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

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)

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)

The best kept secret just outside of Kruger. This camp has just been revamped and looks great!

Super friendly staff and hosts who made our safari and stay as memorable as possible. Honestly - whoever wants to brunch together with Elephants in the morning - just book your stay here.

Super spacious tents with STUNNING views over the dry river bed. If you stay at little Garonga you might not have a perfect view over the river bed but instead you will have a massive suite all to yourself as well as a private chef and butlers. True 5 star service levels!!

Weltenbummlerin06 (TripAdvisor)

Totally "in awe" with the newly revamped Garonga!

Luxurious tented rooms, spacious both inside and outside - what beautiful decks. Amazing bathrooms and oh the outdoor shower.
The staff are so friendly and attentive to one's needs, and the food outstanding.

And then of course the game drives....pride of lions, white rhino's, wild dogs, hyena's and plains game all in 1 game drive how fantastic, thank you Josia. My only complaint my trip was way too short. I will be back.

Shezpb (TripAdvisor)

Garonga is a wonderful boutique safari resort with only a small number of luxury tented rooms. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The game drives were amazing - CJ was great and explained us a lot about the wildlife and happily answered all our questions.

We stayed at Garonga for 3 days and saw the Big Five and so much more. A truly incredible experience. We also enjoyed the down time at the resort (between the morning and afternoon game drives) - having meals at the main house, having a little snooze in the hammock or cooling down in the pool. Fantastic place and amazing luxury safari experience!

MLD78 (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)