While Ngala Tented Camp never lets you forget that you are in the wild, there is nothing primitive about this chic and contemporary camp. The romance of canvas, with big night sounds and flickering lanterns lighting the camp grounds, mingles with the simple sophistication of polished wooden decks, textured fabrics and clean lines. Ngala Tented Camp is a true safari experience where guests go to bed to the sounds of lion calling, safely cosseted in modern tented suites and pampered with the warm hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa.


Why stay at Ngala Tented Camp

  • Situated in Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the renowned Kruger National Park
  • Exhilarating Big Five wildlife sightings, with night drives and walking safari
  • The romance of canvas combined with simple sophistication
  • Gentle humour with retro pieces from the 60s and 70s

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 Tented Camp, 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, Ngala Tented Camp has extensive viewing decks which 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.

Indulge in an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on a thrilling walking safari through the dense bush of Ngala. Private, tailormade walking safaris for a maximum of just six guests provide exceptional encounters with the smaller inhabitants of the wild. Our professionally trained walking guides cater to guests’ preferences and fitness levels to create an outstanding wilderness walking experience.


From R 4,000.00 per person sharing per night, incl. of all meals, drinks and game activities.

Luxury Walking Adventure

Whether you wish to walk for a couple of hours a day or spend all day in the bush, we can create the ideal experience for you. Start out at the crack of dawn or begin the day after a leisurely lie-in, the choice is yours. Explore the wilderness on foot in the company of our expert rangers, taking the time to observe the small wonders of the bush, from spiders and ant lions to dung beetles. A surprise awaits along the way, as an al fresco lunch is set out in the shade of massive bushveld trees, followed by a peaceful siesta in a gently swinging hammock. Return to your lodge in Ngala Tented Camp at night, or walk to our sister &Beyond lodge at Ngala, to be greeted with a warm and soothing bubble bath or choose to spend an adventurous night in the wilderness and have a sleepout beneath the stars. If sleeping out, a sumptuous bush dinner is served under a twinkling night sky before you fall asleep to the enchanting night sounds of Africa. In addition to nightly accommodation costs, our tailormade walking adventures are priced at ZAR 6 120 per group per night, based on a minimum two-night stay. Bush sleepouts are charged the nightly lodge accommodation rates. Regrettably, walking safaris are not suitable for children under 16 years of age.

To book your stay at this exclusive camp, or to reserve on of Cape diversity’s luxury walking safaris you can contact the reservations team by clicking here.