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andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge

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Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had 4 days and had the best time. With 10 minutes of arriving a family of elephants came to the camp watering hole for a drink - we were in heaven - we though what an amazing start. Our guide was Barney and our Tracker was Thomas. It is truly amazing how quickly Thomas saw an animal and pointed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love andBeyond, the service is generally amazing and locations superb. I was however disappointed by this location - personally it did not live up to expectations on some points. On the positives, our ranger and spotter were first class, far exceeding my expectations. Well informed, fun, informative and respectful of nature. From the big 5 to birds, these guys... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The safari at Ngala was absolutely amazing - words can't capture how pleased we were with the experience. The accommodations were luxurious - certainly not what one would expect in the middle of the bush. Our guide was so knowledgable that he made the experience enjoyable, educational and memorable, and we got to see all of the big five. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From reception to departure, this is a fantastic experience. The chalets are excellent and the food is truely amazing. Add to this wonderful staff who enjoy providing good service and you have the ingredients for a great holiday. However it is the actual time spent on safari that is breath taking! The guides and trackers are excellent, the vehicles comfortable... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After over 10 days in southern Africa, Ngala was actually our first real safari lodge. We'd already stayed 3 nights at andBeyond Sossusvlei in Namibia, so we knew to expect stunning rooms and impeccable service. We were not disappointed! Room - we stayed in the Family Suite which was perfect for our family (2 adults, 2 kids). It was privately... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed at Ngala for three nights in July and cannot recommend the place more! The lodge is about an hours drive from the airport, and the amount of animals we saw on the transfer alone was amazing! On arrival we were greeted with welcome drinks and refreshment towels. We were given some rules for our safety such as not... More 

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montebello, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We just returned from a three day stay at the Safari Lodge. It was our last stop on our safari trip after stays in Chobe and in Sabi Sands at Kirkmans Kamp. We drove to the lodge from Kirkmans with a stop on the way at Elephants Whispers for an elephant encounter. The drive took about two hours. At arrival... More 

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Exeter, Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed at Ngala with our 9 year old daughter for 3 nights. It was fabulous from start to finish and we would like to thank all the staff and especially Andre and Joseph (our ranger and tracker) for an experience we will never forget. We are already planning to return next year with all of our family.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

OMG! One of the most amazing places I have ever stayed. From upon arrival we were treated as family and not just guests, all the food was extremely delicious. The staff are fantastic making you feel like you're at home. The lodge itself is worth every $$$ wild animals on the front lawn eating, elephants drinking from the water hole... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is the place. The staff was excellent. The game driver (Barney) was unbelievably knowledgeable. Flora, animals, history... Also makes a great sunset gin martini. Within 24 hours or our arrival we had extensively seen the big five. Now he practically wrecked his ride (jeep) tramping through the bushes to get within 20 yards of a big leopard. Food at... More 

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