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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONMakalali Private Game Reserve, LimpopoPOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPATreatment Room
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONFans only
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYNo children under 12yrs at Garonga Safari Camp. Children 6 - 15yrs can be accommodated at Little GarongaMALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •  This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself.
  •  The luxury tents are situated overlooking a dry riverbed - each with a wooden deck complete with hammock that commands spectacular views.
  •  The food at Little Garonga is a fusion of the resident chef's exceptional culinary skills and there is a varied selection of excellent South African wines, making every meal at Little Garonga an unforgettable experience.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 Luxury Tent R 4,138 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 5 days of travel
Luxury Tent R 4,483 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 14 days of travel
Luxury Tent R 5,170 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Little Garonga has three fully en-suite, thatched and air-conditioned suites, all situated around centralized indoor/outdoor lounge areas, a swimming pool and built-in braai/BBQ area. Each suite has its own platform deck complete with hammock.
The three Luxury suites are:
The Hambleden Suite (2 adults & 2 children aged 6 - 15yrs)
The Chiltern Suite (2 adults)
The Buckingham Suite. (2 adults)
*These suites may be booked individually or all three for exclusive use of Little Garonga.

*Special discounted advance rates and last minute rates available on request, kindly contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

 
*Last minute special rates are on request and subject to availability

GARONGA SAFARI CAMP & LITTLE GARONGA WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 01 MARCH & 31 MARCH 2019

* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury Tent accommodation
• All meals, teas & coffees
• Game drives & bush walks on request
• Selected local drinks
• Laundry
• WiFi
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• Please contact your BushBreaks consultant for a special rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children under 12 years cannot be accommodated at Garonga Safari Camp.
• Children 12 years and older will be accommodated in their own rooms at the normal adult sharing rate.
• Children 6 - 15 years can be accommodated at a discounted rate at Little Garonga in the Hambledon Suite. Please request a special child rate from your BushBreaks consultant.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game Drives
• Wilderness walks
• Bush sleep outs
• Aromatherapy and Reflexology sessions
• Special Bush Wedding Package available on request
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Rates quoted are based on a minimum 2 night stay.
• Rates exclude a Reserve Entry Fee of R 220 per person for the 1st day and an additional Conservation Levy for Rhino Anti-Poaching of R 220 per person per night, for adults & children from the 2nd day onwards. To be paid direct and subject to change.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
6 hour drive from Johannesburg. Daily scheduled flights into Hoedspruit or Nelspruit. Road transfer Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa to lodge approximately 75 minutes. Road transfer Nelspruit to lodge approximately 3 hours.

ACCOMMODATION
6 Luxury Tents at Garonga Safari Camp (Max 2 adults)
3 Luxury Suites at Little Garonga:
Hambleden Suite (Max 2 adults & 2 children)
Chiltern Suite (Max 2 adults)
Buckingham Suite (Max 2 adults)

SAFARI CAMP

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself.
 
The main lodge's swimming pool  area consists of a pool with an array of comfortable loungers where our guests can cool off, soak up the sun, relax, or enjoy a barbeque. Inside, the main lodge boasts  air-conditioned comfort and features a spacious dining area, lounge, seating area, fireplace and a  self-service bar.
 
The luxury tents are situated overlooking a dry riverbed - each with a wooden deck complete with hammock that commands spectacular views. The rooms are light, airy and spacious with large, draped beds. In addition to the indoor shower, there is an outdoor shower, providing the perfect link between the luxury of the suite and the allure of Mother Nature.
 
LITTLE GARONGA

The main lodge  at Little Garonga boasts both an  indoor and  outdoor lounge area. The outdoor covered breakfast deck can comfortably dine a group while offering  spectacular African views.
 
Little Garonga has three fully en-suite, thatched and air-conditioned suites, all situated around centralized indoor/outdoor lounge areas, a swimming pool and built-in braai/BBQ area. Each suite has its own platform deck complete with hammock. This lovely lodge is ideal for exclusive use, but can also be booked out independetly.  It is run separately from Safari Camp, has its own host, chef, waiter ,housekeeper, guide and vehicle.
 
