At Ngala Lodge you are surrounded by lush comforts, yet you are never far from the wilds of the eponymous reserve. Whether you are looking for an inviting and sociable environment (the Lodge) or a more remote feeling of the bush (Tented Camp), this property is a delightful escape. Each of the 20 air-conditioned, en-suite cottages of the Lodge features soft linens on curtained beds, muted tones and furniture chosen with both taste and comfort in mind. The intimate verandah is shaded by mopane trees: a perfect spot to unwind amidst the twitter of nearby birds. The common areas of camp are the epitome of safari elegance, with an open fireplace, shaded swimming pool and sundeck and a thatched lounge and bar, each overlooking a busy waterhole where large herds of elephants are frequently seen. Enjoy breakfast in the shade of a boerebean tree, once again feeling coddled by nature, and savor dinners in the outdoor boma, the orange glow of the fire providing the perfect ambiance. Daily game drives reveal the wild menagerie roaming the landscapes of the Ngala Reserve: buffalo, blue wildebeest, Burchells zebra and warthog as well as giraffe, hippo and kudu. Night drives shine a spotlight on the elusive nocturnal species, while guided walks allow you to enter the animals world on their terms. There are even family game drives, which feature frog safaris, birding and child meals.