Enjoy a classic tented safari experience at the exclusive Ngala Tented Camp, which is set on the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River close to Orpen Gate, one of the major gateways into the world-famous Kruger National Park.
Renowned for its exceptional Big 5 game viewing, Ngala Tented Camp offers twice-daily game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles as well as exciting evening night drives, sensitive off-roading and guided bush walks. Activities are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who will introduce you to the natural wonders of this exclusive private game reserve, which is home to breeding herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe as well as predators like leopard, spotted hyena and wild dog. ‘Ngala’ means ‘lion’ in the local Shangaan language, and the reserve supports several active prides.
In addition to superb game viewing across its 14 700 exclusive-use and unfenced hectares, Ngala Tented Camp has many little extras that set it apart, such as romantic dinners in the riverbed, Wi-Fi, a contoured lap pool and secluded open-air massage sala overlooking the seasonal Timbavati River.
Private game reserve adjoining Kruger National Park
Chic & contemporary tented camp
Gorgeous views of Timbavati River
Small, exlusive & perfect for romance
Exceptional dining experiences
Massage sala overlooking the river
South Africa, Kruger, Kruger Private Reserves
Type of Accommodation
Make use of the camp’s lovely guest areas overlooking the Timbavati riverbed, a natural feature which draws wildlife to its tree-lined banks. Surrounded by a timber deck, the contoured lap pool is a peaceful place to relax and escape the heat of the day.
In the evening you can sit on the viewing deck above the Timbavati riverbed and enjoy a few sundowner drinks and swap stories with fellow guests.
There is also a massage sala with vistas of the Timbavati, Wi-Fi access throughout (tents included) and a private airstrip for those who prefer to fly in. Children 12 and over can be accommodated at Ngala Tented Camp but guests must be at least 16 to participate in interpretive nature walks or walking safaris.
A private 4×4 safari vehicle for your sole use is available at an extra charge and subject to availability.
Ngala offers Pan-African cuisine – a blend of traditional and ethnic African recipes and cooking methods presented with a modern and characteristic flavour.
Private lunch platters can be enjoyed on the viewing decks or at the poolside, and honeymooners will be delighted with Ngala Tented Camp’s moonlit bush dinners, served under the African night sky and making for a most memorable dining experience.
A kosher menu is available at extra cost with prior notice.
Ngala Tented Camp has only nine luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms with private wooden decks.
Each spacious tent has an en suite bathroom with a bathtub as well as an invigorating outdoor shower with mist nozzles. The suites also offer extra-length beds, electric blankets for winter, and overhead fans and air conditioning for summer to ensure maximum comfort during any season.
You can access Wi-Fi in your room and have a relaxing in-room massage. ‘Gym in a basket’ is available on request.
En-suite bath only
Safe in room
Twin bed available
Animal tracking experience
Guided walking safaris