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4.5 out of 5from 26 reviews for Marakele Animal Sanctuary
Cleanliness
4.6/5
Service
4.4/5
Location
4.6/5
Safety
4.5/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Carla K - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Carla K
With spouse/partner

Belewenis.

Baie lekker gewees, kan gerus aanbeveel. Baie vriendelik en behulpsaam.

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Experience.

Was very nice, can recommend. Very friendly and helpful.

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Henk R - Oct 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Henk R
With spouse/partner

Vir ons, 'n unieke ervaring.

Alhoewel die verkeer op die provinsiale pad steurend kan wees, het ons ons verblyf baie geniet. Ons het die venster tentflappe oopgemaak en so geslaap. Kon uit die gemak van ons bed 'n volmaan en sonsopkoms in die bosveld beleef, met leeus wie se diep pragtige gebrul ons so twee keer in die nag geselskap gehou het. Sal weer gaan.

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For us, a unique experience.

Although the traffic on the provincial road can be distracting, we really enjoyed our stay. We opened the window tent flaps and slept like that. Was able to experience a full moon and sunrise in the bush from the comfort of our bed, with lions whose deep beautiful roars kept us company twice during the night. Will go again.

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Ian H - Jul 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ian H
With friends

A fantastic weekend, would like to go back soon.

Warmly welcomed by Rose on our arrival, made us feel special, and went out of the way to make the weekend special. The sanctuary is clean and well-maintained. Highly recommended.

Christa L - May 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christa L
Individual traveler

Fabulous.

Was baie besonders om saam met die leeus se geluide wakker te word en te gaan slaap.

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Fabulous.

Was very special to wake up and go to sleep with the sounds of the lions.

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Schalk V - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
2/5
Schalk V
With spouse/partner

Sal dit nie aanbeveel nie.

Die hokke van die ape en sekere klein diertjies word glad nie naweke skoon gemaak nie. Hulle behoort ook beter toegangsbeheer toe te pas.

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Would not recommend it.

The cages of the monkeys and certain small animals are not cleaned at all on weekends. They should also apply better access control.

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Neels G - Oct 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Neels G
Family with teenagers

Lekker gebly.

Die swembad was stukkend toe ons daar was. Dit is lekker om die wilde diere so in die aande te hoor. Verblyf was skoon en netjies.

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Nice stay.

The pool was broken when we were there. It's nice to hear the wild animals like that in the evenings. Accommodation was clean and tidy.

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Wilco D - Sep 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Wilco D
Family with young children

Unieke wegbreek.

Baie unieke wegbreek, naby aan al die diere. Opwindende ervaring vir ons kind as mens die leeus hoor brul in die nag! Definitief die moeite werd.

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Unique getaway.

Very unique getaway, close to all the animals. Exciting experience for our child when you hear the lions roaring at night! Definitely worth it.

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Riaan H - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Riaan H
With spouse/partner

Baie rustig.

Lekker, rustige plek waar mens lekker kan rus.

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Very calm.

Nice, peaceful place where you can rest well.

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Juanita W - Mar 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Juanita W
With spouse/partner

Baie rustig en pragtige omgewing.

Baie rustige plek en die diere is pragtig en word goed na omgesien.

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Very peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

Very peaceful place and the animals are beautiful and well looked after.

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Franciska C - Feb 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Franciska C
Family with young children

Iets besonders om so tussen die diere te wees.

Ongelooflike mooi omgewing. So lekker om diere te hoor en hul is stapafstand weg. Beveel gerus aan vir oud en jonk. Eienaar is altyd beskikbaar as jy bel.

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Something special to be among the animals like that.

Unbelievably beautiful environment. So nice to hear animals and they are walking distance away. Feel free to recommend for young and old. Owner is always available when you call.

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Anton O - Jan 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anton O
With spouse/partner

Iets unieks en weg van alle geraas.

