&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

Classic old-world safari charm in the heart of the Kruger National Park

Highlights

FAMILY FRIENDLY

FAMILY SUITE AND COTTAGES, FAMILY SAFARIS, AND FUN, INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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 MOST ICONIC RESERVE

TREEHOUSE EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE A REMOTE OVERNIGHT RETREAT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SLEEP ON AN ELEVATED AND SAFE PLATFORM, UNDER THE STARS

Getting There

Location:

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 Ngala Private Game Reserve
  • Connect Ngala Private Game Reserve to Johannesburg, Cape Town, 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

Accommodation

LUXURIOUS SUITES

20 COTTAGES, INCLUDING 6 COTTAGES (OR 3 ADJOINED FAMILY COTTAGES) AND 1 FAMILY SUITE

OUTDOOR SHOWERS

ALL COTTAGES FEATURE REFRESHING ALFRESCO SHOWERS

FAMILY SUITE & COTTAGES

1 FAMILY SUITE AND 3 FAMILY COTTAGES AVAILABLE WITH AN INTERCONNECTING DOOR

FAMILY OPTIONS

QUALIFIED CHILDMINDERS AVAILABLE. FUN INTERACTIVE WILDCHILD PROGRAMME

LAUNDRY INCLUDED

COMPLIMENTARY LAUNDRY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE SHOULD YOU NEED IT

Amenities

SWAROVSKI BINOCULARS

STATE OF THE ART SWAROVSKI COMPANIONS, COMPLIMENTARY FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY

SPARKLING LODGE POOL

LARGE RIM-FLOW SWIMMING POOL OVERLOOKING A BRIMMING WATERHOLE

WIFI
AVAILABLE

FULL WIFI COVERAGE IN ALL COTTAGES AND GUESTS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE LODGE

SIGNATURE SAFARI SHOP

FEATURES A WIDE RANGE OF AUTHENTIC, HANDCRAFTED ITEMS SOURCED FROM LOCAL ARTISANS

WELLNESS TREATMENTS

WELLNESS CENTER WITH RANGE OF MASSAGE TREATMENTS ON OFFER

FITNESS CENTRE

FULLY EQUIPPED GYM WITH STATE-OF-THE ART EQUIPMENT, WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

Rates

COTTAGE

JANUARY - DECEMBER
From ZAR 10,365 per person per night

FAMILY COTTAGE

JANUARY - DECEMBER
From ZAR 36,280 per family cottage per night

FAMILY SUITE

2020: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From ZAR 47,660 per family suite per night

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Welcome to Ngala Safari Lodge

The magic of Africa comes alive in the elegant &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, a timeless safari lodge ideally positioned on a private concession inside the highly acclaimed Kruger National Park.

Set within South Africa’s largest and most well-known game reserve in the world, Ngala Private Game Reserve offers not only one of the most incredible Big Five wildlife experiences in the world, but also offers an intimate one due to our exclusive traversing rights on 14,700 hectares (36,000 acre) of wilderness land.  Safaris are led by expert &Beyond-trained ranger and tracker teams, that ensure sensitive off-roading practices to allow close-up game sightings of elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe and more.

Tucked under a canopy of mopane and tamboti trees, Ngala Safari Lodge boasts 20 Classic thatched cottages, including three Family Cottages with interleading rooms, and the spacious Family Suite. Each of the spacious and classic ensuite cottages exudes a romantic ambience with nostalgic safari memorabilia throughout. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the most of sunny safari days and a private veranda offers the perfect setting for intimate dinners. Family Cottages can accommodate two adults and two children, while the gracious Family Suite also accommodates four guests, but includes access to a private swimming pool and the use of a private vehicle.

The lodge’s swimming pool and sundeck overlook a natural riverine woodland, ideal for avid birdwatchers, while a tranquil massage sala and a well-equipped fitness room can be enjoyed in between game drives. Dinners are set in a candlelit courtyard or showcased as an African feast in the open-air boma.

Enjoy a variety of activities such as twice-daily game drives with intimate wildlife encounters, interpretive bush walks, a rhino notching conservation experience, or even a tailor-made private safari suited for your needs. While staying with us, why not spoil yourself and your partner with a magical night in our dreamy sleepout under the stars, in the Ngala Treehouse Experience.

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.

EXCITING FAMILY SAFARIS

Ngala Safari Lodge is the ideal family lodge, with three family cottages, a Family Suite, and a dedicated WILDchild programme which is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer kids the opportunity to leave with treasured memories of the African bush.

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.

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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