We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ngalali Retreat

Save
Share
Farm 76 Grietjie Private Nature Reserve, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
Booking.com
Priceline
Agoda.com
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (11)
Dining (1)
Room & Suite (1)

About

#5 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Phalaborwa
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Ngalali Retreat is a small family-run lodge nestled in the African bush inside the Big 5 Grietjie Private Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger Conservation area. It is conveniently located 26 km away from the Kruger National Park’s Phalaborwa Gate. Refurbished last May 2019 enhancing the African theme decor, the lodge boasts three en-suite bedrooms, an indoor lounge area and a communal patio with seating and dining area overlooking the waterhole. Guests can enjoy a natural bush garden with a large swimming pool where they can relax and watch the wild animals passing by. Its rustic and natural setting is suitable for those who want to experience the bush life, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of city life and relaxing in an informal and peaceful place without renouncing to comforts. There are no TVs, but free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The owners, a married couple, are living on-site, and they will be pleased to welcome and assist their guests during their stay at Ngalali Retreat. Their friendly attitude will enhance the guests' experience at the lodge, offering delicious homemade meals inspired by Italian cuisine along with South African wines and liquors tasting. Being the owners experienced safari guides, guests can book guided game drives within the reserve or full-day trips to the well renowned Kruger National Park or the Blyde River Canyon in private safari vehicles.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Outdoor dining area
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Italian

Location

Full view
Contact
Farm 76 Grietjie Private Nature Reserve, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
See all nearby hotels
16Reviews0Q+A0Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 14
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Alexander L wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
On our first game drive with host and ranger Xander we had a magical close encounter with a large male lion! Of course we saw a lot more animals like elephants, giraffes and antilopes. Back at the lodge Lory spoiled us with her amazing Italian/south African cooking skills. If you’re looking for a intimate yet adventurous safari experience ngalali is as good as it gets! We will be back!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
rsadle815552 wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Wonderful hosts , superb cooking, absolutely spoilt during our stay( which we extended) game drives were excellent- zander is a great guide. Rooms are spotlessly clean and spacious. Swimming pool a real bonus! Nothing was too much trouble!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2021
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
AshbourneFranschhoek wrote a review Jan 2021
Franschhoek, South Africa61 contributions21 helpful votes
We shouldn't tell anyone about Ngalali, because it is a hidden gem and we would love to keep it all for ourselves. But then, it is just too good not to talk about it. Everything (and I mean: Everything) was absolutely amazing. The hosts, Xander and Lorenza, were going above and beyond. Lorenza's attention to detail is incredible. Both, Lorenza and Xander are so generous, going the extra mile, always. All this made our stay a fantastic experience. The location is stunning, watching the elephants from the pool or the giraffe drinking from the waterhole right next to the braai plek - what an experience. When we heard a lion, not too far from the lodge, Xander immediately got the safari car out and drove us right to the lion. Top service - all inclusive. Rooms are super clean (with a pleasant smell), breakfast is 5-star, with excellent quality ingredients. On request, Lorenza will cook delicious Italian cuisine for the guests. Excellent recommendations for day tours were part of the service. I could go on raving and raving about Ngalali. Our only regret was that we had to leave. But we will definitely be back. Thanks Lorenza and Xander for making our holiday extra special!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021
Value
Rooms
Service
Helpful
Share
RuaanRoux wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
Amazing private stay. Wonderful hosts. Good food, very clean and comfortable rooms, lots to see and do. Definitely a recommend to anyone. (Mens se mense). Service is excellent all around, hosts are very clued up.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Nonhlanhla wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
Our stay at the Ngalali was wonderful. Traveling with a baby can be tricky- but the hosts made sure that we were all well taken care of. It’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for a break from the city. Baby friendly, great hosts, amazing location-everyone has a good stay
Read more
Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Helpful
Share
Previous
PRICE RANGE
US$79 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Ngalali Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Ngalali Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ngalali Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ngalali Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Ngalali Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ngalali Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ngalali Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ngalali Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ngalali Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Afrikaans.