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Garonga Aerial View
Garonga Aerial View
Garonga Camp
Garonga Camp
Garonga tent decor
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Garonga Hyena
Garonga Hyena
Garonga Lounge Hambledon
Garonga Lounge Hambledon
Garonga Lower Deck
Garonga Lower Deck
Little Garonga
Little Garonga
Little Garonga Hambledon
Little Garonga Hambledon
Garonga tent deck view
Garonga tent deck view
Little Garonga Bedroom
Little Garonga Bedroom
Garonga Lounge
Garonga Lounge
Garonga tent bathroom
Garonga tent bathroom
Little Garonga Hambledon Showerv
Little Garonga Hambledon Shower
Garonga Sleep Out
Garonga Sleep Out
Little Garonga Hambledon Pool
Little Garonga Hambledon Pool
Little Garonga Guest
Little Garonga Guest
Garonga Deck Views
Garonga Deck Views
Garonga Tent
Garonga Tent
Garonga Lion
Garonga Lion
Garonga Giraffes
Garonga Giraffes
Little Garonga Hambledon
Little Garonga Hambledon
Garonga Tent
Garonga Tent
Garonga Pool Views
Garonga Pool Views

Garonga and Little Garonga

This intimate, owner managed safari camp, situated in the private Makalali Conservancy, west of the world acclaimed Kruger National Park, is one of our favourites in South Africa. Here, there is no urgency to jump into a game vehicle and madly ‘tick off’ the animal sightings – instead, you are encouraged to slow down and savour an unhurried wildlife experience. Charismatic owner, Bernie Smith, calls it 'Safari for the Soul' and there's no doubt that Garonga is a relaxed, informal luxury wilderness camp where you will leave feeling like you have glimpsed a little piece of Africa in her natural beauty. What's more, in June 2016, following a three month makeover, Garonga re-opened with a brand new, re-invigorated look! In its 20th year of operation, Garonga decided it was time for a complete transformation! The sandstone red of the walls was changed to a new olive green colour - appropriately dubbed 'wet elephant' green by the Garonga team! If you've ever seen an elephant taking a swim or indulging in a mud bath, you'll know just how happy they look so it seemed only fitting that this colour was affectionately so-named!

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SLEEP

Garonga's six stunning safari tents boast real wow factor! Each has an expansive outside deck, an outdoor shower, stocked minibar and even yoga mats. The new look is safari chic at its best. Little Garonga, Garonga's separate camp just a short drive away, is ideal for families and friends travelling together or couples seeking a quieter ambience. Little Garonga has three suites including the Hambledon Suite, which has its own pool and second bedroom for children. For the more adventurous, Garonga's tree-house sleep-out deck offers the chance for a night under the African sky (at no extra cost).

PLAY & PAMPER

Traditional early morning and late afternoon game drives introduce you to Africa's Big Four - elephant, leopard, rhino and lion (Garonga does not have buffalo). Black rhino have more recently been re-introduced into the reserve so both black and white rhino are now frequently seen on game drives. Bush walks, microlight flights over the bushveld, aromatherapy and reflexology sessions, along with relaxing massages at the Massage Tsala, are all available. Garonga's other little secret is its unique bush bath - a candlelit affair, set under starlit skies in the wild!

The expansive deck in front of the main lounge is a favourite 'hang-out' spot for guests - the view overlooks the riverbed which is often frequented by elephants, giraffe and wildebeest. A beautiful handcrafted wooden bar is a new addition to the open-air boma area which is set on a slightly raised platform, almost at treetop level. The boma boasts a roaring fireplace where guests can enjoy a drink and share safari stories before sitting down to a fabulous fire-cooked dinner around a communal table. Garonga prides itself on its healthy sumptuous cuisine.

On the 'green' front, Garonga has upgraded its solar power system ensuring that a far greater percentage of the lodge's power now comes directly from the sun. As a guest, you will receive a complimentary Garonga water bottle on arrival which is filled throughout your stay from Garonga's very own reverse osmosis water system (thus vastly reducing the use of plastic).

Garonga is best accessed either via a scheduled flight from Johannesburg to the nearest airports at Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa followed by a 75 minute drive, or via scheduled flight to Kruger Mpumalanga airport followed by a 30 minute light aircraft charter hop to Garonga's airstrip. Daily direct flights from Johannesburg to Garonga's airstrip are also available with Federal Airlines whose fleet of small planes will take you on a memorable flight into the African bush!

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Le Taha'a - Tahiti

Beautiful and beguiling, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is a world away, yet the perfect compliment to the romance and buzz of neighbouring Bora Bora. With one of French Polynesia’s most abundant coral gardens, unparalleled ocean views and true Tahitian charm, Le Taha’a offers guests barefoot luxury at its very best. What’s more, travel up to 31st July 2017 or 1st September 2017 – 31st March 2018, and enjoy our exclusive 50% discount offer.