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Marakele National Park

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“tented camp”(20 reviews)
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.
R510, South Africa
+27 82 852 2395
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely campsite in beautiful area. Lots of birds and small antelope roaming the campsite. Good and well maintained ablution facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. Good road infrastructure. Stunning park!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we went to the park we saw very few animals. The park has nice scenery and is not crowded at all, so if you're looking for peace and quiet, this would be a good place. Limited amenities inside the park, no restaurant, bathrooms only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Seat_13c
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We stayed at Tlopi tented camp which has a wonderful view of a large waterhole. One evening a herd of elephants turned up & it was magic! However, the vervet monkeys are real pests. Keep you kitchen locked at all times!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mitch T
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Camping in the unfenced Bontle Camp is like camping alone in the bush. It feels as if you are alone in the bush. A trip up the mountain is mandatory.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johandp1
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Camped for two nights over Sunday and Monday. Vincent at the entrance and all the staff were friendly and pleasant. The ablutions were clean and well appointed. No complaints at all! We managed to see rhino, giraffe, elephant, warthog, buffalo to name a few. Had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeBlue42
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We did not encounter a lot of wildlife in the park, maybe attributed to the drought, but the cottage we stayed in was beautiful and provided wonderful scenes when the elephants came for a drink right in front of you! Beware of the mice (this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LizaGroenewald
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The tented camp is idyllically located. You do not even have to travel to view the game with this location. This was our first visit and will definitely not be our last.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 468dietmark
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I spent two days in the park and was disappointed in the wildlife seen. The park is divided into two sections - the big-five area and other wildlife. I stayed in the Bontle Rest Camp which was excellent with many flat sites with easy access...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ArthurC448
Reviewed June 7, 2018

I’ve been to Leo first as volunteer to learn about marketing and promotion and of course see the beautiful animals. The animals are great, the nature around and the location is just stunning. The organisation is not great. The two managers, a Italian woman and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank africanlover0691
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I think the park can go to a bit more of an effort with toilets and perhaps a small shop inside. We didn't see much wild life, but enjoyed the exhilarating pass up to the view point.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from AWildLife | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should be fine on most of the roads, providing there's not been any rain.