Ngala was the first private reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and its established reputation and impeccable service is immediately sensed. In terms of wildlife, this 14,700-hectare reserve is similar to what the Kruger possesses (Big Five) but Ngala benefits from good concentrations of lion, frequent leopard spottings and wide open terrain preferred by the wild dog.
Ngala Safari Lodge’s 20 thatched and spaced out chalets provide a good standard of privacy and are styled to be comfortably classic giving them a real home-like quality. Children of all ages are welcome here which, along with the set out, activities tailored for kids and warm service of the staff, makes Ngala a lodge well-matched for families.
The chalets are well-equipped for both hot and cold weather with en-suite bathrooms and pleasant verandas, and the main lodge has a particularly inviting lounge done up in all the tradition of a hunting lodge sitting room. Dining is either in the romantic outdoor boma or lantern-lit in the walled courtyard.
There is one further luxuriously appointed and spacious family suite here at Ngala which has 2 ensuite bedrooms, sitting room, private swimming pool, and a private vehicle should you be a couple or family looking for that extra slice of exclusivity.
Harnessing the power of individuals through education
Africa Foundation is the charitable arm of the Lodge. In 2004, the Foundation rebuilt Welverdiend Primary School which hosts 800 pupils a year. Over 200 of these children have participated in conservation lessons and experienced a game drive, exposing them to the wildlife on their doorstep that many of them wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to see.
An innovative conservation partnership
Ngala Safari Lodge and Game Reserve was born in 1992 out of a unique three-way partnership between &Beyond, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the South African National Parks Trust. Together, these organisations protect 50,000 acres of land today.
A little known fact…
Ngala became the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the world-famous Kruger National Park, a model that paved the way for further private concessions within the Park, leading to far more land being protected.
Hippo water rollers
The Lodge has contributed to supplying over 1200 water rollers that allow the most vulnerable in the community (the elderly and those living with disabilities and HIV/AIDS) to continue collecting water from boreholes. Their innovative design makes life a little easier for vulnerable community members.