Garonga is an absolutely beautiful and relaxing place to stay. The staff are all very nice and friendly, and they make sure their guests are relaxed and having a good time.
The luxury tents are stunning! you will forget you're even in a tent once you go inside because it's very solid! They leave little notes after they clean your room, which is a very nice touch. We went during the winter season, and the heated bed is the coziest thing in the world!
I recommend attending every safari drive, day and night, because there's a chance you'll see something amazing each time! Our guide and tracker are the friendliest people we met throughout our trip to South Africa. They are full of fun and energy, and they know everything about every animal, plant, insect and rock at the reserve!
The campsite and the sleep-out excursion are very safe! A staff member will even walk you safely back to your tent after dinner, not because lions can even get into the campsite, just to make sure you don't fall or get lost in the dark.
The food there is delicious! It's like fine dining for dinner every night. For breakfast, the eggs, bacon and everything else is cooked perfectly. They had coffee, tea, and a bar you can help yourself to for drinks, although I did crave for a cappuccino some mornings.
We had a very amusing experience when a monkey actually walked past us and stole a piece of toast off the table! During the day there are wild boars grazing near the pool, usually a mama boar and her baby.
If you are looking for an all-inclusive resort and always wanted to go to a safari, this is the perfect place. It's worth paying a bit more to go to a private reserve. You get better service because the staff gets to know you better, and it's just more peaceful.
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- Also Known As:
- Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
- Garonga Safari Camp South Africa/Makalali Private Game Reserve