andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp
Ngala Tented Camp is situated in &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino. With its name meaning lion in Shangaan, the local language, Ngala lives up to its promise, supporting several large prides of these powerful cats. African wild dog can also be spotted moving through the reserve.
&Beyond Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares of game-rich wilderness. The reserve offers an intimate African wildlife experience, with game drives
led by expert ranger and tracker teams. Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings, while walking safaris and bush walks are also offered.
In one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements, the annual lease, traversing fees and a percentage of Ngala’s profits are paid to the National Parks Trust to further conservation projects throughout South Africa.
|Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability|
|11 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2022|
|Description||1-5 Nights||6+ Nights||Private Vehicle||Tour Leader
1 - 14 guests
|Luxury Tent||R12 000||R10 200||R9 160||R6 000|
- Photographic vehicle
- Rhino Conservation Activity
Set between riverine forest and the sandy bed of the Timbavati River, extensive decks give front row views of game wandering down to drink. A rim flow pool mimics the contours of the river bed, inviting you in for a refreshing dip, while a tranquil massage studio adds a touch of pure indulgence. At night, the stirring scents of Africa’s famous spices waft up from a meal shared in a spectacular setting.
Ngala Tented Camp
Available: 9 suites
Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
Check-in: From 2:00 PM
Check-out: To 10:00 AM
- Room Info
- Ceiling fan
- Balcony / Deck
- Hair Dryer
- Dressing Gowns
- Laundry Service
A range of activities in Timbavati Game Reserve, showcasing spectacular wildlife and beautiful landscapes, ensure its place in the upper echelons of the South African wildlife safari industry.
Timbavati Private Game Reserve ensuring that guests have an opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that South Africa has to offer.
andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp is so much more than just a safari experience, but allows its guests to be completely immersed into the African wild. The nine air-conditioned tented suites are chic and contemporary, yet intertwined in an authentic bushveld experience.
The romance of canvas, with night sounds of hyenas calling and flickering lanterns lighting the campgrounds, mingles with the simple sophistication of polished wooden decks, clean lines and luxury comforts. Here guests are guaranteed to be pampered with the warm-hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa.
Caught between the dense riverine forest and the sandy bed of the Timbavati River, extensive viewing decks give guests a frontline view. A rim flow pool is an inviting pleasure for guests on hot summer days.
At night a roaring fireplace springs to life as meals are shared in a spectacular setting of a romantic riverbed dinner or beneath the canopy of massive trees. Guests can also dine on the expansive viewing deck.
Ngala Tented Camp is the perfect couples retreat and also welcomes families with children 12 years and older.
- Located in Ngala Private Game Reserve;
- Gorgeous views of Timbavati River;
- Exceptional dining experiences;
- Outside shower and oversized bath tub;
- Intimate wildlife encounters;
- Exhilarating Big Five wildlife sightings.
- Dining area
- View deck
- Internet Access
- 24-hour Security
- Laundry Service
- Credit Card Facilities
Ngala Tented Camp is situated in the Ngala Private Game Reserve, the perfect place for seeing Africa’s Big 5 as well as the rare wild dog, hyena, giraffe and buffalo. Ngala Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with one of the biggest game reserves in the world, the Kruger National Park.
Guests have no shortage in wildlife activities as twice-daily and exciting evening game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles are available. ‘Ngala’ means ‘lion’ in the local language, and the reserve supports several active prides. For a more intimate emersion into the wild Ngala offers guided bush walks, tracking and photographic safaris.
To unwind guests can enjoy a massage, overlooking the Timbavati River. A recipe made for pure relaxation while soaking in the tranquillity of the African bush.
- Game Drives
- Walking Safaris
- Boma Dinners
- Bird Watching
- Helicopter flights
- Photographic safaris
- Rhino Tracking
Photographic enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced, can now capture the wondrous landscapes and magical creatures of &Beyond’s Ngala Private Game Reserve, by taking advantage of a fully-equipped photographic safari vehicle. The vehicle has been fitted with state-of-the art camera mounts and cater for a maximum of four guests, ensuring exclusivity during your safari experience.
