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&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge exudes classical charm from a bygone era.

Situated within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and shaded by a canopy of mopane and tamboti trees, the green lawns of Ngala Safari Lodge disappear into thick surrounding bushveld.

The classic safari atmosphere is carried through to the 20 Safari Cottages including 3 Family Cottages that graciously unfold through the lodge grounds. Cottages are private, interiors are warm and comfortable, include air-conditioning and fans, en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower and an intimate veranda. Guest areas at Ngala Safari Lodge include a spacious thatched sitting, bar and dining area with big open fireplaces. Dinner is served in the traditional African boma or on the lantern lit terrace. The swimming pool and sun deck overlook a nearby waterhole.


Thatched Cottages and one two bedroom safari suite – air conditioned


20 Safari Cottages including 3 Family Cottages

Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

Safari activities at Ngala include morning and afternoon/evening game drives and interpretive bush walks. The lodge has a safari shop and in-room massages can be arranged.  Families are welcome with a range of children’s activities on offer.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Ngala Private Game Reserve is home to all of the Big Five, but is particularly known for its elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as its packs of African wild dog. Leopard and cheetah are also often encountered. The largest of all land mammals, the African elephant, is most often spotted leisurely browsing on the vegetation. Elephant are completely dependent on water and will travel considerable distances to a watering hole, making this the perfect place to watch out for them. Elephant, as well as buffalo, are often encountered in the reed beds around the Timbavati River.