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Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
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“Five star luxury at very reasonable rates”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Ngama is a beautiful tented camp with only six tents which makes it feel secluded and private.
The decor and attention to detail at this camp is excellent. The tents are amazing with everything you need from toiletries to complimentary water and amazing tea and coffee facilities. The staff are excellent and unobtrusive. While we ate dinner they were busy getting our beds ready for the night. Came back to the tent to find the beds turned and a hot water bottle in the bed! The food is superb and the braai in the boma was stunning. There is not much game at the reserve, but Orpen gate is close by and Ella organised a delicious packed breakfast for us.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Nottingham Road, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We loved this little tented lodge. We were looking for a "bush lodge" which offered catering but without the expense of game drives and Big 5 sightings. Ngama offered exactly what we needed. Amazing value for money and an excellent overnight stay or a prefect location to do day trips into KNP. The staff were wonderful, the food delicious & a very relaxed atmosphere was the perfect way to end the day after a long drive. The boma dinner was outstanding and catered equally well for the vegetarians in our party. The kids rated it as their best tented camp experience, although we saw very limited game.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed there in August last year; I apologize for the delay in my review, but our stay was so memorable that I really feel compelled to submit this review. From our arrival, when we were warmly welcomed by the team to our dinner at the boma (when we enjoyed the excellent food under the stars and the explanations offered by the host) we cherish the memory of our stay and count on coming back with our family of 5 to do a bush walk and fully enjoy the environment. We so much regretted the fact that we could only stay for one night, it is such a pity!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

My fiancé asked me to be his wife on a beautiful Winters evening at Ngama Lodge. The staff assisted and supported him with every detail of what resulted in the perfect romantic sunset engagement picnic. The staff were helpful, friendly and made our stay extra special. The dinner in the Boma as well as the breakfast served in the main tent was just what we were looking for. The food is delicious and helpings are generous. Our tent/hut was beautifully decorated with candles and the bed was turned down upon our arrival after supper. The accommodation was fantastic: cosy and stylishly decorated and the bush setting was beautiful and peaceful. The game drive on the reserve next door was enjoyable and can be recommended. We will definitely be back next year. Thank you for an extra-special visit to an amazing place. We loved every moment.

Room Tip: We had a tent with an exquisite bath tub that made it extra romantic
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Tented camp in Guernsey Nature Reserve with Big 5 next door in Thornybush. Only 6 tents - spacious and comfortable. Great hospitality and stunning service - family feeling. Probably not for the faint hearted as "rooms" not 100% sealed off from the outside world. Reason why I prefer visiting in winter months with less opportunity to run into some unwelcome "bush guest" in the room. Will definitely return, God willing, if I have an opportunity again. Game drive in Thornybush was spectacular - even for a "spoiled" local.

Room Tip: All tents are great but have warm clothes to sleep in during winter months as it gets chilly during...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge for two nights in April. The place is absolutely amazing – attention to detail in everything, from the chic and cosy decoration to the way everyone makes sure that your stay is simply perfect: the food was wonderful, the atmosphere relaxed and the bush surrounding the lodge just beautiful. The tents are exquisite and spotless clean and service personalized and friendly. We fell in love with this place. Ngama staff can arrange for game drives in the nearby Thornybush including transfer. Make sure you get good directions to reach the place as the GPS could not find it – we drove 7hrs from Jo’burg and had luckily called in the morning to learn our way. Driving a 4x4 is an advantage although not necessary. There was pouring rain on one of the nights we were there and the road became so muddy that one car got stuck in the middle of the way and we missed our first morning game drive (we decided to take the bush walk instead and loved it). Luckily by the time we left the morning after the road had dried already. Honestly, trust all the fantastic reviews about this place because they are all true and beyond!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The quality of hospitality was what you'd expect for twice the price. Very attentive staff, beautiful surroundings, great accommodation and fantastic food. Overall the atmosphere was really special and the staff were at pains to take care of us without being obtrusive. We especially enjoyed the bush walk and picnic at the lake. Overall, a very special place.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
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 #26 of 104 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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