We have been using Tripadvisor for years and while it is always useful we often find the same hotel can have widely
varying reviews. In this case Garonga seems to get near-univeral praise and it really is as good as they say.
We visited for a week in November as part of our honeymoon. The camp is set up so you can do as much or as little
as you like, but even if you try to do everything there is always time to relax in your hammock.
While all the tents are a short walk to the communal lodge area, they are far enough apart to give total privacy.
We stayed in 'tent' number one which had great views over the watering hole. One evening we came back from dinner
to find two elehpants standing outside the room.
We found every member of the Garonga team to be friendly and welcoming. Zele made sure every guest had whatever
they needed and seemed genuinely interested in everybody. Our guide and tracker, Josia and Lion, were fantastic
with a great sense of humour.
Denille offers an excellent massage and a selection of treatments in a picturesque secluded hut with views of the
reserve. Very relaxing.
The food was great, freshly made on site each day and with a wide variety so we had something exciting everyday.
We could have stayed on the camp itself for a week, but the game drives make the experience unforgettable. We couldn't believe how close we could get to the animals and what fun it is trying to find them.
Brilliant. We are missing it already.
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- Also Known As:
- Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
- Garonga Safari Camp South Africa/Makalali Private Game Reserve