Peering out onto the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River from the shelter of dense indigenous trees, six tented suites offer a tranquil escape for wired city dwellers and frazzled travellers alike. The sights and sounds of the bush provide a gentle backdrop to life at Ngala, as the ancient patterns of African life carry on around the Camp. Every step unveils a new surprise, whether it’s a dainty impala tripping down the Camp path or a smart detail in the clean lines and flamboyant styling of the guest areas.
Mounted on raised platforms, large gauze screen windows let the bushveld breeze into your tent, stirred and amplified by swirling overhead fans. Stone partitions and wooden sides carve cosy niches in the spacious suite. An oversized bathtub awaits on a wooden platform, where gauze screens open up to the outside and give the effect of bathing in a giant leafy chamber. An outside shower invites and entices from the embrace of a thick stone screen.
Caught between dense riverine forest and the sandy bed of the Timbavati River, extensive viewing decks give guests front row views of game wandering down to drink. A rim flow pool mimicks the contours of the river bed, inviting in for a refreshing dip. At night, when tales of the day’s adventure are shared and compared, a roaring fireplace springs to life. The stirring scents of Africa’s famous spices waft up from a meal shared in a spectacular setting – among islands or reeds in the dry Timbavati riverbed, beneath the canopy of massive trees or on our expansive deck.