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Garonga Safari Camp at Makalali

Set within 26 000 hectares of open savannah plains and riverine forest, Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park. The diverse vegetation is home to a great variety of wildlife including Africa’s remarkable Big 5 as well as giraffe, cheetah, zebra, wild dog, and kudu. Within this oasis of protected wild, lies the Garonga Safari Camp.

 

Garonga’s philosophy is to offer a holistic safari. Throughout your stay, there is time for rejuvenation, reflection, and a chance to be inspired by nature. An unhurried and cherished wildlife encounter awaits in these vast plains. With the guidance of skilled rangers and trackers, safari drives are an adventure for body, mind, and soul. Take a walking safari to discover the smaller species up-close and learn about indigenous flora and birdlife. Reflecting the surrounding splendour, Garonga Safari Camp boasts 6 uniquely lavish tents, combining organic eco-materials with modern touches and contemporary design. Each tent features a private deck with hammock and boasts spectacular views of the dry riverbed below.

 

Garonga Safari Camp also offers a romantic sleep-out experience under the stars. A four-poster bed and spectacular viewing deck is yours for a night as you dine in the moonlight and drift off to sleep at the sounds of the wild calling. Onsite, guests can enjoy a beautiful swimming pool, open lounge with bar, and relax with a massage. Apart from safari expeditions, helicopter and microlite flights of the Blyde Canyon can be arranged as well as a visit to the heart-warming Cheetah Research Project.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Swimming pool
  • Massage Sala
  • Yoga deck
  • Cheetah Research Project
  • Helicopter flight

Highlights

  • 5-star luxury
  • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
  • Exclusive accommodation
  • Sleepout experience

Closest airport

  • Hoedspruit
  • Nelspruit Kruger
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)

Children policy

Children of all ages welcome. Children under 6 years of age are not permitted More Details on game drives.

  • Children 6 - 10 years stay complimentary
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Included

2 x Game drives per day, guided bushwalks, all meals, soft drinks, and selected alcoholic beverages.

Excluded

Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, additional activities,  spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers.

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 50% applicable only for 01 Jun – 31 Dec
  • Rates displayed are from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Accommodation Options

Luxury Tents

Sleeps 2 Adults

Each of the six en-suite luxury tents at Garonga Safari Camp boasts expansive views over a dry riverbed from private decks. Rustic sculpting of rough-plastered walls and all-embracing canvas tents make for dreamyairconditioned interiors Read moreadorned with contemporary touches of luxury. The rooms are light, airy and spacious with large, romantically draped beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and a hammock. Less

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Price R7 450 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 highway. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a one-hour road transfer.

 

Flying

Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.

 

Flight Duration

  • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
  • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes