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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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Dorset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in August for 5 days and had a brilliant time. The tents are pure luxury and the food was amazing. Especially enjoyed the bush breakfast on our last morning and the 'bbq' on our last evening. The guides are very skilled at tracking and trailing the animals, we saw all but the leopard!! Rooms are so comfortable... More

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

Apologies for the late reply. We are very glad you had a brilliant time here, and experienced at least one of the extra activities, the Bush Bath. Best Regards Bernie More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

From the moment we arrived to moment we left, we were made to feel welcome. The service was outstanding, from the sleep out, the bush bath and lunch in the treehouse ,nothing was too much trouble- certainly a place where they go the extra mile. The food was outstanding best food we have ever eaten, and served in a lovely... More

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

Sorry for taking so long to respond. Thanks indeed for your positive feedback. Best Wishes Bernie More

Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've entitled this review Part 2, because I just reviewed another camp we stayed at prior to Garonga and many of my general comments about the game drives, weather etc apply as well. Garonga is approximately an hour's drive from Hoedspruitt Airport. It is in a fenced private reserve owned by a member of the WH Smith and Sons book... More

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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 August 20, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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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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