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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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Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week 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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

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 September 21, 2014

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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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