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Garonga Safari Camp
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We came to Garonga for our Honeymoon in June. It is hands down the best place I have ever stayed! The photos do not do it justice at all. The accomadation is spotless, the views incredible, the bed was so comfy and the food was amazing.
- The staff completely make the experience, the guys around the place, the drivers and the spotters were all so friendly.
- The sundowners on the game drives are so special, Gin and Tonic under the stars in the middle of Kruger is something I will never forget.
- The actual safari drives cannot be beaten, we told the guys driving what we wanted to see, and they tracked and found them for us.
- It is so inimate due to the maximum amount of guests being 12. I would reccoment the bush bath if on honeymoon.
-The best thing about the whole experience was the sleep out. Everyone should try it, sent away with beautiful food and as much drink as we could want. Staying up in the 4 poster beds, we managed to see zebras around the watering hole at 2am.
It was ruined every other holiday I ever go on, so il have to return,
Thank you so much

Room Tip: Do the sleep out experience! once in a lifetime.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alex N
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks indeed Alex for such a great feedback. It was a pleasure to host you on your honeymoon and we very much look forward to having you return.
best Regards
Bernie

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

A few highlights: in camp 2 lions 100 feet away from our tent. Leopard in the tree above our tent one night. Elephants, giraffes, and many others also came by our tent. Beautiful dining experience, great food, exceptional service. Lots of action on safari. Stuart and Jeff were amazing.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback.It doesn't happen often but a memorable experience you will never forget.
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Bernie

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stayed as a couple first a night at Little Garonga and then two nights at Garonga Safari Camp. I can not decide which venue I preferred over the other: Both were simply beautiful and special. From the staff to the food on to the safaris we went on with our guide – everything was wonderful. I loved the pool facing the nature and the fact that you were able to spot animals even in the direct surroundings of the lodge itself. A night at the sleep-out in the middle of the game reserve? Well a night to remember.

Room Tip: All houses, tents and rooms are big, have nice interior and a splendid view.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marvin S
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks indeed for your kind words.
Both camps are indeed very different. The sleepout is the best; especially in winter; it is NOT cold up there and has the best experience due to incredible stars, and such an incredible view.
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

In April 2017 me and my boyfriend stayed at Garonga Safari Camp. What can I say? It was more than breathtaking! The love for detail when it came to the interior, the super friendly staff, delicious food and special features like the sleep-out in the middle of nowhere were an experience I will never forget. I also loved the little Potje-evening we had together with all other guests of Garonga Safari Camp. My highlight? Chilling at the lovely pool when a group of elephants passed by – leaving me and other guest speechless.

Room Tip: All luxury tents are beautiful!
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maren M
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

It was great to have you here, and thanks for the kind words.
Potjke's are every friday night and really great fun. Every dinner night is very different, sometimes private dining, other times communal.
The Ellies always seem to time it perfectly.
best Wishes
Bernie

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We've stayed at several lodges/hotels in South Africa and Zimbabwe. While all have been very good, Garonga Safari Camp is in a class of its own. The staff is extremely welcoming and professional. The lodge is fantastic in every way. Game drives offer small groups an intimate experience with nature.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

That is indeed a great accolade to have - many thanks indeed. We are so fortunate to have such great people working here and providing such a friendly service to Guests.
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Address: Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Makalali Private Game Reserve
Price Range: HK$2,342 - HK$8,606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garonga Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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