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Set in a private reserve within the famous Kruger National Park, Ngala Safari Lodge delivers a classic colonial-style South African safari getaway. This elegant lodge is renowned for its superb accommodation and offers an unbeatable family safari experience with activities available to entertain and look after children.

Ngala's exclusive Big 5 safari area is the venue for an abundance of activities for you to enjoy during your stay. Embark on exciting twice-daily game drives, as well as night drives and guided bush walks. The bird watching is superb and you can also do some spectacular stargazing of the star-filled African night sky.

highlights

  • Prime wildlife area adjoining Kruger Private
  • Overlooking a waterhole making for excellent game-viewing
  • Experienced rangers & trackers
  • Colonial ambience & old world charm
  • Ideal for family safaris - stay in the Safari Suite

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Facilities

Ngala Safari Lodge offers a range of excellent facilities for you to enjoy during your stay. Relax in the spacious thatched lounge or in the bar area after your day's game viewing activities or enjoy the views from the open deck area.

The shaded swimming pool and sundeck overlook a busy waterhole where you can often see large herds of elephant.

Ngala Safari Lodge also offers tailored safari activities for children, and to further your interest in Africa, Ngala has an extensive collection of wildlife books, field guides, magazines and videos for you to browse through and borrow as well as a gift shop.

A business centre and conference room complete the range of facilities.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Wi-fi available
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    Laundry service
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    Internet facilities

Dining

Lavish international dishes with subtle Pan-African influences are served in Ngala's lantern-lit courtyard or around a log fire in the traditional African boma.

For the romantics, the lodge can also arrange special moonlit bush dinners on request.

Chalet

Ngala Safari Lodge offers 20 luxurious thatched cottages, shaded by mopane trees and offering lovely views.

Each cottage features air-conditioning, an private veranda and a lovely en suite bathroom with separate shower. The focal point of each room is the grand and inviting bed with a decanter of sherry as an additional welcoming touch.

Chalet AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    Internet facility
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    Safe
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    Telephone

Other Room Types

The Safari Suite is ideal for honeymooners and boasts a spacious mahogany lounge, en suite bathroom, outdoor shower, large viewing deck and private swimming pool. You also get the sole use of a safari vehicle and guide plus butler service. The expansive sundeck of this superior suite overlooks a riverbed and doubles as a dining venue for private meals served at your request.

Activities

  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Walking safaris
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Helicopter flights
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
  • Photographic safaris
  • Bush dining
  • Star-gazing
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $475 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $500 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Safari Suite,Family Suite,Standard Chalet Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • There is absolutely nothing I would criticize here. The service, the cleanliness of the rooms, the food, the competence of guides and treckers, the little extras - it was simply perfect. . I had never expected to get so close to the animals. And the people at the lodge really get out of their way to make the stay very comfortable and exciting at the same time. The game drives were absolutely fabulous, and we saw the big 5 within the first 24 hours (the first two game drives).

    Gudrun Wacker, February 2014
  • We had an amazing time in South Africa and a thoroughly enjoyed Ngala. The experience was everything we hoped it would be. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Mamma Connie and the team we felt at home. Every meal was delectable, our only criticism would be that there was too much! We experienced all of the Big 5, including large herds of Water Buffalo and Elephant on several occasions, 3 separate pride of lions, countless zebra and giraffe, 2 sightings of rhino (though unfortunately not as close as we would have liked) and our highlight, a female leopard with her kill (last evening) and then again the following morning with the half eaten carcass as well as with her cub and several hyena beneath the tree waiting for scraps. Our guide Barry and his tracker Sandross were veritable fonts of knowledge and went to great lengths to educate us as we ventured out with them each day. We loved our thatched roof cottage and its slate bathroom. It was very comfortable and relaxing, even though we did have a family of warthog camped next to our room for 2 nights making a racket! I would have no hesitation in recommending Ngala as it definitely lived up to the recommendation we received from Kate.

    Andrew McInerney, February 2014
  • Ngala was fantastic. Very beautiful lodge. The food looked more beautiful than it tasted. Lamb the first night was so grisly you couldn't cut it. But the safaris were great. We saw everything including 5 cheetah which is very rare. Our tour guide Rhett, was only 23 and amazingly knowledgeable about all the animals, birds, plants, trees and everything. Met up with staff in the bush on the first morning for crepes with strawberries and mascarpone plus hot chocolate with amarula. Every morning we always stopped for coffee or hot chocolate. Every afternoon we always stopped for a cocktail at sunset. We Had a really fun braai one night with Rhett and all our safari mates who we totally enjoyed. I Really hated leaving there.

    Suzanne Dean, January 2014
  • Ngala: excellent game viewing (big 5 seen on both days!). Main game viewing area a bit of a drive from lodge. High quality guide and tracker. Food was really good a with different dining venues on each night. It was cold and grey all the time with one drive rained off which was a little disappointing but that’s nature!

    James Paterson, November 2013
  • We had a great time in South Africa and really enjoyed the Ngala Game Lodge. It was quite exceptional and the staff were really friendly. We saw the Big 5 and so much more during our stay.

    Francis J Chua, September 2013
  • The &Beyond Safari Lodge was also my personal favorite.The experience, the animals (spotted all the big 5), the room was very nice and spacious, food good and spaces in general very niche indeed. I would recommend the lodge to family and friends. They also organized a private romantic dinner the last night to gather us.

    Agata Meuti, August 2013
  • Ngala was fantastic. We had Sandros and Kyle as our tracker/guide and was great fun. They tried hard to find us the big five but we couldn't locate leopard and rhino. I think if we had stayed longer than 2 nights we would have found leopard. Rhino was not existent at Ngala. We were able to drive close to elephants and buffalos. Lots of lions. Food was great. No mosquitos at all. Friendly staff. Limited wi-fi. Free laundry service.

    Kevin Jong, August 2013
  • The safari lodge that had been recommended (Ngala Safari lodge by andBeyond) was excellent!

    Mei jun Tan, August 2013
  • Nothing much to say about Ngala, except send me back! What an experience! We got to see all the Big Five plus the Cheetahs and that weird Pangolin!

    Dave Meyer, September 2012
  • Kyle and Sandoz (guide and tracker at Ngala) did a great job and deserve to be commended accordingly. If I have a single complaint for Ngala, it is that they put too much good food in front of us, which can be disastrous for those of us who were trained to be part of the "clean plate" generation. The team at "Ngala" rate "excellent" across the board.

    Loet Landman, September 2012

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Tanya Ellis

Tanya Ellis

Africa Safari Expert

"I loved the 'home-away-from-home' feel about this fabulous lodge! It's really perfect for families travelling with younger children."

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Nothing much to say about Ngala, except send me back! What an experience! We got to see all the Big Five plus the Cheetahs and that weird Pangolin!

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