Our Guests

Guests at Garonga are our top priority. If you have a comment about your stay with us or a photograph you would like to share, please mail reservations@garonga.com.

For more guest reviews, visit TripAdvisor where Garonga has a five-star rating, and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Garonga on TripAdvisor

We were lucky enough to get married here recently and what a place it is. I must say Garonga and it's wonderful team far surpassed any expectations I had. I cannot put in to words how truly wonderful this place is.

Our wedding day was amazing, the people we met were fantastic, the food is just great, and the animals....well I couldn't have ever imagined watching a leopard eating it's dinner up a tree!

Special thanks to our team Josia and Richard, what a great couple of guys and so funny. Bernie went out of his way for us and all the other staff thank you!

Karen B (TripAdvisor)

Garonga is a wonderful boutique safari resort with only a small number of luxury tented rooms. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The game drives were amazing - CJ was great and explained us a lot about the wildlife and happily answered all our questions.

We stayed at Garonga for 3 days and saw the Big Five and so much more. A truly incredible experience. We also enjoyed the down time at the resort (between the morning and afternoon game drives) - having meals at the main house, having a little snooze in the hammock or cooling down in the pool. Fantastic place and amazing luxury safari experience!

MLD78 (TripAdvisor)

Three of us stayed at Garonga for 3 nights in two 'tents'. Tents is not really accurate - they are luxury rooms with a canvas roof. It is a mesmerising place. We were waited on hand and foot by dedicated and enthusiastic staff. The food was really excellent and the service was absolutely exceptional. The views from the 'tents' the veranda and the pool are just incredible.

We had a fantastic driver and tracker (Josia and Richard) whose enthusiasm for finding the animals never waned. They entertained and looked after us with immense care and humour. We had a fabulous time. The whole place was an amazing experience.

Stayed January 2016, travelled with friends

BenK (TripAdvisor)

We had an absolutely fantastic time during our stay in the stunning Hambleden Suite at Little Garonga. We had our own pool on our deck which overlooked a watering hole, and every detail had been considered in our rooms - even down to our favourite drinks!

Robert & Heffric were so friendly in looking after our every need, and provided superb food. The game drives with Lodrick and Anton were amazing. We were lucky enough to drive alongside a herd of 40 elephants, watch baby hyenas playing, see lions, giraffe, zebra, hippos and cheetahs. Our girls (9 & 10) loved every minute, as did we.

Do the bush sleep out if you get a chance - we were worried it would be chilly (it wasn't) and the feeling of peace being alone in the Bush will be hard to beat. Thank you to the whole team for making it an experience of a lifetime - we hope to return!

NikkiCSmith (TripAdvisor)

Bernie has created the most perfect safari experience. Caring staff, amazing guides and trackers, terrific accommodation and wonderful dining. As first timers to safari this ticked all the boxes! We saw in the New Year with wonderful new friends from across the world and Lisa had gone all out with decorations and a superb meal. The viewing of animals from our tent was surreal.

Andrea L (TripAdvisor)

The best kept secret just outside of Kruger. This camp has just been revamped and looks great!

Super friendly staff and hosts who made our safari and stay as memorable as possible. Honestly - whoever wants to brunch together with Elephants in the morning - just book your stay here.

Super spacious tents with STUNNING views over the dry river bed. If you stay at little Garonga you might not have a perfect view over the river bed but instead you will have a massive suite all to yourself as well as a private chef and butlers. True 5 star service levels!!

Weltenbummlerin06 (TripAdvisor)