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Garonga Safari Camp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were so pleasant, very attentive to your needs without being overwhelming. The tent was very comfortable, the food was amazing....BUT...The safari was AWESOME!!! Our guide Jeff went above & beyond (literally knocking down trees) to get us close to the animals. A once in a lifetime experience

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Garonga. I will pass on your feedback to the staff. Thanks indeed for taking time to submit your feedback. best Wishes Bernie More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent five nights at this wonderful camp. Our cabin tent overlooked a waterhole where animals came to drink most days-a Safari without leaving our tent.One morning an elephant spent half an hour eating just off our deck and so we had our own private viewing. We saw plenty of animals including Leopards. We saw a leopard climb a tree... More 

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

Thanks so much for your very positive feedback; much appreciated. Five nights is becoming much more popular where you can do all the extra activities in calmness, such as the sleepout, the Bush Bath, Microliting etc. The Game you saw sounds awesome. Unfortunately some times we do change Guides around if they go on leave, or if there are certain... More 

Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived we were allocated tent 1, Little Ham, overlooking the water hole. Perfect, couldn't have asked for better. Woke up every morning and played with the monkeys before breakfast! We stayed at Garonga for five nights and that was just about right. On the fourth night we did the 'sleep out' which is one of the most memorable... More 

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

Thanks indeed for your very kind feedback. Once again we have Guests staying 5 nights and experiencing the sleepout which , as you say, is a truly amazing experience. The Safari teams are indeed the most important on site as this is what you come for and so very chuffed they provided such a great Safari Experience for you. Regarding... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic time during our stay in the stunning Hambleden Suite at Little Garonga. We had our own pool on our deck which overlooked a watering hole, and every detail had been considered in our rooms - even down to our favourite drinks! Robert & Heffric were so friendly in looking after our every need, and provided... More 

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

Dear Nikki and Family, It was a pleasure hosting you all at Little Garonga. We are all so glad you enjoyed your holiday here. I will certainly pass on your very kind words to Robert, Herfric and all the staff at LG. The sleepout is indeed a highlight and is still proving extremely popular. Thank you so much for your... More 

Tudeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get married here recently and what a place it is. I must say Garonga and it's wonderful team far surpassed any expectations I had. I cannot put in to words how truly wonderful this place is Our wedding day was amazing, the people we met were fantastic, the food is just great, and the animals....well... More 

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

Many congratulations again on your very special day. It was a great day and George, the Marriage Officer, was as easy and amusing as always. I will pass on your feedback to Josia and Richard and all the staff. We would very much like to asee you back on an Anniversary. Thanks again for your very positive feedback. We all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nights with my wife just after the upgrade and reopening in June 2016. Beautiful tents with daily sightings of animals just outside on the riverbed. Friendly staff and excellent game drives. Cold in June, so bring extra clothes for the drives.

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

Thanks so much for your very positive review. Indeed it is still cold now normally through to the middle of August. The Game sightings are also great at the moment. Best Wishes Bernie More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 June 29, 2016

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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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: $517 - $781 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garonga Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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