Garonga Safari Camp, located in the Greater Makalali Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, is probably one of the most romantic camps in South Africa. With its 6 white tents, the hammocks on each private veranda, the romantic bush bath and its rustic sleep out it is a trend destination among honeymooners and those wanting to spend quality time with a strong focus on relaxation, good foods and enjoying life as part and on top of their safari experience.More Info Video
Bernardo "Bernie" Smith was born in England and became acquainted with South Africa as a member of the Royal Air Force. After his military service in the south of the continent, the African soil got stuck in his shoes and he was never to leave again. He opened Garonga Safari Camp in 1997 in the Makalali Game Reserve, followed 10 years later by Little Garonga, a branch camp in a completely different design. Bernie lives on the reserve very close to the camps and runs the business locally.
Some of the ways in which Garonga’s Green Actions makes a difference:
Solar power- approximately 30% of Garonga’s energy is supplied by solar
Heater pumps - The heater pumps replace electrical geysers at Garonga. By using the heater pump system, power is only used when the hot water tap is on, reducing electrical power by up to 80%.
Bio Gas - Food waste and natural waste is mixed and channelled into a pit within a gas dome. A gas pipe then feeds out to the staff village kitchen which then uses this natural gas to cook with.
Water treatment - Grey Water is pumped into a feeder tank which then pumps back into six different filtration plants. Once the water is thoroughly filtered and cleaned it is pumped back into the Camp waterhole for the animals.
The 6 luxury en suite tents at Garonga Safari Camp offers a home from home experience with all the necessary amenities and services. The beauty of these tents reflect the surrounding bush and is sculpted out of rough-plastered walls and arching canvas. They are all built overlooking the dry riverbed and each has a wooden deck with a hammock where the commanding views can be soaked in. The six en-suite luxury units are sculpted out of rough-plastered walls and overarching canvas tents.
At Garonga you can experience a variety of special interest activities:
- Sleep out
- Carnivore - visit the Cheetah research Project
At Garonga you can experience a variety of active safari experiences:
- Bushwalk- solitude and tracking walks
- Yoga deck
- Day and night drives
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