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Garonga Safari Camp

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Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Garonga is overwhelmingly beautiful. The accommodation is spa-like elegance with every attention to detail. The resort is small so the service is personalized. The staff and guides/trackers ensure all your needs are met. The exclusive (but far from snooty :)) atmosphere gives you the opportunity to meet and share meals with the other guests if you choose but offers privacy... More 

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

Thanks so much for your very positive feedback. Am so glad you tried all the activities and enjoyed them. I will pass on to all the staff your report. It was a pleasure hosting you. Regards Bernie More 

Hamburg, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best kept secret just outside of Krüger. This camp has just been revamped and looks great! Super friendly staff and hosts who made our safari and stay as memorable as possible. Honestly - whoever wants to brunch together with Elephants in the morning - just book your stay here. Super spacious tents with STUNNING views over the dry river... More 

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

Thanks indeed for your very kind comments. The revamp has us all excited and newly motivated and so really glad you enjoyed the new Garonga look. Both camps are indeed different as you rightly point out. Regards Bernie More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic time at the newly revamped Garonga camp. Lovely hospitality from all the staff including the owner Berny, and manager Rina, as well as our guide Josia and tracker Richard. We were very lucky to have room 1 which has the best view of the water hole and saw Zebra, wart hog , antelope and elephant in camp... More 

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

Many thanks indeed for your taking time to wrote on TA with such a positive review. The game viewing has really been great so far; we have been lucky in that we have a lot more grass (feed) than most after some late rains and so this does attract the Animals here. The sleepout is truly a majical experience and... More 

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

Totally "in awe" with the newly revamped Garonga! Luxurious tented rooms, spacious both inside and outside - what beautiful decks. Amazing bathrooms and oh the outdoor shower. The staff are so friendly and attentative to one's needs, and the food outstanding. And then of course the game drives....pride of lions, white rhino's, wild dogs, hyena's and plains game all in... More 

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

Thanks so much for your tremendous review. It was great that you saw so much in the short time you were here. Indeed we are all extremely proud of the new Revamp, and all the subtle changes from service to food, to the Guiding that has also been done. It was a pleasure to host you here. I will pass... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

It's like a dream, it's relaxing, great food, great people, beautiful animals, great experience ... we couldn't expect more from doing a relaxing safari. If you want to do safari, see a lot of wild South African animals, have great food, be in the wilderness and the same time have all luxury amenities, I can just highly recommend Garonga Safari... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place. Our first safari experience and the atmosphere hospitality guides and all staff at Garonga were fantastic. The views from your room included leopard. Giraffes zebra wildebeest . The guides just want to please you and we had some amazing experiences on safari. The catering and service team made the whole experience with delicious food . Great... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

My husband and I recently stayed for our honeymoon- we did 2 nights at Garonga and 1 night at Little Garonga. Total of 6 safari rides. The decor and style of the lodge and accommodations was the perfect combo of safari rustic mixed with luxury and class. Both were the most incredible experiences we could have imagined. Private hammocks overlooking... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Okay, I know the title is a cliche', but it was just that. After arriving at Little Garonga camp, we were immediately made to feel so welcome by Robert the camp manager. We were given a welcoming cool drink then showed to our accomodation, The Hambledon Suite. This is a two bedroomed air conditioned villa with its own infinity pool... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This place is incredible. The tents are outstanding, very spacious, well equipped and the fact that there are only 6 of them means they take amazing care of you. The pool, the main communal area and the shop are all excellent. The views over a watering hole were also a winner. The staff, are genuinely the most attentive that I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Garonga is a wonderful boutique safari resort with only a small number of luxury tented rooms. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The game drives were amazing - CJ was great and explained us a lot about the wildlife and happily answered all our questions. We stayed at Garonga for 3 days and saw the Big Five and so... More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Additional Information about Garonga Safari Camp

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: $529 - $813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garonga Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
Garonga Safari Camp South Africa/Makalali Private Game Reserve
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