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Carnarvon Dale

Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had a memorable 3 days at Carnarvon Dale in early February 2016. The accommodation was comfortable and clean and we had the 2 bedroom chalet all to ourselves. We were well looked after by the charming sisters who served us lunch and by Roger and Maryan for the evening meal. The highlight of our stay were the two early... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Carnarvon Dale, together with my wife's sister and brother-in-law. We had 3 game drives, one of which in Shamwari. All the drives were SPECTACULAR. The bush walk on the last morning was however a flop - our very young guide obviously lacked the experience. We learned some interesting facts about plants and... More 

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Carnarvon_Dale, Owner at Carnarvon Dale, responded to this review

It's not easy to accept criticism but we've learnt it's for the best to do so graciously. Regarding the walk our young guide was on one of his first solo runs and confessed to me afterwards that he hadn't been able to deliver his best. He felt intimidated and unsure of himself. He has since received more training, not in... More 

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We spent three nights at Carnarvon Dale in February 2016 and from the moment we arrived we knew it would be our kind of place. Roger and Maryan were absolutely wonderful hosts; thoughtful, there when we needed them, but otherwise unobtrusive. Meals were delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with our interesting and friendly hosts. Our room was spacious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

My husband and I were looking through our many photos from our trip to South Africa in Dec 2015 - Jan 2016 and it was blatantly obvious (from the many hundreds of photos we had taken) that Carnarvon Dale and Amakhala was the absolute highlight of our entire trip! We spent three magical days with our gracious hosts, Maryann and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We stayed at Carnavon Dale for two nights in January 2016. Our hosts Roger and Maryan went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. They were excellent hosts with a wealth of information about the area. The meals were delicious and they even catered for our vegan daughter. The accommodation was comfortable, clean and appropriate to the style... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

An authentic and comfortable place to do safari in Amakhala. Roger is a friendly host and the rangers are absolutely great. We spent only 2 days but the experience we made is unforgettable, not only for the unbelievable encounters we made with the wild life but also for the cultural exchanges we had and the many interesting things we could... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I read a lot of reviews before booking, but I am sorry to say we were disappointed. The Game drive is excellent and the hosts are very welcoming, but the accommodation is very basic, if you don't mind that, then this is the place for you. We were travelling with my son, so they were not impressed with the accommodation.... More 

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Carnarvon_Dale, Owner at Carnarvon Dale, responded to this review

As an owner I am really disappinted when our guests are disappointed. It costs a lot of money to travel here, let alone stay here. So, my apologies are in order. Both rooms had been occupied the previous night and cleaned but clearly not well enough. This has been raised with staff and needs to be improved, especially the bathrooms,... More 

Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The accommodation is an old colonial style property with period furniture. It's like being in an era gone by, but it is very clean and comfortable. Roger was a great host and organised our stay perfectly. He's extremely knowledgeable and very talkative and kept us entertained at meal times. You will learn a LOT from him. His wife Maryan cooked... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Address: Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $302 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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