Selected to join the andBeyond family for its gracious colonial aura and quality safari traditions, Ngala Safari Lodge joins the best of the best in game viewing. And when it comes to accommodation and service  from game lodges – this  is right up there with the best in the world. Discover a safari lodge in South Africa that is famous for being the first ever private game reserve to be incorporated into the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

Picture an elegant lodge in the middle of the wilderness in a sea of green lawns and luxury facilities. Charm and lavishness entice visitors to stay at &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge to experience its other-worldliness and professionalism. To find wild animals and to become part of nature while still enjoying a high level of luxury and 5-star service.

Spend your holiday safari in the middle of nowhere, yet embraced by extravagance. Make yourselves at home in romantic en-suite thatched chalets. Everything becomes easier at Ngala where staff are at your beck and call and all you have to do is sit back, relax and watch nature unfold around you. Sip a fancy cocktail as animals come down to drink at the waterhole then indulge in exceptional wining and dining.

Appreciate seeing some of the nearly 20 000 square km of prime wilderness, exclusive to guests to Ngala. Families are treated like royalty and children are introduced to the innovative WILDCHILD adventure programme.

20 deluxe thatched chalets shaded by tall Mopane and Tamboti trees ensure that every need is met by guests with children, honeymoon couples or business delegates. Three family suites feature interleading rooms while the unique Family Suite offers more space and more light. Each chalet offers:

  • Expensive linen
  • Beds with curtains
  • Huge glass windows
  • Private furnished verandas
  • En-suite bathrooms, outside showers


  • 20 thatched en-suite chalets
  • Thatched dining room
  • Bar
  • Lounges
  • Swimming pool & waterhole
  • Boma
  • Courtyard

Getting to Ngala Lodge Kruger Park

If you are self-driving from Johannesburg, take the N12/N4 through Witbank, then later left onto the R540 to Belfast (opposite the Engen Fuel Station). In Belfast, turn right towards Dullstroom and Mashishing (Lydenburg). Take the R40 towards White River. The entire distance is about 500km and 6 – 7 hours.

You can also fly with FedAir directly into the reserve, expensive but convenient.  Or you can take a scheduled flight with South African Airways to the Hoedspruit Airport (airport code HDS) and the lodge will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the lodge (about an hour’s drive, which is in fact an additional game drive).