Ngala Private Game Reserve Safaris

Delivering spectacular game viewing and bush luxury, a Ngala Private Game Reserve safari provides the perfect opportunity to explore in the famous Kruger National Park. Ngala, which means 'lion' in the local Shangaan language, was the very first private reserve to be founded in the Kruger. The reserve's long history and well-honed service are a testament to Ngala's lasting appeal as an exclusive retreat in the wilderness.

Zebra by Caroline Culbert Cheetah sighting on a Ngala Private Game Reserve safari Walking Safaris from Ngala Safari Lodge
  • Only two luxury properties found on the reserve for a private safari experience
  • An excellent children's programme found at Ngala Safari Lodge
  • A number of unique activities, including walking safaris and night drives
  • Spectacular Big 5 game viewing and magnificent birding

Found within Ngala are two gorgeous properties, each branded with luxury yet still conveying an authentic safari vibe. Ngala Safari Lodge is an excellent option for families, with a dedicated children's programme on offer and cosy, warm interiors. Ngala Tented Camp, meanwhile, provides a sophisticated tented experience on the banks of the Timbavati River.

From these stunning properties enjoy a number of unique activities alongside traditional game drives, with walking safaris and spot-lit night drives for viewing nocturnal game. The Big 5 naturally take centre stage as the game viewing highlights but they are joined by a supporting cast numbering into the thousands. Guests can also expect some impressive birding, with majestic fish eagles and vibrant lilac breasted rollers among sightings.

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Ngala Private Game Reserve Accommmodation

Ngala Safari Lodge

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Set in the Ngala Private Game Reserve, Ngala Safari Lodge offers classic thatched cottages and a romantic colonial ambiance.

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Ngala Tented Camp

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Experience a spectacular diversity of wildlife at Ngala Private Game Reserve. Ngala Tented Camp is one of the best accommodation options from which to explore the park and all it has to offer.

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