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andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge

Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
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Jordan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have never had such rewarding, fun and special game trips as with Ngala. We saw wild dogs, many leopard sightings, lions- everything except Rhino- which our friends saw with their guide. , The difference between this lodge and others-lies in the care, the service and passion of the staff. These sightings were made possible by the effort and instinct-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our trip of a lifetime through Rothschilds Safaris which included a stay at Ngala. We were absolutely amazed at the quality of the camp from accomodations to food to the game drives. It completely exceeded our expectations and we would return in a heartbeat to experience the wondrous days and nights at this fabulous venue. Many thanks to... More 

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Aspen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent three days here. Access is a bit of a trial since it is several hours from an airport (unless you make a charter small plane arrangement). But the trip is well worth it. The property is an unfenced adjacency to Kruger National Park so the animals can roam freely. Before we even got to the Lodge we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We came here as part of our honeymoon and It was honestly the best trip we've ever been on, everything about Ngala was way above our expectations, the food the lodges the staff, we would100% recommend them. We had our game drives with Elliot and Areb, both great men who made sure they found every Animal we wanted to see... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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 March 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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 March 12, 2015

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 February 28, 2015

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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