Kruger National Park
&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

Managed by &Beyond, Ngala boasts exclusive traversing rights on almost 15 000 hectares of prime African bushveld.  The surrounding landscape is well known for its high densities of elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as sightings of the rare wild dogs and generally elusive leopard.

Opt to stay in one of the 20 thatched en-suite cottages, all carefully & tastefully designed, and from your private veranda you will enjoy wonderful views over the waterhole and the bush beyond.  For ultimate exclusivity and luxury, The Safari Suite has its own sitting room, swimming pool and safari vehicle.

Facilities & Activities

Secluded in leafy woodlands, Ngala’s guest areas include a spacious thatched lounge, bar and dining area with impressive open fireplaces along with a private library for those seeking a bit of quiet time.

Twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles and nature walks on the reserve are included in the rate. There is no better way to pass time between these, than to take a dip in the sparkling swimming pool and relax on the sundecks which overlook a busy waterhole.

The excellent game viewing experience is complemented by other activities such as stargazing, birdwatching, moonlit riverbed dinners and bush sundowners (weather permitting).

For those in search of a romantic adventure, Ngala also offers a Tree House Sleep Out!

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Your mouth-watering dinner is served either in the traditional African boma (outdoor dining area) or in the romantic lantern-lit courtyard.


Ngala Safari Lodge offers 20 thatched cottages, each carefully and tastefully designed. Private verandas have wonderful views over the waterhole and the bush beyond.

If you are seeking further privacy and exclusivity, The Safari Suite is available with several bedrooms, sitting room, swimming pool and sole use safari vehicle.

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The Lodge’s fun-filled children’s adventure programme, WILDchild, is a filled with interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. This includes bush walks, Planet Manager Activity books, frog safaris, birding, and children’s meals and menus.

When not staying in the Family Suite (when no age limits apply as a private vehicle is provided), game drives are available to children aged 12 years and older. Children aged 6-11 are also permitted on game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. Childminders can be arranged during game drives for younger guests and at other times for an additional cost.

Up to 2 children under the age of 12 can be accommodated on a sleeper couch in some Family Chalets. For those in need of greater space, the 2-Bedroom Safari Suite provides ideal family accommodation, with facilities for up to 2 adults and 3 children under 16. The flexibility of a sole-use vehicle is also ideal for family game drives.


&Beyond pays a portion of its turnover to the SANParks Trust, which is directly responsible for the establishment of South Africa’s West Coast National Park. Ngala is also home to two of the world’s only three documented white lions living in the wild. So far, &Beyond has donated 3823 Hippo Water Rollers within Mpumalanga, and 4764 throughout their rural communities,  improving access to clean water.


Ngala Safari Lodge lies on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park in the southern part of the Timbavati Game Reserve. It is approximately 45 minutes from Hoedspruit Airport, and 2.5 hours from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport by road.

Do keep in mind that the Timbavati is within a malarial zone.

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