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Carnarvon Dale

Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa
Carnarvon Dale

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at this nice and cosy lodge. There was only the 2 of us during our time there and we pretty much had the whole lodge to ourselves. The game drives to both Amakhala and Shamwari game reserves were pretty fun and enjoyable. We managed to see four of the "Big 5" in the game reserves -... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Carnarvon Dale is an old colonial farm house which retains the character of colonial times. Guests, a maximum of four, stay in a separate building with two bedrooms and a sitting room all furnished in traditional style. It is comfortable and the rooms have private facilities. There is a lovely all round veranda too. Staying for two nights at this... More 

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We loved our stay at Carnarvon Dale. The bush drives/walk with very knowledgeable guides were excellent, we saw lots of different animals (rhino. elephant, lion, cheetah, giraffe... many more) and learned a lot about them, beautiful landscape. About the place I especially liked that it is a genuine place, an old ranch, with a lot of history. Roger (the host... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed two nights in Carnavon Dale, we arrived arround 2pm and started with a nice light lunch next to the pool. Around 3pm we started our first game drive in the Amakhale GR. Amakhala is a very pristine GR with lush landscapes. Together with our guide Dwayne we managed to see Rhino, Lion, Giraffe and many other species. In... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We have loved our experience We really felt like we had a good taste of life out with the wild animals We touched on the history of life as a settler in South Africa And we traveled the countryside with an experienced guide who patiently and very knowledgable answered all our questions and safely navigated us through lions, cheetahs, water... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

First of all as a Rhino lover, 40% of profits from this lodge go to protecting the Rhino.(only 1500 Black and 100 White Rhinos have survived the slaughter by poachers), If that's not enough by itself, read on. This authentic South African Ranch is run by fifth generation South Africans who have a wealth of information on the country and... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

“If you look for good clean simple life and accommodation with exceptional hosts, then Roger and Maryan could well be right, they were for us. Offer the personal service beyond what we expected. Serving up Tasty All Home cooked meals from “Breakfasts” good fruit to old English breakfast. light meals in the afternoon served by the pool and a three... More 

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Cape Town
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is not a holiday for people who like to sit and do nothing. We had a discounted winter rate, and yet had two game drives each day, a bush walk and very special to Carnarvon Dale, two trips into Shamwari, which is next door, where we saw lion and cheetah. Roger also organised a morning trip to Addo with... More 

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Norwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Roger and his wife Maryanne made us very welcome we felt like part of their extended family , his knowledge of history and the many animals we saw made our time spent with them very enjoyable.The lodge was like staying in a colonial home very clean and comfortable with an amazing bed!! Going on safari was everything and more than... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We actually stayed in July 2011, just getting round to updating our reviews! As it was winter, we had the place pretty to ourselves. We stayed in the cottage, which was very pleasant, though slightly cold at night. We had great meals with Roger in the evening, he explained how the reserve came about and plans for the future as... More 

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