Romantic Big 5 Game Safari Experience.

Starting at R 10,365 pppn


6 hour drive from Johannesburg or short daily flight


Big Five private game reserve located in Timbavati Game Reserve that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park


2 daily game drives, bush walks and walking safaris with experienced rangers and trackers


20 Classic air-conditioned safari thatched cottages, including 3 family cottages


Offers a chance to sleep out in the Remote & Romantic Ngala Treehouse


Ngala Safari Lodge Rates


Cottage: from ZAR 10,365 pppn sharing

  • Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents
  • Special Discounted Rates for International Residents are available on request


Luxury accommodation
Three meals daily
Selected local beverages
Safari activities
Refreshments on game drives
Nature Walks (on request)
Teas & coffees
Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Child Policy:

  • Children aged 0 – 5 years free of charge if sharing with 2 full-paying adults.
  • Children aged 6 – 16 years will receive a 50% discount if sharing with 2 adults.
  • Please note that the lodge can only accommodate one child in the room with the adults. Subject to availability of triple rooms.

Child Game Drive Policy

  • Only children 6 years and older will be allowed on game drives at Lodge Manager’s discretion.
  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on Nature Walks.

Important Notes

Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.

Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. 

Timbavati Conservation Levy of R 365 per person per stay applies and will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)

A Bed Levy of R 5.70 per person per night applies and will also be added to your invoice for your accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)

Entrance Fee of R 160 per vehicle applies, for self-drive guests. To be settled direct and is subject to change.


Departing From Johannesburg

  • Take the N12/N4 through Witbank, then later left onto the R540 to Belfast (opposite the Engen Fuel Station).
  • In Belfast, turn right towards Dullstroom and Mashishing (Lydenburg).
  • In Mashishing (Lydenburg) look out for the information boards directing you to the R36 to Ohrigstad. Follow the signs to R36 Ohrigstad, Hoedspruit or Tzaneen. It is marked 47 km to Ohrigstad as you leave Mashishing. Stay on the R36. Pass through Ohrigstad, later over the beautiful Abel Erasmus Pass and through the JG Strydom tunnel, following the signs to Hoedspruit.
  • Once in Hoedspruit, drive straight through town, over the railway line bridge. Turn right at the stop street onto the R40 to Klaserie.
  • After approximately 7km turn left at the Timbavati / East Gate signs. Sign in at the security boom and continue straight for about 17 km. You will cross the Klaserie River and check in at the Timbavati Control Gate.
  • At the Timbavati gate, sign the visitors book and pay R120* road levy per vehicle (plus R30* for a trailer). Please Note: an additional R110* conservation fee (per person) is now payable at the gate. (* These rates can only be confirmed at time of reservation and are subject to change)
  • Follow the road for about 13 km until you reach a big right turn. There is a stone marker indicating that Ngala Safari Lodge is 14.5 km to the right.
  • The road is gravel from here. After about 6km turn left and continue straight for about 7 km. There are 2 sandy rivers to cross. Quicker is better than slower!
  • At the top of the hill, follow the Ngala sign on the right for another 2 km to the Lodge.

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