Garonga Safari Camp is situated in the secluded and private Makalali Conservancy in the Limpopo Province, and it is 80 minutes drive from Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit airports, west of Kruger National Park. For Private Air Charters please enquire with our reservations on

Getting Here

Garonga can be reached by car, private air charter, or commercial airlines. Please contact reservations before committing to booking flights, transfers etc as to how the best option of getting to and from Garonga. For more information about getting to Garonga, please click on one of methods of travel below.

Airlink offers daily direct flights from Cape Town, Durban \ and Johannesburg to Nelspruit KMIA and from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa.

Flights between Phalaborwa and Johannesburg

We now offer private air charters from Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa direct to the Camp one way (cost on request). Can only be flown in daylight hours. Please contact reservations for this. The flight takes only 20 Minutes and is very exciting.

Garonga Safari Camp is delighted to be part of Federal Air Operations which will now make the life of our Guests a lot simpler to get to and from Garonga via Johannesburg International Airport (ORT).

Daily Timings:

ORT (JHB) – Garonga Safari Camp:

1030 hrs departure from ORT
1200 hrs arriving at Garonga.

1230 hr departure from ORT
1400 hrs arriving at Garonga.

Garonga Safari Camp – ORT (JHB):

1100 hrs departure from Garonga
1230 hrs arriving at ORT

1230 hrs departure from Garonga
1400 hrs arriving at ORT.


  1. All flights may go via some other Lodges but the maximum time should still be only 90 Minutes.

  2. Please liase with reservations for Costs.

View Garonga on Google Earth using the following co-ordinates:

S 24 06 674
E 030 43 608

General Information

What to bring on Safari:
Binoculars, Camera (Spare film 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. The rest is commonsense.


Sept - 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 in the Camp - relax and wear what you please.

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Summer (October - March):
Rainy season: hot days, warm nights. Temperatures 25-40 degrees centigrade.

Winter (April - August):
Dry season: generally warm days, cold nights. Temperatures 5 - 25 degrees centigrade.

Between Nov and March:
We normally have the rains which are not prolonged and not too heavy (Annual Rainfall is 450 mm). As indicated you can get extreme hot weather for a few days before the rains come. This period is normally when the Mosquitoes come out, but we are in a low risk area. Suggest you bring long sleeved shirt and trousers for the evenings; otherwise use Mosquito Spray.

April & August (Autumn / Winter):
Max temps are around 30 degrees Centigrade, and Min. 5 degrees (at night/dawn in peak winter). It does feel very cold early morning in the middle of the Winter, and late in the evenings. Generally no rains during the winter season and no Mosquitoes (still advisable to take precautions).


Reservation Request

Interested in visiting Garonga Safari Camp or Little Garonga Camp? Let us show you why staying with us is truly a 'Safari for the Soul'

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