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andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
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Athens, Greece
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What an amazing experience...”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The experience started from the very begining and before the arrival... the air trip to go there was with a small(one engine) aircraft! A customed Land Rovel Jeep was waiting at the airport for us! The lodge was what you were thinking that must be. Perfectly embodied in the nature and the landscape. Very nice, cosy and atmospheric rooms.Very helpful stuff! The animals were everywhere! Even and in the lodge. But with no security problems... Tea time at the savana. Star night-watching and a lot of experiences for a lifetime. If you can afford it you must live it...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

A friend and i stayed at Ngala for two nights, when we arrived at the Lodge our bags were taken to our room, After the Dennis the Camp Manager showed us around we got shown our room, instead of our Standard Suite, they upgraded us to the Safari Suite which was awesome! The staff is what made the stay great! Thank you very much Kaitlyn, Dennis, Nat, Kyle and Barney! Hope to visit again soon!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Winnipeg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Four incredible days at Ngala -- saw the Big Five (including a coalition of nine male lions!), wild dogs on a hunt, and much, much more -- all up close and personal. Ranger Ryno and Tracker Norm are the best; they gave us an amazing experience, and a great deal of fun. Lodge setting, food (more than we could ever possibly eat), service -- all fabulous. Personal butler Richard brought joy to everything he did; very personable. All staff were exceptionally attentive and professional. Loved every minute of our stay. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Ngala was our destination after we left Sabi Sabi. It did not achieve the high standards of Sabi Sabi in terms of food, service or organisation, but it was very good indeed. There was significant disruption whilst we were there due to the flooding of their bush camp and the re-thatching of the roof over the main dining area and kitchen. The friendly staff were required to do many workarounds which they did well.

The game drives were interesting and we saw a huge variety of animals. Hot water bottles for the freezing cold morning were very welcome indeed. Things seemed a little disorganised at first, but as we learned about the routines we were more comfortable with them. Excellent value and a fine ethical attitude to the animals.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Manly Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Spent 3 days at Ngala. WE mixed up our trip with short stays at different game parks, which gives you a good variety.
Ngala is up there as one of the most opulent safaris you can go on in SA.
The food is plentiful - bring your sneakers and do some walks, as you can fatten up quickly here :)
Personalised butler, driver and trackers for the whole trip - with 6 or so in a group made it intimate.
Personally I like to get out earlier in the morning to see more animals... but went with the flow.
Saw the big 5, but not in abundance... lucked out a little on our game drives - hence why its important to go at every opportunity.
Common areas and beautiful... rooms lovely - but no need to spend any time there.
Drivers and trackers can vary - we had a funny guy called Pieter - worth requesting.
Food, alcohol, washing etc was all included in the price - so let loose!
Every dinner we had was hosted at a different location - all a great experience.
Wifi is very poor - so don’t plan on using it... kind of cool, as people aren’t working around next to you.
All in all - I'd recommend... some good bush wacking - but take your hat and cream - the trucks aren’t covered.

If you’re visiting South Africa for the first time, make sure you do the Garden Route, the WineLands and Cape Town – must see’s!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Lancaster uk
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Just returned this morning from the most unbelievable experience at Ngala Safari Lodge. We have been looked after like royalty in the most incredible setting, the natural beauty of the surroundings are matched by the quality of the lodge, the food, the service and the attention to detail from all the staff. Our fantastic Ranger Ryno and our Tracker Norman shared with us their incredible knowledge about the most amazing thing at Ngala - the wildlife. We have seen some truly amazing sights, all the big five and much, much more. The experience we have had, and our Girls have had, was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime. It was - an easter egg hunt in the bush, turning the corner and finding a chef cooking us pancakes for breakfast at the half way point in a game drive, showing the kids how to spot footprints for the different animals and for us, watching hippos and water buffalo in the watering hole as the beautiful african sun sets whilst drinking a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc. We have left Ngala feeling like we have left family behind because we were looked after so well, and now we cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Hope Island, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We regularly go to Ngala lodge and always feel like it is home from home. The staff are Fantastic and Dennis is an incredible manager and always spoils us. We stayed in the Safari suite for 5 nights and it was heavenly. The regular rooms are lovely too, not as spacious but very comfortable.
The game viewing is great because we often see wild dog and cheetah and leopard and lots of lions which is unusual. The food is delicious and the boma dinners are my favourite with a blazing camp fire. Service is good and your butler takes good care of you.

We will go back again and again

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Address: Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Ngala Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Ngala Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The romance and mystery of Africa come alive in 20 thatched cottages tucked under a dense canopy of tamboti trees at Ngala Safari Lodge. Exuding classical safari charm, the spacious veranda, with its wonderfully comfortable armchairs, looks out onto a popular waterhole. For pure indulgence, the Safari Suite offers an elegant sitting room, private swimming pool and exclusive use of a safari vehicle. Mouth-watering meals are served in the shade of an enormous weeping boerbean tree, while a large swimming pool lies on the edge of thick riverine woodland. ... more   less 
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