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Garonga Safari Camp

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Garonga Safari Camp offers a relaxing and holistic experience in beautiful surroundings. The camp reflects the surroundings of the bush's textured earthy colours and clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort. This is truly a "Safari for the Soul". Situated in the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve (22 000 hectares) Garonga's philosophy is to offer a distinct, unhurried and intimate wildlife encounter, allowing you the time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. This private nature reserve boasts the Big 5 which guests can experience up close on our exhilarating morning and afternoon game drives - the heart of the Garonga experience. You can either try your hand at every activity we have on offer, or you can do simply nothing at all, lazing in the hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala. The accommodation at Garonga Safari Camp comprises of six en suite luxury tents ideally positioned in this exquisite safari landscape.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Open-air bath
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport22 mi
Phalaborwa Airport30 mi
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We spent three nights here in July and did not want to leave. The camp itself is situated with lovely views and excellent facilities - the tents are spacious, well equipped and cosy on a winters night (the heated blankets are a bonus). The food was excellent and drink options extensive - if you want wine not included in the package it is very reasonably priced. We ate in a variety of locations around the camp meaning no day felt the same. We both liked being able to help ourselves to drinks from the bar (a good mixture of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), we felt this aspect made us feel very much at home rather than having to ask members of staff to make us drinks. The safari drives themselves were great fun. We saw plenty of animals and no drive was the same. As the camp itself if small you never feel packed into a vehicle which makes the whole experience feel much more exclusive. Beware, it really is cold on winter mornings (much colder than I ever expected!) - cosy blankets are provided. The sleep out is an experience I would definitely recommend, the memories from this night have provided entertaining stories since! Overall, an excellent camp, authentic feel with added luxury. Staff are fabulous and do everything they can to provide an exceptional experience. I would highly recommend a stay at Garonga!
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Excellent Trackers who can find the Big Five. We would recommend Garonga as your first wild life experience, small numbers of cabins and excellent facilities. You must try the night tree top sleep-out.
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From the minute we arrived to the moment we left we were treated to fantastic hospitality ... the safari trips were amazing and thank you to melody, Sophie, Sasha, Josia, Finneas, kaizer and derek for showing us this amazing place. We will Be back one day for sure a fabulous honeymoon. Just to add the food and accommodation was second to none.
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WOW!!! What a great Safari Camp Garonga is!! Game drives were exciting and fun, tracker and guide very competent and knowledgeable. Accommodation first class and food was exceptional!! All staff were obliging and friendly. Couldn't recommend this camp highly enough!! Do yourself a favour and visit Garonga!!!
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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback and kind words. It was a pleasure having you to stay. best Regards Bernie
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What an incredible experience - we were excited before arriving and were blown away with the overall experience - from the start of our 5 day stay to the end it was one highlight after another - 8 safaris and everyone had a unique highlight - accomodation was of the highest standard - staff were passionate, friendly and you could tell they enjoyed the interaction and connection with guests - our safari guide Sophie and tracker Bongi made the safaris one of the best experiences we have ever had and it was not just the wildlife interaction it was also how knowledgeable they were and how we are so much more educated on the eco system of nature which has changed our perception and perspective - if you get a chance do not hesitate to take the opportunity to stay at garonga.
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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your very positive feedback. Indeed staying 5 nights always sounds long but it soon rushes past. Indeed Sophie and Bongi are a great Team; full of fun and information. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and I will of course be passing this on top our Team. Best Regards Bernie
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