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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Just come back from a 2 week honeymoon trip to S. Africa and Mozambique. 1st week we spent 7 nights at Garonga Safari Camp. Without a shadow of doubt this place was immense. What can I say!?!?! The accommodation, service and staff smash some of the best 5 star hotels I have ever stayed at and this place is in...

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

Stu and Susie, A great pleasure having you out here, and very happy that you had a great stay. Fay does indeed manage to untangle the knots, and this is a great Location to try a massage. Thanks indeed for your positive feedback and we look forward to having you back one day. best Wishes Bernie

Exmouth, Wa Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was our last camp after 12 days Namibia, 3 days Ant.s Hill Waterberg. Dark weather when we arrived and quite cool but we saw 2 Cheetah.s that in 5 yrs Africa I had not seen before. Elephants in front of our tent, Lions in the riverbed, you name it we saw it. Absolute fantastic accommodation, food delicious and staff...

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

It was a great pleasure hosting you here, and so glad you managed to have a great Game Experience. Thanks very much for your positive feedback. Best Wishes Bernie

Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 20 October 2013

"We stayed at Garonga for 5 days as part of our 10th anniversary trip. Garonga was amazing, from the location and style of the camp, our tents, the food, staff, pool, and of course the drives and our rangers Patrick and Josiah. We opted for all the options: sleep out (what an experience), picnic in the tree, bush bath, and...

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

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. A 10th Anniversary is something very special! You certainly tried all the activities on offer; the microlite is a great fun experience as you can see so much of the reserve. A pleasure having you out here. Best Regards Bernie

St. Lawrence, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We were very wary of going on safari and joining a herd of people clicking their cameras away at some rather distant animals. Hence we did a fair amount of research and settled on the intimacy of the Garonga experience. We were not disappointed. We booked the Hambledon Suite at Little Garonga for a little more privacy and couldn't have...

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

Your Game experience sounds fantastic; of course it doesn't always happen like that which is the beauty of experiencing a pretty much natural wilderness experience where anything can happen. Thanks very much for your feedback. best Regards Bernie

London
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed in the Garonga Safari Camp for our honeymoon and we didn't regret it. It is set in the middle of a private game reserve - over looking a dry river bed and the wild African nature. The lodges are pure luxury in a tent with comfy beds, indoor jet showers and outdoor bush showers (the later is just...

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

It was a pleasure having you here to stay and so chuffed you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. Thanks very much for the very positive feedback. The staff are a great team and these feedbacks are a great morale booster for them. Best Wishes Bernie

Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Oh, Garonga. My husband and I read all Tripadvisor reviews and decided to visit this luxury, award winning camp that has tons of awesome reviews from the visitors. It was our first safari and because from some of the reviews we were not sure if gaming is the best at Garonga, we decided to stay also in Sabi Sands –...

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

Thank-You very much for your response and feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Garonga. The Luxury tented rooms are not for everyone and, as you say, Little Garonga would have probably been more suitable. Bugs in the Bush occurs I'm afraid. The entrance road has to be driven slowly but is manageable with any normal...

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed 5 nights at Garonga Safari camp after Rose from Africa Rose Travel recommended this lodge. We had a great time there as we managed to see all the animals we wanted. We even managed to see a couple of cheetahs. The lodge was beautiful as was the reserve. Thanks to all the staff who made our stay memorable.

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

Thanks indeed for your feedback. It was a pleasure to have you here and experience the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. best Wishes Bernie

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed at Garonga for 2 nights and loved every second of our visit. Bernie and his team are absolutely wonderful and made the trip unforgettable. The main lodge area and tents are luxurious. Our ranger and tracker were excellent. We loved the picnic in the tree and the bush bath. We will definitely make a plan to get to...

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

Thanks indeed, Great to see you back, and a pleasure having you here to stay. Hope to see you again sometime when you manage to escape from the Glorious Cape. All the best Bernie

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We rented Little Garonga from August 21 to August 28. There were six of us from Canada (after spending our first five nights in Cape Town) - my wife and I shared the largest cottage, our two girls (ages 19 and 22) and my wife's parents (ages 77 and 78) shared the other two cottages. Our family had exclusive use...

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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 and your family. Staying for an extended period enables you to try all these activities you experienced and also to see such great game viewing. The staff at LG are indeed fantastic and I will certainly pass on your comments. We hope to see you back. Best...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We spent 2 nights in Garonga Safari Camp and we had a truly fabulous time. The entire staff was friendly and gracious and it was impressive to see/feel the familiarly atmosphere between all and Bernie was a dream. That made us feels to be at home from the first moment on. The tented-houses were superb and comfortable with a stunning...

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

Thanks indeed for your feedback Eileen. It was a pleasure hosting you for the two days. I know you meant to say Garonga and not Motswari. You went to Motswari after Garonga, and am sure they got great feedback from you as well. Josai and Patric are indeed quite a team and extremely entertaining as well as being a Great...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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: $710 - $948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garonga Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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