Ngala Safari Lodge has always been one of our "go-to" lodges in the Timbavati region of the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. It has always offered exceptional value and great game viewing and it now boasts an elegant new look, that I recently got to experience for myself.
The lodge’s thatched cottages have been extended to offer a more spacious room layout while retaining their genteel and romantic safari feel. The ensuite bathrooms have been enlarged, with al fresco showers and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the natural light. Discrete walls of natural stone and carefully contoured pathways between the rooms ensure plenty of privacy. The private verandas of each cottage have been enlarged to provide plenty of space for private dining.
In keeping with Ngala’s reputation as a family favorite, three family cottages have been created at the lodge. These back-to-back cottages are connected with an interleading door and can be sold as a family unit or as two separate rooms.
The lodge’s guest areas have also received a makeover, with the popular watering hole at the center of these deepened and opened up as a focal point. A new rim flow swimming pool has been installed and offers magnificent views of the wildlife coming down to the watering hole
A well-equipped gym caters for more active guests, offering the opportunity to work out while gazing out at ever-changing bush scenes through the panoramic windows. A fitness sala offers a range of relaxing and rejuvenating massage options for after the workout.
But all that said.... it's still the warm welcome of the staff and the exceptional quality of the guides and trackers that make Ngala a very special place to visit.
Here is one of our Safaris that goes to Ngala - PURE WILDLIFE - 8nts