Fodor's Expert Review Ngala Tented Safari Camp

Timbavati Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa Fodor's Choice

Marula seeds softly falling on the tents seem to be applauding this gorgeous little camp shaded by a canopy of giant trees. You'll feel like a sultan as you lie beneath your billowing, honey-colored canvas roof, which acts as a ceiling for your basket-weave handmade bed and headboard. Polished wooden floors, gauze-screened floor-to-ceiling windows, a roomy dressing area with two stone washbasins, and a fabulous ensuite bathroom create a feeling of such roominess and elegance that it's hard to believe you're in a tent. The camp's dining area, lounge and huge wooden decks almost nudge the very edge of the Timbavati River.

PROS

  • exclusivity

CONS

  • if you're nervous of too-close game
  • this is not for you
  • as hippos (and other game) wander freely around the tents
  • no a/c
  • if you're nervous of too-close game, this is not for you, as hippos (and other game) wander freely around the tents
  • no a/c
  • no air-conditioning

QUICK FACTS

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Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 011-809–4300-Reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

6 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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