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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I've entitled this review Part 2, because I just reviewed another camp we stayed at prior to Garonga and many of my general comments about the game drives, weather etc apply as well. Garonga is approximately an hour's drive from Hoedspruitt Airport. It is in a fenced private reserve owned by a member of the WH Smith and Sons book...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I had the privilege of getting married here on the 6th August, having been staying there for 5 days. It has to have been the best holiday ever. The Camp is wonderful, relaxed and welcoming all the staff are lovely eager to help and always smiling, nothing is ever to much trouble. We had wonderful guides and we thank Jafa...

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

Thanks indeed Glynis, It was a pleasure hosting you here for your very special Day! Hope to see you back on an Anniversary. The Lions are still "performing" on a regular basis, and the sounds at night are truly spectacular. All the best Bernie

los angeles
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed at Garonga for our first part of our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The tents are comfortable with all the amenities of a hotel, you kind of forget you are staying in a tent! Every meal was delicious and we were never hungry. My husband is a picky eater so this is saying a lot! The only...

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

WE certainly hope to see you back. Thanks indeed for the very positive feedback. I will certainly pass on your positive comments on the food to the chefs. Best Wishes Bernie

london
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Went there as part of my honeymoon and had the best experience I could have ever expected. Great location, service and the people who work there are second to none would always go out of there way to ensure you enjoyed the game rides. Would put in my top 3 places I have stayed.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words, and so glad you had a great honeymoon here. Best Regards Bernie

Hazyview, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Garonga is a lovely camp with beautiful well equiped tents. From a hairdrier to electric blankets, to gowns and slippers and sarongs and magazines. The biggest spoil for me was the hammock on our verandah overlooking the dry riverbed. ( each of the tents have one ) The weekend will be forever concreted in our memories as the weekend of...

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

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. Although you stayed only the weekend am so glad you tried and enjoyed all the extra activities that are part of the Garonga Experience. It is also such a pleasure to welcome more and more South Africans here! Best Wishes Bernie

Konigswinter, Germany
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed 6 nights in garonga 2 nights in the main camp and 4 nights in the little garonga camp. Our days started early with a safari tour. We were totally 4 people, we had a safari jeep with a driver and a guide just for us. These guys are that nice, friendly and experienced just great. We saw all...

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

Am so glad you enjoyed your experience at both Camps which are so different in style. It is indeed a tribute to the Guides who really care about the animals as well as trying to show you a majical experience. Congratulations on winning the world Cup! Best Wishes Bernie

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We spent 5 nights at Garonga and were enchanted by our fantastic stay. Lovely setting, people and animals! Really really well run and organised - with a great attention to detail, but not over fussy - ie relaxing. Would love to come again.

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

Thanks indeed for your very positive comments. We would love to have you back again! All the best Bernie

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 5 July 2014

My son and I stayed 2 nights at Garonga and we really enjoyed every minute of it! The friendly staff, the rangers (Elliott and Richard) who went out of their way for us, the magical atmosphere, the exquisite food... and when we left we were waved goodbye by all. Thank you very much for making our first safari so special...

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

Thanks so much for your very positive feedback. It was a pleasure having you here to stay. Regards Bernie

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Spent 5 nights in a luxury tent at Garonga. Bernie and his team could not have made the experience more enjoyable! Fabulous location, food, staff, ambience! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was like being part of a family. The other guests who were primarily on honeymoon were lovely company and like minded so there...

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

Thanks indeed for your very encouraging feedback. I remember the birthday well - a great Garonga Choir! Keep well and all the best Bernie

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The Garonga Safari Camp is the place to be. We can definately recommend everything. Fabulous rooms within a great surrounding. Extraordinary safaritours with perfect guides. Delicious food. We will come back. A big THANK YOU to the wohle G-Team it was a perfect T time.

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Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. Am so chuffed you had a great time here. best Wishes Bernie

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • 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: $712 - $962 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garonga Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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