&Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve

A Big Five haven in the African Wilderness

Highlights

LUXURY LODGES

NGALA IS HOME TO TWO BEAUTIFUL LODGES, AN INTIMATE TENTED CAMP, AND A LARGER CLASSIC LODGE IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

SAFARI GAME DRIVES

DAY AND NIGHT SAFARIS WITH EXPERT GUIDES IN SEARCH OF BIG FIVE AND OTHER RARE ICONIC WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

BUSH WALKING ADVENTURES

EXPLORE WITH THE AFRICAN BUSH AND IT'S QUAINT FAUNA AND FLORA ON FOOT WITH AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE

EXCEPTIONAL GAME VIEWING

ngala shares an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest and most iconic wildlife sanctuary

TREEHOUSE EXPERIENCE

Experience a remote overnight retreat that allows you to sleep on an elevated and safe platform, under a blanket of stars

Getting There

Location:

&Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. The park is located in the north-east of South Africa, in the eastern parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.

Getting to Ngala:

  • Airlink offer daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg and Nelspruit to &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve
  • Connect &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve to Johannesburg, Cape Town, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • There are daily SA Express flights from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport, which are then followed by a two-hour road transfer
  • It is a six-hour drive from Johannesburg, on very good roads, in a two-wheel-drive vehicle
  • Self-drive directions to Ngala Safari Lodge
  • Self-drive directions to Ngala Tented Camp

Accommodation

NGALA SAFARI LODGE

CLASSIC OLD-WORLD SAFARI CHARM IN THE HEART OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

NGALA TENTED CAMP

CHIC AND SOPHISTICATED TENTED CAMP OVERLOOKING THE TIMBAVATI RIVERBED

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Discover Ngala Private Game Reserve

&Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.

A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino. With its name meaning lion in the local language Shangaan, Ngala lives up to its promise, supporting several large prides of these powerful cats. African wild dog can also be spotted moving through the reserve.

Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares (36324 acres) of game-rich wilderness. The reserve offers an intimate African wildlife experience, with game drives led by expert ranger and tracker teams. Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings while walking safaris and bush walks are also offered. In one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements, the annual lease, traversing fees and a percentage of Ngala’s profits are paid to the National Parks Trust to further conservation projects throughout South Africa.

Ngala is home to two beautiful lodges, the intimate 9 roomed &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp, and the larger classic-themed &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, ideal for families.

LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE

&Beyond’s acclaimed conservation policies led to Ngala becoming the first private reserve
to be incorporated into the world-famous Kruger National Park. Through a unique partnership
with WWF SA and the SANParks Trust, Ngala’s contributions directly influence
the expansion of various high biodiversity regions through the country, and assist SANParks
daily in their conservation and anti-poaching initiatives. Along with Africa Foundation,
Ngala works closely with the neighbouring communities of Welverdiend, Hluvukani and Hlabekisa,
employing locally and investing in community education, healthcare and small business development.
Sustainability practices are a daily priority at Ngala and include the elimination of
plastic bottles and a focus on energy-saving initiatives.

Why we love it

ICONIC LOCATION

Ngala Private Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, nearly 2 million ha (4.9 million acres) of unrivalled wilderness and wildlife land, home to the Big Five and more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve.

INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE

Guests that visit Ngala are promised more than an incredible wildlife experience. The Big Five game reserve is home to an abundance of elephant and buffalo herds, large lion prides, leopard, spotted hyena, wild dog, giraffe, rhino and more.

PRIVATE CONCESSION

Ngala Private Game Reserve has exclusive traversing rights on 14 700 hectares (36 000 acre) of wilderness land, which means our guests can explore the reserve on foot, free from the constraints of roads and vehicles, go on a night drive, or sensitively go off-road enabling you to get closer to wildlife.

TREEHOUSE SLEEPOUT

Experience the romance and magic of Africa in the luxurious Ngala Treehouse, a remote overnight retreat that allows you to sleep on an elevated and safe platform, under a blanket of stars. Complete with running shower and flushing toilet, this treehouse promises unsurpassed comfort while offering the most exclusive wilderness experience.

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Going Beyond the Expected

Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.

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