Ngala Safari Lodge – Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Ngala Safari Lodge – Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Accommodation Category: Birding, Bushveld, Greater Kruger Park, Honeymoon, Kruger Park, Limpopo, Lodge, Luxury Safari Lodge, photographic safari, Private Nature Reserve, and Up-MarketAccommodation Tags: &Beyond, And-Beyond, big5, family, family friendly, GreaterKruger, luxury, Ngala, Safari, and Timbavati

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Child Policy
Normal Rates
  • AndBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge

    Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Ngala Safari Lodge delivers a classic bygone-style South African safari getaway.  The magic and mystery of Africa come alive in the colonial ambiance of elegant Ngala Safari Lodge.

    A timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era, creates an aura of romance and nostalgia. This old-world haven in the midst of the African bush charms with its colonial antiques, silver cutlery and crystal glassware.

    Here, style and grace mingle faultlessly with the rugged natural beauty of the setting, as manicured lawns give way to dense mopane thickets and wild animals saunter down to drink at the waterhole.

    The lodge’s fun-filled WILDChild adventure programme makes it the ideal place for families.

    Nature is never far at Ngala Safari Lodge, with breakfast and lunch served in the shade of an enormous weeping boere bean tree. A walled courtyard provides a sheltered space to indulge in sumptuous cuisine, while the boma creates a dramatic setting for fire-lit dinners.
    Secret nooks and crannies with cushy sofas are ideal for quiet hours of contemplation in the leafy shade, and at night, a myriad lanterns and candles peep out between the boughs of trees, shining out a promise of warmth and comfort.
    While away the hours at the pool area for an afternoon by the poolside spent sipping on your favourite beverage or unwind with a good book. Whilst you’re there, steal a moment or blissful relaxation as you indulge in a massage or wellness treatment at the lodge spa. A well-equipped fitness center beckons to the more actively inclined.

    Activities and Services

    Game Drives

    Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. andBeyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits. andBeyond 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, as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo. Venture out in search of leopard or lion sleeping off the exertion of the hunt from the night before.

    Cascades & Canyon Spectacular

    This spectacular helicopter flight takes off from Hazyview, near the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Soar over cascading waterfalls and along the escarpment to God’s Window, with its panoramic views, and on to the Blyde River Canyon. Land at a magnificent viewpoint to enjoy a delicious picnic. After your flight, you will be taken back to your game lodge.
    Available at an additional cost.

    Luxury Walking Safari

    For those looking for an active thrill beyond the excitement of Big Five sightings on a game drive vehicle, a walking safari offers an opportunity to connect with the African bush, interacting with all its inhabitants, from largest to smallest. Embark on an adventure where your feet tread in the tracks of zebra and buffalo, your nostrils fill with the scent of crushed wild grasses and you push through the brush and all six senses re-awake as Africa touches you and you touch Africa.
    Additional costs apply

    Tracking Adventure

    Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Engage all your sense as you discover a world where each sound, scent and bent blade of grass has a meaning.
    Additional costs apply

    Private Safari

    Planned especially for you, this exclusive safari allows you to explore the bushveld with your very own dedicated ranger, tracker and vehicle. Game drives can be as long or as short as you wish. Meals can be enjoyed at the lodge, picnic-style outdoors or enjoyed under the shade of the trees. Your specific areas of interest can be covered, from the insect kingdom to great herds of buffalo or prides of lion.
    Additional costs apply

    Photographic Safari

    Photographic enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced, can now capture the wondrous landscapes and magical creatures of andBeyond’s Ngala Private Game Reserves, 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.

    Guests can choose from the following two options:
    1. Specialist Photographic Safari
    • Have an expert photographic guide accompany you. Our expert guides will use their extensive experience in wildlife, birding and landscape photography to help you get the shot of a lifetime!
    • A maximum of four guests.
    2. Photographic Safari Vehicle
    • Book the photographic safari vehicle only – maximum of four guests.
    • Photographic enthusiasts will be driven and guided by an andBeyond safari guide.

    Rhino Notching

    Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with rhino at andBeyond 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 4×4 safari vehicles. Once darted, the veterinary team will notch 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 notching procedure. Guests will need to spend a minimum of three nights at Ngala.
    Additional costs apply

    Interpretative nature walks

    Accompanied by your ranger, enjoy an interpretive nature walk, around the lodge, where you learn more about the intricacies of the African bush, from discovering fascinating flora and reading animal tracks with your guide to meeting smaller wildlife up-close.

    Private Vehicle

    With a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, guests have the luxury of tailor-making their own safari experience; choosing their own game drive times and spending as much time as they want at sightings.

    The magic and mystery of Africa come alive in the colonial ambiance of elegant &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge.

  • Save up to 10% with long stay offers
    Honeymoon special
    • Groom pays full rate and Bride pays 50% of accommodation rate for the whole stay.
    • Excludes family suites, family rooms and villas.
    • Groom rate and bride discount based on 1-3 night rate.
    • May not be combined with other offers or long stay rates.
    • Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marriage.
    • Minimum 2 night stay.

