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Little Garonga

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

Like its larger sister camp Little Garonga is a very special place. This is as much of a safari camp as it is a wilderness retreat. The rooms are gorgeous. The scratch cooking is delicious. The guides are impressive. The game viewing is good but not as prolific as the nearby Sabi Sands. An equal focus on relaxing lunches, bubble baths in the bush and massages give guests a varied and wonderful few days.

Little Garonga is an exclusive safari camp situated west of the Kruger National Park on 60,000 acres on the Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve. The reserve offers an in-depth experience for bush lovers seeking more than the classic Big Five encounter. While offering big game viewing, Garonga promises a more intimate wildlife experience with walking, tracking, and sleep-out excursions.

Little Garonga has three luxury thatched suites and is run separately to the Safari Camp. The lodge also has its own host, chef, waiter and housekeeper so is totally self-contained. The Hambleden Suite sleeps up to four and is perfect for a family or a couple wishing to experience luxury in the bush. The Chiltern and Buckingham Suites are fully air-conditioned with their own private deck and hammock, and each sleep two guests in comfort. Little Garonga is ideal for families and small groups, or couples who prefer creature comforts.

The main lodge of Little Garonga has beautiful indoor and outdoor seating areas that are available for wildlife viewing and al fresco dining. The cuisine is a fusion of the resident chef's exceptional culinary skills and there is a varied selection of exquisite South African wines, making every meal an unforgettable experience. Unwind on a poolside sun lounger that overlooks the vistas, or enjoy a traditional South African 'braai' (barbecue) by the campfire.