Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive luxury bush retreat comprised of six spacious safari tents within the Makalali Game Reserve. Guests can enjoy a relaxing safari experience, as well as gourmet cuisine and first-class service.
All suites have private decks and indoor/outdoor showers
Garonga safari guides have an excellent comprehensive knowledge of the area and the wildlife
Spend a night under the stars on a tree-top deck overlooking the wilderness
Aromatherapy and reflexology from the open-air sala
The emphasis at Garonga Safari Camp is on total relaxation set on the banks of the river Makhutswi, to the west of South Africa's famous Kruger Park, within beautiful natural surroundings.
Each of the six spacious tented rooms are nestled into ebony trees along the banks of a water course and have private decks with hammocks. Interiors boast inviting draped beds and en-suite facilities including indoor and outdoor showers and inviting claw footed Victorian baths.
The camp is passionate about cuisine and offers gourmet meals in a variety of locations, including romantic candlelit dinners in the boma, bush picnics and private dining under the stars. There is also an excellent wine cellar specialising in quality South African wines.
To completely switch off, the open-air sala offers beauty treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology and reiki.
Game viewing activities include game drives, guided walks and sleep-out excursions, all with experienced armed rangers and there are also some fantastic birdwatching opportunities.
When to visit
Have a romantic bush bath for two in the beautiful natural surroundings.
Garonga is situated west of Kruger National Park, between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, in South Africa's Northern Province. The reserve forms part of the Makalali wildlife conservancy and offers an in-depth experience for bush-lovers seeking more than the classic "Big Five" encounter.
Cape Town International and Johannesburg International are South Africa's main international airports. From these airports you can fly to Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa. There is also a private airstrip available at the camp. Private air-charters can be organised on request. Transfers are available from the airport to Garonga. Alternatively, for self-drive it’s a 5 to 6 hour drive from Johannesburg.
Extraordinary South Africa
Incredible wildlife encounters, immersive experiences and delectable fine wine awaits you as we take you on a journey through some of the most extraordinary parts of South Africa. This tour opens the door to exploring the wilderness in style on safari, to stand-up paddle boarding on the rugged coastline of Cape Town. Top this off with world-class restaurants and indulgent wine tasting in the staggeringly beautiful Winelands, and you’ll leave South Africa wanting to come back for more.
4WD Game Drives
Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino - and a host of other animals. The Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars.
Activities at Garonga
Enjoy a variety of game drive and bush walks at Garonga in the Makalali Conservancy. The property also hosts a variety of unique experiences such as sleep outs over a water hole and bush baths, perfect for a romantic retreat or honeymoon.
Cascades and Canyon Helicopter Experience
Experience an exhilarating flight over the Sabie River Valley and along the edge of the escarpment as you swoop over winding rivers, sheer cliffs, deep gorges and cascading waterfalls.
Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands
The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!
Sleep Out Experience
Spend a night sleeping under the stars on a beautiful deck overlooking the Veldt.