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Garonga Safari Camp

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Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“our honeymoon”(74 reviews)
“bush bath”(64 reviews)
“game drives”(88 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
4 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Plan your time to get there as they explain in their literature- the last 13km of the drive is serious business. But once you are there! So nice and comfortable. You are glamping in the best glamping I've ever experienced- tents, yes, but with full...More

Thank dgdeakin
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback. Yes, it is a bit of a drive, it is worth it. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best Regards Bernie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the most luxurious and peaceful place we have ever stayed... Everyone here cannot do enough to make you feel at home. A massive thanks to Charlotte who played a massive part to making our stay perfect.... We had Josia and Phineas as our own...More

Thank Benjamin R
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much indeed for your very kind feedback.I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and of course your Safari experience. Best Regards Bernie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had previously stayed at Garonga in 2009 with one of our sons and had never stopped talking about it! So, we finally returned with our other son and his wife to celebrate a birthday. Now we know what he was talking about! We...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This was our first safari and we decided to do our first one for our honeymoon. What a great decision! On our day of arrival, we were just speechless and blown away from what we saw and experienced. We were warmly welcomed by Bernie with...More

2  Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Wow! Where do I start? We came back from our first trip to Africa a couple of days ago. After flying from Brisbane to Perth, then to Jo'Burg and finally a short hop to Hoedspruit Airport (a gathering of small buildings in the bush) and...More

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Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$738 - US$1,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$738 - US$1,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$738 - US$1,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
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Traveller (638)
Room & Suite (113)
Dining (21)
Pool & Beach (18)
Family and Play Areas (6)
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Michele I
9 May 2018|
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Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Michele and Ian, Unfortunately we are closed throughout March. Tent 1 has the best view of the waterhole. Staying 5 days means much more chance of seeing all the Game, plus doing the Sleepout, massage, Bush... More
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Michele I
9 April 2018|
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Response from bdfaefife | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we didn't get married there. We did however select Garonga to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. As a couple in our 40s we were the oldest couple for the first 3 nights with most of the other younger... More
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Ailee S
3 February 2018|
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Response from Fred K | Reviewed this property |
As beautiful as the safari drives are, they require physical agility to climb into and out of the safari vehicle, ride on unpaved, rough terrain for at least 3 hours and brave the cold in the morning or the sun in the... More
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"No. 6 is away from the lodge and looks down the creek bed."
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"It not a hotel but an upmarket safari camp in a lovely part of the world."
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"Either the lodge or the tents - the setting is fantastic."
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"Mobility issues should ask for a lodge close to the main camp area. But every lodge is spectacular."
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