Hidden on the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River, the romantic Ngala Tented Camp combines elegant sophistication with colonial simplicity.
Accommodations consist of nine tented suites on raised wooden platforms. Privacy is at a premium in each hideaway, which exudes safari ambiance with wooden sides, textured fabrics, clean lines, stone partitions, cozy niches, and gauze screens. An en-suite bathroom includes an oversized bathtub on a rough-hewn wooden base and a romantic outdoor shower. A private veranda blends into the riverside trees and provides the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beauties of the bush. Other amenities include overhead fans, air-conditioning, electric blankets for chilly winter nights, complementary Wi-FI, in-room safe, hair dryer, and bathrobes.
The lodge is located within the 36,000-acre Ngala Private Game Reserve, known for being the first private game reserve to be incorporated into world-famous Kruger National Park. Because Ngala shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, animals are able to roam freely, allowing a great diversity of wildlife viewing. With almost 150 species of large mammals, there are certainly sightings of the “big five”: elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino. In addition to supporting the packs of endangered African wild dog, the area is home to zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas, and spotted hyenas. Over 500 bird species flourish in the region, and indigenous reptiles include the black mamba and crocodile.