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Little Garonga

Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 22 October 2016
    A few things we wish we had known when visiting this wonderful location
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    London, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 22 October 2016

    The list of superlatives for this place says it all and we could probably add very little other than say it is wonderful. We had 5 great nights here and enjoyed everything about it. Perhaps a few points might help future travellers. * If you are travelling from Joburg there are flights to Hoedspruit in the morning and with well...

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    BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

    Thanks indeed for your very detailed feedback which will prove extremely useful to other Guests. Just one additional comment regarding access; we also offer direct Charter flights from Joburg International to Garonga with Federal Airlines. I am so chuffed you enjoyed your stay and that everything was up to standard for your stay. We really have a great team at...

    UK
    Reviewed 12 October 2016

    Just back from a 2 night stay at Little Garonga. It had been a long time since my first visit nearly 15 years ago to the main lodge so I was really excited to see Little Garonga. I was travelling with my Dad (funnily enough there were 2 other sets of parent/daughters staying at the same time) and and we...

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    BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

    It was great to have you back again and also for you to see the big changes over time since your first visit. The "safari for the Soul" is still very much part of our ethos as that is very important that we don't become just another "Big 5 Lodge". The Game viewing is really exceptional and especially since being...

    Denver, Colorado
    Reviewed 27 September 2016

    Little Garonga looks quieter than the main camp. My ‘cabin’ (or suite) is at ground level, next to a tree with very few leaves growing out of it. The little bit of greenery signals the beginning of spring. Inside there are 2 comfortable beds with lots of pillows, a thick quilt and mosquito netting around it, There are 2 chairs,...

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    BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

    Thanks indeed for your very kind response, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, like most of SA we are in a 2 nd year drought and it still looks like repeating it again this year. However the Game Viewing you saw was great. Your Daughter was great to do the sleepout; I hope she enjoyed it. Thanks again,...

    Reviewed 13 September 2016

    I went with my parents and grandparents and everybody had an amazing time. This was a unique experience for people off all ages and everybody had a blast. The safari was amazing with game drives that had many cool sightings. In between game drives nobody felt bored because they could do many things such as swim in one of the...

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    BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

    Thank-You for your very kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Little Garonga. I am so glad the Staff provided you with a great experience, from the food, to the Safaris, to all the different activities you can do. Best Wishes Bernie

    Braintree, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

    I spent 3 nights at Little Garonga with my large family. This was our first trip to South Africa and our first safari experience. As we are a family of 8, we took up the whole camp in the 3 luxurious suits. The team at Garonga could not be more welcoming, friendly and professional. We arrived at around 2pm after...

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    BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

    It was a pleasure hosting you, and a very good idea to take out Little Garonga as a whole; it is perfect for that. I'm glad you saw most of the animals you wanted to see. The sleepout is an amazing experience but Mother Nature can sometimes butt in; anyway as you state, it only takes a few minutes to...

    East Anglia, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 1 November 2015

    Any review of Little Garonga is so likely to be superlative laden that I am going to have to hold back as much as I can but I must start by saying that Little Garonga really is simply perfect. We have come away after 5 nights there feeling renewed, inspired and with the most incredible memories. I am picky and...

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    5Thank Emma P
    London
    Reviewed 29 October 2015

    We arrived to meet our friends for their wedding and were greeted by a friendly team of staff and made to feel most welcome The lodge was really comfortable and has a great sense about it The safari came next and over our 4 night stay we went out 5 times the guides and trackers were brilliant and went out...

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    London, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 11 October 2015

    So lovely... we stayed for 5 nights and have not encountered nicer staff anywhere. Herfrik, the waiter, was particularly fantastic. We saw a huge amount of wonderful wildlife on safari and felt really comfortable at the lodge. The rooms were beautiful and the attention to detail was fantastic ... everything was really clean, the food was amazing and the staff...

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    1Thank mellard
    London, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 8 October 2015

    My fiancée and I spent 3 nights in Little Garonga in September and had a spectacular time. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with refreshments and made to feel extremely welcome. We stayed in the Buckingham Lodge- which was absolutely faultless. A huge bed, shower room and breathtaking views (even had a close up of a wildebeest one...

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    Thank Laura W
    BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

    Thanks so much for your very kind feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Little Garonga. The team there are really a gem and go out of their way to please all. I will pass on your feedback to CJ and his team. We certainly hope to see you back. Best Wishes Bernie

    Brisbane, Australia
    Reviewed 25 May 2015

    We had the most amazing time on our honeymoon at Little Garonga. We flew into Hoedspruit airport and the lodge had organised a return transfer for us from the airport to the lodge. Its around 1hr 30 mins drive but its a beautiful drive and you'll be able to see animals on that drive if you are lucky. The lodge...

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    BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

    Thanks indeed for your very kind words. CJ and his team really do so well to ensure a memorable stay. The Game viewing can best be described as being in a wilderness area so although the Reserve is fenced it is still such a vast area of 55,000 acres. Am so glad you saw so much Game. as hard as...

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    Additional Information about Little Garonga

    Address: Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
    Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
    Price Range: ₹ 50,502 - ₹ 55,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Number of rooms: 3
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