andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge and Tented Camp

Adjoining the world-famous Kruger National Park, the andBeyond Private Game Reserve is home to all of the “Big 5”, cheetah, packs of African wild dog and a wide variety of antelope. Discover the area’s diversity on game drives in open 4X4 vehicles or on foot, with the opportunity to learn how to track animals, improve your photography skills or participate in conservation-based projects.

For a classic safari lodge experience, choose andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, where colonial-era antiques and fine crystal glassware are plentiful beneath the rustic thatched roofs. There are 21 luxurious cottages here, including three with interconnecting rooms. All feature floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor showers to remind you that nature is never far away. At the main lodge, there’s a swimming pool, a walled courtyard and traditional open-air ‘boma’ for al fresco meals.

For an authentic luxury safari camp experience, there’s andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp, where guests are accommodated in 9 raised suites sheltered under romantic canvas. Fall asleep to flickering lamplight and nocturnal animal sounds in the safety of your sophisticated bedroom. Sandwiched between forest and sandy riverbed, this property boasts a stunning infinity pool and an expansive viewing deck generously strewn with comfortable chairs.  

Location

How to get to andBeyond Private Game Reserve

Guests can fly into Hoedspruit Airport from Johannesburg (around 1 hour), where they are met and transferred by andBeyond staff to the private reserve approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the terminal.

Activities at andBeyond Private Game Reserve

  • Game drives morning and late afternoon
  • Guided bush walks
  • Private tracking, photographic or special interest safaris

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

andBeyond Private Game Reserve Highlights

  • An outstanding private game reserve
  • Home to all of the “Big 5” plus a wealth of other wildlife
  • With two distinct luxury accommodation options to choose from
  • Offering a range of activities from game drives to walking safaris
  • Family-friendly with an educational children’s program  

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Why South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

Game Viewing: Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

Culture: Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

Climate: The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

Combine With: South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

Getting There: Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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