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Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We spent two nights in February at Ngama Tented lodge for our honeymoon and it could not have been more perfect. Devin welcomed us with delicious cocktails (which were appreciated after the long road from Pretoria) and assisted us planing our activities. Our tent was simply perfect (loved the outdoor shower!!) which included everything we needed (including the amarula products which smelled really good). The food was simply delicious and we had a lot of choices (from salads, different meats, vegetables, etc.). We had dinner in a very romantic setting around a fire and the service was excellent. Everyone was making sure that we had everything we needed. Devin, one of the owners, was very attentive to our needs and always available to help and answer the tons of questions we had on the animals and the bushes. We did a bush walk with him one morning and we really enjoyed it. At one point we were surrounded by giraffes, zebras and wildebeests. The fact that the lodge is located on a private game reserve that is not a big five allowed us to walk around and feel safe which we really appreciated. For the big five game drives, we went to the adjacent game reserve (10 min. drive) and we had the chance to see all the big five and more. Overall, this is was a fantastic experience (for a lot cheaper than other lodges on private game reserves) and we will certainly go back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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NgamaLodge, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us during your honeymoon.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Regards,
Devin Scott

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Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

My husband and i had a wonderful two night stay, very relaxing, beautiful tents, friendly staff, affordable. I rated 4 stars as unfortunately it is a 30-40min drive with a sedan car from the main road so we couldn't explore the area much due to poor road conditions (lots of rain) but no fault from ngamas side!! Was great! Thank you! Definitely be returning again !

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

As we drove in to Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, where Ngama is located, we were greeted by Zebra, Wildebeest, Warthogs, and Giraffes - which would have been enough for me to make it an awesome trip, but Devon and his staff at Ngama went above and beyond to make our stay so memorable. Ngama is excellent value for money, as the food is delicious - every evening we had a delicious dinner, even a couple braais in the boma, which was incredible, and the accommodation is a perfect combination of luxury and bush experience. We did a guided bush walk with Devon which was excellent, he is very knowledgeable. They also arranged for us to do a game drive in nearby Thornybush, even dropping us off and picking us up and packing a picnic basket! It was everything we could have asked for and more - I hope we get to go back someday!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Stay at Ngama and you might want to stay forever!! And go now before their prices go up, as this is unbelievable value for money!!

Ngama was a welcome retreat after a difficult week with family responsibilities. We instantly felt at ease as Devon and his staff made us feel instantly welcome and at home. The food was excellent, the ambience wonderfully warm and relaxed and the natural surroundings soothing to the eyes and ears (falling asleep with the gentle sound of the tree frogs).

Keep up the great work guys!! We'll be back soooon!!

Room Tip: All the tented rooms are great but perhaps those closer to the pool are nicer!!
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We had a great night at Ngama tented safari lodge! We stayed there as a start to the panorama tour the second day. The tent was basic luxury, elegantly decorated and all comfort at hand while still having that back to nature feeling. The knowledge and passion of Devin makes it a great experience. He also guided us on the panorama tour which we booked at the lodge and it was perfectly taken care of! All the highlights in a perfect way presented! And the diner we had at the Boma was great.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed only one night but as soon as we saw the camp I wish that we had stayed longer. Devin was there to greet us when we pulled in and was so friendly and welcoming. The tents were gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the service was fantastic. I have been back home for only a couple days and I have already recommended it to everyone who asks about my trip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed in Ngama 3 pleasent days. Enjoyed the lovely rooms, the delicious food and the hospitality from Kevin and his team. They know exactly how to treat their guests on a personal way, make you feel at home and take care for everything. We hope to come back once.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Guernsey Private | Guernsey, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 104 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range: £119 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ngama Tented Safari Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ngama meaning ‘place of the eagles’ is a delightfully intimate, family run tented safari lodge, that offers a true African experience. Where guests fall asleep to the sounds of the bush and are pampered with the warm hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa. ... more   less 
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