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    Garonga Safari Camp

    Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent94%
    • Very good4%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travelers talk about
    “game drives” (78 reviews)
    “our honeymoon” (71 reviews)
    “bush bath” (56 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    Reviewed June 29, 2015

    We stayed for five nights at Garonga and were treated like royalty from the time we arrived. On arrival at Garonga we saw elephants and giraffes drinking at the nearby waterhole from the lodge balcony and that really made our day showing us what to...More

    2  Thank TFJ1967
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded August 14, 2015

    Many thanks indeed for your very kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you. The Game Viewing has really been great over the last few months. We hope to see you back one day. Best Wishes Bernie

    Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

    A colleague and I spent 2 nights at Garonga safari camp and Little Garonga. The property as a whole including the rooms, the meals and the safari were great! The absolute highlight for me though were the friendly and sincere staff who would always go...More

    1  Thank Jeremy C
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded June 30, 2015

    Thanks indeed for your very kind feedback. I will certainly pass on your comment regarding the Staff at our weekly meeting. It was a real pleasure having you both to stay, and hopefully see you back again. Best Wishes Bernie

    Reviewed June 15, 2015

    We liked the stay at Garonga, but the way to get there was so appalling, that we had to write à review, which we normally dont do... This is à 4-5 star accommodation, but their private road to get there is totally not accommodated for...More

    5  Thank Katleen B
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded June 17, 2015

    I am so sorry you were inconvenienced by the Dirt Road, and also by the lack of communications and follow up from the manager. Just to put right a few things; our GPS Co-Ordinates are correct for the location of the Camp. However in these...More

    Reviewed June 1, 2015

    We stayed at Garonga for 5 nights as part of our honeymoon arranged by Imagine Africa. The first part had involved driving a car along garden route and the final part a few days on the beach in Mauritius. They provided us a transfer from...More

    3  Thank Sarah W
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded June 7, 2015

    Many congrats again on your honeymoon and a pleasure having you to stay. Thanks indeed for your very kind words. The staff really do try and glad you enjoyed all the experiences we had to offer. Best Wishes Bernie

    Reviewed May 28, 2015

    I have visited this place before. I have never been disappointed with any aspect of this camp. The food and accommodation is a delight. And the staff are fantastic, nothing is not to much effort. I felt very special and was treated that way. The...More

    1  Thank Brian H
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded May 31, 2015

    Thanks Brian, Great to see you back again and look forward to seeing you again in September. Thanks for the positive feedback as return Guests will always be able to compare for better or worse. Best Wishes Bernie

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
    • Restaurant
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • $246 - $905 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Limpopo Province >
    • Makalali Private Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
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    Calvin L
    May 9, 2017|
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    Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
    Good Morning Calvin, I suggest an SUV (does not have to be a 4x4). Allow 6 hours from Johannesburg. Refer to our website for Directions and suggest Option 1. Regards, Bernie
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    April 16, 2017|
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    Most are included,; Special wines, champagnes, and our high quality Brand whiskeys and Gins are not included.
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    September is generally very hot and humid.
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