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Ngala Safari Lodge

Ngala Private Reserve, Timbavati

Luxury & Family

From US$610

Lodge Description

Welcome to Ngala Safari Lodge
The magic and mystery of Africa comes alive in the welcoming ambiance of the elegant Ngala Safari Lodge. This timeless and charming safari lodge is ideally positioned in Ngala Private Game Reserve, a private concession inside the highly acclaimed Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.
Tucked under a canopy of mopane and tamboti trees, Ngala Safari Lodge boasts 20 Classic Thatched Cottages, including three Family Cottages with interleading rooms, and the spacious Family Suite. Each ensuite cottage exudes a romantic ambiance with nostalgic safari memorabilia throughout. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the most of sunny safari days and a private veranda offers the perfect setting for private dinners. The gracious Family Suite accommodates four guests and includes a private swimming pool and the use of a private vehicle.

A sparkling swimming pool and sundeck overlook a natural riverine woodland, ideal for avid birdwatchers, while a tranquil massage sala and a well-equipped fitness room can be enjoyed in between game drives. Evening dinners are set in the elegant candlelit courtyard or an African feast in the open-air traditional boma. Enjoy a variety of activities such as twice-daily game drives with intimate wildlife encounters, interpretive bush walks, tracking and photographic safaris and conservation experiences including rhino notching.

Ngala Private Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Nearly two million ha of unrivalled wilderness and wildlife land is home to the Big Five and more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve. Discover the famed Big Five, wild dogs and rhino.

Ngala Safari Lodge is the ideal family lodge, with Three Family Cottages, a Family Suite, and a dedicated WILDChild programme which is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer kids opportunities to learn and discover new experiences, cultures, and leave with treasured memories of the African bush.

Ngala Private Game Reserve has exclusive traversing rights on 14 700 hectares (36 000 acre) of wilderness land, which means our guests can explore the reserve on foot, free from the constraints of roads and vehicles, go on a night drive, or sensitively go off-road enabling you to get closer to wildlife.

Experience the romance and magic of Africa in the luxurious Ngala Treehouse, a remote overnight retreat that allows you to sleep on an elevated and safe platform, under a blanket of stars. This treehouse offers the most exclusive wilderness experience, complete with luxurious amenities.

In the Kruger National Park
Access to the lodge:

Daily Airlink flights from Johannesburg and Nelspruit to &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve airstrip, followed by an easy drive to camp/lodge.

Daily SA Express flights from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport, followed by a two-hour road transfer.

Connect Ngala Private Game Reserve to: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kirkman’s Kamp and Phinda Private Game Reserve. All flights route through either Nelspruit or Skukuza.

A six-hour drive from Johannesburg on good roads in a two-wheel-drive vehicle.



Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge






Max. clients in vehicle


Private Airstrip via Skukuza or Nelspruit



Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Photographic Safaris

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