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4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the privilege of getting married here on the 6th August, having been staying there for 5 days. It has to have been the best holiday ever. The Camp is wonderful, relaxed and welcoming all the staff are lovely eager to help and always smiling, nothing is ever to much trouble. We had wonderful guides and we thank Jafa... More

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks indeed Glynis, It was a pleasure hosting you here for your very special Day! Hope to see you back on an Anniversary. The Lions are still "performing" on a regular basis, and the sounds at night are truly spectacular. All the best Bernie More

los angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Garonga for our first part of our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The tents are comfortable with all the amenities of a hotel, you kind of forget you are staying in a tent! Every meal was delicious and we were never hungry. My husband is a picky eater so this is saying a lot! The only... More

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

WE certainly hope to see you back. Thanks indeed for the very positive feedback. I will certainly pass on your positive comments on the food to the chefs. Best Wishes Bernie More

london
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went there as part of my honeymoon and had the best experience I could have ever expected. Great location, service and the people who work there are second to none would always go out of there way to ensure you enjoyed the game rides. Would put in my top 3 places I have stayed.

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words, and so glad you had a great honeymoon here. Best Regards Bernie More

Hazyview, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Garonga is a lovely camp with beautiful well equiped tents. From a hairdrier to electric blankets, to gowns and slippers and sarongs and magazines. The biggest spoil for me was the hammock on our verandah overlooking the dry riverbed. ( each of the tents have one ) The weekend will be forever concreted in our memories as the weekend of... More

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. Although you stayed only the weekend am so glad you tried and enjoyed all the extra activities that are part of the Garonga Experience. It is also such a pleasure to welcome more and more South Africans here! Best Wishes Bernie More

Konigswinter, Germany
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed 6 nights in garonga 2 nights in the main camp and 4 nights in the little garonga camp. Our days started early with a safari tour. We were totally 4 people, we had a safari jeep with a driver and a guide just for us. These guys are that nice, friendly and experienced just great. We saw all... More

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Am so glad you enjoyed your experience at both Camps which are so different in style. It is indeed a tribute to the Guides who really care about the animals as well as trying to show you a majical experience. Congratulations on winning the world Cup! Best Wishes Bernie More

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We spent 5 nights at Garonga and were enchanted by our fantastic stay. Lovely setting, people and animals! Really really well run and organised - with a great attention to detail, but not over fussy - ie relaxing. Would love to come again.

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks indeed for your very positive comments. We would love to have you back again! All the best Bernie More

Rome, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My son and I stayed 2 nights at Garonga and we really enjoyed every minute of it! The friendly staff, the rangers (Elliott and Richard) who went out of their way for us, the magical atmosphere, the exquisite food... and when we left we were waved goodbye by all. Thank you very much for making our first safari so special... More

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very positive feedback. It was a pleasure having you here to stay. Regards Bernie More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Spent 5 nights in a luxury tent at Garonga. Bernie and his team could not have made the experience more enjoyable! Fabulous location, food, staff, ambience! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was like being part of a family. The other guests who were primarily on honeymoon were lovely company and like minded so there... More

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks indeed for your very encouraging feedback. I remember the birthday well - a great Garonga Choir! Keep well and all the best Bernie More

Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Garonga Safari Camp is the place to be. We can definately recommend everything. Fabulous rooms within a great surrounding. Extraordinary safaritours with perfect guides. Delicious food. We will come back. A big THANK YOU to the wohle G-Team it was a perfect T time.

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. Am so chuffed you had a great time here. best Wishes Bernie More

Liskeard, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

From the moment we arrived to the very second we left we felt like part of the big Garonga family. All the staff are so welcoming, helpful and always smiling enjoying their time with you and their role at the camp. We were warmly welcomed by the team with a hot flannel and a glass of the most delicious freshly... More

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks indeed Caitie and Darren, A pleasure having you for your Honeymoon! I trust you enjoyed the rest of your special holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back on an Anniversary maybe? best Wishes Bernie More

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Address: Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Garonga Safari Camp 4*
Also Known As:
Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
Garonga Safari Camp South Africa/Makalali Private Game Reserve

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