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Garonga Safari Camp

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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Not sure where to begin, the safari was part of our 30th wedding anniversary visit to South Africa. We took the travel agents advice and booked for 3 nights - this was our only error, we should have gone for 5 nights. We were in...More

3  Thank Tracey H
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

Dear Tracey, It was great to have you stay on such a memorable ocassion! 3 days are never enough but you never know what you're going to get until you are there. We run a stay 5 pay 4 special throughout the year , and...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing place. Couldn't be faulted. Friendly, welcoming staff. Professional, competent Rangers. We saw everything including all the big 5 and it was only down to the skill of Lodrick, Elvis Richard and Anthony on the game drives. The food is second to...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

Thanks indeed for your kind words. As mentioned in a previous report the Game Viewing has been really spectacular but it doesn't just happen, and so will definitely give your high praise to the Guides and their Trackers. The food is a big thing in...More

Reviewed 3 July 2015

It is difficult to put into words how fabulous our stay at Garonga was as part of our honeymoon but I can honestly say it is the best experience we have ever had and we travel A LOT! What was so lovely about the camp...More

3  Thank Laura M
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

Thanks indeed Laura. One of the best activities especially in Winter are the Walks during the Safari Times. Plus the constellations are, as you point out, a real blessing at this time of the year whilst in Winter. I will certainly pass on to the...More

Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stayed for five nights at Garonga and were treated like royalty from the time we arrived. On arrival at Garonga we saw elephants and giraffes drinking at the nearby waterhole from the lodge balcony and that really made our day showing us what to...More

2  Thank TFJ1967
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

Many thanks indeed for your very kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you. The Game Viewing has really been great over the last few months. We hope to see you back one day. Best Wishes Bernie

Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

A colleague and I spent 2 nights at Garonga safari camp and Little Garonga. The property as a whole including the rooms, the meals and the safari were great! The absolute highlight for me though were the friendly and sincere staff who would always go...More

1  Thank Jeremy C
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 30 June 2015

Thanks indeed for your very kind feedback. I will certainly pass on your comment regarding the Staff at our weekly meeting. It was a real pleasure having you both to stay, and hopefully see you back again. Best Wishes Bernie

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Ailee S
3 February 2018|
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Response from Fred K | Reviewed this property |
As beautiful as the safari drives are, they require physical agility to climb into and out of the safari vehicle, ride on unpaved, rough terrain for at least 3 hours and brave the cold in the morning or the sun in the... More
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oilcanman14
27 October 2017|
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Response from Mitul D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Frank, I've only just seen this question. We visited there in May. Day time temperatures were bareable, not too hot but not cold either. It's quite comfortable especially whilst on game drives as you get nice winds... More
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Calvin L
10 May 2017|
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Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
Good Morning Calvin, I suggest an SUV (does not have to be a 4x4). Allow 6 hours from Johannesburg. Refer to our website for Directions and suggest Option 1. Regards, Bernie
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"Either the lodge or the tents - the setting is fantastic."
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"Mobility issues should ask for a lodge close to the main camp area. But every lodge is spectacular."
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"All rooms are good, if you have mobility issues, 3 and 4 are a good choice"
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"Do the sleep out experience! once in a lifetime."
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