Location: Timbavati Game Reserve, Phalaborwa
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Ngala Safari Lodge lies on the boundary of the world famous Kruger National Park, within the Timbavati Game Reserve. This stunning big 5 reserve embodies the mystery and romance of Africa. Elegant old world charm exudes from the luxurious colonial finishes. A striking contrast set in the dense African bushveld, Ngala Safari Lodge overlooks a watering hole that is teaming with wildlife.
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Ngala Safari Lodge Interior

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About Ngala Safari Lodge

The ultimate in luxury and romance, Ngala Safari Lodge is an ideal luxury safari retreat, with a relaxed atmosphere and graceful style of a bygone era. Ngala Safari Lodge (meaning Lion in Shangaan) is equipped with 20 intimate thatched chalets, nestled beneath the immense mopane and tamboti trees. Situated on the boundary of Kruger National Park, all fences have been removed and wildlife roams freely between the concessions.

Ngala Safari Lodge Accommodation

Ngala Safari Lodge offers 20 luxuriously equipped chalets, tastefully furnished and exuding calm colonial style. Each intimate cottage features a spacious en suite bathroom with a romantic bathtub, and twin basins. Ngala Safari Lodge’s main thatched area offers a beautiful setting for indoor dining, or dine under the African night sky in the boma. A warm and cozy lounge offers a tranquil space for guests to relax in and enjoy the African ambiance. A sparkling blue swimming pool overlooks the busy water hole. Visitors may spot some game soaking up the African sun, or cooling off in the pool.

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Activities and Attractions

Ngala Safri Lodge is located in a stunning private concession, on the border of Kruger National Park. Guests will enjoy an exclusive safari experience with fantastic game viewing opportunities in this rich concession. Experience all the landscape has to offer with:

  • Morning or evening game drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Bush dining under the stars


South Africa offers fantastic safari experiences, including malaria free safari’s such as Makanyane Safari Lodge and Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge, both located in Madikwe Private Game Reserve. You may be interested in Greatest Africa’s luxury 6 Night South African Safari experience – A great adventure and introduction to the Big 5!

If you are travelling via Cape Town, Greatest Africa also offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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