Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Safari Camp is situated in the private 27,000-hectare Makalali Conservancy, just to the west of Kruger National Park and only one hour’s drive from Hoedspruit airport. The elevated camp overlooks a dry riverbed lined with ebony trees which acts as a natural pathway for game passing in front of the rooms. The main camp offers guests a relaxing open plan lounge and dining area complete with a homely open fireplace. The thatched roof and rough plastered walls conjure up a rustic feel, while the outdoor dining deck steps down to a natural rock-lined pool.
The six en-suite tented rooms are a charming blend of textures. Set on raised screed concrete platforms, they have earthy, plastered wall frames with canvas-tented roofs and you may either have windows open to nature or roll down the canvas sides for privacy. The rooms are light, airy and spacious with large, draped beds, outdoor showers, crisp linens and “Out of Africa” mosquito drapes. Each suite has a wooden deck with a hammock for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views. The camp provides a complimentary laundry service, safety deposit boxes and access to telephones and medical services. WiFi is available in most areas of the camp.
Private bathrooms, outdoor showers, restaurant, bar, lounge, BBQ area, wine cellar, curio shop, massage pallor, swimming pool, hammocks, mosquito nets, complimentary laundry service, WiFi. safe deposit box and telephone access.
The area is home to all but the buffalo of the big five. Other exciting mammal species include cheetah, spotted hyena, hippopotamus, giraffe and an abundance of commoner plains game. Other wildlife includes Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, a variety of smaller lizards and snakes. Among the 200 bird species are ground hornbills, Kori bustard, saddle-billed stork and lilac-breasted rollers.
Game drives, bush walks and camp-outs are available.
This lodge is a firm favourite of our clients. Although Garonga Safari Camp is quite small and exclusive, with only six rooms, if you seek even more intimate and luxurious surroundings, try Little Garonga with only three suites.
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We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Leopard View was fantastic. The guide did his upmost for us and the rest of the game viewing was great. We saw everything that we wanted to see.