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&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp
Luxury Tented Lodge in the Timbavati Reserve
Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
Nestled between the dense riverine forest and the sandy bed of the Timbavati, in the unspoiled Ngala Private Game Reserve, lies the sophisticated &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp, a sophisticated tented camp perfectly positioned in tranquil bush surrounds.
Set within South Africa’s largest and most well-known game reserve in the world, Ngala Private Game Reserve offers not only one of the most incredible Big Five wildlife experiences in the world, but also offers an intimate one due to our exclusive traversing rights on 14,700 hectares (36,000 acre) of wilderness land. Safaris are led by expert &Beyond-trained ranger and tracker teams, that ensure sensitive off-roading practices to allow close-up game sightings of elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe and more.
Chic and contemporary, Ngala Tented Camp comprises just nine intimate and luxurious tents, making it a perfect exclusive-use option for a small group of family or friends. The tented suites are set on raised platforms and cleverly designed to blend into the riverside trees, minimising the impact on the environment. Each tented suite has an ensuite bathroom, swirling overhead fan, air conditioning, outdoor showers, snug electric blankets for winter and private wooden decks.
The elegant guest areas overlook the seasonal Timbavati River, and are the ideal tranquil location to enjoy a quiet book or a refreshing drink with your complimentary Swarovski binoculars in hand, just in case a herd of elephants or another animal saunters by. The camp’s lap pool, which follows the contours of the Timbavati riverbank is perfect for afternoon game viewing, while a nearby massage sala overlooking the magnificent view is the ideal spot to unwind between safaris. Private lunch platters are savoured on the viewing decks, at the poolside or on the lush lawn, while private dinners are serves wither on the starlit deck or, if the weather permits, in the dry riverbed.
Enjoy a variety of activities such as twice-daily game drives with intimate wildlife encounters, interpretive bush walks, a rhino notching conservation experience, or even a tailor-made private safari suited for your needs. While staying with us, why not spoil yourself and your partner with a magical night in our dreamy sleepout under the stars, in the Ngala Treehouse Experience.
- Luxury Tented Accommodation
Three meals daily
Local Beverages (soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers)
Teas and coffees
Refreshments on game drives
1-Hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
The tented suites are a great blend of contemporary design with the unique closeness to nature that only sleeping under canvas can deliver – as you lie awake in your massive bed listening to the sound of lions roaring into the night through the canvas walls of your tent, you’ll feel like a modern version of the safari explorers of old!
Excellent game viewing and guiding – the Timbavati is renowned for its large lion populations as well as big breeding herds of elephant and buffalo (not to mention a host of smaller animals too given the reserve’s high species diversity)
Dining by lamplight under the stars on the sands of the dry river bed in front of the lodge – it’s hard to see how things can get better than this!
Whether you choose to shower outdoors under the open sky or soak the dust away in the gorgeous stand-alone bathtub, bathing at Ngala Tented Camp is a memorable experience.
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