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“Beautiful view” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Marakele National Park

Marakele National Park
South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Waterberg
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Valleys give way to grasslands and finally to mountains in this rolling, soaring wildlife sanctuary. Rare rhinos, African elephants, wild dogs and the prehistoric Cycad plants are among its amazing sights.
Thabazimbi, Limpopo, South Africa
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“Beautiful view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We've been there lots of times and I must say it's always pleasant. Firstly the entrance fee is very low, so a big family can go there with a smile. We've never been there without seeing the rhino. Something we look forward to every time. There are viewpoints near water for the birdwatchers and then there's a long winding road up the Kransberg to the top of the mountain, with a spectacular view, only problem is it's a single road so if a car comes from the front you need nerves of steel.(my opinion) Then the highlight of our last trip was a visit to some family in the caravan park. There are no fence around so you are sleeping in the wild, literally. The rhino and ostriches graze in and around the camp.

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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“the park is beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

nothing to dislike everywhere you look is gorgeous, the people pleasent and the animals are magnificient. we had the fortune to see al the big 5 whci made our trip even more special.

Visited January 2013
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Novi, Michigan
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“Lots of Animals!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We saw lots of animals. Take your time to enjoy an evening or a morning at the campside and watch the rhinos, giraffes, zebras, ... at the waterhole!

Visited August 2012
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Centurion, South Africa
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“Relaxed and rested”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Very nice camp site overlooking one of the water holes in the camp. No fence makes it fun to sit and watch game right in front of you.

When we arrived there was 3 Rhino's lying underneath a tree about 200m in front of us.

Very few sightings in the Big 5 area, at least saw the Elephants from the hill view site.

I will recommend it for a weekend break away, but too long will make it a bit boring.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Comfortable, luxury tents to stay in and a mountain and sunsets to die for agains the mountain. Abundance of klipspringer, stutues of the mountain!

Visited October 2011
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