Ngala Safari Lodge
Ngala Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa - Classic 4
Ngala Safari Lodge is situated in &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino. With its name meaning lion in Shangaan, the local language, Ngala lives up to its promise, supporting several large prides of these powerful cats. African wild dog can also be spotted moving through the reserve.
&Beyond Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares of game-rich wilderness. The reserve offers an intimate African wildlife experience, with game drives led by expert ranger and tracker teams. Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings, while walking safaris and bush walks are also offered.
In one of Africa's most innovative conservation partnership agreements, the annual lease, traversing fees and a percentage of Ngala's profits are paid to the National Parks Trust to further conservation projects throughout South Africa.
Tucked under a canopy of mopane and tamboti trees, Ngala Safari Lodge features 20 classic thatched cottages and the luxurious Safari Suite. Each ensuite cottage, with private veranda, exudes a romantic colonial ambience with nostalgic safari memorabilia throughout. The gracious Safari Suite offers guests a spacious sitting room, private swimming pool, and exclusive use of a safari vehicle.
The Lodge's large sparkling swimming pool overlooks a natural riverine woodland, ideal for avid birdwatchers. Hearty breakfasts and delicious lunches featuring fresh Pan African flavours are served in the dappled shade of an enormous weeping boerbean tree. Upon their return from exhilarating evening game drives, guests are welcomed by Ngala's warm, hospitable staff to a banquet in the elegant candlelit courtyard, or to an African feast around the blazing boma fire. The Lodge's thatched dining, bar and sitting areas are open to the warm breezes of the inviting African bushveld.