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Garonga is an exclusive camp in the greater Makalali Conservancy, situated west of the Kruger National Park. The camp has been designed to reflect the natural surroundings, with muted tones and thatched main lodge areas. There are only 12 tented suites at Garonga, to ensure an intimate and personalised stay.

Experience thrilling walking safaris, and morning and afternoon game drives in the Makalali concession, providing ample opportunity to see the varied wildlife. Relax on your private wooden deck or beside the swimming pool. For something more indulgent, visit The Sala where you can enjoy aromatherapy, reflexology and Indian head massages.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in the World - Number 1
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in Africa - Number 1
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Small Hotels in South Africa - Number 9
  •  Tripadvisor - 2014 - Finished 8th in the top 10 all-inclusive resorts in Africa category
  •  Tripadvisor - 2014 - Finished 19th in the top 25 small hotels in South Africa category
  •  Tripadvisor - 2014 - Finished 25th in the top 25 hotels for romance in South Africa category

highlights

  • Located in the Makalali Conservancy, which forms part of greater Kruger
  • Luxury, tented safari camp with tents overlooking a riverbed
  • Utterly private and romantic, perfect for honeymooners
  • Voted as Trip Advisor's Top All inclusive Resort in Africa for 2012

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Facilities

Enjoy an open air bush bath, a summer picnic under the stars, a sleep out experience on a raised wooden deck, or a rejuvenating Indian head massage in The Sala.

Relax beside the swimming pool or in the boma, or search for trinkets in the Gift Shop. Spend time in the spacious main lounge which has as self-service bar and a fireplace.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Secure Parking
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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Internet facilities
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    Laundry service

Dining

Sit down at your own private table or in the bush, for a delicious breakfast and lunch, or mouth-watering high tea in the afternoon. Dining at Garonga is focused on well-prepared, healthy and tasty dishes created from wild fruits, berries and game such as kudu, warthog and impala. Compliment your meal with a delicious South African wine. The location and theme for dinner varies; choose to sit down with other guests in the main lounge, in private under the stars, or in the boma.

Luxury Suite

Garonga features 12 spacious tented rooms that are airy and feature large draped beds, and both an indoor and alluring outdoor shower. A lovely wooden deck has a relaxing hammock and offers spectacular views over the Makalali Conservancy.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outdoor shower
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    Wi-fi available in room
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    Ceiling fan
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    Mosquito net

Other Room Types

The Hambleden Suite contains an ebony 4-poster bed with an en suite bathroom, which includes a hand-beaten copper bath and matching basins. The Suite also has an outdoor shower, as well as a private pool and deck. Other charming features include an outdoor shower, private deck, and swimming pool.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Walking safaris
  • High tea on offer
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $285 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 $335 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. 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

  • Garonga was an amazing time. We really didn't know what to expect, but we had the experience of a lifetime. On our first full day we sat on the porch of our tent and watched elephants, antelope, a giraffe and a lion at the watering hole. I must admit I had a hard time sleeping because animals were nearby grazing all night and I am a light sleeper. Hearing a lion next to your tent at night was something else. I was able to catch up on sleep during the afternoon break though so it was worth it. We saw so many animals and got great pictures. Again the staff and lodging at Garonga was great. The breakfast and lunch were also wonderful. The dinners were only average. Lindsay and I do not like game meat which was served for dinner most nights. After the first night we made them aware of our meat preferences and each day they would offer an alternative.

    Kipp Donlon, November 2013
  • What a view it is that you arrive to. Even having seen the pictures on their website I was amazed. The accommodation itself was fantastic. The level of service was out of this world. The safari team were great guides and great fun. The sleep-out was a highlight for us both, we had a giraffe eating from the tree next to us - so close I have a head-shot of it taken from in bed!

    David Procter, May 2012
  • I just wanted to thank you for all your help. We had an amazing time. Garonga was absolutely beautiful and we couldn't have asked for better service. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay a delight.

    Susie Odea, January 2009
  • Garonga & Savannah was the best. The owners & hostess was always present to make sure our needs were met, even offered special requests. I did not realize there were so many game drives. They were each 4hrs and two times per day. By the time we got to Savannah I counted 9. I stayed home for 2 game drives to enjoy my beautiful place that you arranged. The service & connections were seamless & the best!!!!

    B. Archer, October 2008

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Ashley Groenevelt

Ashley Groenevelt

Africa Safari Expert

"Amazing from start to finish! The super-king sized beds are ridiculously comfortable, and the level of service was out of this world. It was literally faultless!"

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What a view it is that you arrive to. Even having seen the pictures on their website I was amazed. The accommodation itself was fantastic. The level of service was out of this world. The safari team were great guides and great fun. The sleep-out was a highlight for us both, we had a giraffe eating from the tree next to us - so close I have a head-shot of it taken from in bed!

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