We just spent 3 nights at Ngala Tented. It was our first visit to this camp, but not our first andBeyond camp. Like all the andBeyond properties we have stayed at, Ngala Tented is beautifully designed and fitted out. The tents are elegant, luxurious and comfortable, and include everything you could possibly need. I loved the outdoor shower even at 5.30am in the dark and cold! The meals prepared by Chef Oscar were excellent and the management of Dennis and Francois was friendly and efficient. We were looked after personally by Khibo. The safari experience was also wonderful. We loved our ranger Amy, who was not only highly competent and knowledgeable, but also a lovely person with a wide ranging interest in life and the world. Our tracker Steve was quiet (read extremely shy) but first class and showed great dedication to his job and finding the animals we wanted to see. I wont go into the game sightings (which were great) as I find this the most frustrating part of some other reviews - what one group sees on any given drive is unique to that drive and by repeating it to prospective guests only raises ridiculous expectations. Every drive is to be appreciated as there is always something new to see, hear, learn and appreciate. My one little grumble about the stay is that having read Trip Advisor I requested one of the riverfront tents. I wasn't surprised that we weren't allocated one of those tents as I assumed everyone requested them, but when I realised they weren't all actually occupied for the duration of our stay - felt a bit annoyed. Having said that, our tent (number 4) was in a lovely secluded spot, meaning no-one walking to or from their tent could see our tent. So all up a wonderful experience and definitely a place to return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting sophistication and comfort, as well as the romance of canvas, the six luxurious safari tents of andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp overlook the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River. Chic and contemporary, the camp combines the simple sophistication of polished wooden decks, textured fabrics and clean lines with a true safari experience that embodies the heart and soul of the bush. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngala Tented Safari Camp Hotel Ngala Private Game Reserve
- AndBeyond Ngala Tented Camp Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa