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Ngala Tented Camp

Ngala Tented Camp

$805 per person

Ngala Tented Camp is a unique accommodation option at the private reserve offering guests an authentic safari experience with all the romance of tented canvas suites and the same luxurious trappings expected of a luxury safari lodge.

The prestigious &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve lies on the western border of the iconic Kruger National Park in a protected wilderness area called Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
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It’s a beautiful bushveld retreat located in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa and one of 20 private un-fenced safari destinations that make up the Greater Kruger National Park. This vast wilderness area shares an un-fenced boundary with the Kruger National Park.

Ngala Tented Camp is a unique accommodation option at the private reserve offering guests an authentic safari experience with all the romance of tented canvas suites and the same luxurious trappings expected of a luxury safari lodge.
Ngala is the Shangaan word for “lion” and the reserve is aptly named; lions are a magnificent and common wildlife sighting in the beautiful reserve, particularly the world-renowned white lions of the Timbavati.

Ngala Tented Camp is limited to 9 luxury canvas suites, sleeping up to 18 adult guests. Privacy and exclusivity are guaranteed, particularly if you book the tented camp on an exclusive-use basis.

Game drives in Ngala Private Game Reserve are also an exclusive affair; and limited to guests staying at the luxury safari lodge and tented camp on the reserve.

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Ngala Private Game Reserve – 9 luxury tented chalets; sleeping up to 18 adult guests

Ngala Tented Camp is set in a private game reserve which spans some 14 700 hectares. It offers discerning travellers an authentic bushveld experience with all the fine trappings of a sophisticated safari tour of the Kruger National Park. The gorgeous canvas tents are set in tranquil bushveld surrounds on raised platforms which offer guests a panoramic view of the surrounding open savanna grasslands and riverine woodlands. The premier tented safari camp is cleverly designed to blend into the woodland thickets which flank the seasonal Timbavati River. The canvas suites lie nestled in ancient indigenous trees which provide welcome shade and cooling respite from the hot summer temperatures.

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The overall style and design of &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp is warm and earthy yet sophisticated and elegant. The tented camp’s lap pool follows the contours of the riverbank and offers guests hours of relaxation and wonderful game sightings. The theme of the tented safari camp is based on the African safari chic interior style for which luxury lodges in southern Africa have become world-renowned.

There are 9 luxury tented safari suites at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp boasting luxury features and convenient facilities:

  • spacious bedroom/living area with ensuite bathroom
  • outdoor walk-in shower
  • air-conditioning and overhead fans for summer; electric blankets for winter
  • outdoor viewing deck
  • contoured lap pool hugging the Timbavati River
  • massage sala overlooking the Timbavati River
  • complimentary Wi-Fi in the camp guest area and safari tents
Guests staying at Ngala Tented Camp are offered all the romance of an authentic tented camp coupled with the fine trappings of a contemporary luxury safari lodge.

Dining at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp is part of the overall experience; three delicious meals a day are prepared by a qualified private chef. You could find yourself dining under the stars at the camp boma or enjoying a gorgeous al fresco dinner set up in a dry riverbed. Delicious lunch platters are served poolside or on tables set up in the lush camp garden. Special requests such as Kosher meals are available on request with prior notice and at an additional cost.

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madikwe hills private game lodge suite private deck

Guests have access to private open safari guests and enjoy daily morning and afternoon game drives in the company of a professional game ranger and highly experienced tracker. Children 12 years and older are welcome at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp.

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Ngala Tented Camp

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Ngala Tented Camp

Answer: Ngala Private Game Reserve lies on the western border of the iconic Kruger National Park in a protected wilderness area called Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.

More About Ngala Tented Camp

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve spans some 50 000 hectares of pristine wilderness area and includes the Motswari Game Reserve, Ngala Game Reserve, Tanda Tula Game Reserve and Umlani Game Reserve. The private reserve is world-renowned for its white lions and Big 5 game viewing.

Ngala Private Game Reserve falls within the Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP) which, in turn, falls within the internationally-declared Kruger2Canyons UNESCO Man and Biosphere and within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation area (GLTP Treaty of 2002).

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines

TOUR LOCATION

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve, 2865

Inclusions and exclusions

Ngala Private Game Reserve Rates include:
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Safari activities
  • One hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  Rates exclude:
  • Administration fee
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Government bed levy
  • Conservancy or park fees
  • Landing fees
 

Facilities and Amenities at Ngala Private Game Reserve

Description of Facilities / Amenities Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge | Number of suites10 Luxury suites
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Private Pool/JacuzziYes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Private PoolYes
 

NGALA TENTED CAMP LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

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EXPERIENCE

Ngala Tented Camp is limited to 9 luxury canvas suites, sleeping up to 18 adult guests. Privacy and exclusivity are guaranteed, particularly if you book the tented camp on an exclusive-use basis. Game drives in Ngala Private Game Reserve arealso an exclusive affair; and limited to guests staying at the luxury safari lodge and tented camp on the reserve. Animal sightings are spectacular due to the wide diversity because the reserve is unfenced and game roams freely between the private reserves of the Greater Kruger National Park and the Kruger National Park. Guests staying at Ngala do not suffer from tourist overcrowding and the problem of “queue to view” that you often experience in the Kruger National Park. Guided bush walks are part of the Ngala safari experience. On request, you have the opportunity to enjoy the incredible bushveld surrounds at Ngala Private Game Reserve from a different perspective; in the company of a dedicated professional armed game ranger.   walkers bush villa sundowners

DAILY GAME DRIVES

Guests enjoy daily game drives in a private open safari vehicle in a private game reserve which spans some 14 700 hectares. Ngala Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 which includes elephant, rhino, buffalo and lion and an abundance of other wildlife, predators and birds. Morning game drives include sunrise drinks and snacks and evening game drives include sundowners at a splendid vantage point. A highly-qualified professional ranger and tracker accompany you on your game drives and are happy to tailor the safari tour to your individual needs. This might include a focus on certain animals or tailored for birding or photography enthusiasts. Each game drive is about 3-hours long. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is renowned for its frequent elephant sightings as well as incredible sightings of white lion, leopard and rare African wild dog. The reserve is home to over 350 recorded bird species which makes it a sought-after safari destination for birders.

