If you’re looking for the kind of safari that matches your own right pace, then soul-smoothing Garonga Safari Camp in Limpopo is a wonderful choice. It’s also an excellent choice for a honeymoon or romantic safari getaway.
Garonga Safari Camp and its exclusive-use younger sister Little Garonga are exclusive camps in the greater Makalali Conservancy west of the Kruger National Park. Dial yourself back to zero and enjoy the fascinations of the African wilderness at this utterly beautiful and calming sanctuary. You’ll have an intimate encounter with the wilderness that is bound to smooth over every inner wrinkle and rumple, leaving you feeling fresh and re-invented.
At Garonga a handful of luxury tents are positioned along a dry riverbed. Each tent has a wooden deck with hammock – a place to lazily while away the hours and rest, rest, and rest some more. Inside, the tents are light and spacious with large, draped beds. In addition to the indoor shower, there is also an outdoor shower, for those who might enjoy a cleansing ritual beneath a big starry sky.
At Garonga you also have the option of enjoying the bushveld from an utterly awesome open-air bathtub. Mmmm, this really is the life …
Activities include guided game drives, wilderness walks, sleep-outs, and aromatherapy and reflexology sessions if you’d like them. If you opt for a bush sleepout, you’ll sleep on a beautiful deck set a distance away from the lodge, with fantastic views of the bush. A picnic hamper, drinks box, and selection of hot drinks are left for you at the deck. You are also provided with a radio for your overnight bush stay, after which you will get collected in the morning. This little bit of adventure is, of course, entirely optional; you’re most welcome to spend all your nights in the camp, ensconced in your beautiful tent.
At the Sala – overlooking the bush, quite naturally – you can have aromatherapy and reflexology treatments, as well as Indian head massage, and Hot Stone Therapy in winter.
Small and intimate, and with the particular needs of each individual guest in mind, it’s a wonderful choice for a honeymoon. It’s also a special place to have an unhurried self-retreat in a beautiful setting.
For more information mail our Getaway Consultants, or call 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).
Just for a wee taster, here’s Garonga’s Herb and Cheese Bread (from http://garonga.com/recipes/)
•500g self raising flour
•500ml strong cheddar grated
•30ml chopped parsley
•20ml chopped chives
•15ml chopped basil
•2ml black pepper
•5ml mixed herbs
Preheat oven to 180°. Place all above ingredients into a large bowl. Beat the buttermilk and egg together and add to the above. Blend together with your hands or a knife. Place into a greased 28cm loaf tin. Oil the knife and cut 1 cm deep line down the length of the loaf. Bake for 1 hour.