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    Garonga Safari Camp

    Selati Portion 12, KT 143, Phalaborwa, 1390, Makalali Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent94%
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    “game drives” (82 reviews)
    “our honeymoon” (73 reviews)
    “bush bath” (59 reviews)
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    Reviewed 9 August 2015

    The Garonga Safari Camp is a perfect blend of adventure and total relaxation in a casual yet luxurious environment. The staff is warm, welcoming and attentive and the service was excellent. Bernie and his staff have thought of every detail to make sure your stay...More

    2  Thank Cadie J
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

    Cadie, It was a real pleasure hosting you here. There were some fantastic people visiting at the same time and it all made a very happy Family atmosphere. I will certainly pass on your very kind words to the Team. Keep well and all the...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2015

    We spent 4 days of dream in this lovely place. We have been surrounded by an excellent and professional team. Everything is excellent, we recommend this place to everybody who is looking for a good safari place !

    2  Thank Ludovic P
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

    Thanks indeed Ludovic, It was a real pleasure having you here to stay. Keep well and all the best Bernie

    Reviewed 4 August 2015

    My wife and myself have just returned from Garonga Safari Camp and I find it difficult to write this review without my eyes watering. We arrived via a small plane from Nelspuit which landed at the small camp airstrip. We had never been on Safari...More

    3  Thank socialentrepreneur
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

    Thanks so much for your kind words! Arriving by small Air Charter I think adds to the whole experience of being right in the middle of nowhere; it's a great way to arrive. The Boma Dinners, and Bush Breakfasts are always a great surprise, especially...More

    Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

    Not sure where to begin, the safari was part of our 30th wedding anniversary visit to South Africa. We took the travel agents advice and booked for 3 nights - this was our only error, we should have gone for 5 nights. We were in...More

    3  Thank Tracey H
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

    Dear Tracey, It was great to have you stay on such a memorable ocassion! 3 days are never enough but you never know what you're going to get until you are there. We run a stay 5 pay 4 special throughout the year , and...More

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    Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

    Wow! What an amazing place. Couldn't be faulted. Friendly, welcoming staff. Professional, competent Rangers. We saw everything including all the big 5 and it was only down to the skill of Lodrick, Elvis Richard and Anthony on the game drives. The food is second to...More

    3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

    Thanks indeed for your kind words. As mentioned in a previous report the Game Viewing has been really spectacular but it doesn't just happen, and so will definitely give your high praise to the Guides and their Trackers. The food is a big thing in...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • US$288 - US$1,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Limpopo Province >
    • Makalali Private Game Reserve
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    • Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
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    oilcanman14
    27 October 2017|
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    Response from April J | Reviewed this property |
    The temperature was a little changeable while we were there - but quite manageable. You needed a light jacket for a couple of the early morning drives (I just had a denim shirt and a summer scarf and that was sufficient... More
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    Calvin L
    10 May 2017|
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    Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
    Good Morning Calvin, I suggest an SUV (does not have to be a 4x4). Allow 6 hours from Johannesburg. Refer to our website for Directions and suggest Option 1. Regards, Bernie
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    17 April 2017|
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    Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
    Most are included,; Special wines, champagnes, and our high quality Brand whiskeys and Gins are not included.
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    "Mobility issues should ask for a lodge close to the main camp area. But every lodge is spectacular."
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    "All rooms are good, if you have mobility issues, 3 and 4 are a good choice"
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    "Do the sleep out experience! once in a lifetime."
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    "All houses, tents and rooms are big, have nice interior and a splendid view."
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