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Garonga Safari Camp

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Reviewed 7 May 2015

We truly loved our visit to Garonga. The camp is gorgeous, set on a dry river bed, and with only 6 tented rooms, the number of guests are limited. We had tent 6 - the favourite with the monkeys but we loved them. They sit...More

2  Thank Karen G
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 31 May 2015

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback. You tried all the activities which is great, and to have a distraction of a Leopard in the vicinity even better. Strangely enough you can get lucky at the sleepout; the last Guests to do it saw a...More

Reviewed 22 April 2015

Every safari lodge is similar, and yet different. Garonga is more different than the others! The tent/camp is very different, and has terrific views over a very vast expanse of territory. As another reviewer has stated, watch out for the monkeys. The sleepout is a...More

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 31 May 2015

Apologies for the delayed response, and thank-you for taking time out to pass on your feedback. Am so chuffed you enjoyed the sleepout; it is a majical experience indeed. You are quite correct about the need for more info from Guides on not just animals;...More

Reviewed 19 April 2015

Everything was great. The receipt, the staff, the lodge, the food, the tents, pure luxury and pampering. The game drives were exceptional. Elvis is an expert ranger!! Highly recommendable game lodge. We where sorry that we had to leave. One minor detail: you cannot walk...More

3  Thank ErnstManu
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 20 April 2015

Thanks so much indeed for your very positive feedback. The Microlite flight is indeed a fantastic experience. Sadly there are safety reasons for not walking on your own at night as you correctly point out. I will pass on your feedback to Elvis and Richard....More

Reviewed 18 April 2015

I was so excited to go to Garonga as had read raving reviews about the place on trip advisor but totally disappointed! The camp is stunning in itself and even the location is beautiful but the the lack of service really kills the enthusiasm of...More

2  Thank SZA1712
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 20 April 2015

I'm very sorry Garonga did not live up to your expectations; the Monkeys are indeed a pest and many apologies for that. I met you during your stay and also wished you farewell and all appeared to be fine excepting of course the Monkey Incident....More

Reviewed 29 March 2015

We spent 3 nights at the Garonga followed by 2 nights at a different lodge nearby. Have to say that Garonga is so much better. Firstly, all staff, rangers and the host came across v relaxed and natural. Secondly, quality of food and wine was...More

4  Thank Wesoruso
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 6 April 2015

It was a pleasure hosting you here on your Honeymoon! Thanks so much for your very kind words and feedback. I will certainly pass this on to the Staff on our weekly meetings . 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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