The Soul

Garonga is situated in the 27,000ha Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve, just North of Hoedspruit in Limpopo, South Africa. Not only does the reserve boast the presence of the Big 5, but it is also home to cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles and an abundance of birdlife.

Garonga is committed to sustainability, with one of our main contributions being that we run all of our camps on solar power as a primary energy source. Each of our three camps offers a unique atmosphere while maintaining a luxurious safari experience, aligned with our ethos of ‘Safari for the Soul’.

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Family Safaris

With full exclusivity at little Garonga your family can enjoy their own safari lodge while still being part of all the facilities of the main camp. This includes their own private safari vehicle and guide/tracker team.



Luxury Safari

Encounter – The Big 5

Fall in step with nature and encounter the wildlife that roam in this South African wilderness. Game drives and walking safaris with our expert guides get you up-close to the Big 5, endangered species like cheetah and wild dog, and diverse birdlife.


Rest – Luxury Camps

Sleep deeply in one of our luxury safari camps, each one offering a relaxing getaway for couples or small groups. For a wild and wonderful experience, spend one night beneath a canvas of stars on our safari Sleep Out Deck.


Indulge – Romance

Unwind completely at the Massage Sala, Sleep Out Deck and safari Bush Bath and Star Bath as part of the Big 5 safari and spa experience. The Yoga Deck is perfect for mindful stretching and breathing practice in nature.


Taste – Bush Dining

Delight in safari dining that pairs perfectly with nature’s beauty. Excellent South African wines and several cuisine choices can be enjoyed in a variety of locations, like an intimate private setting or the festive Bush Boma.


Personal Information Act

As you might already know, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) comes into effect in South Africa on the 1st July 2021. For us to be compliant, we need to notify you on the data we hold about you and how we use it.

At Garonga Safari Camp, we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal data to provide you with information about Your Booking. Please see our Notices under the Link “Get IN Touch” on our website. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please send an email to


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Safari Camp

Game drives are at the heart of the Garonga experience, allowing you to encounter the Big 5 and other wildlife up close. Your stay will typically include a morning and afternoon game drive in our open-air Land Rovers. Two of our experienced and qualified guides will lead you through the bush, impressing you with their knowledge of the great variety of wildlife in the reserve. Their tracking skills are exceptional, giving them the advantage of locating animals based on their recent movements and enabling your safari sightings dreams to come true. On a morning game drive, as the animals are waking up, tuck into tea, coffee and snacks in the bush. Then, in the late afternoon, sip on a cocktail or glass of wine as the sun slowly dips below the horizon. In addition to the Big 5 (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino), look out for cheetah, spotted hyena, black rhino, African wild dog, hippos, crocodiles, diverse plains animals and colourful birdlife.