&Beyond have just announced the reopening of Ngala Tented Camp, an intimate and tranquil safari getaway that celebrates the romance of African nights under canvas.
Situated in a private reserve of the same name, which shares unfenced borders with South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, game drives from the camp explore an untouched Big Five wildlife wonderland famed for its lion encounters and vast herds of buffalo, as well as sightings of the rare African wild dog.
One of the few luxury tented camps in the area, &Beyond Ngala is wild and remote, with animals walking freely through the camp and the camp’s rim-flow swimming pool situated along the river bank so guests can view wildlife in the thickets while splashing in its cooling waters.
With the 6 tented suites now even more secluded from each other, the new layout of the camp adds to the intimate feel, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the peace and tranquillity of the natural setting. Overlooking the seasonal Timbavati riverbed, the stylish new interiors feature a fusion between easy living and contemporary design.
The overall essence is undeniably African, with warm, earthy tones used throughout, and the raw, organic materials, lighting, window and floor treatments and the shapes of the furniture all draw inspiration from the surrounding landscape.
Al fresco showers, private wooden decks and an open design invite the wilderness inside, creating an exclusive retreat where the ultimate in simple sophistication combines with exceptional outdoor experiences. A newly constructed massage and yoga studio caters for the health conscious while adding a touch of pure indulgence.
Constructed with a light footprint and reflecting &Beyond’s ethos of sustainable luxury, the camp has been carefully designed to minimise environmental impact. The latest technology in insulation materials, extensive use of LED lighting and most energy efficient air conditioning and hot water generating solutions have resulted in significantly reduced energy requirements for the camp.