Little Garonga's Hambleden suite consists of a main bedroom (catering for 2 adults) and a closed off room that can accommodate 2 children, making it ideally suited for a couple or a small family. The rooms are fully air conditioned. An indoor and outdoor lounge are both covered and offers guests ample room to dine and relax. A large bathroom featuring a beautiful hand beaten copper bath tub is available with both an indoor and  outdoor shower. The suite  has its own swimming pool and raised deck,  hammock and  mini-bar.
 
The Chiltern and Buckingham are suitable for a couple sharing. Both suites are fully air-conditioned, have  a covered deck  area,  hammock, lounge and  bedroom.  The bathrooms consists of a bath,  basins and shower. A  large outdoor shower is also available. 
 
The Makalali Private Game Reserve, founded in 1994, consists of 26 000 hectares of Lowveld Acacia bush and open savanna grass land and all surrounding the lush river.
 
Makalali Private Game Reserve represents a conservation mission to expand South Africa's green frontier by re-establishing the ancient wildlife migration routes that linked the famous Kruger Park in the east to the lush Drakensberg Mountains in the west. In the process lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, and rhino have all been reintroduced to the wild, making Makalali home to over one thousand wild animals including all of Africa's "Big Four “ (No free roaming Buffalo at present).
 
LODGE FEATURES
  • -- Safari Camp: --
  • Massage therapist on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Large open Lounge
  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Gift shop
  • Wine cellar
  • Wireless internet
  • Open air bush bath
  • Picnics (summer only)
  • Sleep Out Experience
  • Mobile signal, but usage not allowed in Public Areas
  • -- Little Goranga: --
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Indoor lounge – fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans
  • Breakfast deck under a tent suitable for 6 guests
  • Dining area
  • Small Pool
  • Deck with lounger and barbeque area
  • Fireplace
  • Self-service bar
  • Reading area
  • Own guide and vehicle
  • Picnic (summer only)
  • Mobile signal, but usage not allowed in Public Areas

ROOM FEATURES
  • -- Safari Camp: --
  • En–suite luxury tents
  • Indoor and Outdoor showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Private platform deck with hammock
  • -- Little Garonga - Hambleden Suite: --
  • Main bedroom (2 adults) and closed off room for 2 children
  • Indoor and outdoor Shower
  • 2 basins and toilet
  • Hand-beaten copper bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor covered lounge
  • Private Swimming pool with deck & hammock
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • -- Little Garonga Chiltern & BuckinghamSuites: --
  • En-suite bedroom
  • Bath
  • 2 basins
  • Indoor & Outdoor shower
  • Private deck with covered and open areas
  • Lounge area
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan



GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
From Gauteng

Option One
Take the N1 to Pietersburg. Just before Pietersburg take the R71 towards Tzaneen. Carry on until just past Haenertsburg, then turn right. Keeping on the R71 all the way until Tzaneen. Keep straight on the R71 past Tzaneen straight past Gravelotte - this is the R526 to Mica. From Gravelotte, measure 18 kilometers. On the right side of the road close to the dirt road entrance you will see “Zander Osmers Safaris”; 500 m after this you will see “Garonga Safari Camp” sign on the right hand side on the dirt road. Turn right and follow the arrows marked on a Black Sign with a bronze arrow. You will see the first one after about 3 Kms.
 
Option Two
From Johannesburg take the N4 past Witbank, turn off the N4 to Belfast . From Belfast go through Dullstroom towards Lydenburg. Through Lydenburg and through Orighstad. After going through the JG Strijdom Tunnel measure 10 km then turn left on the R36 towards Tzaneen. Travel 10 km on the R36 then turn right at the Phalaborwa sign - travel for about 25 km. Turn left at the "T" junction. Go past Mica village, just the other side of Mica, turn left towards Tzaneen. Measure 15 km from the turn off, Then you will see a Garonga Safari Camp sign on the left hand side of the road. There is also a “Warning Sign” (red and White Triangle) warning people of Animals crossing the road, right opposite the dirt road entrance. Turn left onto the dirt road Follow signs to the lodge.
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