&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

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&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge Kruger National Park

Set off on the ultimate family safari holiday to discover extravagant colonial accommodation at the luxurious Ngala Safari Lodge on the edge of the Timbavati Game Reserve in world-famous Kruger National Park.  Take an exciting bush break in this much-loved family friendly safari lodge for an exceptional and authentic holiday. 

Your children will delight in seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopard, lions – cheetah and African Wild Dog. The family suite also has its own dedicated game ranger. Watch your children play on manicured lawns and swim in the sparkling pool. Silver service from days gone by.

Find andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge ideally situated in Ngala Private Game Reserve, sharing unfenced boundaries with Timbavati Game Reserve and the world-renowned Kruger, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. 

Ngala means lion in Shangaan, the local language, and the reserve lives up to its promise, supporting several large prides of these powerful cats. African wild dogs can also be spotted moving through the reserve, interacting with a spectacular diversity of wildlife including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino. 

The roomy family suite is a huge attraction as children are welcomed at Ngala. They love the private swimming pool, private game drives and space to play – a complete sensory overload! Three family cottages feature interleading rooms so families can arrive in a group or meet like-minded people there and just have fun. All luxury family safari chalets are carefully placed beneath a shady grove of Mopane and Tamboti trees, along with 17 more suites for privileged guests. 

Settle into the aura of colonial timelessness at andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, decorated with authentic nostalgic safari memorabilia throughout. Spend long hours beside the dazzling swimming pool on the timber sun deck absorbing the riverine view, waiting for wildlife coming down to drink. Start your day with a wholesome and filling breakfast after your scintillating dawn game drive – served in the shade below the lodge under the majestic weeping Boerbean tree. Then relax until lunch time and do it again. 

Game drives at dusk involved drinks and snacks somewhere beautiful as wild animals end their days drinking and feeding. See lions hunting a zebra or a leopard dragging an impala carcass up a tree. See elephants swimming or hyenas prowling, the night is yours. All of that excitement needs a good meal so gather for an elegant banquet in the courtyard, candles lit, table set for royalty. Or enjoy the best grilled venison you have ever experienced around the glowing fire in the boma. Try traditional African foods and enjoy the African entertainment.

Retire to the peaceful ambiance of the tranquil thatched bar, dining and sitting areas, inviting in the balmy breezes of the sensory African bushveld.



Family safari holidays at &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge are the ultimate, exciting break in the beautiful South African bushveld of the Kruger National Park next to Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Here, children will delight in seeing elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopard, cheetah and African Wild Dog.

Kids can run down the manicured lawns of the lodge to the edge of the bush were dense Mopane thickets offer cover for wild animals coming to drink at the waterhole. Enjoy a colonial enclave in the African wilderness, a place where antiques, silver cutlery and crystal glassware reflect a bygone era. Guests will appreciate how AndBeyond cares for the land, the wildlife and its people when they stay at Ngala Safari Lodge.

Family style accommodation in 3 thatched en-suite safari chalets with private verandas look out over the Mopane trees along the seasonal Timbavati River banks. There are another 17 delightful bush suites for guests to book in a fully inclusive package deal for their African vacation. 

Each suite boats modern luxury amenities in the form of aircon, fans, deep bathtubs, indoor and outdoor showers, internet access, coffee machines, mini bars, private decks and huge beds. The best part about the accommodation in your safari chalet is the ingenious blend of nature and modern fittings, the old-style colonial era permeating the design, but the modern style adding a clean and functional sheen.

The two-bedroom Family Suite has its own swimming pool, as well as dedicated vehicle and ranger. Inhale the grassy thatch aroma as lanterns and candles twinkle in the trees at night. Enjoy the soft decor with its ethnic trims. Children will run off with game rangers and staff and leave parents to chill at the Spa or fitness centre then sip a cocktail together at the warm bush bar.


  • Part of the prime 2 million ha of incomparable bushveld adjoining Kruger, packed with wildlife and birds
  • Explore Ngala on foot in thrilling bush walks – the reserve has special traversing rights on 14 700 ha of wilderness
  • Family-friendly and children join a dedicated WILDchild programme full of fun and environmental learning
  • Brilliant game drives with experienced and charismatic game rangers and trackers
  • Spend the night in the innovative Ngala Treehouse, a remote romantic refuge where couples sleep alone on a raised and safe platform, under a blanket of stars, complete with running shower and flushing toilet.

From $838



  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Animal tracking experiences,
  • Rhino tagging experience
  • Helicopter flights
  • Exciting bush picnics
  • Photographic safaris
  • Bush dining and star gazing
  • Swimming


  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

Treehouse exterior from ground level at AndBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
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  • 21 thatched en-suite safari chalets
  • Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, en-suite baths and showers, hairdryers, internet, safes, telephones
  • Internet access - Wi-Fi in suites and guest area
  • Library
  • Various dining areas
  • Boma
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Wellness - Healing Earth treatments
  • Fitness - fully-equipped gym
  • Weddings & blessings
  • Wheelchair access
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • &Beyond Safari Shop


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Bush-Beach Combo to Ngala Safari Lodge & Benguerra Island

Take a 9-night break to enjoy a fantastic bush-beach escape into South Africa and Mozambique. This Gold standard safari is ideal for you and your family – an intimate African wildlife experience coupled with days of barefoot bliss on a tropical island. Includes a scenic helicopter transfer to the chic &Beyond Benguerra Lodge, Big 5 game viewing in the greater Kruger National Park and romantic picnics on the beach for 2.

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