- Open air bush bath
- Exceptional food and service
- Intimate camp
- Low malaria risk
Located in Makalali, west of the Kruger National Park, Garonga is a small camp with an exceptionally high reputation that is thoroughly deserved.
The atmosphere at Garonga is laid back and whilst an authentic safari experience is offered, exploring at your own pace and making time to reflect and relax is very much encouraged. Some truly unique activities are offered as a result; An open air bush bath and sleep out on a beautiful deck, aromatherapy, reflexology and summer picnics. As you would expect, game drives and walks are offered morning and afternoon and there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen. The park is currently home to four of the ‘Big Five’ (only Buffalo is not homed here) and trips are taken in groups of 6. The food at Garonga is exceptional and the in -house wine cellar means a huge variety of wines are also available.
Only 6 luxury tented rooms sleep 12 people making this an exclusive way to experience Makalali. Each room looks down onto a dry riverbed and has a private platform deck and hammock to lay back and take in the natural surroundings. The romantic feel of the camp makes it perfect for a couples retreat and they regularly host weddings and honeymoons. The communal areas include a large thatched main lodge with wooden decks and a pool overlooking often visited waterholes.
Children over 8 are welcome (and if only slightly younger worth asking about) but not specifically catered for.
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023
Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair
Alistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023
We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to pass on our huge thanks for helping to organise such a fantastic holiday. The entire trip was amazing - accommodation was first class. The safari was incredible!
We'll be sure to get in touch when we're next planning an adventure!
Best wishes, Ed & Jane
Roy P reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 17 April 2023