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Garonga MCH

Ultimate luxury on safari
Kruger Safari HolidaysSouth Africa· 4 Rooms · ££££

A Secluded Soulful Safari Retreat

Garonga MCH offers an authentic safari experience with a touch of luxury.

Location: This private tented camp is situated in the vast Makalali Private Nature Reserve, known for its abundant wildlife and pristine landscapes near the Kruger National Park. The elevated position of the tents ensures a sense of exclusivity and seclusion from the other Garonga camps – Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga Camp – while the surrounding wilderness offers an immersive safari experience like no other. With the breathtaking backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, guests can truly connect with nature and indulge in the beauty of the African bush.

Rooms: The camp consists of four spacious canvas tents perched atop a kopje, providing stunning panoramic views of the untamed Makalali and Drakensberg Mountains. Each tent is designed for ultimate comfort and convenience, offering air-conditioning and WiFi. The tents are fully ensuite, featuring lavish bathtubs and both indoor and outdoor showers.

Amenities: There is a private pool with a deck and a well-stocked bar. The indoor lounge provides an inviting space for relaxation and socializing, while the private sleepout deck offers a tranquil setting to immerse in the sights and sounds of the wilderness. Wellness treatments and yoga sessions are also available to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.

Activities: Garonga MCH offers a variety of activities that cater to both adventure enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation. Guided safari game drives offer a chance to witness the majestic wildlife of Africa up close, including the Big Five. Guests can also embark on bushwalks, allowing for a more intimate encounter with the flora and fauna.

Sustainability: Garonga MCH operates with eco-friendly practices, aiming to minimize its ecological footprint. Solar power is utilized to reduce energy consumption, and waste management practices ensure minimal impact on the surrounding environment. Local materials and labour are employed to support the community and reduce carbon emissions. By offering guests an authentic yet environmentally conscious safari experience, Garonga MCH strives to protect and preserve the pristine wilderness for generations to come.

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January is the perfect time to visit the Cape, whether you want to lounge on a beach or soak up culture in the Winelands on a Garden Route trip.

It's wet season for safari, with sunny periods interspersed with heavy tropical rainstorms. It is the end of the birthing season in the Kruger bringing high numbers of impala, wildebeest and more causing hunting frenzies among the predators.



The hottest month of the year in Cape Town, February is the ideal month to enjoy a glass of wine and culinary delights in the Winelands or to visit the sandy beaches and witness beautiful views along the Garden Route with few other tourists.

Avoid safari, weather is humid with considerable rainfall.



March is still hot and dry across South Africa with Cape Town receiving less rainfall than the rest of the country. It is a fantastic time for wildlife photographers visiting the Kruger National Park region, with clear skies, low humidity, less dust and vegetation at its most lush it makes for vivid photographs.

Both the Winelands and Garden Route are fantastic at this time of year.



April is a quieter month in comparison to March, the weather is warm and dry throughout the country making it a prime time to combine different regions. The lower temperatures mean it is a perfect time to hike up Table Mountain, explore culture at Robben Island or visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

In the Kruger it is rutting season, with males at their most impressive, meaning visitors can see some spectacular fighting.



Peak summer crowds have died down, making it a good time to visit if you're not looking for hot weather. Days are warm and dry, with chilly evenings.



In June the wet season arrives, with almost all days experiencing some rain. The Kruger region enjoys exceptional game viewing, thinning vegetation means wildlife stays close to sources of water, meaning it is easier to track game.



July is prime whale watching season along the coast of the Western Cape, with the best sightings from Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay when they come closer to shore to give birth. During this time the Cape is at the peak of the wet season with cool and drizzly weather.

The Kruger National Park enjoys exceptional game viewing with comfortable temperatures and drying rainfall.



August is the time when beautiful wildflowers start to bloom across the Western and Northern Cape, particularly in the Namaqua region. It is also the start of the dry season, with colder temperatures passing and daytime temperatures rising significantly.

Both whale watching and game viewing is good in August.



September is great for wildlife viewing, with game giving birth in the bush and whales frequently spotted along the coast. It is a good month to combine regions and see the best of South Africa.



October is one of the best months to combine regions, with temperatures heating up across the country it is a temperate time to travel.



November brings the rains to the Kruger and Kwazulu Natal, its not all bad because the afternoon thunderstorms can be phenomenal.

The Cape sees the last of the whale watching season.



December is a busy month for travel in South Africa. Summer is in full swing in Cape Town, if you don't mind crowds then there is no better time to explore. Meanwhile in the Kruger, there is an abundance of young animals with glory and flame lilies in full bloom making for spectacular photography opportunities.

  • Top Tip - the festive season in South Africa fills up quickly, so trips and excursions need to be booked in advance.

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