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Marakele National Park

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Aachen
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a grate place to relax and viewing animals when they come to drink at the little lake. We only stayed there for two nights in the tent named "loeri", the last tent in this row but the best one to see all the animals! Buffels, zebras, gnu, baboons, many different antilopes, birds and an rhino in the night! We...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here for my birthday. It was exactly what I needed, the beauty, tranquility, silence. The tents are incredibly comfortable with amazing views. I would strongly recommend this place, it is lovely and value for money. You must check it out.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Game viewing is tough, however the staff are extremely nice and very helpful. Game drive is a must. Very interactive and informative. Game rangers go out of their way to ensure the best possible experience for all visitors. Basic accommodation but the view at the tented camp makes up for this. Would suggest spending a few nights in nights in...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had such a great stay at the campsite. All the sites are laid out very thoughtfully, and the facilities are great. You must definitely drive up to the lookout on the other side of the property - amazing view!

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stayed at the guest house (sleeps 8). Comfortable and very clean. Could have a bit more equipment eg a decent cutting knife for veges, a better setup for the kettle, a wooden chopping board etc. Really nice for a group that wants to braai and eat together. The furniture in the house is really lovely. The birds are fantastic...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I stayed here with the Trek South Africa team as part of a project run by Drive South Africa. The accommodation was basic with a good layout and a modern finish; they contained everything that one might need for a getaway in the bush. The area surrounding teh accommodation is fenced off from any dangerous game, allowing guests to roam...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go for quick trip and hate big camp sites. We found a nice spot at Bontle camp site. Saw animals coming and going from front of tent with no fence around camp. The reserve is split into area with big 5 and camping area does not have big 5. So looking for a nice camp with friends, this...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying in the tented Tilopi camp here. Not your usual two man tent, this was lovely. 3 beds ( which were so comfy ) separate shower and toilet. The kitchen was separate to the tent, but still on the same deck. There everything you needed was there, including a big fridge freezer. Along with...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It big five but that's not what impressed me most. I was impressed by the Lenong view. A place near a colony of the Cape vultures. It boost one of the largest colony of this endangered species. It also has one of the smallest owls in SA. Lots of antelopes. Secondly, the place has scenic views to die for. Thus...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite ever visits to a national park. First day we were there we drove up the mountain and saw hundreds of vultures circling. The resident warthog was also very friendly and the camp was very quiet and open with good facilities. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Address: Thabazimbi, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Number of rooms: 5
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“Great if you want to cook, eat and relax in same space. This is a national park guest house.”
 of 5 bubbles reidJhb, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The tents all overlook the dam, but Loerie, Barbet, Cormorant and Heron are closest to where the animals come down to drink.”
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 of 5 bubbles sarac106, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not book this cottage in the rainy season as you will NOT be able to access the cottage. Take your own wood and charcoal.”
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 of 5 bubbles Rowood, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Get a view on the water hole, space enough.”
 of 5 bubbles laraBrussels, 18 May 2015 | Read review
“Look for accommodation towards the beginning or end or the row of tented sites at you have better chance of veiwing animals coming to drink.”
 of 5 bubbles kashgo, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
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