Ngala Tented Camp is situated in &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino.
Chic and contemporary, &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp is renowned for sophisticated tented accommodation in tranquil bush surrounds. It comprises nine luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms with outdoor showers, baths mounted on rough-hewn wooden bases, swirling overhead fans, air conditioning, electric blankets for winter and private wooden decks. Each tented suite makes an effort to minimise impact on the local environment, blending into the trees that offer a cool canopy on a hot African afternoon. The camp also offers a contoured lap pool, perfect for relaxed game viewing, a safari curio shop and a massage sala overlooking the river. The chefs at Ngala pride themselves on presenting inventive and delicious dishes which can be enjoyed on the deck, lawn, in the riverbed or as a private romantic experience.
With a name meaning 'lion' in Shangaan, Ngala Tented Camp lives up to its name with several large prides of lions throughout the Ngala reserve. Guests can spot the prides on morning and afternoon game drives, and spend time watching the cats and other resident wildlife on walking safaris, photographic safaris and from the air on balloon safaris. Photographic safaris offer guests a chance to use a dedicated vehicle fitted with camera mounts, and a specialist photographic guide will accompany guests to provide tips and tricks and share their expertise.
For guests seeking independence and adventure, the new Ngala Treehouse offers a remote and romantic retreat 5 kilometres away from Ngala Tented Camp. The 4 level treehouse offers an indoor and outdoor bed, so guests can sleep under the stars and listen to the sounds of the African wilderness. Complete with every amenity guests may need, the treehouse is solar powered and complete with a fully-stocked mini fridge and a picnic-dinner to enjoy while watching the sun go down. Charging stations are also available so guests never miss that perfect photo opportunity.
Daily flights from Johannesburg and Nelspruit Airport to the Ngala airstrip are available, followed by a short drive to camp. Alternatively guests can fly into Hoedspruit Airport, followed by a 1 hour 30 minute road transfer, or fly into a neighbouring reserve airstrip and transfer to the lodge.
Activities on offer include early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall, photographic safaris, rhino notching experience, helicopter ride over Blyde River Canyon, hot air balloon safaris, interpretive bush walks and specialist walking safaris with open air sleep-out option.
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Review of Ngala Tented Camp
My Ranger Nick and Tracker Adam were outstanding. Dennis, the GM, took excellent care of me and the room was super. All three of the camps were unique and special in their own way, but I really liked Ngala for the game density and variety.
Staff, room, trips were all unbelievable, we want to go again.
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