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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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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed a Garonga for our honeymoon several years ago. It was recommended to us. We were not disappointed. We were promised good game on the reserve. Day 1 we witnessed a leopard eating it's catch 35 feet up a tree. Day 2 we saw white rhino settling their differences. Day 3 we saw lions. Day 4 hippos. And so... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled to Garonga camp for the first part of our honeymoon and arrived to a warm welcome, fresh juice and cool towels after a 26 hour journey. After a quick check into our room we had a quick lunch and then headed out on a game drive. The location overlooking a dry river basin and watering hole meant we... More 

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Kulmbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this fantastic place for 5 nights. It all started with a perfect planned pick-up at Phalaborwa airport. Our driver, Llyod, was very friendly, helpful and answered all the questions we had during the drive to Garonga. After he had dropped us off, the manageress showed us around and made us very welcome from the very first moment.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to stay for a night at Garonga during November 2014. We stayed in Room 1, which we highly recommend as the view is directly of the waterhole and very private. It also had both indoor and outdoor showers, all fit for a king. The service was impeccable and every need and request was met with a... More 

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

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. Although only a short stay am so glad you experienced some of the "African Majic" in the Bush. I will certainly pass on your feedback to the Staff. Best Wishes Bernie More 

Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights, I highly reccomend staying for at least 4 nights to get most out of the safari and the place because it is worth it ! Our guides Elvis and Richard were fantastic and took us to see some pretty cool stuff. The food was excellent, we didnt have one bad meal for the entire... More 

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

Many congratulations again on your Honeymoon! It was a pleasure hosting you both, and I remember the time well with a really nice crowd, great entertainment had by all. Thanks so much for your very kind words, and will certainly pass this on to the Guides and staff alike. Best Wishes Bernie More 

Deventer, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is more than 2 years ago that we were there, oktober 2012, and the only thing y can say is go there and experience it by yourself. this experience is unforgettable, perfect location nothing more to add.

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

Great to have you back! Your support is very much appreciated. Thanks so much for your very positive feedback. Best Regards Bernie More 

Sydney
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a three night stay in November this year with my wife. The range of animals was very good, the guides were very helpful and informative and the rooms were clean and well appointed. Food was quite good. Breakfast was particularly good - did a very nice hot breakfast. The salads at lunch were nice as well. Dinners and the... More 

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

Thanks indeed for your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your Safaris. Apologies regarding the cake for tea and Dinners; I will be having a chat with the Chefs to put this right. Best wishes Bernie More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Garonga. Elvis was a fantastic guide and the rest of the staff was incredible as well. We highly recommend this game reserve. It was an especially wonderful place for couples. The experience of hearing the animals like hyenas while sleeping will be remembered for a long time.

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

Thanks indeed for your feedback. I will certainly pass on your comments to Elvis and Richard. Regards Bernie More 

Dorset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were lucky enough to stay here for the first part of our honeymoon and all we can say is that it was stunning. The food, service, safari, everything. This place has it all. I'm glad we made the decision not to go for a cheap honeymoon and cut corners and did the whole (it's a holiday of a lifetime)... More 

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

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback, and so chuffed you had such a great honeymoon with us. Best Wishes Bernie More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I already wrote a review for this hotel before but it seems to have disappeared Our stay was an amazing experience. We were here in May for our honeymoon. The staff were friendly, the game drives were excellent and there are lots of extra touches that make your stay amazing! The safari guides are very friendly and have lots of... More 

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

Thanks indeed for your review, and apologies for the late reply. If any Guests are feeling peckish they are more than welcome to request snacks. We can't leave them out during the day as the only people to eat them would be the "Vervet Monkeys". I'm glad you had a great honeymoon at Garonga, and yes, would be great to... 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*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
Garonga Safari Camp South Africa/Makalali Private Game Reserve

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