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Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa
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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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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Wales UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We chose this lodge because it was more affordable than Shamwari but includes the Shamwari game drive. We had the lodge to ourselves and consequently we also had the jeep and rangers to ourselves! The accommodation is clean and comfortable and is the host Roger's family home, being originally a dairy farm. Roger used to teach history so was very... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My wife and I had the most wonderful time in Carnavon Dale. Roger the owner of the lodge we stayed in made our stay special. Not only was he very informative on the nany animals on the reserve but he was also a good host. Beautiful building, very private and staying true to its period roots. We stayed 3 nights.... More

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Address: Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve

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