Our Guests

Guests at Garonga are our top priority. If you have a comment about your stay with us or a photograph you would like to share, please mail reservations@garonga.com.

For more guest reviews, visit TripAdvisor where Garonga has a five-star rating, and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Garonga on TripAdvisor

Garonga is overwhelmingly beautiful. The accommodation is spa-like elegance with every attention to detail. The resort is small so the service is personalized. The staff and guides/trackers ensure all your needs are met.

The exclusive (but far from snooty :)) atmosphere gives you the opportunity to meet and share meals with the other guests if you choose but offers privacy if preferred. Ask to book the bush bath and treehouse sleep out. Both are included. We would return in a heartbeat.

DueNorth (TripAdvisor)

We were lucky enough to get married here recently and what a place it is. I must say Garonga and it's wonderful team far surpassed any expectations I had. I cannot put in to words how truly wonderful this place is.

Our wedding day was amazing, the people we met were fantastic, the food is just great, and the animals....well I couldn't have ever imagined watching a leopard eating it's dinner up a tree!

Special thanks to our team Josia and Richard, what a great couple of guys and so funny. Bernie went out of his way for us and all the other staff thank you!

Karen B (TripAdvisor)

Bernie has created the most perfect safari experience. Caring staff, amazing guides and trackers, terrific accommodation and wonderful dining. As first timers to safari this ticked all the boxes! We saw in the New Year with wonderful new friends from across the world and Lisa had gone all out with decorations and a superb meal. The viewing of animals from our tent was surreal.

Andrea L (TripAdvisor)

We had an absolutely fantastic time during our stay in the stunning Hambleden Suite at Little Garonga. We had our own pool on our deck which overlooked a watering hole, and every detail had been considered in our rooms - even down to our favourite drinks!

Robert & Heffric were so friendly in looking after our every need, and provided superb food. The game drives with Lodrick and Anton were amazing. We were lucky enough to drive alongside a herd of 40 elephants, watch baby hyenas playing, see lions, giraffe, zebra, hippos and cheetahs. Our girls (9 & 10) loved every minute, as did we.

Do the bush sleep out if you get a chance - we were worried it would be chilly (it wasn't) and the feeling of peace being alone in the Bush will be hard to beat. Thank you to the whole team for making it an experience of a lifetime - we hope to return!

NikkiCSmith (TripAdvisor)

It's like a dream, it's relaxing, great food, great people, beautiful animals, great experience ... we couldn't expect more from doing a relaxing safari.

If you want to do safari, see a lot of wild South African animals, have great food, be in the wilderness and the same time have all luxury amenities, I can just highly recommend Garonga Safari camp. It's definitely worth the money!

Thomas R (TripAdvisor)

This place is incredible. The tents are outstanding, very spacious, well equipped and the fact that there are only 6 of them means they take amazing care of you. The views over a watering hole were also a winner.

The staff, are genuinely the most attentive that I have ever seen. They are friendly, polite and try to get to know you while maintaining a respectful and professional distance to allow you to enjoy privacy. The safari team were unbelievable and made each drive special. These guys are amazing at what they do and they could not have been more friendly. We saw the Big 5 and the guides made sure we saw all we could.

The food...simply excellent. The mixture of private meals and group dinners was a great way of getting guests to interact, while also ensuring that the honeymoon element was always there.

Add in a great option to have a private picnic up a tree, a bath in the outdoors and a simple yet well equipped spa and the balance of relaxation and activity is perfect.

We stayed 4 nights as part of our honeymoon and if we ever come back we would likely stay here again as the standard and experience was such that I would be unlikely to risk going elsewhere.

Stephen V (TripAdvisor)