Ngala Game Reserve in the Timbavati

Ngala Game Reserve

This gracious, colonial-style safari lodge, set in Ngala Game Reserve, an extraordinary African wilderness, is renowned for its superb accommodation. It provides an unbeatable family safari experience in the heart of the Kruger National Park.

Safari Lodge

This gracious, colonial-style safari lodge, set in Ngala Game Reserve’s extraordinary African wilderness, is renowned for its superb accommodation. It provides an unbeatable family safari experience in the heart of the Kruger National Park.

20 thatched chalets One luxurious Safari Suite with private pool En suite bathrooms and air-conditioning Swimming pool and game viewing sundeck African gift gallery Small Luxury Hotels of the World member Conference room for 42 delegates

Each en suite safari chalet at Safari Lodge features a private veranda and exudes a romantic ambience with nostalgic safari memorabilia. With its secluded position overlooking the Mopane riverbed, The sophisticated Safari Suite at Ngala Game Reserve boasts a spacious sitting room, elegant en suite bedroom, private deck, personal pool and exclusive safari vehicle.

The main thatched dining, bar and sitting areas are open to the African bushveld, and the large swimming pool looks out over a busy waterhole where elephants are frequently sighted. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served in the candle- and lantern-lit courtyard or in the dramatic boma (outdoor dining area). Exceptional bush banqueting is enjoyed in spectacular settings in the African wilderness.

Tented Safari Camp

Situated only three kilometres (1.9 miles) from Orpen Gate – one of the major gateways into the world-famous Kruger National Park – this elegant safari camp is known internationally for sophisticated tented accommodation in tranquil African bush surrounds. Just six luxurious tented suites En suite bathrooms and outdoor showers Overhead fans Intimate game viewing wooden decks Contoured lap pool Small Luxury Hotels of the World member

Set on the banks of the great seasonal Timbavati River, Ngala Tented Camp was built with a light footprint to minimise impact on the environment. Rated in numerous prestigious listings such as the US Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List”, it is a gracious camp with a contemporary feel and flamboyant styling. Guest areas feature retro pieces from the 50s, 60s and 70s and beautiful timber decks which overlook the seasonal riverbed.

Private lunch platters of delicious Pan-African cuisine can be enjoyed on the viewing decks or at the poolside. Exciting bush banquets in spectacular wilderness settings and theatrical alfresco dinners in the dry riverbed are an unforgettable experience.

Ngala Game Viewing

Twice-daily game drives

Enjoy Big Five game viewing encounters on interpretive game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles led by expert rangers and Shangaan trackers. Ngala offers both off-road and night game drives affording excellent sightings and photographic opportunities. Discover a host of interesting nocturnal animals on exhilarating, spotlit night game drives.

Interpretive bush walks

Explore Ngala’s intriguing fauna and flora on interactive bush walks led by an experienced ranger or expert Shangaan tracker. Guided bush walks bring you face-to-face with wild Africa at its best, allowing fascinating insights into the landscape, animal tracks and a host of interesting birds, reptiles, insects and tiny mammals.

Additional activities

Ngala offers exceptional birdwatching opportunities, stargazing and spectacular bush banqueting. Unique children’s activities are offered at Ngala Game Lodge, including special family game-drives (at the discretion of the lodge manager), bush walks, Planet Manager activity books, frog safaris, birding, and children’s meals and menus.

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