Getaway to Little Garonga for Your Family Holidays in South Africa

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A private and luxury safari experience at Little Garonga, our exclusive-use lodge near to Garonga Safari Camp, is what unforgettable outdoor family holidays in South Africa are all about.

A world of virtual safaris has developed over the last few months, making us expert armchair travellers and allowing us to enjoy South Africa’s wilderness from our living rooms. Imagination has been a powerful tool that has helped us escape over this time, even if just for a couple of hours each day. But as the itchy feet for outdoor adventures take hold, no amount of wildlife livestreams and documentaries can compare to the real thing.

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A glimpse of a male lion through the bushes © Sophie Barrett

Luxury safaris in the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve with Garonga have always celebrated quality over quantity, with an emphasis on authentic connections to the South African bushveld. We are now focusing even more on privacy and exclusivity, which is what Little Garonga truly does best and each of its three suites. The Hambleden Suite is well-suited for family holidays in South Africa.

Here is why an exclusive-use lodge like Little Garonga will cure the family’s lockdown blues:

Private and luxury safari getaway

The emphasis on privacy and safety in your safari experience will become more important now than ever before, as this will ensure the health, well-being and happiness for your family and the staff you meet along the way.

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Campfire and family dinner by the pool at The Hambleden Suite © Garonga

As an exclusive-use lodge, privacy and seclusion are already top priorities at Little Garonga. It is completely self-contained and run separately from the Safari Camp, with its own team to personally welcome and look after you and your family throughout your stay.

Immersive outdoor experience

Going on a South African Big 5 safari in a private game reserve like the Greater Makalali, instead of a national park, means you need only share the beauty of the wilderness with a handful of other people.

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A special sighting of a white rhino pair © Garonga

How much wilder the great outdoors is when you can immerse yourself in it without being crowded by other game drive vehicles at a wildlife sighting. Whether sharing a meal around your private pool or on an early morning game drive, your family are the only company you need when in the bush.

Passionate and personalized service

The only other people you want on your safari holiday are those that are passionate about the bush and the fascinating creatures that call it home.

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A giraffe gallops in front of the game drive vehicle © Garonga

A personalized safari experience extends to the private game drive vehicle you jump into each day and the guide’s footsteps you follow as you walk deeper into the wild. During the time you spend with these experts of the language of the bush, you will be their only students and can tap directly into their rich knowledge.

Family bonding in the bush

Off the beaten track and away from the crowds is where you can really disconnect from the world, tune into the pace of nature and reconnect with those you love in meaningful ways.

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Covered deck with lounge and plunge pool at The Hambleden Suite © Garonga

A private safari gives you and your family opportunities to bond whilst only in each other’s company, both in the bush and back at camp. Special memories will be created in the many moments of surprise, exhilaration and laughter that you will get to share with just your nearest and dearest.

The privacy and personalization that Little Garonga and Garonga Safari Camp are well-known for has been further built upon with the necessary health procedures and protocols to keep everyone safe and protected. So, as we go forward, luxury safaris will continue to make for unforgettable family holidays in South Africa.

As South Africa settles down into the new normal and the country gets back into the swing of things, you may have already begun thinking about where to go on your next family holiday. Contact us if a private and luxury safari in a Big 5 game reserve sounds like your family’s idea of the perfect getaway!