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Garonga Safari Camp

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 686*
US$ 629*
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a long, bumpy ride from the Hoedspruit airport to Garonga Safari Camp, so we got the notion that we were indeed a long way from civilization. Then, we arrived at Garonga and found a paradise. The facilities appear rustic, but offer every convenience. The staff are all friendly and ready to provide help. We have tented across the...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon. We truly had the most amazing time at Garonga. Everyone working there is amazing, food is wonderful and camp is beautiful. We saw the big 5 thanks to our brilliant rangers and trackers and would recommend garonga to anyone wanting to do a safari. This was our first safari...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic 5 days spent at Garonga. There were 7 of us in our party and we all had an excellent time. The 'tents' are beautiful and comfortable and wondered if I would sleep okay in the middle of the bush - but I did. Our ranger and tracker, Josia and Richard did Garonga proud and we saw leopards, elephants, zebra,...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had booked our honeymoon through Extraordinary Africa (a travel agent), who heavily recommended Garonga Safari Camp. And I must say we arrived there and were pleasantly surprised to find that it was the perfect little camp for our honeymoon and an experience of a life time. The thought of having luxury in the bush became a...

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Sutton, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a remarkable experience, combining a stylish, creative ambiance with a true sense of the freedom of living and sleeping in an environment close to the outdoors and the animals we came to see. We started with the Hambleden suite to celebrate our anniversary with private pool, champagne and exquisitely decorated dining on our personal verandah . We then...

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Balgach, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a first-time Safari-an, I had high expectations when arriving at the Camp. But this team managed to even exceed those by far. Of course, the stay is not cheap but the experience, new acquaintances and the culinary highlights more than just compensate you for the expense. We landed in Phalaborwa, got picked up and brought to the Camp. For...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Little Goranga in a family suite with our family of 4. The lodge is amazing you cannot fault it. Our suite had a little plunge pool which was an added bonus to our children. The rooms very very comfortable and the staff attended and catered to our every need. We loved the personalized service and attention which...

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Washington, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a three night honeymoon here. The "tents" were amazing and spacious with enough amenities so you didn't feel like you were roughing it. Very clean. The view outside our tent was just as beautiful; we could often see giraffes from our balcony. The staff, especially Charlotte, were all amazing and ready to help with any...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

That's very kind of you! Very positive feedback that the Staff, and myself will be thrilled. Charlotte and her Team are indeed very special , and have a very careful balance of "Service" and when not to intrude. You seemed to have seen a lot of Game, so all credit to the Safari team. The Chefs do indeed accommodate without...

Paris, France
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It was our first visit in South Africa and also our first safari/game experience. We spent 3 wonderful days in March, far from civilization and in the middle of nature and animals, just as expected. Thank you to all the Staff ! Rooms: In Garonga Safari camp is divided in 2 parts, the main camp (6 luxury tents) and Little...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

We are very chuffed you enjoyed your stay at Little Garonga; it is a Little Gem in the Bush. So glad you saw most of the Animals; as you say, worth keeping some back for next time. I will certainly pass on your very kind words to the Staff. WE look forward to welcoming you back to find that elusive...

Bournemouth
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I must explain before I review this place that I am the customer from hell and can find fault in EVERYWHERE I STAY! I did not want to go on safari and stay in a tent and this was not my idea of a relaxing holiday, until I found Garonga and Little Garonga! I am now converted. I could not...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this review

Well, this is very encouraging. Thanks so much for your very kind response. Great that you were so well looked after and enjoyed your whole stay. Next Safari? best Wishes Bernie

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Garonga Safari Camp

Address: Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 15,500 - ₹ 45,829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garonga Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“They are all wonderful. If you want added luxury and less contact with the outdoors choose the Hambleden suite”
marilynb916, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 3 and 4 are closer to the main area, 1 and 6 a bit quieter”
pascalo2013, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose between main camp (6 luxurious tents) and Little Garonga (3 small individual buildings with air conditioning)”
Ju_et_Steph_S, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any really there are only 6 3 on either side of the ameities area”
CassWoking, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Luxury Tent”
kirstycatty, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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