R10 710 per safari per day
Maximum 4 pax
16 yrs and older
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with rhino at &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve while assisting in the conservation of this endangered species. This adventure allows guests to witness the capture and darting of rhino. A wildlife vet will locate and dart the rhino from the vantage point of a helicopter, while the guests and ground crew will follow in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Once darted, the veterinary team will tag the sleeping animal’s ear for research and security monitoring, as well as insert a microchip into the horn, enabling researchers to correctly identify different rhino on the reserve. Groups of up to eight guests can participate in this conservation initiative and have the never-to-be-repeated opportunity of touching the anaesthetised giant during the tagging procedure. Guests will need to spend a minimum of three nights at Ngala.
Rates R64 740 per safari fox Max 8 Guests
- 12 years and older.
- Subject to availability of the wildlife veterinarian and helicopter pilot.
- Excludes accommodation and a Private Vehicle if less than 6 guests.
- Minimum stay of 3 nights required.
- Subject to availability.
All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand.
Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, except for family suites, family cottages and villas which are per family suite/ family cottage/ villa per night and excludes any park, conservancy, entrance, gate and landing fees.
- Fly in & Transfers: 11 Jan '20 - 10 Jan '22 - All Ages Per Person R365 - Per stay via Orpen Gate
- Self Drive. 11 Jan '20 - 10 Jan '22 - All Ages Per Person R365 - Per stay via Orpen Gate
Entry and exit to the reserves, via self-drive, will need to happen through the same gate.
Long-Stay Rates: May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary. Nights spent at lodges without applicable long-stay rates count towards the long-stay rate at lodges where they are applicable. These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.
Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room throughout the year. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
Triple rooms are suitable for a maximum of two adults.
Rate Includes: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
Rate Excludes: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, adventures at Phinda, government bed levy, conservancy or park fees and landing fees.
Pilots and Local Driver-Guides: Rate only includes accommodation, meals, teas and coffees. Accommodation in a pilot/guide room is on a twin basis; single rooms will be allocated depending on availability.
Tour Leaders, Private Guides: Normal guest inclusions and exclusions apply. A maximum of 1 Tourleader on a discounted rate per 14 guests.
Private Vehicles: Private 4x4 safari vehicles can be pre-booked at certain lodges, subject to availability. Rates are nett and non-commissionable and are per vehicle per night, from 2pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.
- 0 - 2 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - Free of charge - Cots subject to availability
- 3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - Free of charge - Triple rooms subject to availability
- 6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - 50% of full adult rate - Triple rooms subject to availability
- 6 – 16 years in own room - 1st child: adult rate , 2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate - Max 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)
Childminders: Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of ZAR 60 per hour is payable at the lodge.
6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion - Nature Walks - 12 years and older
If paying for a Private Vehicle, children of any age may go on game drive, with access to sightings being at the discretion of the guide, based on the behaviour of both child and animals. Greater distances to animals may be adhered to, or certain sightings may be avoided, in order to ensure the safety of all.
Timbavati Private Game Reserve is home to the popular Big Five and other wildlife animals such as buffalo. Enjoy a sundowner as the sunsets in the Timbavati and watch the beautiful stars light up at night. Guests are able to try their hand at fishing in the dam or enjoy a photographic safari with a professional who will teach guests about taking the best wildlife photo.
Guests can view lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, in over 10 000 hectares (24 000 acres) of traversing area, also home to over 40 mammal species and 350 bird species. Bird-lovers would struggle to replicate this calibre of bird watching anywhere else in the world, with the Timbavati featuring over 360 different species.
The dry months of June to September is peak wildlife viewing time in Timbavati. August to September is a desirable time to visit, as the temperature warms up and sightings are made even easier because animals gather around predictable water sources.