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Little Garonga & Sleep out

Little Garonga

Greater Makalali Reserve, South Africa

Little Garonga comprises three beautiful suites, which can be booked individually or for the exclusive use of a group of friends or a family. Located in the Makalali Game Reserve, the camp sleeps a maximum of six adults and two children.

At a Glance

  • Massage sala offering aromatherapy and reflexology treatments

  • Exceptional food and wine

  • Three fully en-suite and air-conditioned suites, offer intimate luxury

  • Magnificent views over the reserve

  • Small, exclusive and very private

Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

One evening, opt for the sleep-out deck to really get a feel for being in the bush!

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Little Garonga or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger


Little Garonga is the latest addition to the Makalali Game Reserve safari camp portfolio. The emphasis here is on total relaxation within beautiful natural surroundings.

Each of the three spacious suites has its own private deck with hammock and is under thatch, with full air conditioning. The Hambledon Suite has its own pool and outdoor lounge, as well as an indoor lounge area. An additional bedroom can accommodate two children so this suite is ideal for a young family. The Buckingham Suite is the most private at the property and is ideal for a couple or two older children. Gorgeous bathrooms offer free standing tubs which look fabulous under candlelight.

Little Garonga’s managers are passionate about cuisine and offer gourmet meals in a variety of locations including dinners in the boma, bush picnics and private dining under the stars. There is also an excellent wine cellar specializing in quality South African wines. The spa offers aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massages and hot stone therapy (available in winter only).

Game viewing activities include game drives, guided walks and sleep-out excursions all with experienced armed rangers.


Little Garonga offers guests three superb suites. Each of the three spacious suites has its own private deck with hammock and is under thatch with full air-conditioning. Bathrooms feature gorgeous free standing tubs.


Children of a minimum age of 6 years are welcome at Little Garonga.


Facilities at the lodge include a swimming pool, barbecue area for the classic South African braai and a raised thatched massage sala. There's a breakfast deck and an air conditioned indoor lounge with ceiling fans, a dining area, lounge/seating area, fireplace, bar and reading area.


Game drives, bush baths and sleep-outs are all included in room rates. Aromatherapy and reflexology treatments are charged additionally.

Location & Directions

Greater Makalali Reserve, South Africa

Little Garonga Safari Camp is situated in the secluded and private Makalali Conservancy in the Limpopo Province, and it is one hour from Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit airports, west of Kruger National Park.

When to go

There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Little Garonga or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger

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