AndBeyond Ngala Tented Camp is 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.
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.
The excellent game viewing experience is complemented by other activities such as stargazing, moonlit riverbed dinners and bush sundowners. 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.
Six tented suites offer exclusive comfort and warm hospitality, combined with the thrill and immediacy of big night sounds and close natural encounters. The stylish interiors feature a fusion between easy living and contemporary design. The overall essence is undeniably African, with warm, earthy tones used throughout. 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.
For anyone wishing to experience the romance of Africa, why not spend the night under a blanket of stars in the luxurious Ngala Treehouse, a remote, yet safe retreat in the middle of the reserve, far from Wi-Fi and artificial light. This treehouse experience promises both luxury and comfort whilst offering the most exclusive wilderness experience (please note that this activity is additional cost).
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Ngala Conservation Levy (pp per stay)
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022
GBP 17 USD 21 ZAR 365 EUR 19
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All meals; tea/coffee; the Timbavati Conservation Levy; 2 scheduled daily shared game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle accompanied by an experienced ranger and tracker; interactive bush walks (one hour) accompanied by an experienced armed tracker; house wines, local brand spirits and beers, soft drinks and bottled water; and a laundry service are included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance fee of R190 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the entrance gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.
AndBeyond Ngala Tented Camp Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: Turn right and then turn left onto the R40. Continue along here, and turn left onto the R531 towards the Kruger Orpen Gate. Ngala Tented Safari Camp gate is signposted on your left, approximately 190m before the Orpen Gate entrance. You will reach a boomed gate at the entrance to the National Park. If asked, inform the security guards that you are going to Ngala Tented Camp – there is no vehicle entrance fee. Continue to the end of this road to the roundabout/triangle and turn left on the dirt road and turn right again, where you will see the signs for Ngala Tented Camp. Follow the road to the camp.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Turn right onto the R531 towards the Kruger Orpen Gate, and follow the directions as above.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, and go through the Strijdom Tunnel. Turn right onto the R531 to Klaserie/Acornhoek and follow the signs to the Orpen Gate.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have outdoor showers, an indoor bath, air conditioning, an overhead fan, a safe, a hair dryer and a private wooden deck. In addition, each guest room has a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars.
There is a main lap pool for guest to use.
The camp has a massage sala and a Safari Shop. A gym basket is available on request.
The Ngala Treehouse features 2 sleep levels including a covered and weatherproof space with a kingsize bed and an en-suite bathroom with a hot running shower and flushing toilet. An elevated sleep-out platform allows you to slumber al fresco under a retractable screen. Please note that this activity is an additional cost and prebooking is advised.
Activities that are available at Ngala include interpretive bush walks and early morning and late afternoon game drives.
Helicopter flights over Blyde River Canyon, hot air balloon safaris, specialist walking safaris and rhino notching are available at an additional cost.
In-room massages are available on request (additional cost).
There is a complimentary laundry service.
Wi-Fi is available in the main guest areas and in the rooms.
Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express credit cards are accepted.
The camp is not fenced off and we request that guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Security guards accompany guests at all times while walking around the camp at night.
If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the lodge is a 45 minute drive away from the airstrip.
The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) is not permitted in any of the conservation areas managed by AndBeyond, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed.
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