We took the combo activity that consisted of a game drive which the guide worked hard to make enjoyable even with limited animals. This was followed by the cheetah feeding which we thought would be zoo like but was actually circus like as the keeper hand fed them. Good to see the cheetah before and after. Very full jeeps to see the sunset.

The food was good once you picked the best from the buffet arrangements for the main course.

Pool area was pleasant though water was again very cold." See all these reviews: 24n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Cheetah

2 sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Oryx

1 sighting

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Dr J.
London

"Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review"

1 night Arrived 2 Sep 2018
"Good overnight stop. Glad we didn't stay longer" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
A and A
Cossington

"Stopover en route to fish River Canyon"

1 night Arrived 31 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Ms J
London

"Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch is beautiful"

1 night Arrived 5 Jun 2018
"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..." See all these reviews: 5n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Showing 21-30 of 198
90%
198 reviews of Bagatelle Game Ranch by travellers since August 2007
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