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Garonga Safari Camp

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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport35 km
Phalaborwa Airport48 km
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We really enjoyed our stay - the weather could have been kinder - lots of rain. Food was great and friendly service . Game Ranger Josia was brilliant but we still missed the elusive leopard. Saw everything else though. Don’t think we will go again but only because Africa is a
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My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in January and had an amazing time. It was everything we hoped for and more. Very personal but not intrusive service from all of the staff. Setting is beautiful as you would expect. Different experience staying in a tented room but
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This was the first stop on our 2 week honeymoon and it just absolutely blew both my husband and my mind! The first day there we grabbed a drink to lay by the pool and out of no where zebras and an elephant walked right out in front of us to the watering hole. The grounds are so
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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks very much indeed for your feedback and for your very kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you on your such special occasion, and so glad you enjoyed all the facilities we have to offer. Jaff and Richard are a great team, and with Jaff being Head Guide (most experienced) he almost always finds what he's looking for. Great to hear you enjoyed the whole experience. Best Regards Bernie
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I cannot recommend Garonga enough. The layout of the camp is magical- it has a beautiful open area of the bush which makes you really feel immersed in it all. From the moment we stepped into the camp, the service was impeccable. The staff were so friendly, and we were made to
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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Thanks indeed for your very kind words and incredible feedback. Yes, we are extremely fortunate to have such a great Staff complement; most have been with us now 15 years plus. WE completely overhauled our Food when we reopened in 2016; not just in quality but also presentation, complete change of crockery and so on; it does make a huge difference. I'm so glad you had a great Safari experience; the Guiding Teams are indeed fantastic. It was a pleasure hosting you both. Best Regards Bernie
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This visit is truly remarkable. If you are even thinking of visiting just DO IT! I cannot fault any part of my stay there. It was brilliant, captivating, mind changing, well beyond any expectations I had. Our game drive guides Derrick and Kaiser treated us like good friends and
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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp
Responded 2 Jan 2019
Dear Morwena, Thanks indeed for your very kind words, and positive feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your whole experience here. It was a pleasure hosting you over the Xmas period, and we very much look forward one day to welcoming you back. Best Regards Bernie
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View of watering hole
Elephant by our room's patio
Good Afternoon, you do need to take anti-Malaria medication. Regards, Bernie
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We were there 14 th July this year, very cold early morning and late evening, but daytime temp comfortable. Our daughter went in Feb this year and they were in the pool. It is a wonderful place we have done several Safaris, this was the best. First drive we saw the big 5, rooms , staff, food excellent. We booked through Exciting Africa, they organised our whole 21 day trip, we could not fault anything. Have a wonderful trip PJ
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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 couples on their honeymoon. Garonga is very romantic and you never felt that the other guests or staff intruded. A wedding there would be so special because everything else was amazing! If I could get married again I wouldn't hesitate choosing Garonga.
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I am 79 And coped very well, the had a step to help get in the truck, but I only needed that as I am quite short. Of course there are. O toilet facilities this is wild. Ountry but there are lots of bushes. They stop for 30. I s part way through the drive, for drinks.
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"Room 1 - the view of the watering hole is the best."
"Room 1 has the best view."
"Tent 1 has the best view over the waterhole"
"None all are great"
"Watch out for the monkeys"
US$896 - US$1,277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
garonga safari camp hotel makalali private game reserve
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMakalali Private Game Reserve
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