- Luxurious tents
- ‘Big Five’ and Wild Dog
- Timbavati Reserve
- &Beyond property
Ngala Tented Camp is an intimate ‘and beyond’ camp situated on a river in Timbavati private reserve, on the Western boundary of Kruger National Park. This is an extremely high quality property and its exclusivity and wonderful romantic atmosphere makes it a perfect base for couples.
The camp offers large communal areas with extensive decking from where wildlife can often be seen wandering down to the river to drink. An outdoor boma provides a sociable, outdoor dining experience and the food is of high quality. A contoured lap pool and outdoor massage area with fantastic views are perfect places to relax on your return to camp. The reserve has excellent year round sightings of the Big Five with wildlife roaming freely across Timbavati and Kruger thanks to the open boundaries. Game drives are held twice a day in the morning and evening along with walking safaris led by passionate and informed rangers.
The accommodation at Ngala is elegant and sophisticated. The 9 air conditioned canvas tents all have private verandahs and are beautifully furnished. Each tent is filled with character giving it a luxurious feel and has acres of space. Large gauze screen windows, ceiling fans and outdoor showers give you an authentic experience of being in the bush whilst an oversized bath that can be opened up to the world outside is a guaranteed highlight.
Children over the age of 12 are welcome at the camp. However, rooms are not suitable for more than two people so younger children are unable to share a room with their parents. Consequently, this camp is much better suited to families with older children especially as the age limit for walking safaris is 16. The camp does run a ‘Wildchild’ programme providing interactive activities for younger guests such as tracking, fishing or painting.
A fabulous and memorable holiday to Africa and a big thank you to Lisa at Tourdust for her in depth knowledge and for designing our once in a lifetime trip.
The original thoughts were to stay in Cape Town and then go on safari. After many discussions and a lot of patience from Lisa we settled on Capetown, a safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls. It turned out to be the most special and amazing holiday that we have been on.
Cape Town accommodation was great, modern, clean, spacious and close to the V&A. The views at the back were of Table Mountain! We opted for guided tours to Cape of Good Hope and whale watching. Our guide called Chris was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and chatted to us alot and was great with my children.
Next was Botswana and Muchenje Lodge. The location was fantastic with views over the Chobe river. Right from the start we were looked after so well and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We went on lots of different safari drives from early morning, late evening and all day ones and my favourite was on the river itself as we were able to get really close to the elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Our guides were brilliant (particularly Rambo) and helped us to find all the animals we wanted to see, even the elusive wild dogs and leopards.
Meals were at set times, which was lovely as it meant we could talk to the other guests and hear about their day and it was nice that some of the guides joined us as well. We also loved the singing and dancing that the staff did after one meal.
Final destination Zambia and Victoria Falls, where we stayed at Waterberry Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. An amazing location right on the river bank.
We did a guided tour to Victoria Falls and yet again we had a brilliant tour guide.
From our lodge we did a river cruise, saw a magnificent sunset and we tried our hand at fishing which was great fun.
I would love to go back to Africa again to visit some other countries and I will definitely use Tourdust again. Thank you so much Lisa.
verified review for Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls on 19 January 2017
Service rating : Brian and Lisa made sure everything was taken care of on our South African trip. We didn't have to worry about anything, but showing up and enjoying our trip. Thank you, Tourdust!
Product : We has a great time and everything met our expectations.
verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 19 September 2016
Service rating : Tourdust suggested excellent itinerary. Our holiday was varied and exciting, it contained city break, culture break, history, well-known sights and jungle adventure all in one. At planning stage, Tourdust was responsive and understanding. Great service
Product : well-organised and seamless by the Tourdust yet adveturous for us, it's the best combination!
verified review for The Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu on 14 May 2015