As the world-renowned Kruger National Park can get overrun, Garonga Safari Camp offers a tempting alternative within close distance with a private game reserve where an eco-tourist can find a cozy respite from the crowds.
Guests can go on game drives where one can see lions, elephants, leopards, and rhinos. When not on game drives or nature walks, guests at the Garonga Safari Lodge can enjoy bush baths under the stars, paint, or enjoy the open-air spa treatment.
The camp is a six-hour drive from Johannesburg and offers pick-up from nearby Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa airports.
The Goronga Safari Camp has six canvas-roofed tents in addition to three luxury villas. Garonga merits a place among South Africa's great eco-tourist hot spots after investing in alternative energy sources including a digester for biogas and solar panels while vehicles are fuelled with biodiesel. Water is treated biologically on site and recycled into the water hole and the conservation credentials are high as one might expect of a safari reserve.