Ngala Tented Camp

Kruger & The Northeast, South Africa

On Request

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Ngala Tented Camp

The romance of canvas, with big night sounds and flickering lanterns lighting the camp grounds, mingles with the simple sophistication of polished wooden decks, textured fabrics and clean lines.
Ngala is a true safari experience where guests go to bed to the sounds of lion calling, safely cosseted in modern tented suites and pampered with the warm hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa.


We Love
  • Beautiful views of Timbavati River, romantic riverbed dinners and intimate wildlife encounters
  • Exhilarating Big Five wildlife sightings, with night drives and walking safaris
  • The romance and thrill of canvas is combined with simple sophistication and natural luxury
Need to Know
  • The exclusive Ngala Family Suite is charged per night.
  • Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.
  • No single supplement is charged for the first two single rooms of a booking. Any additional rooms will be levied with a 50% supplement.

The Review

Ngala Tented Camp is renowned for sophisticated tented accommodation in tranquil bush surrounds. It comprises nine luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms with outdoor showers, baths mounted on rough-hewn wooden bases, swirling overhead fans, air conditioning, electric blankets for winter and private wooden decks.

Ngala Tented camp is situated in the Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. 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.

Why Stay
The overall essence of the Ngala Tented Camp is African, with warm, earthy tones used throughout. Built on platforms, each tented suite is cleverly designed to blend into the riverside trees, minimising impact on the environment. The camp’s lap pool, which follows the contours of the riverbank, is perfect for idle afternoon game viewing, while a massage sala adds a touch of pure indulgence. The food at Ngala is as individual and inventive as the camp itself. Theatrical al fresco dinners in the dry riverbed are unforgettable.

The day starts at dawn with morning tea/coffee and a discussion with your guide on what you hope to see that day. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide. Ngala Private Game Reserve is home to all of the Big Five, but is particularly well known for its large prides of lion and occasional sightings of wild dog and leopard, as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo.

Return to the camp for breakfast and lunch. There will be time for siesta and cool off in the pool before proceeding for a late afternoon game drive that lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location. Return for dinner.

Getting There

Ngala Private Game Reserve is located within the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. It is possible to get to the area from Johannesburg by road or by air. Guests have a choice of flying to Nelspruit or Hoedspruit, which is followed by a road transfer to Ngala. The distance between Nelspruit and Ngala is approximately 190 km (120 miles) and the road transfer takes two hours and 45 minutes. Hoedspruit is located 40 km (25 miles) from Ngala and the drive is approximately half an hour long.

Ngala Tented Camp Kruger & The Northeast, South Africa