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.