Ngala Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Reserve captures the romance and tradition of the past – recreating the era of classic safari.
Ngala, meaning 'lion' in Shangaan, was the only private safari lodge originally incorporated into the legendary Kruger National Park. Memories of safaris of bygone eras echo through the safari lodge.
Antique-filled interiors, priceless rugs and cut-glass crystal furnish this opulent retreat. The antique furniture in the rooms is of a light wood, while the soft décor is cream and beige at the lodge. The living spaces are tastefully decorated with large African artwork.
The main spacious, thatched lounge, bar and dining area offers guests an unashamedly old-world, elegant and luxurious haven in the midst of the African bush. A portion of the thatched lounge forms an open deck area, where afternoon tea and breakfast are served.
Lavish meals with Pan-African influences are served in a romantic, lantern lit courtyard or around the campfire in the traditional African boma (reeded enclosed area). Old-world interiors, an unhurried atmosphere and sumptuous cuisine are the order of the day at this safari lodge. Romantic candle-lit dinners around outdoor fires recreate the timeless feeling of life on safari.
The courtyard is an unusual, perhaps even unique, feature for a safari lodge. You walk through large wooden doors to an open-air courtyard, warmly lit by large freestanding candelabras and crackling fires. Ngala Game Lodge also offers moonlit bush dinners and bush sundowners.