Ngala Safari Lodge
The Ngala Safari Lodge,is a Romantic Tented Safari Camp in the renowned Kruger National Park.
The Ngala Safari Lodge offers exhilarating Walking Safaris,Interpretive Big Five game viewing,a unique Specialist Tracking Safari, it has a commitment to conserving African wildlife
The Ngala Safari Lodge,Ngala mean ‘lion’ in Shangaan, was the first private safari reserve to be incorporated in the world-famous Kruger National Park – the largest wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.
With exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares (36 323 acres) of Kruger’s game-rich wilderness, Ngala offers an extraordinary African wildlife safari experience.
Guests may enjoy exhilarating four-day, three-night Walking Safaris tracking rhino, elephant bulls and buffalo herds on foot during exciting morning walks and viewing nocturnal predators on informative night game-drives.
Led by specialist rangers, safety is the highest priority. Accommodation is in four spacious safari tents with en suite facilities.
Ngala Safari Lodge is of one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements.
Under this partnership, an annual lease, traversing fees and a percentage of Ngala’s profits are paid to the National Parks Trust.
As a reliable ecotourism destination, Ngala makes a significant contribution to ongoing community empowerment operations and conservation development.
Safari lodging at Ngala Safari Lodge
Comprising 20 thatched chalets with en suite bathrooms and private verandas and the luxurious Safari Suite overlooking the Mapone riverbed, Ngala Safari Lodge e exudes a romantic colonial ambiance.
The large sparkling swimming pool overlooks a natural riverine system.
Classic family safari accommodation – This gracious, colonial-style safari lodge, set in Ngala’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 features a private veranda and exudes a romantic ambience with nostalgic safari memorabilia.
With its secluded position overlooking the Mopane riverbed, Ngala’s sophisticated Safari Suite 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.
Ngala’s unmatched safari experience: Renowned for its exceptional Big Five game viewing, Ngala offers exhilarating twice-daily game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles and interpretive bush walks.
Ngala Game Lodge is situated on 14 800 hectares/36 500 acres of exclusive game-rich Kruger National Park land, Northern Province, South Africa. The Lodge’s spectacular setting is near the Kruger’s Timbavati gate.
Scheduled flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airports to Eastgate Airport. The transfer from Eastgate Airport is by road and takes one hour.
Ngala is accessible for guests by two-wheel drive vehicle. Driving time from Johannesburg is 5 hours on excellent roads.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
First private game reserve to be incorporated into the two million hectare world famous Kruger National Park, dazzling and prolific array of spectacular wildlife, huge breeding herds of elephant and high concentrations of lion,vast terrain – enables wide-ranging rare wild dog to thrive.
Timbavati River habitat offers excellent game viewing, phenomenal leopard sightings, elusive nocturnal animals e.g. African wild cat and serval, comfortable double chalets that echo the elegance and romance of bygone Africa.
20 air-conditioned cottages with en suite bath, shower, twin hand basins, w.c and intimate veranda.
One luxurious Safari Suite with en suite bathroom, separate sitting room, additional w.c, outdoor shower, large deck/veranda and private swimming pool.
Secluded in leafy woodlands, Ngala’s guest areas include a spacious thatched sitting, bar and dining area with impressive open fireplaces, shaded swimming pool and sundecks overlooking a busy waterhole.
Dinner is served either in the traditional African boma (reeded enclosure) or in the romantic lantern-lit courtyard.
The lodge has a well-stocked craft gallery.
A well-equipped, air- conditioned conference room seating up to 42 delegates is situated in a quiet corner away from the central guest areas.
Twice daily game-drives in open game viewing vehicles and nature walks on the reserve are included in the rate.
The excellent game viewing experience is complemented by other activities such as stargazing, bird-watching and moonlit bush dinners and bush sundowners (weather permitting).
NGALA GAME LODGE – FACT SHEET
Number of Rooms 21
Weather – Hot, wet (568mm/22”) summers, cool to dry winters.
Rainfall – September to April late afternoon & evening thunderstorms.
Temperature – Summer: 18 – 36C/64-96F Winter: 2 – 16C/36-61F
Best time to travel – Game viewing excellent year round
Altitude – 418m/1372ft above sea level
Malaria – Ngala is in a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken
Children are welcome. Regretfully children 5 and younger cannot participate in the regular game-drives and children under the age of 12 cannot participate in bush walks. Child minders can be booked at an additional cost.
Children aged 6 to 11 years are accommodated on game-drives at the lodge Manager’s discretion. An extra bed can be arranged for a child 11 and younger sharing its parent’s room
Maximum Guests 44
Triples 2 in camp per night
Double Bed 7
Twin Bed 13
Room Fans Yes
Mosquito Nets Yes
Lodge Pool Yes
Indoor Bath Yes
Indoor Showers Yes
Outdoor Showers No (Yes Safari Suite)
Separate w.c No (Yes Safari Suite)
In Room Safe Yes
Personal Bars No (Yes Safari Suite)
Conference Facilities Yes
Suitable for disabled guests Yes, with assistance
Distance between Rooms 20m/66ft
Check In 12h00
Check Out 11h00
Kosher Food Prior notice, extra cost
Power 220v AC
Private 4×4 safari vehicle If available, extra cost. (Yes – Safari Suite)
Credit Cards Visa, Diners, AmEx, Master