&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp is set for an extensive refurbishment that will reimagine the intimate and exclusive bush experience that it is known for offering, while retaining its classical tented feel and aura of bush romance. Known and loved for its ample wildlife experience, which include rarities such as African wild dog and the area’s famous white lions, the camp is situated in &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.
A new layout and an extended outdoor deck will ensure that guest tents are even more spacious and luxurious, with the addition of secluded outdoor spaces to while away the afternoon. Redesigned bathrooms will feature both an indoor and outdoor shower, in addition to an al fresco bathtub. Discrete butler hatches, outdoor screens and redirected pathways will add an extra element of tranquillity and privacy.
Similarly, the guest area will undergo an extensive transformation to make the most of its spectacular setting above the riverbed, which remains dry through much of the year. Expanded decks with reticulated awnings will provide ample choice for dining options, while a sunken lounge will offer the ideal vantage point for guests wishing to spend some leisure time gazing out onto the shaded riverbed.
Much loved by both guests and thirsty wildlife visitors, the camp’s swimming pool, as well as the surrounding deck, will be expanded. Shady guest salas will provide an ideal space for sunbathing or informal poolside dining. The camp’s existing spa will also be moved and enlarged, and a well-equipped gym will round off the wellness offering.
Retaining the camp’s elegant balance between traditional and contemporary, the new interiors will combine local Shangaan-inspired mid-century silhouettes with regional embroidered designs and textiles, all against the backdrop of its signature granite stone and canvas. Tranquil and gracious, Ngala Tented Camp will continue to welcome children over the age of twelve, providing a romantic and private alternative to the more family-oriented Ngala Safari Lodge, situated in the north of the reserve.
&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp closes for refurbishment on 18 March and will reopen on 20 September 2024.