Ngala Tented Camp

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Ngala Tented Camp is an intimate and luxurious safari camp over looking the Timbavati riverbed. With only nine rooms, this lodge is known internationally for sophisticated tented accommodation in tranquil African bush surroundings.

At a Glance

  • Lodge swimming pool and sundeck overlooking a dry drainage line – often frequented by elephant and buffalo

  • Enjoy a siesta on your private deck with the sounds of the bush

  • View fabulous game from the lodge

  • Camp in real luxury in these beautiful tents

  • Enjoy a bush dinner by candle light

  • Unique lanternlit courtyard, boma and Safari Shop

  • Brilliant game drives and walking safaris with knowledgeable guides

Adventure, Honeymoon, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism

Insider's View

Sit by the pool in the afternoon and watch animals in the riverbed below you wondering along and coming to drink, it is wonderfully relaxing and rather surreal!

Camilla Whitworth

Insider's View

Make sure to try their excellent iced coffee and home baked cakes at tea time, the perfect set up for your afternoon game drive.

Dominic Atterton

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Ngala Tented Camp lies in 14,700 hectares of the exclusive Ngala Game Reserve, which is attached to the game rich Kruger National Park and is situated on the banks of the great seasonal Timbavati River.

There are only nine very luxurious, spacious tents set within green shady trees, with oversized baths and refreshing outdoor showers. Other amenities include air conditioning, overhead fans and electric blankets for the winter months.

A lap pool merges with the contours of the riverbank, and the ambience is one of old time safari journeys to Africa, with antiques, lots of books, comfy leather chairs, crystal and decanters.

The camp's intimate hide offers guests the opportunity to photograph game at close quarters, and activities include twice daily game drives in an open Land Rover as well as nature walks on the reserve. Additional activities include learning how to track animals in the park, and there are also specialist and photographic safaris on offer.

The camp also offers bush banquets in spectacular wilderness settings and theatrical alfresco dinners in the dry riverbed.


Ngala Tented Camp offers nine en-suite tented rooms with oversized baths and outdoor showers set in the shade of indigenous trees. Other amenities include air conditioning, overhead fans and electric blankets for the winter months.


Ngala Tented Camp welcomes children over the age of 11 years to come and stay there. However, there are no specific childcare facilities available to them.


Facilities at the Ngala Tented Camp include a lap pool and game hide. Dining at Ngala is always an event with lunch offered at the pool or on the viewing decks and al fresco dinners can be enjoyed in the dry riverbed. There is also a curio shop and the lodge offers in room massages.


Twice daily game drives, guided walks, birdwatching, stargazing, bush dinners and bush sundowners are included at Ngala Tented Camp. Specialist safaris and bush tracking are charged additionally.

Location & Directions

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Ngala Safari Lodge is situated in Ngala Private Game Reserve on 14,700 hectares (36,500 acres) of exclusive game-rich Kruger National Park, Northern Province, South Africa.

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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