Ngala Private Game Reserve Guest Stories
It is always a pleasure to receive feedback on how the &Beyond experience has touched our guests. For many of them, a life-long love affair with Africa's wide open spaces and its incredible wildlife has started at one of our lodges across the continent. Others have formed lasting friendships with the warm and welcoming &Beyonders they have met on safari. Here is just a sample of the incredible comments we have been receiving from our guests staying at Ngala Private Game Reserve.
Van Dyne, Lisa - Our amazing adventure
OUR AMAZING ADVENTURE
VAN DYNE, LISA
"I traveled to Ngala with five friends to celebrate a 50th birthday. It was a truly the best vacation and experience of my life! To go away with five good friends is a treat in itself - to discover a country as warm and welcoming as South Africa and a camp as well run and wonderfully warm and open as Ngala in the middle of the jungle was something else entirely."
From the moment we arrived we felt like family. We were greeted with open arms and hearts and opened ours in return. The experience was nothing short of fantastic on every level. The accommodations were magnificent, the food was wonderful, the grounds were impeccable, the jungle was exciting and offered us a new show every day. Megan and Norman our Guide and Tracker were knowledgeable and more then that, found us every animal on our list save one! It rained, it was cold and miserable - but we never cared - we were having such a wonderful time! I have recommended &Beyond to anyone who will listen to my vacation stories and hope to return to Africa to an &Beyond in another country soon. Thank you so much for a vacation I'll never forget. Warmest regards, Lisa
Glenys Davey - Our first safari
OUR FIRST SAFARI
"Thorough research did not fully prepare me for the thrill of seeing such magnificent animals in their natural habitat."
I really appreciated knowing that &Beyond was providing employment opportunities for local people and also caring for the environment.
Cheryl & Ken Keen - Our Wonderful wedding
OUR WONDERFUL WEDDING
CHERYL & KEN KEEN
"Ngala will always be hugely special to us as both Clare and Presence arranged our wonderful wedding, in the most beautiful setting at Roocastles Pan on the banks of the Timbavarti River. We did not expect the ceremony to be as personal and moving as it was. "
The Minister managed to incorporate some unexpected, but indeed very welcome South African tradition into the ceremony. The choir seemed very happy to be part of our wedding with their huge smiles, rousing voices and wonderful rhythm, which all added a further dimension to the day. The chef, resplendant in his 'whites' had produced and delivered a beautiful two tier cake with spun sugar, and canapes. Clearly many staff were present and had been involved in delivering everything we could possibly need to ensure our special day went off without a hitch.
Bridget Medley - Paradise
"From the moment the pilot greets me on the tarmac at Mpumalanga, I experience an 'Elizabeth Taylor' journey. I am treated like royalty, everyone is friendly and welcoming; the lemonade is refreshing, my room is clean and comfortable, the wildlife awaits."
The food and service are fabulous, and all the guides and trackers are good-looking and experts at their jobs. When I am away from Ngala and think about it, I experience heart-pangs of longing ... I relive the excitement, the hugs from the staff, the wonderful tasty food, expertly served. I am happiest in the bush ... I have been from an early age. I'm just sorry now that I only get to visit once a year (or so) to re-awaken my soul and find my inner peace once more. Thank you, the Ngala family! Hamba gahle! Bridget
Jonathan Chetcuti - Paradise in Africa
PARADISE IN AFRICA
"Well, where do I start? For our honeymoon in 2006 we wanted something special and so we decided to embark on an &Beyond safari ... did we know it would be so spectacular? NO! Absolutely not :)"
The lodge, the game viewing, the hospitality, the lovely food were out of this world and beyond our expectations ... we also got some personal tips from the chefs, who gave us recipes that, to this very day, revive the scent of the bush in our kitchen in the middle of the Mediterranean. In a nutshell, &Beyond left no stone unturned to make our safari one to be remembered. Take me back, please.
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