Ngala Tented Camp
Lodge style Romantic canvas masterpiece
An African picture perfect
Is there anything more romantic than sleeping in a tent? Here, at the Ngala Tented Camp, you will find camping at its best. A classical safari experience combined with luxurious sophistication. Peering out onto the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River, under the shelter of dense indigenous trees, Ngala Tented Camp is a tranquil retreat in a spectacular setting. Hear the monkeys scrambling around before you close your eyes, or an occasional roar in the night, some not even so far away. Situated in the Timbavati Game Reserve, which lies just west of the Greater Kruger National Park and shares unfenced borders, is this haven for nature seekers; impossible not to love. There will be candlelight and starry-eyed evenings, where you reminisce about the amazing wildlife you experienced that day.
This classic African safari accommodation includes nine elegantly appointed canvas tents, raised on wooden platforms. Constructed with a light footprint, each tent was cleverly designed to incorporate the existing canopy of trees. The deluxe tents include large gauze screen windows and stone partitions; oversized bath tubs opening to the outdoor leafy surrounds, an outdoor shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hairdryer, electric blanket for chilly winter nights and private wooden deck with views to the riverbed. The contemporary guest area also overlooks the riverbed, which seems to merge with the lap pool. There is plenty of deck space for spotting wildlife, a lounge and dining area, open fireplaces and a small safari shop completes the picture.
Activities at Ngala Tented Camp
The Ngala Private Game Reserve is well known for its high densities of elephants, buffalo, wild dogs and rhinos. During the morning and afternoon game drive, the experienced trackers and rangers at Ngala Tented Camp will go to their extremes to give you a meet-and-greet with a member of the Big Five, and any other habitants of this African bush. Or use all your senses during a thrilling bush walk, you will be surprised how much there is to discover on an even a small piece of African safari land. At night, the world changes. Other animals rule the bush. Smells are different and nocturnal creatures fight over the loudest solo in the orchestra. A spotlighted night safari is an unforgettable experience. After all this exhilarating game viewing, let the staff of Ngala Tented Camp pamper you with a massage, or a lantern lit African BBQ on the dried riverbank. And all this, just to have the most content and satisfying sleep under canvas you will ever have.
Tripadvisor comments Ngala Camp
This was a beautiful camp, with 9 luxury tents, surrounding a main "tent" which included a lobby, terraces, dining area, and small shop. The area was beautifully appointed, as was our room. A separate pool and small spa area, were also great. Situated directly on the Timbivati River the view from these areas were great. Grounds were beautiful. The food was amazing, 3 meals a day all 5 star, can schedule time for meals with you "butler", very personalized. The safari experience was excellent, it was more of a "tracking experience" than just going to a watering hole and seeing a lot of animals there. Our tracker, Adam and our ranger, Andrew were excellent, leopards and lions galore, we saw everything! Ranger very knowledgeable, great birding. In my experience, March is a great time for safari, it was hot, but not humid, no rain, the river bed was dry, but is dry most of the year. This has benefits, less mosquitos, (virtually none) and can drive vehicle through river bed. Recommend unreservedly.elm1215 from Dallas, TX
We had a wonderful stay at this luxurious tented safari destination along side the Kruger National Park. We had the most wonderful sightings of the big five on numerous occasions. We were privileged to see two male 18 month old Leopard cubs kill an Impala and drag it up a tree. The ranger was excellent and very knowledgeable. Accommodation first class and the food just fantastic. very friendly staff and we were made to feel very welcome. I would be going back again!Albert M from Knysna, South Africa