Group Size: Based on minimum 2 passengers
Situated west of the Kruger National Park, Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy. The 6 luxury tents overlook a dry riverbed - each with a wooden deck complete with hammock that commands spectacular views. The rooms are light and spacious with large, draped beds. There is an indoor shower and outdoor shower, providing the perfect link between the luxury of the suite and the allure of Mother Nature. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and the opportunity to experience a sleep-out in a tree house. Garonga promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself.
Day 1 - Makalali Private Game Reserve
On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met and transferred to the Makalali Private Game Reserve to your camp in time for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight. (LD)
Situated west of the Kruger National Park, Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy. The 6 luxury tents overlook a dry riverbed – each with a wooden deck complete with hammock that commands spectacular views. The rooms are light and spacious with large, draped beds. There is an indoor shower and outdoor shower, providing the perfect link between the luxury of the suite and the allure of Mother Nature. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and the opportunity to experience a sleep-out in a tree house. Garonga promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself.
Day 2 - Makalali Private Game Reserve
Enjoy morning and afternoon game activities (BLD)
Day 3 - End of Garonga Safari Camp Tour
This morning after breakfast and an early morning game drive (time permitting), you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 19 Sep 20 - 31 Dec 20 $1,205 $1,700
- 01 Jan 21 - 28 Feb 21 $1,205 $1,210
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included. *The Stay 5 Pay 4 Deal Includes: Return transfers, a 30 minute massage and 1 night free of charge when you stay a minimum of 5 nights.
Capetown, Winelands and Garonga Safari
Stress free holiday with excellent accommodation in good locations,seamless transfers and a fantastic 5* private camping safari experience.Adrienne Lee Destination: South Africa
We had a wonderful time!
Steph and Maria from Bench Africa were such a delight in assisting us with our first trip to South Africa in August/September. It was nice to receive the A5 spiral bound itinerary detailing our whole trip - something we will have as a keepsake. Everything went smoothly from the transfers - Johannesburg to Cape Town, on to Franschhoek and finally Hoedspruit to Garonga Safari Camp.
The accommodation in Cape Town and Franschhoek were wonderful - little touches like the the welcome basket of fruit, hot water bottles at night and a note telling us what the weather would be the next day was nice as well as having the shuttle service. Steph was able to give us recommendations on day tours for our free days and suggested places to try - food wise! - which we took up. Great choices!
The staff at Garonga Safari Camp were excellent and we experienced the bush bath and the bush sleep out - maybe next time we will not endure gale force winds! Our guide, Josia and tracker, Richard made this trip such an amazing experience and ensured we saw lots of animals - some up very close!
We would highly recommend Steph and the Bench Africa team to organise another trip in the future.Ms Wong Destination: South Africa
Wonderful South Africa
We had a wonderful trip and everything worked perfectly. Both Garonga and
were excellent choices and staying more days at fewer places allowed us to
enjoy more of the African bush,animals and atmosphere instead of hurrying
from one camp to the next. Both camps had good waterholes which animals
visited frequently so even though Garry did not go on every drive he saw
plenty of animals. I always look for a camp with a waterhole. We saw the big
five at Garonga - terrific leopard sighting in a tree above our vehicle and
then a leopard fight and the looser just missed falling in our vehicle. No
leopard at Makweti but plenty of animals and easier travelling on Makweti
Safari. At Makweti we had an elephant drinking from one of the swimming
Food was very very good at both places and accomodation wonderful. The sleep
out at Garonga Is a must do. Exciting and a little scary but a great
experience We saw three lions at the dam I fronton the sleep out while
having dinner. They gave us a whistle and foghorn to scare away the animals
if necessary! They have not lost anyone in twenty years so I guess it all
We probably liked Makweti a little more but it was a close choice. The food
was exceptional at Makweti seeing animals a little easier and zebras walking
under our deck wonderful. Test our guide was exceptional and made every trip
fun . We had three different guides at Garonga which I though al little
strange although it did not worry us too much but the last guide we had was
the best. At Garonga the drinks were paid for and we could help ourselves
which is an advantage. At Makweti we had to pay for drinks which were a
reasonable price but you needed someone to serve you. Note at Makweti there
is NO phone reception which did not worry us.
At both places there is wifi in the main meeting areas Moore Quarters was
once again great. I would recommend staying there. Easy walking to great
restaurants and shops and supermarket and pharmacy near by . We walked to
the waterfront And also used the free shuttle . Breakfast was very good
Thanks for organising a fantastic holiday
Bench organised a truly wonderful holiday and everything ran smoothly. I cannot wait to see more