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The magic and mystery of Africa come alive in the colonial ambiance of elegant Ngala Safari Lodge. Ngala Safari Lodge’s 21 classic safari cottages overlook a private waterhole frequented by wildlife. 

The Lodge’s fun-filled children’s adventure programme makes it the ideal place for families.

A timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era, creates an aura of romance and nostalgia. This old-world haven in the midst of the African bush charms with its colonial antiques, silver cutlery and crystal glassware.

Style and grace mingle faultlessly with the rugged natural beauty of the setting, as manicured lawns give way to dense mopane thickets and wild animals saunter down to drink at the waterhole.

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GAME DRIVE

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits. &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve is home to all of the Big Five, but is particularly well known for its large prides of lion and occasional sightings of wild dog, as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo. Venture out in search of leopard or lion sleeping off the exertion of the hunt from the night before.

 

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LUXURY WALKING SAFARI

For those looking for an active thrill beyond the excitement of Big Five sightings on a game drive vehicle, a walking safari offers an opportunity to connect with the African bush, interacting with all its inhabitants, from largest to smallest. Embark on an adventure where your feet tread in the tracks of zebra and buffalo, your nostrils fill with the scent of crushed wild grasses and you push through the brush and all six senses re-awake as Africa touches you and you touch Africa.

Additional costs apply

 

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TRACKING ADVENTURE

Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Engage all your sense as you discover a world where each sound, scent and bent blade of grass has a meaning.

Additional costs apply

 

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PRIVATE SAFARI

Planned especially for you, this exclusive safari allows you to explore the bushveld with your very own dedicated ranger, tracker and vehicle. Game drives can be as long or as short as you wish. Meals can be enjoyed at the lodge, picnic-style outdoors or enjoyed under the shade of the trees. Your specific areas of interest can be covered, from the insect kingdom to great herds of buffalo or prides of lion.

Additional costs apply

 

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PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

Photographic enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced, can now capture the wondrous landscapes and magical creatures of &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, by taking advantage of a fully-equipped photographic safari vehicle. Fitted with state-of-the-art camera mounts, and catering for a maximum of four guests, you have the option of only booking the vehicle or choosing to have an expert photographic guide accompany you (subject to availability).

Additional costs apply

 

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RHINO NOTCHING

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with rhino at &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve while assisting in the conservation of this endangered species. This adventure allows guests to witness the capture and darting of rhino. A wildlife vet will locate and dart the rhino from the vantage point of a helicopter, while the guests and ground crew will follow in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Once darted, the veterinary team will notch the sleeping animal’s ear for research and security monitoring, as well as insert a microchip into the horn, enabling researchers to correctly identify different rhino on the reserve. Groups of up to eight guests can participate in this conservation initiative and have the never-to-be-repeated opportunity of touching the anaesthetised giant during the notching procedure. Guests will need to spend a minimum of three nights at Ngala.

Additional costs apply

 
 

NUMBER OF ROOMS
20 (including three family cottages)

FAMILY SUITE
1 (includes a private swimming pool and use of a private safari vehicle)

MAXIMUM GUESTS
45

CHILDREN
Welcome; no children under 16 on Walking Safaris; children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives; children aged 6 to 11 permitted on game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion

CHILD MINDING
Yes, at an additional cost

FAMILY ROOM AND COTTAGES
Yes

TRIPLES
Yes (one room)

TWIN BEDS
All convertible to double

AIR CONDITIONING
Yes

OVERHEAD FANS
Yes

LODGE POOL
Yes (Family Suite has its own pool)

WELLNESS CENTRE
Yes

FITNESS CENTRE
Yes

BATH
Yes

INDOOR SHOWER
Yes

OUTDOOR SHOWER
Yes

SEPARATE W.C.
Yes

IN-ROOM SAFE
Yes

PERSONAL BAR
Yes

TELEPHONE
Yes

HAIRDRYER
Yes

LAUNDRY
Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Yes, with assistance

DISTANCE BETWEEN ROOMS
20 metres / 66 feet

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT
12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00

PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE
Dependent on availability at an extra cost

CREDIT CARDS
Visa, Diners, Amex, MasterCard

BOMA
Yes

IN-ROOM MASSAGE
Yes

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Gym in a basket available on request

WEATHER
Hot wet summers; cool to dry winters

RAINFALL
Late afternoon and evening thundershowers from September to April (568 mm / 22”)

TEMPERATURE
Summer: 18˚C - 36˚C / 64˚F - 96˚F Winter: 2˚C - 16˚C / 36˚F - 62˚F

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Game viewing excellent year round

ALTITUDE
418 metres / 1 372 feet above sea level

MALARIA
Ngala is in a malaria area and precautions should be taken

AIRSTRIP
Ngala Airstrip is not registered; indemnity is to be signed

CLOSURE
Open year round 

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African Safari & Island Romance
Combine sea and safari for a romantic escape to one of South Africa’s best-known game reserves and the sandy beaches of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Track the Big Five in &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, a place of extraordinary adventure, where myriad possibilities create breath-taking thrills around every bend.

After your wildlife adventure, pamper yourself with some rest and relaxation in the tropical climate and sunshine of &Beyond Benguerra Island. Explore the warm waters and marvel at the marine life of the island’s coral reefs on scuba diving expeditions, enjoy the thrill of deep-sea fishing or simply explore the magical setting and soaring dunes of Benguerra.

3 nights Ngala Private Game Reserve + 4 nights Benguerra Island

Days 1-3: Ngala Private Game Reserve (inside the Kruger National Park)
Enjoy a 3-night stay at &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge in a cottage with ensuite bathroom and intimate veranda. Encounter the Big Five on twice-daily safari game drives in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Strap on your boots and feel the wild grasses crush beneath your boots on an interpretive guided bush walk. If booked in advance, at an additional cost, you can experience a life-changing rhino notching conservation activity. Also, at an additional cost, enjoy a Photographic Safari with Specialist guide Andrew Schoeman in a fulled kitted Photographic vehicle

Days 4-7: Benguerra Island
Arrive in Vilanculos and board a helicopter to the secluded Benguerra Island. As the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra offers exceptional opportunities to witness a slice of the very best of Mozambique’s exceptional marine life. (Approximately 10 minutes)

Put your feet up at for your 4-night stay in a casinha with ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower. Choose to spend your day either scuba diving, snorkeling, on a castaway picnic, dhow cruise, island drive or a horseback riding safari – all included during your stay. Activities offered at additional cost include fishing and helicopter sightseeing

Day 8: Benguerra Island
After a mouth-watering breakfast, we wave a fond farewell as you board a helicopter for your flight back to Vilanculos International Airport. Here, you will catch a scheduled flight to O.R Tambo International Airport.

Rates: from $8485 per person, double occupancy

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