Marakele Animal Sanctuary is perfek om weg te kom van alles. Die safaritente is netjies en alles is daar wat jy sal nodig hê. Ek verstaan dat van sonkrag gebruik gemaak word, maar dit sal lekker wees as die yskas die dag van aankoms aangesit kan word sodat daar 'n koel plek is om vleis ens. te bêre. Die kliëntediens is ook 'n bietjie kil. Ons oorslaap was deel van 'n motorfiets toer m.a.w. daar is nie baie pakplek nie. Toe ek navraag doen of daar hout beskikbaar is vir braai op die perseel was die antwoord dat ons voor 'n sekere tyd (17:00?) ingeboek moet wees. Die gevolg is dat ons maar moes stop en hout koop om saam te karring. Die diens met aankoms deur Sydney was goed gewees.

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Something unique and away from all noise.

Marakele Animal Sanctuary is perfect to get away from it all. The safari tents are neat and everything you will need is there. I understand that solar power is used, but it would be nice if the fridge could be turned on on the day of arrival so that there is a cool place to store meat etc. to store. The customer service is also a bit chilly. Our overnight stay was part of a motorbike tour i.e. there is not much storage space. When I inquired if there was wood available for braai on the premises, the answer was that we must be checked in before a certain time (5pm?). The result is that we had to stop and buy wood to carve together. The service on arrival through Sydney had been good.

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Jonathan H - Nov 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jonathan H
With spouse/partner

What amazing experience from the smallest cat to the king of the jungle. Braaing and hearing the roar of the king of the jungle. All the animals are well looked after.

A must experience for any animal lover before going to Marakele National Park.

Truia B - Oct 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Truia B
With spouse/partner

It was a nice roaring experience.

The one lion camp needs a drastic clean up. Other than that, everything else was pleasant.

Marlynn M - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Marlynn M
With spouse/partner

Vriendelike en behulpsame personeel. Heerlike omgewing.

Die brul van leeus geniet in die aand.

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Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely environment.

Enjoy the roar of lions in the evening.

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Marinda L - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marinda L
Individual traveler

It was the most incredible experience to sleep so close to the lions.

I just could not get away from the lions. They were so beautiful to me. I felt I had to stay even longer. I will be going back soon with my children.

Marize B - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marize B
Family with young children

Rustig, lekker.

Opwindend en mooi met leeus wat brul in die middel van die nag en vroegoggend ure.

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Quiet, nice.

Exciting and beautiful with lions roaring in the middle of the night and early morning hours.

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Martinus Godfriedt D - Mar 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Martinus Godfriedt D
With spouse/partner

Gerieflik en skoon verblyf.

Baie lekker om die leeus te hoor. Die diere is goed versorg en jy kan lekker rondstap. Kombuis goed ingerig behalwe dat die broodrooster vervang moet word. Een brander op die stoof werk nie. Die tente is gerieflik. Een groot nadeel is dat die pad te naby is en jy heeltyd die gedreun van motors hoor, dit voel nie of jy weg is uit die stadsgeraas nie. Dit is die enigste nadeel.

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Comfortable and clean accommodation.

Very nice to hear the lions. The animals are well cared for and you can have a nice walk around. Kitchen well equipped except that the toaster needs to be replaced. One burner on the stove is not working. The tents are comfortable. One big disadvantage is that the road is too close and you hear the roar of cars all the time, it doesn't feel like you are away from the city noise. That's the only downside.

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Wiehan S - Jan 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wiehan S
Family with young children

Wonderlike opset met 'n wonderlike verwelkoming van brullende leeus wat jy reg deur jou verblyf kan hoor.

Met die eerste aankoms hoor jy duidelik en op slag die gebrul van verskeie leeus. Soos jy by jou oorbly gebou aankom staan 'n jagluiperd ook só naby en reg voor die verblyf agter 'n hoë heining om jou te verwelkom, met die bosagtige berge wat dié portret skoonheid in die agtergrond komplementeer. Baie netjiese opset wat jou dadelik tot ruste bring, met braai-fasiliteite, sou jy Bosveld-ervaring met vriende en/of familie wou verpersoonlik. Die verblyf word ondersteun deur omgewingssensitiewe-kragverskaffing, met die hulp van sonpanele. Dus sou jy sensitief wees vir hitte deur die aand, mag jy dalk 'n ekstra verstellingsapparaat benodig of versoek. Vir die winter is die akkommodasie toegerus met 'n kaggel, met hout verskaf teen ekstra, per versoek. Anders as dit is die koste baie billik vir wat jy ervaar.

