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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stay, lovely staff and fellow guests. Good food, there was no trouble catering for my vegetarian wife which was much appreciated. Fantastic place, our ranger Woody was brilliant. Good fun and very knowledgeable on all the wildlife. Will recommend and return.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the 10 guest Tree Top lodge. Wonderful staff go the extra mile to provide a luxury safari experience. Rudi was a great guide. Food was exceptional too. Top marks. Tip: bring a sweater for the early morning game drive starts at 6 am.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff really make Lalibela, everyone is friendly and super helpful. Stayed at Lentaba, communal areas are very well appointed, chalet was less impressive but still very good and the most comfortable bed. Game drives were exceptional. Overall a superb experience but I am not convinced on value for money, perhaps these private game reserves have to be reassuringly expensive.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lalibela Game Reserve is what Africa is all about. I stayed with a group of friends and we all agreed that the experience with Lalibela was first class. The food and accomodation is excellent, the staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly and Teacher, our game drive chauffeur was fantastic, he found just about all the favourites, lion, cheetah, elephant,... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the tree top lodge. This lodge is absolutely amazing with luxurary tents and a wonderful view over the game reserve. There are even antilops next to the tents. The staff was very friendly and helpful with everything. The food was delicious and plentyful (light breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner). All meals were enjoyed on a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I realy don't know where to start, from going through the main gates to leaving, we had nothing but a fantastic time. All the staff made us feel part of the family. First Peter then Craig the head ranger taking us out and imparting their knowledge. I have worked in the wildlife sector and their passion for their career was... More 

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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with us and future travelers. We are so pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. If you are traveling to our area again, don't hesitate to pop in. Warm Regards, The Lalibela Team More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights as a family with 2 youngish boys (11 & 8) and worried that the safari drives would be too long for them, but they absolutely loved it. We all found the drives absolutely fantastic, and all the rangers seemed good, but ours, Andrew, in particular went out of his way to relate to the boys. Additionally... More 

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LalibelaManagement, Reservations at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can, and will definitely look into possibly adding a few activities around the lodge. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm Regards, The Lalibela Team More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lalibela was one of many safaris I did during my stay in South Africa. Service and accommodation, staff, food, vehicles and transport were all excellent. I would say, if it just about that, I would say it's the best thing to do. BUT: the safari itself was absolutely disappointing. Despite the fact, that Andrew our guide, is super unexperienced and... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Were lucky enough to be able to spend our honeymoon at Lalibela, and it was an amazing experience. Friendly staff that made you feel more like a friend than just a guest. There was no shortage of food and beverages which were of a high standard, the accommodation was also great and the safari theme was very consistent throughout. The... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lalibela Game Reserve has got it absolutely right! Fabulous food, wonderful wildlife, great rangers, charming and helpful staff. Our rooms were comfortable and spacious with so many little extras. Meals are taken at huge long tables, there are open fires and resident hippos at the watering hole. 2 daily game drives took us all over the reserve in jeeps driven... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This private game reserve's location in the Eastern Cape means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna. Lalibela has 3 lodges, all offering decor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lalibela Game Reserve

Address: 90km from Port Elizabeth | on the N2 towards Grahamstown, Driekoppen 6045, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Driekoppen
Price Range: £349 - £667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lalibela Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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