&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp

Chic and sophisticated tented camp overlooking the Timbavati riverbed

Highlights

INTIMATE TENTED CAMP

AN INTIMATE AND ROMANTIC STARLIT CAMP WITH JUST NINE TENTED SUITES

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:

&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 Tented Camp

Accommodation

LUXURIOUS TENTS

NINE LUXURIOUS, AIR-CONDITIONED TENTS, WITH RIVERBED VIEWS

OUTDOOR SHOWERS

ALL TENTS FEATURE REFRESHING ALFRESCO SHOWERS

PERSONAL BAR

A SELECTION OF ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE IN EACH UITE

WELCOMING CHILD POLICY

CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND OLDER ARE WELCOME

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 DRY RIVERBED

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

Rates

TENTED SUITE

JANUARY - DECEMBER
From ZAR 12,500 per person per night

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Welcome to Ngala Tented Camp

Nestled between the dense riverine forest and the sandy bed of the Timbavati, in the unspoiled Ngala Private Game Reserve, lies the sophisticated &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp, a sophisticated tented camp perfectly positioned in tranquil bush surrounds.

Set within South Africa’s largest and most well-known game reserve in the world, &Beyond 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.

Chic and contemporary, &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp comprises just nine intimate and luxurious tents, making it a perfect exclusive-use option for a small group of family or friends. The tented suites are set on raised platforms and cleverly designed to blend into the riverside trees, minimising the impact on the environment. Each tented suite has an ensuite bathroom, swirling overhead fan, air conditioning, outdoor showers, snug electric blankets for winter and private wooden decks.

The elegant guest areas overlook the seasonal Timbavati River, and are the ideal tranquil location to enjoy a quiet book or a refreshing drink with your complimentary Swarovski binoculars in hand, just in case a herd of elephants or another animal saunters by. The camp’s lap pool, which follows the contours of the Timbavati riverbank is perfect for afternoon game viewing, while a nearby massage sala overlooking the magnificent view is the ideal spot to unwind between safaris. Private lunch platters are savoured on the viewing decks, at the poolside or on the lush lawn, while private dinners are serves wither on the starlit deck or, if the weather permits, in the dry riverbed.

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.

INTIMATE ROMANCE

A charming safari experience awaits you here. Immersed in the romance of canvas, flickering lanterns create a dreamy ambience and the powerful sounds of the wild lull you to slumber. Relish private, sublime meals under a star-studded sky and embrace an adventure brimming with beauty and intimacy.

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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