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andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge

Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow wow WOW!! We were so so lucky. With "A" team ranger and tracker, Elliot and Arab, we knew we were in for a treat. But this was thrilling every single day and surpassed all expectations. I visited Ngala with 2 friends for 2 nights and we were truly spoilt by all the amazing hospitality and "surprise" events of the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time at an andBeyond property (I've previously stayed at Rock Lodge in Phinda) and I was definitely not disappointed. All the staff at Ngala were super friendly, helpful, warm and accommodating. The lodge itself is quite small (maybe only 20 cottages?) so the setting is very intimate and cosy and you definitely feel looked after every... More 

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Vereeniging SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we had a wonderful time at Ngala! Ngala is in the bush! The road to the camp was a real off road experience. Luckily we used my sons 4x4 vehicle! The lodge is located next to a dam and on the very first night we saw elephant drinking from there. There are a few resident bushbuck and warthogs roaming... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ngala was wonderful. Not only did we see all the Big Five on our safari trips, but we enjoyed wonderful times and meals with the staff. Mama Connie and our tracker Elvis were amazing, as were all the staff. My son and I were even invited to the local village, where we spent time with the villagers, toured the school... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to South Africa, our first safari - and absolutely nothing will top this! Each member of the Ngala staff brought something special - first class and personable service, a smile all the time and wonderful food. Our tracker Elvis is the best. He led us to see all the big 5, plus the fat 5, the ugly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, luxurious place, outstandingly skilled guides, extremely friendly staff. Top quality, highly recommended. You won't find a better animal experience anywhere on the planet, and at Ngala you do it in luxury.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can we say about Ngala? This was our trip of a life time and the Ngala family made it much more than that. It is an experience that will stay with us forever. The people, the food, the accommodation and of course the animals were amazing. Mama Connie looks out for everyone as if they were her own family... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We got to meet people from Sweden as well as Johannesburg at this camp. Our guide Dyke was an excellent tracker -- we saw leopards several times as well as wild dogs, white rhinos, and (briefly) a black rhino. The accommodations were exceptional -- breakfast in the bush was a highlight.

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Columbus,Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I always said if I ever get to do a safari I want to stay for at least part of the trip at a luxury camp. Wow, we loved Ngala. Lots of personal attention, even had our own butler, Norman. Food was exceptional. They even surprised us one evening with dinner on our cottage patio, candles, Champaign and all. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

For 8 years we've been waiting patiently to go back to South-Africa and enjoy a proper safari experience. The reason....our twins. If there's one thing in the world I wanted them to experience it was a safari. And as soon as they turned 8. We took of. We originally wanted to go to Phinda but as we decided only in... More 

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