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Ngama Tented Safari Lodge

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Ngama meaning ‘place of the eagles’ is a delightfully intimate, family run tented safari lodge, that offers a true African experience. Where guests fall asleep to the sounds of the bush and are pampered with the warm hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa.
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Guernsey Private Guernsey, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport26 km
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We had a wonderful stay for two nights at the Bush House of the Ngama Lodge. There was plenty of space for everyone to relax or sit togehther. Its was clean and tidy. Although being in the middle of the bush the Wifi connection was more than satisfying! The best part of our stay
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Response from NgamaLodge2014, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Ngama. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and we would love to welcome back in the future. All the best, The Ngama Team
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I can't begin to tell you how wonderful these few days were, excellent service, wonderful staff and the attention to detail surpassed all expectations, we arrived late in the afternoon and once we were checked in shown to our tentende room, hot tub and candles, champagne and our
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Response from NgamaLodge, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 29 May 2018
We are so thrilled to hear you enjoy your stay with us in the bush. Please visit again and thank you for taking the time to review us. With warmest regards, The Ngama Team
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We had a wonderful 2 nights at ngama. The surounding are fantastic, we had perfect weather wich added to the experience. However if raining it would have been a dull stay! So take in mind the weather forecast. The tents are good, with a mosquito net above the bed wich we missed
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The lodge is what you see in the pictures, the staff is amazing, the food was great especially around the fire, it's a place to go with your partner to get away from the city and relax, we had a picnic set up by the on the the water holes where animals drink water, it was
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Response from NgamaLodge, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 10 Jun 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review us Theodorah. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Ngama. Please visit us again soon. All the best, The Ngama Team
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Before booking this lodge I spend a week reading up on it aswell the surrounding lodges. I really mean it when I say this lodge is close to perfect, judge for yourself ,here is my story.. It was an easy drive to Ngama from Pretoria with clear skies. The entrance to Ngama is
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I would like to ask about the malaria risk in january.
Hi Julie, We are about a 45 min drive from the Orpen gate of Kruger National Park. We do offer full day guided tours of Kruger. These cost R1200.00 per person and include entrance fees and breakfast. If you would like further information please send us an email. Kind Regards, Devin Scott Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
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Hi, January will be quite different to September when we were there. South Africa being the flip side of the northern hemisphere, September was their springtime whereas when you’ll be there January is equivalent to USA mid summer so warmest weather. Daytime average maximum 33 c (91 f) and night time minimum 21c (70f ) so shorts and t shirts in the day although early morning game drives at 06.00 will require a fleece as it might be 70f but you will be driving in an open vehicle in a breeze. And as dinner is outdoors it could get a little chilly by 8.00 pm so a pullover or fleece might be needed in the evening. And any rain will be tropical so more likely a short downpour rather than anything long, and usually only once every few days. Footwear, just trainers or light walking boots, even flip flops or sandals for just around camp. Game drives from Ngama were conducted in the neigbouring Thornybush reserve which is a good game area for 4 of the big 5, leopards being the difficult spot, but definitely lions. As you are there for 4 nights I would take at least two morning and two evening drives there. Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation centre is a decent project worth supporting and an interesting visit, about 30 mins away by car and takes an hour or so for the walking tour. This can be fitted in during the day between morning and evening drives. Moholoholo have a good website for info, url links links not allowed on T/A reply About the same distance away is the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, like Moholoholo an animal rescue centre. They only run tours twice a day and actually conduct them like a short safari drive around their large compound. We found this a bit ‘canned tourism’ compared to Moholoholo and their times would require missing a morning or evening drive from Ngama. search web Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, links not allowed on T/A reply You don’t mention whether you will be driving yourselves from JNB airport to Ngama or getting a transfer or flying to Hoedspruit. If you are driving yourselves, the Kruger park is easy to self drive around in an ordinary saloon car and is well signposted. The animals aren’t signposted !! and can be difficult to spot but there is something magical about finding them yourselves. It’s about 45 mins/1 hour to the nearest gate, Orpen Gate, and then spend a full day driving within Kruger. The animals are harder to spot and you can get other traffic but it is a worthwhile full day either by yourselves or on an all day guided drive. If you had your own car I would suggest a day around the panorama route. Hoedspruit to Graskop and back will take a full day. I’d avoid the road via Bushbuckridge, not an attractive journey. Really good viewing sites the other way. We drove, but I’m not sure what it would cost to get a driver/guide for this for the day. Its very picturesque but I wouldn’t give up a day game viewing for it. I mean you get great views in the Blue Ridge Mountains or wherever, you don’t get wandering lions and elephants. Sometimes highlights of the panorama route can be done on a drive back to Johannesburg dependant on your flight times. Whether you are just two people or a family, I would suggest you get Ngama to book whatever number of ‘Game Drives in Big Five Reserve’ you choose in advance because these morning and evening game drives are conducted in conjunction with another company they can become fully booked. So on arrival, evening game drive, its got to be done if you are arriving before 2.30 pm. Next day, maybe rest to get over jet lag in the morning with a later visit to Moholoholo and an evening game drive. Following day, morning game drive and maybe endangered species centre or even ....microlighting ( search Hoedspruit microlight, web links not allowed here ) we’ve had a few microlight flights in parts of the world. Not for everyone I know, but scenic and at a small landing strip in Hoedspruit 20 mins away. And still time for another evening drive if you wanted. Elephant back game viewing we've not tried so not sure of the price but it isn't too far away. And a then full day game viewing in Kruger. It isn’t as concentrated a drive as the more private reserves because it’s such a massive area and a day will only cover a small part of the Kruger but it is different. It’s a small world. You are writing from Houston, we’re in the UK but will actually be in Houston next month. Only for a few hours though changing planes to spend a month in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Enjoy South Africa, it’s a wonderful country. If you need and further advice please feel free to ask Best wishes Kevin & Helen
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PRICE RANGE
US$165 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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