Garonga’s New Look


From ‘wet elephant’ to ‘the Manhattan bar in the bush’.

After three months of intense refurbishments, Garonga Safari Camp, nestled in the Makalali conservancy near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, has reopened. The idea behind the revamp was to bring the camp into the 21st Century with a brand new look and feel.


The camp has indeed gone through a thorough transformation. From terracotta to olive green, the new camp colour is now what the team calls ‘wet elephant’. Even the smallest details and finishes now ooze freshness.

The main camp’s viewing deck has been expanded offering magnificent views over the riverbed, which tends to be a popular hangout spot for a variety of wildlife. Another favourite is the new bar area inside the open-air boma. This ‘Manhattan bar in the bush’, as a recent guest fittingly described it, provides a relaxing spot to enjoy a drink and some snacks around a fireplace before dinner is served. This South African sanctuary may just change your conception of a safari.

In addition to the revamp the camp has also launched a brand new website.