My 16 year old daughter and I were privileged to spend 4 nights at Ngala in April and it was an amazing experience in every way. Hospitality in S. Africa sets a very high standard anyway, but Ngala brings it to a new level! Every staff member was so warm and attentive, the setting is so beautiful, the food was excellent and never stops coming... and all this is on top of the superlative game viewing we had - leopards, lions, cheetah, our big cat adventures up close and personal were so thrilling and we also had some great experiences with wild dogs, watching them gambol and play. There was plenty of other wildlife as well, elephants, rhino, giraffes, zebra, cape buffalo, hyena etc. which is always wonderful to see but it was the experiences with the big cats that were the most amazing! As a private game reserve (vs. in Krueger Park itself) our vehicles could go off road and gave us the opportunity to find the animals where they were and observe them in close proximity - fantastic!
There is nothing that could have made our stay more perfect! There is no cell phone service or internet so some people might find that a draw-back - however when we were out on the game drives, I could get cell phone service so did have a daily opportunity to send/receive texts or make a call when we had our refreshment stop.
- Also Known As:
- Ngala Safari Hotel
- Ngala Safari Hotel Ngala Private Game Reserve
- AndBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The romance and mystery of Africa come alive in 20 thatched cottages tucked under a dense canopy of tamboti trees at Ngala Safari Lodge. Exuding classical safari charm, the spacious veranda, with its wonderfully comfortable armchairs, looks out onto a popular waterhole. For pure indulgence, the Safari Suite offers an elegant sitting room, private swimming pool and exclusive use of a safari vehicle. Mouth-watering meals are served in the shade of an enormous weeping boerbean tree, while a large swimming pool lies on the edge of thick riverine woodland. ... more less