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Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I just returned from a 12 night safari trip to South Africa where I spent two wonderful nights at Garonga Safari Camp. I loved the large tents Garonga uses, spacious and quite luxurious. You feel like you're in the middle of the wilderness. I was in tent #6 and really enjoyed the remote location, the peaceful deck with the hammock...

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

Thanks indeed for your feedback. I am glad you had a great time. Garonga started as more of a Holistic Lodge which we have tried to maintain over the years; the wellness aspect is becoming more recognised especially nowadays with people more concerned about their health. Unfortunately in South Africa Private Game Reserves were established historically with Fences due to...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We went as a family ( 2 adults & 2 teenage kids) for 5 nights at the start of our holiday. We booked two tented rooms - one for the 'girls' and one for the 'boys'. Right from the start it was breathtaking, from the elephant ambling past our ( high up) tented room to the monkeys dropping onto the...

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

Thanks indeed for your very favourable comments. What has been really exceptional over this winter has been the Game Viewing; and more especially the Leopard sightings which are becoming more frequent. All the best Bernie

Millbrook, AL
Reviewed 4 August 2013

My wife, Katie, and I spent our honeymoon at the Garonga Safari Camp this June. We were there for six nights, and we truly had a wonderful time! The camp's location is very exotic and exciting, while at the same time, the staff and owner spare no expense in creating a wonderfully comfortable environment for all of their guests. Guests...

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

Thanks so much for your very positive comments. It was a pleasure hosting you. We are extremely fortunate to have such a great staff; most have been with us since inception. WE hope to see you back. best Wishes Bernie

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 July 2013

It is hard to write a review that contains any more relevant information that everyone else has contributed. This was our first safari experience and it has set a bar so high it will be hard to surpass. We stayed at Garonga (cabins 1 and 4) in June of 2013. We had our two sons (ages 13 and 9) and...

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

Thanks so much for your kind feedback. You certainly had quite an active time here doing all the activities, and also such great game viewing with Jaff and Rebel. Apologies for the delayed response but IT difficulties over the last few weeks. best Wishes Bernie

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed at Garonga (main Garonga cabins) at the start of June 2013 and we had a truly fabulous time. The attention to detail is second to none from the staff and everyone is just so friendly, they made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. The cabin/tent is very well presented with a large (very large!) bed,...

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

Thanks very much for your positive comments which I will certainly pass on to the Staff. It was a pleasure hosting you. We hope to host you again one day. Regards Bernie

Melbourne
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We stayed 5 nights at the main camp and enjoyed every minute. The accommodation was very clean and perfectly balanced between African bush "camping" with western expectations of comfort. The staff were lovely and looked after our every need with a smile. The food was delicious and most nights the chef gave diners a choice between game or "regular" meat...

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

Your feedback is very much appreciated. Many thanks indeed. It certainly sounds like the Game Experience was excellent; it is improving all the time especially now in Winter. Thank-You for choosing Garonga, and we hope to see you back one day. Regards Bernie

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2013

This was to be our second experience on Safari and having had an excellent time on our last outing, I really didn't think it could get any better. Well, I was wrong. Wow, what a time we had! There were four of us, we stayed at Little Garonga and it was absolutely fabulous in every way possible. It had been...

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

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. The staff there are a true credit to Garonga. Josia and Patric indeed are a very entertaining but very knowledgeable team. I will pass on your feedback to them. Regards Bernie

Dulverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Believe everything that other reviewers say about Garonga. It really is THAT good! We were married there and enjoyed the first few days of our honeymoon afterwards. It is a fabulous mix of 5 star service without being stuffy and formal. Standards are exceptional but you always know that you are in Africa on safari, we really didn't want to...

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

Thanks indeed for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to host you on your very special day here. Weddings are very majical in the Bushveld out amongst Nature and only the Animals to keep you company. Best Wishes Bernie

Sydney
Reviewed 25 May 2013

we stayed 3 nights at Garonga and enjoyed every minute there. Everything was perfectly organised, the accomodation spacious and clean and the safari drives were fantastic. We were close to lots of the animals and always felt safe. Jaffad and Rebel knew where to go to see the animals and we did some exciting four-wheel driving. Bernie looked very well...

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

Thanks for your very positive comments. Jaff and Rebel are a great team together. We hope to see you back. best Wishes Bernie

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Garonga Safari Camp is simply magical! I decided on Garonga based on the reviews from Trip Advisor. I took my 79 year old mother, who had always wanted to go on a Safari. I thought the pictures and videos of the property were too good to be true, but the property looked exactly as advertised. The "tents" were actually done...

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

Thanks indeed for your very kind comments; you certainly had a great Safari. I will pass this on to the staff on our weekly meetings. Best Regards Bernie

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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: $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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