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  • Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
    Kruger Park
    South Africa
  • Facilities:

    Ngala Safari Lodge offers a range of excellent facilities for you to enjoy during your stay.

    Relax in the spacious thatched lounge or bar area after your day's game-viewing activities or enjoy the views from the open deck.

    The shaded swimming pool and sundeck overlook a busy waterhole where you can often see large herds of elephant.

    Ngala Safari Lodge also offers tailored safari activities for children, and to feed your interest in Africa, it has an extensive collection of wildlife books, field guides, magazines and videos for you to browse through and borrow as well as a gift shop.

    Swimming Pool

    Wi-fi available

    Laundry service

    Computer facilities

  • Child Policy:

    Children 0-2 years sharing with 1 to 2 adults – Free of charge, not permitted on game drive

    Children 3-5 years sharing with 1 – 2 adults- Free of charge, not permitted on game drive

    Children 6-16 years sharing with 1-2 adults – 50% of full adult rate, allowed to go on game drive (at lodge manager’s discretion). 12 years and older allowed on nature walks.

    Children 6-16 years in own room - 1st child: adult rate 2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate. Allowed to go on game drive (at lodge manager’s discretion). 12 years and older allowed on nature walks.

    Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of ZAR 50 per hour is payable at the lodge.

    WILDChild programme
    As with all of our lodges, your children will have the opportunity to embark on our very exciting WILDChild programme, which is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures at our lodges across Africa. Adventures at &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge include baking in the lodge kitchen, animal tracking and bug viewing, beading, soccer with the lodge staff, a village walk and “Top Secret, Mission Impossible” activities with a game ranger

  • Rooms:

    Tucked under a canopy of mopane and tamboti trees, &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge boasts 20 classic thatched cottages, including three family cottages with interleading rooms, and the spacious Family Suite. Each spacious ensuite cottage exudes a romantic colonial ambiance with nostalgic safari memorabilia throughout.
    Creamy soft linen on curtained beds, soft tinted prints and etchings combine with the evocative smell of thatch to carry the classic safari atmosphere into your private cottage. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide dazzling views of your surrounds and spacious private verandas offer the perfect setting to savour an exclusive dinner. A spectacular ensuite bathroom, complete with an outdoor shower, provides the ultimate opportunity to refresh or unwind.

    The lodge boasts three family cottages, each consisting of two suites that are conveniently interlinked via a door for easy access.
    The cottages exude a romantic colonial ambiance with nostalgic safari memorabilia throughout. Floor-to ceiling glass windows make the most of sunny safari days and a private veranda offers the perfect setting for private dinners. Guests can also take advantage of spacious ensuite bathrooms as well as inviting al fresco showers.
    The cottages can accommodate two adults and two children.

    Situated in the shade of a weeping boerbean tree on the banks of the seasonal Maponi River, the family suite consists of two ensuite bedrooms, as well as a cosy dining area where guests can choose to enjoy a private dining experience or a refreshing sundowner cocktail. The suite also entitles guests to the services of a dedicated butler, as well as a ranger and tracker team and a private safari vehicle.

    The only guest suite at the lodge with views of the river, each room boasts its own private deck overlooking the shaded riverbed and even the bathrooms look out onto the dense riverside thickets. The addition of a fully sized private swimming pool ensures that both children and adults have a secluded place to cool off from the African sun.
    The family suite can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children.


    Number of Suites – 20 plus Ngala Safari Suite
    Maximum Guests – 42
    Children – Yes
    Child-minding – Yes
    Triples / Family – Yes
    Beds – Double / twin
    Air Conditioning / heating – Yes
    Room Fans – Yes
    Lodge Pool – Yes
    Private pool – Safari suite
    Bathroom –- Yes
    Outdoor Shower – only Safari suite
    Personal Bars – only in Safari suitees
    Tea station – Yes
    Telephone – Yes
    Hairdryer – Yes
    Internet Access – Yes
    Power – 220v AC
    Max number of guests on vehicle – 10
    In room massage – Yes

  • Normal Rates:

    01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
    Fully inclusive rate per person per night

    Fully inclusive rate per Family Cottage per night

    Fully inclusive rate per Family Suite per night

    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, government bed levy, conservancy or park fees and landing fees

    Children 0-2 years sharing with 1 to 2 adults – Free of charge, not permitted on game drive
    Children 3-5 years sharing with 1 – 2 adults- Free of charge, not permitted on game drive
    Children 6-16 years sharing with 1-2 adults – 50% of full adult rate, allowed to go on game drive (at lodge manager’s discretion). 12 years and older allowed on nature walks.
    Children 6-16 years in own room - 1st child: adult rate 2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate. Allowed to go on game drive (at lodge manager’s discretion). 12 years and older allowed on nature walks.
    Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of ZAR 50 per hour is payable at the lodge.
    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.