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Ngala Private Game Reserve occupies a scenic spot in the Timbavati Game Reserve which is situated on the border of the Kruger National Park, a 15 000 hectare range of some of the most amazing wildlife spotting opportunities anywhere in Africa.


  • Ngala Safari Lodge facilities include a gorgeous sundeck that overlooks a private waterhole, conference facilities for forty-two people, swimming pool, safari shop, library, spa, gym, and boma.
  • Ngala Game Reserve proudly boasts its own Big Five residents, as well as blue wildebeest, and Burchell's zebra, impala, hippo, giraffe, duiker, and kudu. 

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.
  • Children aged five years and younger are however not permitted on game-drives, and children younger than twelve are not allowed on bush walks. Private vehicles can be pre-booked.

The details

As one of the first concessions to be officially incorporated into the exclusive greater Kruger National Park, it enjoys otherwise unheard of traversing rights to this spectacular area. With first-class luxury facilities, a minimum impact construction, and a genuine sense of the adventure native to the Kruger, Ngala is a stunning safari getaway that is second to none.

Ngala is the Shangaan word for "lion", and is the name given to this romantic safari lodge which is located within an area that is renowned for regular sightings of black and white rhino, elephant, buffalo, wild dog, and buck. Ngala is a serene holiday destination, colonial in style with its soft-lit ambiance in the evenings, bold wooden finishings, courtyards and thatched bomas under which dinner is served - these are some of the touches that give Ngala its rich character.

Ngala Safari Lodge boasts twenty thatched Cottages, each complete with an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and private veranda. The cottages have floor-to-ceiling glass windows, making the most of the sunny safari days.

The three Family Cottages consist of two suites that are conveniently interlinked via a door for easy access and can accommodate two adults and two children. 

The luxury Family Suite has its own en-suite bathroom, viewing deck, a personal pool and exclusive use of a safari vehicle. 

The lodge offers guests early morning and late afternoon Big Five game drives, interpretive bush walk as well as tracking and photographic safaris.

Ngala Safari Lodge is ideal for families looking for an exclusive safari getaway, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and for honeymooners or couples seeking the intimacy and romance synonymous with lodges such as this.

Price 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, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
Long stay discounted rates: Stay for 6+ nights and save up to 20%: 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.
Honeymoon SPECIAL
One partner pays full rate and the other partner pays 50% of accommodation rate for the whole stay. Minimum 2 night stay
$ 770 USD
$ 770 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We include travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

