Ngala Safari Lodge (Timbavati)

Ngala Safari Lodge accommodation in Kruger

Ngala Safari Lodge accommodation is set within South Africa’s largest and most well known game reserve; Kruger National Park; and is part of the andBeyond luxury lodges in Ngala Private Game Reserve.

Traditions of a bygone era with colonial antiques, silver cutlery, and crystal glassware; create an aura of romance and nostalgia. Style and grace blend with the rugged natural beauty of the setting; as manicured lawns give way to Mopane thickets and wild animals walk down to drink at the waterhole; which forms the heart of this authentic safari lodge.

The lodge’s swimming pool and sundeck overlook a natural riverine woodland; which is ideal for avid birdwatchers and ‘couch safaris’; while a tranquil massage sala and a well-equipped fitness room are also available. Dinners are in a candlelit courtyard, or as an African feast in the open-air boma.

Ngala Safari Lodge dining experiences
Ngala Safari Lodge dining experiences – Boma

There is also a great Safari Shop and Wifi is available in the guest rooms and guest areas; excluding the reception and pool areas.

Ngala Safari Lodge accommodation

Tucked under a canopy of trees; &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge features 20 x classic thatched cottages. Each spacious en suite cottage exudes a romantic colonial ambiance with safari memorabilia throughout. Floor to ceiling glass windows makes the most of sunny safari days; while a private veranda offers the perfect setting for private dinners.

Ngala Safari Lodge Cottage bathroom with outdoor shower
Ngala Safari Lodge Cottage bathroom with outdoor shower

Families on safari

Ngala Safari Lodge Family Safari

Ngala Safari Lodge is the ideal family lodge. There are 3 x family cottages with interleading rooms and one x Family Suite. The family cottages have 2 interleading rooms that accommodate a maximum of 2 x adults and 2 x children.

The gracious Family Suite offers 2 bedrooms which sleep 2 x adults and 2 x children; or 3 x adults and 1 x child. It not only has a private swimming pool; but also the use of a private vehicle. Therefore; game drives can be tailored for the shorter attention span of younger children; leaving and coming back to the lodge at any time.

Ngala Safari Lodge even has a dedicated WILDchild program filled with fun and interactive activities; that allow kids to leave with treasured memories of their African safari.

Child Policy

Child Age (sharing with 1 or 2 adults)
Cost (excluding family suite)Notes
0 – 2 yearsFree of chargeCots are subject to availability
3 – 5 yearsTriple rooms are subject to availability
6 – 16 years50% of full adult rate
6 – 16 years in own roomThe adult rate applies to the 1st child; while the 2nd & 3rd child; pays 50% of the adult rate.A max 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)

Safaris at Ngala Safari Lodge:

Ngala Private Game Reserve offers not only one of the most incredible Big Five wildlife experiences; but also offers an intimate one; due to exclusive traversing rights on 14,700 hectares / 36,000 acres of game rich land. Safaris are led by expert &Beyond trained ranger and tracker teams who ensure sensitive off-road safari practices are followed; therefore allowing close-up game sightings of elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, and more.

Ngala Safari Lodge safari game drives
Ngala Safari Lodge safari game drives – lion

Enjoy a variety of included activities such as twice daily game drives with wildlife encounters and interpretive bush walks.

At an additional cost rhino notching conservation experience or a tailor-made private safari suited to your needs; for example, a photographic safari.

Treehouse Experience

Why not spoil yourself and your partner with a magical night in the dreamy sleep out under the stars? The Ngala Treehouse Experience is a remote overnight retreat where you sleep on an elevated and safe platform; under the stars. This makes it a night filled with romance. Complete with a running shower and flushing toilet; this treehouse promises unsurpassed comfort; while offering the most exclusive wilderness experience.

Ngala Safari Lodge Accommodation Rates

Ngala Safari Lodge Rates

Accommodation rates are valid from 11th January 2022 to 10th January 2023 and per night
Cottages are R11 900 per person sharing
Family Cottages are R41 650 per unit
The Family Suite (2 bedrooms) is R54 750 per unit

Single Supplement:
11th January to 30th April and 1st November to 20th December:
A single supplement of 50% applies from the third single room; per booking.
1st May to 31st October and 21st December to 10th January 2022:
A single supplement of 50% applies to all single rooms.

All rates include:

Luxurious accommodation with three delicious meals daily including all teas and coffees
2 x scheduled game drives daily in an open safari vehicle and Interactive one hour bush walks; accompanied by an experienced Ranger and Tracker
House wines, local brand spirits and beers, soft drinks, and water
Laundry service
Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
VAT / Taxes

Rates exclude:
Transfers / park fees and extras.

Discounts at Ngala Safari Lodge

Stay longer for less at &Beyond in South Africa: Visit and save up to 20%

The longer you stay, the better; until 31st December 2022 except in June to August

This is based on the per person per night rates with longer than a 5 night stay and one or a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa.

Safari Honeymoon Offer:

Each &Beyond lodge offers a unique set of private romantic activities and experiences; ensuring an exclusive honeymoon experience in the best wildlife spots of South Africa.
This exclusive Safari Honeymoon Offer includes a 50% saving on one partner’s luxurious accommodation at any of &Beyond safari lodges for up to 6 months following the marriage date. However; due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions; guests who were married between 1st March 2020 – 31st December 2021 now qualify for our honeymoon offer if they travel before 15th December 2022.
Excludes the family suites, family rooms, and villas
Valid all year for a minimum 2-night stay

Why not combine your honeymoon at Ngala Safari Lodge with a safari wedding?

Ngala Safari Lodge (Timbavati)
Ngala Safari Lodge
Timbavati Kruger National Park South Africa

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