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Ngala Tented Camp

Ngala Private Reserve, Timbavati


From US$725

Lodge Description

Welcome to Ngala Tented Camp
Nestled between the dense riverine forest and the sandy bed of the Timbavati in the unspoiled Ngala Private Game Reserve, lies Ngala Tented Camp, a sophisticated tented camp perfectly positioned in tranquil bush surrounds. Ngala shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary.
Chic and contemporary, Ngala Tented Camp comprises just nine intimate and luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms and cleverly designed to blend into the riverside trees, minimising the impact on the environment. Each tented suite has an ensuite bathroom, swirling overhead fan, air conditioning, outdoor showers, snug electric blankets for winter and private wooden decks.

Mature indigenous trees form a cool canopy overhead and elegant guest areas overlook the seasonal Timbavati River. The camp’s lap pool, which follows the contours of the riverbank is perfect for afternoon game viewing, while a massage sala overlooking the streaming river is the ideal spot to unwind. The food at Ngala is as individual and inventive as the camp itself. Private lunch platters are savoured on the viewing decks, at the poolside or on the lush lawn. Theatrical al fresco dinners in the dry riverbed are simply unforgettable. 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.

A charming safari experience awaits you here. Immersed in the romance of canvas, flickering lanterns create a dreamy ambiance and the powerful sounds of the wild lull you to slumber. Relish private, sublime meals under a star-studded sky and embrace an adventure brimming with beauty and intimacy.

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 our 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

Semi-Permanent Tented Camp






Max. clients in vehicle


Private Airstrip via Skukuza or Nelspruit



Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Photographic Safaris

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