3-Day Fly-In All-Inclusive &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge
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2 Nights at Ngala Safari Lodge
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Game drives
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Bush walks
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Return road transfers from airport
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Free travel insurance
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$ 1130 USD
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We enjoyed our 3 - day safari experience to Ngala Safari Lodge extremely much. The staff, food, accommodation, and daily guided safari's was awesome. We would recommend it to anyone seeking a most excellent African adventure.Ashley and Courtney Stone - South Africa
I wanted to give my kids the experience of a safari but we all got so much more out of it. We were transferred into a fairy-tale as from the moment we arrived. We were confronted with a staff that made each single minute at Ngala worth while. We especially fell in love with our ranger Jenni who created the time of our life for us. My 6 year old son cried when we had to leave. He even offered me all his savings as contribution to our hopefully next trip to Ngala. We hope to return soon to see more wildlife (we really saw all the animals we had dreamt of), to enjoy the company of the Ngala staff again and to experience more adventures.
South Africa and the safari parks are amazing all the staff and the guides and trackers are the best ever they look after you very good every one is happy to give you the best stay ever food and drinks are fantastic, thank you every one that works at Ngala safari park for making my holiday the best one ever xxx thank you dan our tracker xx
Our first game reserve for our family of four (kids 14 & 12) and we left with a more remarkable experience after 3 days than we could ever have imagined. The friendly, amazing staff in the lodge (my children now have an African mother - Connie) plus the best ranger (Andre) and tracker (Norman) - very knowledgeable and incredibly passionate about all the wildlife - yes we saw the Big 5 !! Every game drive had a special sense of adventure and fun which was definitely because of Andre and Norman. The food was amazing (thank you Esther) as well as the lodge choir who performed a number of times including a lovely birthday cake presentation. Our butler Tussen always made sure we were looked after.We stayed in the two bedroom suite which was perfect for a family where we could sit on the deck and watch the passing parade of baboons, impala. warthogs, buffalo.... The highlight on our last night was coming home to find a beautiful dinner set up on our deck ablaze with lanterns - complete only with a visit from the ladies choir.... Thanks to Beatrice and all her amazing staff for making this stay so special for us.
Being in Ngala, was a wonderful experience. A trip through one of the most amazing places we have been (and we have traveled a lot!). The rooms are wonderful, the food is great, the staff is kind and always ready to help. We saw all the animals we wanted to see (including the big five) and others we did not expect (like the wild dog). We traveled with our son, who is 7 years old, and he experienced the most incredible time of his life. Deserve a special mention our ranger, Jennie, and the tracker, Elvis, two very special people who devoted all attention to us, sparing no efforts (doing more than they were supposed to). Totally recommended.
We stayed at Ngala safari lodge for 3 nights and it was the most amazing experience. We did not know what to expect since this was our first safari but we were blown away by the whole experience. Firstly we were met by a staff member at the airport and on our way to the lodge we saw so many spectacular animals. The lodge was beautiful and peaceful, staff members were welcoming and nice and the food was great. Every night we had a beautiful dinner waiting for us when we got back from our game drive which included great service, bottles of wine and great ambiance. Words cannot describe how incredible the game drives were, we could not get enough. I highly recommend this lodge!
Planning a trip to Kruger? Stay at Ngala. This private reserve safari property is one of four safari trips I've taken in Africa, and it was a top experience. Our guide, Elliott, was so amazing. He is one of the most joyful, friendly guides I've ever encountered, and so knowledgeable and patient. Given that Ngala was not our first safari experience, I had a couple specific requests for things I wanted to see/experience during our stay. I know there are no guarantees on a safari, but Elliott delivered over and over and over again, and made sure we had the experiences we desired throughout our week at the property. We also thoroughly enjoyed our time with him at dinners and hearing his stories. His close encounter with a leopard during one of our drives will no doubt be a story he tells other groups for years to come! The bungalows are very, very comfortable and private. The food was great and the open air dining room/bar area was a pleasant place to gather even when it wasn't meal time. The entire staff was very professional and friendly - I am now disappointed that no one is at my own house to greet me with warm towels and a beverage when I come home at the end of the day. And while the game drives were awesome because of the animals, the positive experience is entirely due to the great staff of Ngala. I'd also mention that of all the safaris I've been on, the game drives at Ngala were some of the most adventurous I've experienced. We were in completely open top vehicles that were capable of going very off-the-beaten-path. This was important for seeing some of the animals we had hoped to see, including a precious den of hyena cubs, as well as wild dogs which were at the top of my "must-see" list for this visit. Ngala is the perfect safari experience whether you are traveling with friends, as a couple, or as a family. I can't wait to return some day and plan on visiting other andBeyond properties based on this experience.
This was our first Safari trip and at the last minute we decided to extend our stay from 2 nights to 5 nights. I am so glad we did. We had been advised by friends etc that 2 nights is plenty of time but I disagree. To fully appreciate the environment you need to immerse yourself in the rhythm of the bushveld and it can take a few days to acclimatise (and get over a long haul flight). The team at Ngala are wonderful - truly authentic and obviously loving what they do. The meals are freshly prepared with wonderful African flavours and the accommodation is comfortable and feels very safe. But on to the most important point - the drives. The great thing about Ngala is that they are not governed by the rules of the Kruger National Park which means they can drive 'off track' enabling you to access great sightings. We had the most fabulous Safari experience and I would not hesitate in recommending them.
Me and my wife started off our honeymoon at Ngala. Cried a bit when we left. I guess that is a good indication of how good the stay was. As everyone has mentioned before me - it is the staff at the lodge that makes the whole experience extraordinary to say the least. They all walk that extra mile for you. And I mean everyone single one of them. Couldn't have asked for more.
Jozina Adriana Maria de jonge
I like to share our experience About Ngala park.It was really a highlight on our trip in south Afrika.THE ngala park is beautyfull. But THE staff is fantastic!!!As also THE ranger Amy and Steve THE ranger and spotter They do everything to let you see THE big five and more.We enjoyed our stay so much, that we absolutly come back.Also THE breakfast, lunch and diner was delicious, we where spoiled all over.Thank you flat you make our stay At THE ngala lodge unforgetable.!
Amy Kirsner
As this was our first safari, we did not know what to expect. This park, the staff, and the reserve absolutely knocked our socks off!! We could not have asked for better guides and trackers and all-around service. We saw the Big 5 - sometimes all 5 in one day! It was amazing and I would recommend this lodge to anyone in a heartbeat. They take care of the land, they care about the animals, and they anticipate your every need and want. GO!
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Nov 27, 2023
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your team is just the best. very very helpful even when I changed my plans several times. Congrats
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Nov 24, 2023
Friendly, helpful, great experience.
Sara was very friendly and helpful. She gave a lot of information and tried to fulfill our needs as much as possible. There was a good and also fast communication. I will definitely book with again!
Nov 21, 2023
Great support
Great support. Very efficient.
Nov 18, 2023
We booked one of the most beautiful…
We booked one of the most beautiful trips we've ever had through The service was excellent and uncomplicated. They catered to special requests, booked additional flights, and the accommodation (Simbavati River Lodge) was simply unbelievably beautiful. Our expectations were far exceeded, and we can only recommend We will definitely book our next vacation through and recommend it to our friends. Many thanks, Nelia & Catherine!
Nov 14, 2023
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Anja has really gone above for me. I changed my mind a couple of times but she has willingly worked her magic to get me my bucket list trip in September 2024. Cannot wait!!
Nov 13, 2023
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Great service and response time. Candis answered all my queries immediately and satisfactorily. She tailored our trip to our requirements really well. I would highly recommend her for your trips to South Africa.
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Nov 9, 2023
Very personal treatment and always…
Very personal treatment and always available to answer all of our questions.
Nov 8, 2023
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Keagan and his team were great at getting our reservation booked at Shalati. Timely and professional communication made this a great experience. Thanks
Nov 7, 2023
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Sara was “Fantastic” a true professional, found a solution so we could experience a wonderful Safari, with great hotels, the Revos train and flights. Great!
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