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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONTimbavati Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National ParkPOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADNoAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Superb birdwatching destination.
  •   Provides an unbeatable family safari experience in the heart of the Kruger National Park.
  •   This old-world haven in the midst of the African bush charms with its colonial antiques, silver cutlery and crystal glassware.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 April 2018 - 10 January 2019 Luxury Thatched Chalets R 8,565 pppn sharing rate for advance bookings

**PLEASE NOTE: PROOF OF SA RESIDENCY (COPY OF SA ID, WORK PERMIT OR ENDORSED PASSPORT) WILL BE REQUESTED WHEN BOOKING ON LAST MINUTE SA RESIDENT RATES, WHEN APPLICABLE.

SPECIAL ADVANCE DISCOUNTED RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Extra special long stay rates also available on request, please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.


*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Three meals per day
• Selected local beverages
• Two game drives in open Land Rovers per day
• Refreshments on game drives
• Bush walks (on request)
• Teas & coffees
• Laundry
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• A single supplement of 50% applies for all single rooms.
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.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Only children 6 years and older will be allowed on game drives at Lodge Manager's discretion.
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 (ID Copies will be requested).
• Discounted rates for Overseas Residents are available on request.
• Timbavati Conservation Levy of R 300 per person applies, subject to change and to be paid at the lodge direct.
• Entrance Fee of R 140 per vehicle applies, for self-drive guests, subject to change.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 hour drive from Johannesburg. 1.5 hour light aircraft flight into the reserve. Daily scheduled flight to Hoedspruit and 40 minute road transfer to the lodge. Daily flights to KMIA and than a 1 hour air transfer or 3 hours by road.
 
ACCOMMODATION
20 Luxury Thatched Chalets
  1 Luxury Family Safari Suite

ABOUT NGALA SAFARI LODGE
 

This gracious, colonial-style safari lodge, set in Ngala's extraordinary African wilderness, is renowned for its superb accommodation. It provides an unbeatable family safari experience in the heart of the Kruger National Park.
 
Each en suite safari chalet features a private veranda and exudes a romantic ambience with nostalgic safari memorabilia. With its secluded position overlooking the Mopane riverbed, Ngala's sophisticated Safari Suite boasts a spacious sitting room, elegant en suite bedroom, private deck, personal pool and exclusive safari vehicle.
 
The main thatched dining, bar and sitting areas are open to the African bushveld, and the large swimming pool looks out over a busy waterhole where elephants are frequently sighted. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served in the candle- and lantern-lit courtyard or in the dramatic boma (outdoor dining area). Exceptional bush banqueting is enjoyed in spectacular settings in the African wilderness.
 
ABOUT TIMBAVATI GAME RESERVE

Timbavati Nature Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park allowing animals free range and ensuring guests to the area the opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that Africa has to offer. View the big game from open vehicles, on foot or from the comfort of your room as you experience timeless Africa.
 
Escape from the grind of daily life and succumb to the tranquil wilderness of the Timbavati Nature Reserve in the South African Lowveld. Here you can view the Big Five and other endangered species such as the Wild Dog and Cheetah in their natural environment.


All the big game is here including rhino, elephants, buffalo, zebras, antelopes, as well as leopard, lion, hyena. Bird watching is good particularly during the rainy season.
 
 
LODGE FEATURES

  • One luxurious Safari Suite with private pool
  • En suite bathrooms and air-conditioning
  • Swimming pool and game viewing sundeck
  • African gift gallery
  • Small Luxury Hotels of the World member



 



GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG

Ngala Safari Lodge is situated about 500km from Johannesburg and travelling time is approximately 6 - 7 hours
  • 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.

FROM NELSPRUIT
  • Ngala Safari Lodge is situated about 190km from Nelspruit and travelling time is approximately 3 - 3½ hours
  • Take the R40 towards White River.
  • Pass through White River and continue through Hazyview, past Acornhoek towards Klaserie (all on the R40).
  • Pass the turn marked Orpen and then just before the concrete over-head railway bridge at Klaserie, turn right towards Hoedspruit - please note that this is still the R40. 7km before Hoedspruit, turn right towards Eastgate Airport / Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. 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 6 km 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.

PLEASE NOTE

Ngala Safari Lodge cannot normally be accessed at the small Ngala Tented Camp gate near Orpen gate. It is preferable to exit Kruger National Park at Phalaborwa Gate and drive south to Ngala Safari Lodge via Hoedspruit.
In special circumstances we can arrange an escort from the Ngala Tented Camp gate, but the normal Timbavati fees will be charged and an escort fee of R400.

Please be aware, as you approach the Lodge that you are in a wilderness area where predators and high-profile game roam freely. Do not leave your car for any reason.

It is suggested that you call Ngala Safari Lodge as you pass through the Timbavati Control Gate so that we can prepare for your arrival and also respond in the unlikely event that you have vehicle trouble. Mobile phone signal is poor inside the reserve.

Wherever possible and available, we do provide covered parking for guest vehicles. However, we cannot be held responsible for theft, loss or damage whilst vehicles are parked on our premises.







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