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    Garonga Safari Camp

    Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
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    “game drives” (82 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 333 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I cant say enough about Garonga, it was wonderful. A safari was on my bucket list, and I am so happy we went the luxury route, as it was totally worth it. Garonga's staff was extremely attentive (to the point that I actually felt bad...More

    Thank Maureen R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed one night in little garongo and two nights in the safari camp. Both experiences were great! I have to say I preferred the camp because it felt like you were camping in Africa, the accommodation is a solid structure and part tent. The...More

    Thank djd1962
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback and taking the trouble to write on TA. Both Camps are indeed very different. Little Garonga would probably be better for Groups or Families to take out exclusively, having said that a number of Guests remark about the...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed here for 4 nights at the start of our South Africa adventure. I'm sure we were there when Sarah ( just seen her review!) was there celebrating her birthday. Sarah said it all, really! Such a beautiful place and although I don't "do...More

    Thank Karen M
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for your very kind words and such great feedback on your trip.Yes, the Bush Breakfasts are always great fun especially with the "Leopard" in the River Bed. The Bush Bath and Sleepouts are really great to experience and so glad you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    It’s a little hard to put into words/find all the right words to describe our Garonga experience. Sublime, I think, captures it well (I double checked the dictionary to make sure!) - ‘Producing an overwhelming sense of awe or other high emotion through being vast...More

    1  Thank April J
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    It was a pleasure to host you, and so glad you enjoyed the Garonga experience, from the food, to the Staff to the excellent Safari team of CJ and Phineas. Thanks so much for your very kind and positive feedback. Best Wishes Bernie

    Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

    We visited Garonga in October 2017 as a couple to celebrate my 30th birthday. After reading the reviews on here we had high expectations but Garonga managed to surpass them in every single way. The accommodation is great, the tented rooms are stunning, very comfortable...More

    Thank sarahmK880WP
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 16 October 2017

    It is great to hear you had such a memorable 30th Birthday; you certainly tried everything we could offer; this is the advantage of staying for our extended stay package (Stay 5 pay for 4); that way you can try all these activities without feeling...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
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    • US$ 288 - US$ 1,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
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    • Limpopo Province >
    • Makalali Private Game Reserve
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    • Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
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    oilcanman14
    26 October 2017|
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    Response from April J | Reviewed this property |
    The temperature was a little changeable while we were there - but quite manageable. You needed a light jacket for a couple of the early morning drives (I just had a denim shirt and a summer scarf and that was sufficient... More
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    Calvin L
    10 May 2017|
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    Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
    Good Morning Calvin, I suggest an SUV (does not have to be a 4x4). Allow 6 hours from Johannesburg. Refer to our website for Directions and suggest Option 1. Regards, Bernie
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    17 April 2017|
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    Most are included,; Special wines, champagnes, and our high quality Brand whiskeys and Gins are not included.
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    Room Tips
    "Mobility issues should ask for a lodge close to the main camp area. But every lodge is spectacular."
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    "All rooms are good, if you have mobility issues, 3 and 4 are a good choice"
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    "Do the sleep out experience! once in a lifetime."
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    "All houses, tents and rooms are big, have nice interior and a splendid view."
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