Popular Safaris at Ngala


Ngala is a romantic haven within the African wilderness. Ngala is a private unfenced game reserve between Timbavati Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park. With exclusive access to a pristine wilderness area Ngala offers guests a truly unique wilderness experience. A lodge and tented camp offer luxurious accommodation that blends seamlessly into the picturesque environment.




R 10 365 per person sharing per night


A spacious veranda overlooking a busy waterhole gives guest the opportunity for daylong game viewing. Dinners in the candlelit courtyard are freshly prepared and offer imaginative blends of wholesome flavours. A special treat are dinners out in the bush. Surrounded by flickering lanterns and overlooked by bright stars this is sure to be a meal you will never forget. Comfortable armchairs on the veranda and a generously sized pool allow you to relax between game drives.


Shaded by a canopy of tamboti trees Ngala Safari Lodge has 21 thatched cottages that are designed and decorated in a classic safari style. The 17 standard, 3 family, and 1 private family cottage are all equipped with all amenities from air conditioning to outdoor showers. The lodge also overlooks a busy waterhole – offering guests spectacular views.

Ngala Tented Camp combines the sounds and atmosphere of the wilderness with the elegance and comfort of a modern safari lodge. The six permanent safari tents are equipped with:

  • Outdoor showers
  • Deep baths
  • Overhead fans
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric blankets

Perched on raised platforms the tents offer views of the surrounding wilderness and the nights are filled with flickering candlelight and the sounds of the African animal kingdom.


Game drives in Ngala are an exclusive affair. Situated in a private reserve Ngala does not have to share this territory with other tour operators making sure that your game sightings are undisturbed. Ngala is unfenced allowing animals to roam freely in and out of the Kruger National Park. Game drives depart in the early morning and late afternoon, which are the busiest times in the African bush. Night drives are a special treat as you will see nocturnal species and different behaviour.

Walking safaris can be easy educational walks in the bush, where the rangers have the chance to share their detailed knowledge about the environment. You might also request to track down a certain species on foot, which always creates a unique thrill during the walks. Walking safaris are conducted by an experienced and armed ranger ensuring your safety at all times.


Arrival Day

Arrive at the Ngala Safari Lodge mid-day, in time for a light lunch. Freshen up and relax before it’s time to depart on a late-afternoon game drive in the reserve.

Overnight in a luxury suite at the Ngala Safari Lodge.

Days on safari

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before departing for a 3-hour sunrise game drive in the Timbivati Game reserve. Return to your lodge for a late breakfast and spend the rest of the day relaxing at the pool or treating yourself to a afternoon sleep. Depart late afternoon after High Tea for a 3-hour sunset game drive in the private reserve.

Departure day

Head out as the sun is rising to enjoy your last game drive in Timbivati Private Game Reserve. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing mid-morning to your next destination.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Safari activities
  • One hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • A complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars per room for use during your stay

What's Excluded

  • Administration fee
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Government bed levy
  • Conservancy or park fees
  • Landing fees



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