An intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment

The private 22,000 hectare fenced Makalali Private Game Reserve is located to the west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment.

Zebra sighting from a game drive at Garonga Safari CampThe  reserve boasts the 'Big Five' - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Other species are cheetah, giraffe, zebra and kudu.

The activities across the different lodges here include game drives and wilderness walks.Morning and afternoon game drives head out to track the wildlife, often involving a 'through the bush' drive to get closer to the wildlife for some stunning photographic opportunities.

Safari walks with your game ranger are another activity on offer, bringing you up close to the flora and fauna of the reserve.

For guests staying at either of the two Garonga camps, sleep-outs are offered. Guests are taken out to a beautiful deck with stunning views overlooking the bush. A mouth-watering picnic hamper, a drinks box, and hot drinks are left for you at the deck. You are left with a radio and will get collected in the morning. A wash basin and toilet close by are provided. It is only a 20 minute drive from camp so help is never far away! A truly magical experience!

The Conservancy is about a 90 minute drive from Hoedspruit Airport if you are arriving on one of the scheduled flights with South African Airways or CemAir, or you can also fly directly into the Conservancy with FedAir from Johannesburg.