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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Little Garonga for 3 nights and wish we'd stayed longer. The setting is lovely, very quiet and intimate as only 3 lodges. The lodge was so comfortable - lovely beds with mosi net, comfy chairs, a lovely bathroom plus an outdoor shower! Robert and his staff made our stay extra special - nothing was too much for...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The list of superlatives for this place says it all and we could probably add very little other than say it is wonderful. We had 5 great nights here and enjoyed everything about it. Perhaps a few points might help future travellers. * If you are travelling from Joburg there are flights to Hoedspruit in the morning and with well...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

Thanks indeed for your very detailed feedback which will prove extremely useful to other Guests. Just one additional comment regarding access; we also offer direct Charter flights from Joburg International to Garonga with Federal Airlines. I am so chuffed you enjoyed your stay and that everything was up to standard for your stay. We really have a great team at...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just back from a 2 night stay at Little Garonga. It had been a long time since my first visit nearly 15 years ago to the main lodge so I was really excited to see Little Garonga. I was travelling with my Dad (funnily enough there were 2 other sets of parent/daughters staying at the same time) and and we...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

It was great to have you back again and also for you to see the big changes over time since your first visit. The "safari for the Soul" is still very much part of our ethos as that is very important that we don't become just another "Big 5 Lodge". The Game viewing is really exceptional and especially since being...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Little Garonga looks quieter than the main camp. My ‘cabin’ (or suite) is at ground level, next to a tree with very few leaves growing out of it. The little bit of greenery signals the beginning of spring. Inside there are 2 comfortable beds with lots of pillows, a thick quilt and mosquito netting around it, There are 2 chairs,...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

Thanks indeed for your very kind response, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, like most of SA we are in a 2 nd year drought and it still looks like repeating it again this year. However the Game Viewing you saw was great. Your Daughter was great to do the sleepout; I hope she enjoyed it. Thanks again,...

Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went with my parents and grandparents and everybody had an amazing time. This was a unique experience for people off all ages and everybody had a blast. The safari was amazing with game drives that had many cool sightings. In between game drives nobody felt bored because they could do many things such as swim in one of the...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

Thank-You for your very kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Little Garonga. I am so glad the Staff provided you with a great experience, from the food, to the Safaris, to all the different activities you can do. Best Wishes Bernie

Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I spent 3 nights at Little Garonga with my large family. This was our first trip to South Africa and our first safari experience. As we are a family of 8, we took up the whole camp in the 3 luxurious suits. The team at Garonga could not be more welcoming, friendly and professional. We arrived at around 2pm after...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you, and a very good idea to take out Little Garonga as a whole; it is perfect for that. I'm glad you saw most of the animals you wanted to see. The sleepout is an amazing experience but Mother Nature can sometimes butt in; anyway as you state, it only takes a few minutes to...

East Anglia, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Any review of Little Garonga is so likely to be superlative laden that I am going to have to hold back as much as I can but I must start by saying that Little Garonga really is simply perfect. We have come away after 5 nights there feeling renewed, inspired and with the most incredible memories. I am picky and...

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5Thank Emma P
London
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We arrived to meet our friends for their wedding and were greeted by a friendly team of staff and made to feel most welcome The lodge was really comfortable and has a great sense about it The safari came next and over our 4 night stay we went out 5 times the guides and trackers were brilliant and went out...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

So lovely... we stayed for 5 nights and have not encountered nicer staff anywhere. Herfrik, the waiter, was particularly fantastic. We saw a huge amount of wonderful wildlife on safari and felt really comfortable at the lodge. The rooms were beautiful and the attention to detail was fantastic ... everything was really clean, the food was amazing and the staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2015

My fiancée and I spent 3 nights in Little Garonga in September and had a spectacular time. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with refreshments and made to feel extremely welcome. We stayed in the Buckingham Lodge- which was absolutely faultless. A huge bed, shower room and breathtaking views (even had a close up of a wildebeest one...

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BERNARDO S, Owner at Little Garonga, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Little Garonga. The team there are really a gem and go out of their way to please all. I will pass on your feedback to CJ and his team. We certainly hope to see you back. Best Wishes Bernie

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Additional Information about Little Garonga

Address: Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Little Garonga Hoedspruit, Limpopo
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“Both Buckingham and Chiltern suites are stunning but Hambleden has its own pool!”
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  • Buckingham Suite
 of 5 bubbles Tembechick, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are only 3 cabins so anyone of them is good”
 of 5 bubbles Denver_BJ_10, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All room or lodges as that's what they were have easy access and amenities”
 of 5 bubbles albert883, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Buckingham suite”
 of 5 bubbles laurawZ1123KU, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Request CJ and Phinneas as your guides. They are outstanding!”
 of 5 bubbles rm27_12, 2 May 2015 | Read review
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