• Ngala Safari Lodge

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge | Timbavati

Ngala Safari Lodge(meaning lion in Shangaan) has the ambiance of an old-world haven, as it is tastefully decorated and accentuated with antiques throughout. You can enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of twenty luxurious thatched cottages. The lodge pool is a great place to relax in the sun and work on your tan, or cool off in the heat of the day.

Set off on fantastic bush adventures when on morning and evening game drives. Your knowledgeable guide will help you track the Big Five and spot majestic Leopards. Birding and photographic safaris are also popular.

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge is located in Timbavati Game Reserve, on the boundary of the world renowned Kruger National Park, and it has a pervasive sense of history. This is the perfect spot for a romantic safari getaway.

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

1 Jan 2017- 31 Dec 2017
Description 1-5 Nights 6+ Nights Private Vehicle
Cottages 7 030.00 6 325.00 7 100.00
Family Cottages 24 600.00 22 135.00 7 100.00
Family Suite 34 060.00 30 652.00 Incl.
Tents 10 370.00 9 335.00 7 100.00
1 Jan 2018- 10 January 2019
Description 1-5 Nights 6+ Nights Private Vehicle
Cottages 8 080.00 7 270.00 7 810.00
Family Cottages 28 275.00 25 445.00 7 810.00
Family Suite 38 860.00 34 975.00 Incl.
Tents 11 090.00 9 980.00 7 810.00

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The two-bedroom Family Suite, with its own swimming pool, as well as a dedicated vehicle and ranger / tracker team, offers an exclusive family getaway. 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. The green slate of the bathroom reflects the dappled sunlight from outside, creating the dazzling effect of leafy shadows carried into interiors. At night, a myriad lanterns and candles peep out between the boughs of trees, shining out a promise of warmth and comfort.

Nature is never far at &Beyond Ngala, with breakfast and lunch served in the shade of an enormous weeping boerebean tree. A walled courtyard provides a sheltered space to indulge in sumptuous cuisine, while the boma creates a dramatic setting for fire-lit dinners. An afternoon by the poolside rewards you with a refreshing dip as well as blissful relaxation time. Secret nooks and crannies with cushy sofas are ideal for quiet hours of contemplation in the leafy shade.

&Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve is home to all of the Big Five, but is particularly known for its elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as its packs of wild dog. Leopard and cheetah are also often encountered. The largest of all land mammals, the African elephant, is most often spotted leisurely browsing on the vegetation. Elephant are completely dependent on water and will travel considerable distances to a watering hole, making this the perfect place to watch out for them.  Elephant, as well as buffalo, are often encountered in the reed beds around the Timbavati River.

Although its numbers are not decreasing as steadily as before, the African wild dog is still highly endangered, with fewer than 3 000 remaining animals. Ngala is one of few reserves to offer regular opportunities to view this rare animal and its fascinating social structure. Packs of wild dogs operate along a strict hierarchy, with all members taking responsibility for the feeding of any pups. Although meat is obtained for the pups, the entire pack remains sedentary until they are old enough to join in the hunts. Another highly social species encountered at Ngala is the lion.

The blue wildebeest, with their low hindquarter, handlebar horns and cantankerous nature live up their reputation as the clowns of the bushveld, cavorting and engaging in head-butting contests. In contrast, the statuesque kudu enthral with their spectacular spiral horns, as well as their prodigious grace and jumping ability. Striking zebra with their vibrant stripes and intriguing social system are a common sight among the bushveld savanna. The typical raised tails of warthog act as a signal device for groups, allowing each warthog to follow the one ahead of it.

All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand.
Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, and excludes any park, conservancy, entrance, gate and landing fees.

Park and Conservancy Fees are subject to change.

Timbavati Conservation Levy (2017) R215 (2018) R328 per person per day

Long-Stay Rates: 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. Nights spent at lodges without applicable long-stay rates count towards the long-stay rate at lodges where they are applicable. These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.

Single Supplement: 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.

Triple rooms are suitable for a maximum of two adults.

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, adventures at Phinda, government bed levy, conservancy or park fees and landing fees.

Pilots and Local Driver-Guides: Rate only includes accommodation, meals, teas and coffees. Accommodation in a pilot/guide room is on a twin basis; single rooms will be allocated depending on availability.

Tour Leaders, Private Guides: Normal guest inclusions and exclusions apply. A maximum of 1 Tourleader on a discounted rate per 14 guests.

Private Vehicles:
Private 4x4 safari vehicles can be pre-booked at certain lodges, subject to availability. Rates are nett and non-commissionable and are per vehicle per night, from 2pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

CHILD POLICY

  • 0 - 2 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - Free of charge - Cots subject to availability
  • 3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - Free of charge - Triple rooms subject to availability
  • 6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - 50% of full adult rate - Triple rooms subject to availability
  • 6 – 16 years in own room - 1st child: adult rate , 2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate - Max 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)


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

SAFARI PARTICIPATION

6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion - Nature Walks - 12 years and older


National Park and Conservancy Fees R200 / Per entry

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Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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Information.

  • Game Viewing +

    Game viewing is offered either from an open vehicle, or on foot in the company of experienced rangers.
  • Timbavati Wildlife +

    The wildlife is particularly rich and boasts not only the Big Five experience but an extraordinary profusion of bird and
  • Timbavati Experience +

    Timbavati comprises a number of private concessions, which offer a selection of accommodation services and safari experiences.
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