Garonga is a romantic and intimate wildlife haven offering luxury lodges and tailored wildlife experiences. Found in the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve, it’s close to Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg Mountains. A series of rolling hills and savannah grassland make Garonga a diverse wildlife haven and an excellent game-viewing destination. Home to over 1000 wild animals, including plains game and Africa’s iconic Big Five, you can hope to see the most famous predators like the lion and some of the most At Garonga, game drives are offered every morning and afternoon during your stay. In an open 4x4 vehicle, you’ll explore the vast surroundings of the reserve, accompanied by a driver and an expert tracker. On your game drives, you can venture into the bush for an enlightening wilderness walk or book onto a microlight plane ride to enjoy the stunning landscape from the air.

Garonga is Makalali’s romantic wilderness camp that accommodates two exclusive safari lodges: Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga. You’ll find it hard to not be seduced by the canvased roofs, moody interiors and earthy mud turrets that blend into the natural surroundings so effortlessly. Garonga uses a holistic approach to encourage their guests to relax and savour the safari experience – in addition to the luxury accommodation, you’ll discover a beautiful massage sala, yoga deck, indulgent outdoor pool, and revitalizing experiences that are unique to the camp including a romantic sleep out under the stars and an outdoor bubble bath.

Outdoor Bubble Bath
Experience For sheer indulgence, the outdoor bubble bath is perfect for honeymooners or couples on a romantic safari getaway. Only a short distance from the main camp, a private open-air bath can be found on a secluded wooden platform in the heart of the bushveld. Relax and unwind in the sunken bath, laden with beautiful bubbles and softly lit candles, and enjoy a glass of wine in front of the vast uninterrupted views to the sounds of the African bush.

Sleep-Out Experience

A 20-minute drive from the main camp, the ‘Sleep Out’ is Garonga’s exclusive bush experience. In the heart of the African bush, you’ll spend the night on a private viewing platform at the top of a secluded tree house. Surrounded by an incredible 360-degree view of the savannah, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the enchanting landscape, before staying overnight in the luxurious four-poster bed.

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