Ngala Tented Camp is a luxurious tented safari camp, with just nine spacious tents featuring wooden decks. The chic and modern camp fuses effortlessly with the surrounding bush. Ngala is situated inside the Timbavati Game Reserve, sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, offering superb game viewing opportunities.

  • Exclusive luxury tented camp
  • Fresh and contemporary decor
  • Outside shower and oversized bath tub
  • Location next to a waterhole provides close-up viewing opportunities
  • Game drives and bush walks led by expert rangers and Shangaan trackers
  • Exquisite Pan-African cuisine
  • Free internet access

Ngala was the first private safari reserve to be incorporated into the world-famous Kruger National Park - the largest wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. Situated only 3 kilometres from the Kruger's Orpen Gate, Ngala Tented Camp is a luxurious satellite camp of Ngala Private Game Reserve, offering nine deluxe tents on raised platforms with secluded wooden decks. It's an authentic, luxury, African experience - sleeping in luxurious tents while listening to the sounds of the night and its creatures close by.

Main camp

Set on the banks of the great seasonal Timbavati River, Ngala Tented Camp was built with a light footprint, to minimise impact on the environment. Its extensive decks give you wonderful views out over the surroundings and the many animals coming down to drink. There's an inviting rim pool, cosy armchairs to sink into, a roaring fireplace to sit and swap tales around at night and lush bush banquets to enjoy beneath the star-studded skies. There's also a hide at the waterhole, perfect for avid wildographers or just for sitting quietly, unobserved by passing wildlife.

Game activities

Ngala has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares (36 323 acres) of Kruger's game-rich wilderness to give you an extraordinary African safari experience. Renowned for its superb Big Five game viewing, Ngala offers twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles with an experienced ranger and expert Shangaan tracker, as well as interpretive bush walks.

Conservation commitment

As part of the AndBeyond group, Ngala is very involved in a wide range of local and community projects, ranging from developing local craft markets to conservation of endangered species and education and promotion of skills development and wildlife awareness.

Getting there

By road - Ngala is approximately a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg. Road transfers are available.

By air -There are daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport, followed by a 40-minute road transfer to the lodge. There are also flights directly to Ngala Airstrip.

Our take on Ngala Tented Camp

The Timbavati is a scenic, uncrowded and game-rich corner of Greater Kruger. Ngala Tented Camp provides an unforgettable safari experience in pristine and unhurried surroundings. Combine this with superb hospitality and absolute luxury and romance of safari tents and you have the dream safari getaway.

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Nature walks (1 hour) accompanied by experienced armed trackers, subject to availability
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Transfer to and from the airstrip (where applicable)
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Extras
  • Government levy / bed levy
  • Conservancy or park entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Landing fees (where applicable)
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