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GETTING

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Garonga Safari Camp is delighted to make the life of our guests a lot simpler getting to and from Garonga from selected airports across South Africa.

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Scheduled Air Charters

With Federal Airlines.

Twice daily schedule Flights from/to Johannesburg International. Flight takes approximately 90 Minutes to Garonga Airstrip.

Daily Scheduled Flights  from/To Kruger Airport to connect to Vic Falls or Mozambique Flights. Definitely worth doing this as it avoids a nasty 3.5 hours drive.

Scheduled Air Charters means you may share with Other Guests from/To Johannesburg International making it much more affordable. For Kruger the same applies but unlikely you will share with Guests from other Lodges.

The Garonga Airstrip is 5 minutes from the Main Camp, and about 10 minutes from MCH.

There is a small Landing Fee.

Federal Airlines can provide a “Meet and Greet” on arrival at Johannesburg International.

The FEDAIR Lounge is about a 5 minutes Drive round the Apron of the Airport.

The Lounge is away from the clutter of the main Airport and provides, snacks, drinks, Wifi: very comfortable and accommodating.

Baggage: 20kg in Soft Bags per person. FedAir does have a storage Area for large Bags.

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Flight and Road Transfer

Take a commercial flight with Airlink or CemAir to Hoedspruit from Johannesburg (1hr) or Cape Town (2hr 30min). Road Transfers can be booked from Hoedspruit (approx 80 minutes drive). Air Charters from Hoedspruit to Garonga’s airstrip are also possible (20 minute flight).

By Car

Please click here for driving directions (approx 6 hour drive).
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Travel Planner Map

Situated in the Makalali Conservancy, 90 minutes from the Kruger National Park’s Phalaborwa gate, Garonga offers a relaxing natural experience in beautiful surroundings. Our interactive map helps you to understand the connectivity between Garonga and other popular destinations, assisting you in planning your African travel itinerary. Click or tap on a pin for specific travel information about that route. You will find the estimated travel time between Garonga and many popular Southern African destinations. If you have any questions or need some advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Closure

Summer: 18:00 – 07:00 (September – May)

Winter: 17:30 – 07:00 (June – August)

No Guests will be permitted access during these times. This includes if you get lost or breakdown etc.

You will need to be at the Dirt Road turnoff by 17:00 latest in order to be on time. These timings are rigidly enforced and will not be compromised.

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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.