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MBIDI Resort & Animal Sanctuary

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Who to believe?

I noticed some bad reviews by members of the public. Then I saw an award from a professional body... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
via mobile
Poor living conditions for animals

It is a pretty small farm with free roaming poultry. The farm has a handful of bunnies which are... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Di D
Singapore, Singapore
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Jun 1, 2018
“Who to believe?”
May 30, 2018
“Terrible place for animals”
Stoffberg Road | Ramela Ranch, Loskopdam, Middelburg 1055, South Africa
+27 79 887 9366
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

I noticed some bad reviews by members of the public. Then I saw an award from a professional body and I decided that it will go on to my bucket list.

1  Thank AldrinO2
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We came here 6 years ago and it was a lovely destination however - things have gone terribly wrong with new management. I would suspect that population control got out of hand. Pro's Restaurant served great food. Animals. Con's Lions are in poor condition -...More

1  Thank Mostlynicky
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

It is a pretty small farm with free roaming poultry. The farm has a handful of bunnies which are very hungry, constantly looking for food handed by visitors. There is a lactating bunny mommy who has no food or hay in the little cage that...More

1  Thank Di D
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Disgusting - do not visit. This place is heartbreaking and backward in it's attitudes towards beautiful wildlife. From the solitary vervet monkey in a tiny enclosure to the miserable looking lions and the birds in small cages, unable to fly. We left as soon as...More

5  Thank GregWhitehouse
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to Mbidi Ranch. Sad to say that since our last visit it is going backwards. It is a animal sanctuary with lion and tiger but loud music is played over a speaker system which is really irritating. If people want...More

7  Thank CliffardG
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Planning on doing a little family outing, why not try Mbidi Lodge by Loskop dam.? It is not expensive, fun to be had by all. From seeing the lions in den by the parking, to seeing the monkeys misbehaving, to viewing the rest of the...More

Thank natashadelport3132
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Great braai areas, many lions, tigers, bear cub etc, in rehab. Well taken care of. We even swam with one of the tigers! Great for any age

Thank voyagersolo
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great place to spend the day. Bring towels to enjoy pool. Great restourant. Lion interaction for R40 Entrance R50. Lion interaction a bit scary as lions is too big! Place in need of some upkeep

3  Thank Koen K
Reviewed July 23, 2015

execellent day out, though the lodfe does offer accomaodation, restuarant onsite serves suberb food, also catering for vegetraian, the lodge also has a braai are and picnic area fot day visitors with a play ground, the lodge is home to lions tigers, cheetah, snakes, there...More

5  Thank karen c
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