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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” (76 reviews)
          “our honeymoon” (71 reviews)
          “bush bath” (55 reviews)
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          Reviewed 16 January 2014

          Garonga sees more couples than families but hopefully this will change. It's a lovely place, with very comfortable luxury tents overlooking a riverbed that is often visited by elephants etc. The safari experience is just incredible - our guide/driver went beyond the call of duty...More

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          Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 19 January 2014

          Thanks indeed for your feedback which is always so important. The Safari Teams do indeed try and pull out all the stops. Once the rains come a lot of the Game spreads over into Garonga. We have been very blessed with some incredible sightings on...More

          Reviewed 5 December 2013

          Perfect stay for a perfect vacation. I can't say enough good things about this place. From the moment we were picked up from the airport, we were treated with such respect. The staff is amazing....anything you need, you get. The "tents" you stay in all...More

          2  Thank Karen H
          Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 December 2013

          Many Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. Am so glad that your Safari Experience was so enjoyable. Best Wishes Bernie

          Reviewed 19 November 2013

          The camp is fantastic! We were in our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience! The tents are very neat, confortable and romantic. The staff is also very communicative and treated us very well. The private reserve is very wide and we could see 3...More

          2  Thank Renato T
          Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 December 2013

          Thanks indeed for your feedback and many congratulations on your honeymoon. I'm glad the Chefs managed to cater for your dietary requirements; this should not have been a problem as they are well used to this. Best Regards Bernie

          Reviewed 18 November 2013

          Stayed here for 5 nights in December and were blown away. Not sure I could something that hasn’t been said, but just want to add a few points. The tents were very luxurious and comfortable. They did get a bit hot during the day, but...More

          3  Thank aileronguy
          Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 December 2013

          Thank-You very much for your very positive feedback from Xmas time last year. It was a very wet time over that period, but am so glad you enjoyed all the extra activities including the sleep out. Best Regards Bernie

          Reviewed 18 November 2013

          perfect logde with super guides and staff members. amazing food and beautiful scenery. we also got married at Garonga and it was a perfect day! we will always remember these 4 days. Thanks to Patrick and Josay!

          1  Thank Sarah Q
          Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 December 2013

          Apologies for the delayed reply ; have been away. Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. It was a great pleasure hosting you on such a special occasion. We all wish you every success and fortune together. Best Wishes Bernie

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          • Breakfast included
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          • US$ 201 - US$ 849 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 9
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Limpopo Province >
          • Makalali Private Game Reserve
          • Also Known As
          • Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
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          Calvin L
          Hi, we will be driving from Johannesburg to Garonga, and would like to the road condition whether we need to rent a 4X4 or just a regular car would suffice. thanks!
          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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          shellietravis
          Are alcoholic beverages included?
          17 April 2017|
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          Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
          Most are included,; Special wines, champagnes, and our high quality Brand whiskeys and Gins are not included.
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          ChgoJudyMc
          I'd like to know what the weather is like in late September?
          12 March 2017|
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          Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
          September is generally very hot and humid.
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          "Units one and six at the ends probably offer the most privacy"
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          "This is glamorous camping to a high standard. Accommodation, food and staff are 5 star quality,"
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          "They are all wonderful. If you want added luxury and less contact with the outdoors choose the Hambleden suite"
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          "Rooms 3 and 4 are closer to the main area, 1 and 6 a bit quieter"
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