Garonga Safari Camp, Little Garonga and MCH Private Tented Camp are exclusive camps set in the 27,000 ha (67,000 acres) Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve west of the Kruger National Park.
Whilst offering viewing of the Big 5, Garonga promises a more intimate wildlife encounter. Garonga offers excellent game drives, tracking and wilderness walks - but also boasts an impressive range of specialist activities such as outdoor candlelit bush baths under the stars and tree-house sleep-outs … as well as pampering sessions by the resident aromatherapist/reflexologist.
Garonga offers delicious bush cuisine. Every dish is chosen for its seasonal availability and colours, and prepared fresh on the day - but it’s the extraordinary combination of local ingredients and African flavours that takes Garonga’s food beyond world-class standards.
Garonga has a relaxed ‘home from home’ ambience where the service is superbly efficient, professional, unobtrusive and friendly – where guests are welcomed as friends rather than as clients. But it is the ‘special touches’ that truly set it apart.Visit Website
The greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park.
Federal Air fly daily between Johannesburg International Airport (ORT) and Garonga’s airstrip.
Scheduled flights go to Hoedspruit airport. Garonga can arrange road transfer (75 mins) from the airport or a private air charter to the Garonga airstrip.
It is a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg, or 3 hours from Nelspruit (Kruger Airport, KMIA); again Garonga can book a road transfer for both these trips.
Garonga Safari Camp’s 6 fully en-suite luxury tents are situated overlooking a dry riverbed - each with a wooden deck complete with hammock that commands spectacular views. The rooms are light, airy and spacious with large, draped beds. In addition to the indoor shower, there is an outdoor shower, providing the perfect link with Mother Nature. Each room is very well appointed and even includes yoga mats.
Little Garonga has 3 fully en-suite, thatched and air-conditioned suites, all have wi-fi and are situated around centralized indoor/outdoor lounge areas, a swimming pool and built-in braai/BBQ area. Each suite has a covered deck area, hammock and lounge. The bathrooms consist of a bath, basins and shower. A large outdoor shower is also available.
The Chiltern and Buckingham suites are suitable for two people sharing.
Little Garonga's Hambleden suite consists of a main bedroom (catering for 2 adults) and a second bedroom that can accommodate 2 children, both with en suite bathrooms, making it ideally suited for a couple or a small family. The suite has its own swimming pool.
MCH Private Tented Camp is the newest addition to the Garonga Safari Co. family. As a canvas tented camp (4 tents), it embodies authentic safari style, yet has the added luxuries that make it a signature ‘safari for the soul’ experience.
MCH offers family or friend groups a private and intimate bush getaway, perfect for extended stays. If not booked out for a group, individual couples are welcome to make it home for their luxury safari stay.
Garonga offers a true Big Five safari experience, with expert guides and trackers who are knowledgeable about the wide variety of animals in our nature reserve. Track wildlife in the pre-dawn or enjoy traditional early morning and late afternoon game drives.
Safari walks with a game ranger are another highlight, bringing our guests up close to the flora and fauna of the nature reserve. The Garonga guides will also point out the varied birdlife, and explain how they track animals by their prints.
• 2 Bush baths under the stars
• Sleep out on the deck in a tree in the bush
• Bush sala massages and treatments
• Yoga sala
• Microlight flights over the reserve