Each meal at Garonga Safari Co. is an entire safari dining experience in itself. Nourishing food shared with good company amidst a beautiful bush setting replenishes mind, body and soul. We vary meal locations and themes so you can enjoy the Makalali from all angles. Our local and globally influenced cuisine is paired with the best South African wines. Our chefs gladly accommodate all dietary needs.
Whether at a romantic table for two in the main lounge or under the stars at the Bush Boma with new found friends, each mealtime at Safari Camp is a special occasion. There is also a ‘help yourself’ bar and wine cellar filled with exquisite South African wines.
Enjoy the day’s first meal on the breakfast deck, followed by lunch in the indoor or outdoor lounge. The swimming pool deck at Little Garonga is perfect for al fresco safari dining by the fire and BBQs can be arranged on request. The main indoor lounge provides a cosy option for those cooler nights. There is also a ‘help yourself’ bar.
An exciting array of safari dining experiences await at MCH. You can wine and dine at a private table with your special someone one night, and the next, join the festive al fresco dinner at the Boma, which has its own bar. Great food and company come together at our generous round table and straight table settings on the main deck.
For those extra-special occasions, experience safari cuisine in a unique and private location. Expect a gorgeous, lantern-lit table, bush views and of course, a beautifully prepared meal. All our guests can request a private dining setup, regardless of whether you are staying at Safari Camp, Little Garonga or MCH.
Taste our safari cuisine under the African sky at the Bush Boma. This is an outdoor communal area, where we often host dinners – our pizza ovens are a firm favourite. Complete with a fully-stocked bar and fire pit, it is a relaxed setting to unwind and dine under the stars while making new friends and sharing stories of the day’s game viewing.
Indulge in a full sensory experience with a Bush Breakfast at one of our favourite wild locations. Tuck into a full breakfast spread, while listening to the sounds of the bush at dawn or sharing your wildlife sighting expectations for that day with others. Remember to keep a lookout because you never know what might walk past.
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.