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Ngama Tented Safari Lodge

Guernsey Private Guernsey, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#24 of 145 Speciality lodging in Hoedspruit
Ngama 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Kilindrie wrote a review Jan 2021
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From the entrance, you are greeted by welcoming staff who aim to serve and accommodate your requests. The food was delicious and menu's were tailored to cater to our dietary requirements. Upon returning from dinner on our first night we had a surprise turndown waiting in our room, with candles around a filled bathtub and a bottle of campaign. This was just one of the many instances where the staff go above and beyond to make your stay memorable. We highly recommend that you book the following: - The guided bush walk, nothing compares to standing next to a Giraffe and appreciating the beauty of nature. Devin was an amazing guide who is well versed in both flora and fauna. - The private picnic, secluded from the resort, the set up overlooks a beautiful water hole. During our picnic we had a herd of about 10 Zebra's who were grazing next to us. - The couples massage, pure bliss, and absolutely relaxing. Blessing has patience and skill and will work out all the knocks in your back. - private dinner, beats any reservation in a crowded restaurant and allows you the time to be alone. Overall we had an excellent unforgettable experience. Be prepared to soak in nature and get lost in the beauty of quietness. 
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Devin Scott, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Dear Kilindrie, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed all the little extras arranged for you during your stay. Thank you for highlighting the way the staff went above and beyond to ensure you had a memorable time at Ngama. We hope to welcome you back to the peaceful beauty of Ngama Lodge sometime in the future.
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Elize O wrote a review Dec 2020
Barberton, South Africa54 contributions7 helpful votes
I want to start off by saying I did expect more. Maybe my expectations were just too high, but then again it was a fabulous and unforgettable weekend to celebrate both my husband's and my birthdays. The road signs are perfectly adequate and we didn't struggle to find the place at all. Blessing came out of the lodge to welcome us and we had some refreshing ice tea to enjoy while filling out all the forms for COVID-19. It was raining on and off and we were supposed to have our private dinner on our little patio the 1st evening at 19:00. We didn't know whether they were still coming to serve us at the tent or if they are going to move the table inside so we waited. At 19:10 we eventually decided to walk up to the main dining area where we were informed that we will be dining there instead. At that stage it was not raining. Although I can understand that their arrangements were also thrown off by the rain, surely it is not the 1st time that they have experienced such and it would have been nice to have been informed prior to 19:00 about the change of plans. It was a bit of a let-down. Dinner however was superb and compliments to the chef, definitely! Just be mindful though that the drinks are on the pricey side and the selection is limited. There are for example no non-alcoholic drinks other than cold drinks and coffee or tea. During Friday evening there were music pumping somewhere in the vicinity and it was definitely detracting from the peace and quiet and the bush sounds. It eventually stopped at 07:00 the Saturday morning. The bush walk the Saturday morning with Devin was unforgettable! He is a great guide and we tracked the wild dogs that were in the area but we missed them unfortunately. Don't lie in, even if you are tempted because it is really a great experience. We also had a picnic planned but again I was a bit disappointed. I assumed it would be for lunch (my bad) but was informed after our walk that it was actually a breakfast picnic but that due to the rain it would not be possible. And since they had another couple's picnic planned for lunch, maybe we could do sundowners at the picnic spot. Well we didn't go, mainly because we did not know where the picnic spot was or whether we could still go and do sundowners. I just feel they could have done more - even have it in the tent or something. Not just to leave it. I really looked forward to it and maybe that's why I am a bit upset about it. The afternoon we had massages and it was perfect. Just mind though that they do not do the massages in a separate tent as advertised but rather have a mobile massage bed which they bring to your own tent and it is done there. And they don't skimp on the time either, if it says 30 minutes you will get your full 30 minute massage. Dinner was superb! It was set up in the boma area and the food again was super delicious, the atmosphere with all the lamps great and all round 5-star! The plunge pool is very small. There were 2 people in the pool the Friday afternoon and it would have been awkward to get in the pool with them. And since they were smoking in the pool as well, for us and non-smokers, it was unpleasant. The tents are beautiful and dreamy! This was everything they said it would be. The linen is good quality, the outside shower a real treat and the bathroom products they provide wonderful (I even bought some of the foam bath) and the food superb! The peace and quiet truly soaked into your soul. And the romantic turndown truly romantic and very special. None of the things that were bothersome detracted from how special the weekend was and how beautiful it is at Ngama. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that wants to get away from it all to soak in the peace and quiet of nature and to be pampered on the side.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Devin Scott, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 18 Dec 2020
Dear Elize, Thank you for taking the time to prepare such a detailed review your stay with us. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your time at Ngama celebrating your special occasions. The rain did certainly play havoc with our plans during your stay and we deliberated amongst the team on numerous occasions about whether we could attempt the private dinner and the picnic for you. In the end the last minute decision was made that the weather was just not playing its part to allow them to take place. My apologies for the lack of communication regarding the changing of your plans, I will be sure to sit down with the team and discuss how better to relay information to guests when we have to make last minute adjustments to guests itineraries. We hope that whenever you use the Foam Bath back at home, the beautiful fragrance will transport you back to your time at Ngama.
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Brandon Wiesner wrote a review Nov 2020
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I must say the two things that stood out the most from our stay at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge, is how friendly the staff are and how well organised the lodge is. Very few accommodation places can say they tick all the boxes when it comes to doing the basics right. Food exceeded our expectations and the wildlife that surrounds the lodge is quite a sight to behold. Definitely would recommend a break away to Ngama Tented Safari Lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Devin Scott, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 18 Dec 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. I am delighted to hear that you were looked after so well by our amazing team at Ngama. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to welcome you back to Ngama again sometime in the future.
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David Crouwkamp wrote a review Sep 2020
Limpopo Province, South Africa8 contributions
If ever you what to take a break, leave the city life behind, relax and have a romantic time away, please don't think twice to book with Ngama Safari tented lodge... This place and staff will not disappoint your expectations, not for one second. Thank you to Devin and staff, for the best weekend away in a long long time... The picnic breakfast was the cherry on top.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Devin Scott, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 08 Sep 2020
It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at Ngama for your break away from everything. All the team at Ngama will be extremely happy to hear that we have exceeded your expectations and allowed you to enjoy a relaxing escape. Thank you for taking the time to post this review of your stay, it is much appreciated. Warmest Regards, Devin and all the Ngama Team
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yaksha s wrote a review Aug 2020
KZN4 contributions
My recent stay at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge was nothing short of perfection. The service, accommodation, food, ambiance, attention to detail was 5 star. The establishment arranged a guided morning walk through the reserve as well as a secluded and romantic picnic spot overlooking a watering hole for lunch. On one of the nights, dinner was served outside our tent in complete privacy and we heard and then saw buck and warthog rustle through he bush. Was amazing! I would most certainly recommend this establishment if you are looking for a complete retreat from the hustle and bustle of our crazy lives. The added advantage is that it is a short drive away from the Orpen Gate going into the Kruger National Park which you could go to for a few hours if you would like. Well done Devin and Team! Keep up the fantastic service. I am looking forward to my next trip already:)
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Devin Scott, Owner at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Responded 04 Sep 2020
Dear Yaksha, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Ngama. We are extremely delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us. I am happy to hear that even the animals managed to play their part in adding to the ambience of your private dinner ;) As soon as you are ready to escape back into the bush we will be happy to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Devin
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US$81 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ngama Tented Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ngama Tented Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (6.7 km) and Nyani Cultural Village (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ngama Tented Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ngama Tented Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.