Ngala Safari Lodge

Style and grace mingle faultlessly with the rugged natural beauty of the setting

The magic and mystery of Africa come alive in the colonial ambiance of elegant Ngala Safari Lodge.  A timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era, creates an aura of romance and nostalgia. This old-world haven in the midst of the African bush charms with its colonial antiques, silver cutlery and crystal glassware. Style and grace mingle faultlessly with the rugged natural beauty of the setting, as manicured lawns give way to dense mopane thickets and wild animals saunter down to drink at the waterhole that forms the heart of this authentic safari lodge.

Protected by a living canopy of immense mopane and tamboti trees, Ngala Safari Lodge carves out a set of intimate, elegant spaces sheltered and secluded by the thick vegetation. Twenty thatched cottages with shaded verandas nestle among the trees, ensuring the perfect privacy of your retreat. For those in need of even more personal space, the exclusive Safari Suite offers its own sitting room and swimming pool, as well as the use of a private 4×4 safari vehicle.

Nature is never far at Ngala, with breakfast and lunch served in the shade of an enormous weeping boerebean tree. A walled courtyard provides a sheltered space to indulge in sumptuous cuisine, while the boma creates a dramatic setting for fire-lit dinners. An afternoon by the poolside rewards guests with much more than just a refreshing dip – the riverine woodland it borders provides endless opportunities for birdwatching. Secret nooks and crannies with cushy sofas are ideal for quiet hours of contemplation in the leafy shade.Creamy soft linen on curtained beds, soft tinted prints and etchings combine with the evocative smell of thatch to carry the classic safari atmosphere into your private cottage. The green slate of the bathroom reflects the dappled sunlight from outside, creating the dazzling effect of leafy shadows carried into interiors that cannot be separated from the luscious beauty outside. At night, a myriad lanterns and candles peep out between the boughs of trees, shining out a promise of warmth and comfort.

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