Location

Garonga is situated in the secluded and private Makalali Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, about 90 minutes drive from Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit airports, west of the Kruger National Park.

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Garonga Safari Camp

Getting Here

Direct chartered flight from Johannesburg

Chartered flights are available from OR Tambo Intl. Airport (Johannesburg) to Garonga's airstrip with Federal Air. This is a 90 minute flight.

Flight and air-charter (KMIA)

Take a commercial flight with Airlink to KMIA (from Johanesburg or Cape Town), followed by a private charter to Garonga's airstrip (40 minutes flight) with Odie Air.

Flights between Phalaborwa and Johannesburg

Flight and road transfer (Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa)

Road transfers are possible from nearby airports Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa (approx 75 minutes drive). Transfers can be booked with Garonga Reservations. Air Charters from Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa to Garonga's airstrip are also possible (20 minute flight) with Kingdom Air.

By Car

Please click here for driving directions from Johannesburg (approx 6 hour drive).

Safaris

What to bring on Safari:

Binoculars, camera (spare memory cards and batteries), hat or cap, sunglasses.

What to wear on Safari:

Neutral colours only (certainly no whites), good walking shoes.

General etiquette on Safari:

No smoking during the drive. Talk normally. No standing up in a vehicle. Do not touch the ranger's rifle. No use of mobile phones (except for photography). The rest is common sense.

Clothing

September - March:

A weather/rain proof jacket, fleece/jersey, swimming gear. We do have a same-day Laundry service, so you don't need loads.

April - August:

Jacket, jerseys, gloves, balaclava, scarf, swimming gear if you don't mind a "Fresh Swim".

There is no dress code at either Safari Camp or Little Garonga. Relax and wear what you please.

Weather

Summer (October - March):

Rainy season: hot days, warm nights. Temperatures 25-40 degrees celcius.

Winter (April - August):

Dry season: generally warm days, cold nights. Temperatures 5-25 degrees celcius.