Garonga Safari Camp, located in the Greater Makalali Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, is probably one of the most romantic camps in South Africa. Little Garonga with it 3 suites cater more for the discerning client and is ideal for exclusive use, however, guests can also book into Little Garonga on an individual basisMore 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.
Little Garonga has three fully en-suite, thatched and air-conditioned suites, all situated around central a lounge area with swimming pool and BBQ area.
Hambleden Suite is an exclusive private villa complete with a raised deck, two separate rooms, its own swimming pool, private lounge areas (covered) and a huge bathroom with a beautiful hand beaten copper bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers. The suite has its own mini-bar and is fully air-conditioned.
This suite is perfect for a couple who wants total luxury and exclusivity and is also available to accommodate a family of up to four.
Chiltern and Buckingham Suites are set overlooking the bushveld and are each suitable for a couple sharing. The suites have their own platform deck with a hammock and a lounge with writing desk.
There is a seating area in the main bedroom consisting of a mini‐bar, an air‐conditioning unit, as well as ceiling fans.
The bathroom consists of a bath and indoor and outdoor showers.
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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