GUIDED BUSH WALKS

The true essence of the African bushveld is experienced on a guided bush walk at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp. Walking in the wilderness provides guests with an incredible opportunity to experience the bush from a completely different perspective. There’s an element of thrill and excitement as you walk deep into Big 5 territory with a professional armed game ranger and an experienced tracker. You’re filled with the scent of the wild grasses and rich African soil; and your senses reawaken to the sounds and textures of the magnificent bushveld. It’s very different to sitting on the back of an open safari vehicle because you get close and personal to the finer details of the bush. Such as spiders and dung beetles; and wild herbs and plants which have incredible healing powers and were used in ancient times for traditional medicine.

OTHER FACILITIES

MOHOLOHOLO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE

Take a day tour to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and meet several of Africa’s finest wildlife ambassadors. The centre is a safe haven for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and birds of prey; some of which are healed and re-introduced to the bush, while others take up permanent residency because they are too badly damaged to fend for themselves. You’ll see a wide array of animals at Moholoholo; from lion, leopard, serval, cheetah and hyena to Stoffel the famous honey badger as well as vultures, eagles and other magnificent birds of prey. The centre plays an extremely important conservation role, has a very successful breeding programme and is actively involved in anti-poaching initiatives. The centre is entirely self-funded and relies on the support of visitors and generous donors. There is a small fee for guided tours which last about two hours. Your visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre helps keep this incredible facility going.  

HELICOPTER FLIP

Hoedspruit Helicopters is the only scenic helicopter charter company operating in the Hoedspruit. Contact them directly for a one-of-its-kind helicopter flip over the majestic Drakensberg mountain range and the Blyde River Canyon. Gain a different perspective of the lush Lowveld from high up in the air.  

BLYDE RIVER CANYON CRUISE

Blyde River Canon is the third-largest canyon in the world and the largest ‘green’ canyon in the world. You’ll enjoy an interpretation tour of the canyon which takes you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall; a fascinating 200-metre high natural phenomenon which builds up and lays down tufa rock as a result of a chemical reaction which precipitates cultrate out of the reaction between plant, water and rock. A canyon cruise is awe-inspiring; the steep cliff faces tower above you while the boat cruises in the shadow of the Three Rondavels (a mountain landscape shaped like three small huts). The tour takes 1 hour 30 minutes and departs from the Blyde River Dam jetty which you get to from Swadini Forever Resort.  

EXPLORE HOEDSPRUIT

Hoedspruit is the largest town in the region and a thriving tourism hub. It’s grown so much in the last few years that it’s now a destination on its own. A modern shopping centre has just gone up and you’ve got a choice of a number of great restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. It’s where the local farmers and game farm owners come to shop and meet friends and the town’s packed with tourists either passing through or spending a few days in town. Hoedspruit lies nestled in a fertile agricultural valley at the foot of the majestic Klein Drakensberg, which means ‘Small Dragon Mountain’ in Afrikaans. It lies on the railway line which links Tzaneen in the north-west with Kaapmuiden in the east. The town got its name - which means ‘hat creek’ in Afrikaans - from an intrepid explorer who allegedly made the long and arduous trek over the Drakensberg mountains, down into the scorching Lowveld. When he reached the cool waters of the Sandspruit River, he threw his hat into the creek and declared he would settle there. There’s a lot to do in and around Hoedspruit; plan to spend at least a day exploring the area. Most trips to Hoedspruit end at one or other restaurant or pub where the locals will greet you warmly and convince you to drink up and stay awhile.  

PANORAMA TOUR ROUTE

If you are driving to or from Simbavati Hilltop Lodge; one way at least should go via the Panorama Route. It’s an incredibly scenic route with spectacular views around every corner; taking you from Hoedspruit via the historic towns of Graskop and Pilgrim’s Rest to the town of Sabie. It tracks the ancient paths of gold diggers who came to the area during the gold rush to seek their fortune. An iconic feature along the Panorama Route is Blyde River Canyon. It’s the third-largest canyon in the world and the largest ‘green’ canyon in the world. Other highlights along the way include God’s Window, a breath-taking viewpoint on the Drakensberg escarpment; the Pinnacle, a rocky outcrop which some people call God’s Finger; and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a beautiful and strange natural phenomenon where river water has over centuries eroded the rocks and created perfectly formed smooth potholes and unusual sculptures. Stop for pancakes at the legendary Harry’s Pancakes in Graskop or delicious craft beer at the Sabie Brewing Company. If you have time, enjoy the ride of your life on Misty Mountain’s Long Tom Toboggan which is located on Long Tom Pass. It’s a 1.7 kilometre track that winds down a mountain slope at speed; it’s the longest toboggan run in Africa and a huge amount of fun for children and adults.

Ngala Tented Camp Lodge Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 JANUARY 2019 – 31 DECEMBER 2019

Ngala Tented Camp LodgeRates and Tariffs January 2019 - December 2019
Luxury Suite | per night per person sharingZAR11 765
     
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