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Wonderful setting with a wonderful welcome of roaring lions that you can hear right through your stay.

Upon first arrival, you hear clearly and immediately the roar of several lions. As you arrive at your remaining building, a cheetah also stands so close and right in front of the accommodation behind a high fence to welcome you, with the wooded mountains complementing this portrait beauty in the background. Very neat setup that immediately puts you at ease, with braai facilities, should you want to personalize Bushveld experience with friends and/or family. The accommodation is supported by environmentally sensitive power supply, with the help of solar panels. So should you be sensitive to heat throughout the evening, you may need or request an extra adjustment device. For the winter, the accommodation is equipped with a fireplace, with wood provided at extra cost, upon request. Other than that, the cost is very reasonable for what you experience.

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Rene P - Dec 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rene P
With spouse/partner

For relaxing and stress free in nature to off load and rest 100% loved.

Enjoy the nature and totally fall in love with the leopard. The roars of lions was amazing.

Lynette V - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lynette V
With spouse/partner

Rustig.

Die gasvryheid, rustigheid en omgewing. 'n Belewenis om wakker te word met die gebrul van die leeus so naby.

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Restful.

The hospitality, tranquility and environment. An experience to wake up to the roar of the lions so close.

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Lizelle W - Sep 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lizelle W
With spouse/partner

Wat 'n lieflike plek

Dis baie gerieflik, rustig en beslis waarde vir geld en diere is 'n belewenis. Hul is pragtig versorg.

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What a lovely place

It's very comfortable, peaceful and definitely value for money and animals are an experience. They are beautifully cared for.

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Luc N - Mar 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Luc N
With spouse/partner

Total surprise when, on the terrace of your accommodation you see pass 3 meters from you cheetahs. Wonderful!

We will keep this stay in this sanctuary for a long time. To all tourists I say feel free to stay several days at Emma's. Lions. Great welcome. Emma and her team are lovely, kind. Too bad for us because 9000 km is too far to go back.

Kallie V - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Kallie V
With spouse/partner

Rustig met die leeus se gebrul in die nag. Baie skoon.

Baie lekker gebly tussen die leeus se gebrul in die nag. Goeie belewenis. Personeel baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Dalk 'n dakwaaier insit, tente baie warm binne, selfs met tent flappe oop. Bietjie beligting voor die tente is nodig en ook warm water om te stort ens. Die donkie was slegs eerste aand deur personeel gestook. Moes ander 2 aande self vuur in die donkie maak. Het dan ook net lou tot koue water gehad.

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Quiet with the lion's roar in the night. Very clean.

Very nice stay among the lions' roar at night. Good experience. Staff very friendly and helpful. Maybe put in a roof fan, tents very hot inside, even with tent flaps open. A little lighting in front of the tents is needed and also hot water for showering etc. The donkey was only poked by staff on the first night. Had to make a fire in the donkey myself on the other 2 nights. Then only had lukewarm to cold water.

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Tshwene M - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Tshwene M
Family with young children

I will definitely revisit.

The lion roars made it sound like they were on my door step. I was a bit scared the first night, but it was worth it. I will revisit before the end of this year.

Annemarie D - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Annemarie D
With friends

Baie ontspannend, veral met die leeus was so in die aande brul. Baie bevoorreg!

Baie dankie aan Marakele Animal sanctuary. Ons verblyf was mooi netjies en het lekker warm gestort. Sal beslis weer daar slaap en sal hulle ook aanbeveel. Duisende dankies.

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Very relaxing, especially with the lions that roar at night. Very privileged.

Thank you to Marakele Animal Sanctuary. The accommodation was neat and the shower nice and hot. Will definitely stay there again and recommend it. Thank you.

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Pieter N - Aug 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pieter N
With spouse/partner

Heerlik in die bos tussen die leeus.

Alles is daar vir 'n lekker boservaring. Volledig toegeruste kombuis en tenthuise. Goeie waarde vir geld.

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Lovely in the bush between the lions.

Everything is there for a nice bush experience. Fully equipped kitchen and tent houses. Good value for money.

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  • Capacity: 6 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Off the R511, Thabazimbi, 0380, Limpopo
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