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Garonga Safari Camp Properties

Garonga Safari Camp
6 Luxury Suites

The accommodation at Garonga Safari Camp reflects the surroundings of the bush - textured earthy colours and clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort, a tempting place to lie and meditate for hours. The Tented Rooms are situated on a dry riverbed - each with a wooden deck that commands spectacular views. The rooms are spacious, with large, draped beds. In addition to the indoor shower, there is an outdoor shower that flows outwards from the luxury of the room, providing a continuous link to nature. The Hambleden Suite offers luxurious accommodation and privacy in exceptional surroundings. The Suite contains an ebony four-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. The food at Garonga Safari Camp is a fusion of the resident chef’s exceptional culinary skills and there is a varied selection of excellent South African wines - making every meal at Garonga an unforgettable experience. Our monthly newsletter features our favourite dishes - which are all chosen according to seasonal trends and vivid colours.
Makalali Game Reserve, South Africa


Year Round

South Africa is a year-round destination, and the best time to visit depends on your priorities. Safaris are best in the winter months (May to August). The grass is lowest, so game viewing is easier, and the temperatures are mild (maximum 20-23C). There is very little winter rainfall in the north. Namaqualand, in the Western and Northern Cape Provinces, becomes a floral phenomenon in spring (mid-August to mid-October), when the desert-like terrain is transformed into a carpet of flowers, drawing thousands of visitors. The best season for the beach is summer (November to mid-March). The southern regions are summer destinations, with low summer rainfall. Temperatures reach 28-30C or higher on truly beautiful days. The warm waters of the east coast make for almost year-round swimming. South Africans tend to take their annual holidays in summer, causing tourist destinations to be overcrowded from mid-December to late January, as well as during the other school holidays.
Game Drives, Walks, Tracking, Sleep-Out Excursions, Stargazing, Bush Dining, Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Massage.

Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a safari for the soul, an unhurried and intimate wildlife encounter - a time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. You can either try your hand at every activity we have on offer, or you can do simply nothing at all - lazing in the hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala. Activities include game drives, wilderness walks, sleep-outs, outdoor bush-baths and aromatherapy and reflexology sessions. We encourage our guests to indulge in activities that will allow them to walk close to the animals, and thereby enhance their wildlife encounter.

Escape to our Sala, and feel invigorated and calmed by the Aromatherapy and Reflexology treatments we have on offer. Also offer Indian head massage, Hot Stone Therapy (Winter only), and Honeymoon Coupe Instructional massage. ake some time for yourself and breathe in the fresh air of the bushveld - revitalise your mind, body and soul.

Guests may sleep out on their own on a beautiful deck with stunning views overlooking the Veldt. A Sumptuous Picnic Hamper, a Drinks Box, and Hot drinks are left for them at the Deck. They are left with a radio and will get collected in the morning. A Wash basin and Toilet close by are provided. It is a 20 minute drive from the main camp. A truly magical experience!
Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive camp situated in the greater Makalali Conservancy west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself.
Garonga is an exclusive 14-bed safari camp situated west of Kruger National Park, between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, in South Africa's Northern Province. The reserve forms part of the Makalali wildlife conservancy and offers an in-depth experience for bush-lovers seeking more than the classic Big Five encounter.This is what the owners have to say: "When we first stumbled upon this land, we knew instantly what we had found. A land of offering - a bushveld haven, nestling below the Drakensberg Mountains in our country's northern province. The knobthorn, the jackalberry, the maroela tree, grew in profusion. We saw no lights by night, heard no traffic noise by day. We could have been tempted to keep this refuge to ourselves. But we wanted to share the abundance we had found. So we set about developing Garonga that others may explore it with us - and nourish their souls, as we had."

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