My boyfriend and I stayed for four days at Ngala Tented Camp for part of our one-week vacation to South Africa and couldn't rave more about our experience there. JP was our game-drive ranger, and he and Jimmy (our tracker) found us EVERYTHING we had hoped to see: leopards, lions, cheetahs, hippos, warthogs (my personal favorite!), etc. Their knowledge of the bush and of the animals we were searching for (and frequently found) made the experience so incredible for us. We were lucky to have fantastic weather in what is meant to be their rainy season, but even this stroke of luck was far surpassed by the top-notch service of the staff at Ngala. Richard, Presence, Clare, Oscar - everyone - were wonderful stewards of our stay and made our four days there among the best we've had. I would go back yesterday if I could and would have rated it a ten out of five if given the chance. The food is delicious and abundant (I especially enjoyed all of the soups), the pool is very refreshing (we enjoyed a parade of elephants not 100 feet away from us as we lounged by the water one afternoon), the tents are such only in name - they have running water, electricity, a FABULOUS outdoor shower, and plenty of creature comforts, and the overall setting is remote and peaceful.
- 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