Guests to andBeyond’s Ngala Private Game Reserve and Ngala Tented Camp can now book a lofty escape in the Ngala Treehouse Experience
Luxury travel company andBeyond has added a new way to experience Africa at andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve in South Africa. The Ngala Treehouse is a remote overnight retreat that offers guests sleepout experiences beneath the stars.
Cocooned in a bush setting, the four-level treehouse features a choice of two sleeping areas – an enclosed and weatherproof bedroom with a king-sized bed, hot running shower and flushing toilet on the third level or an elevated sleep-out platform set beneath a retractable awning on the rooftop.
Guests can choose to arrive at the Treehouse before sunset or after their late afternoon game drive. A tapas-style picnic dinner is set up in the safety of an enclosed boma beneath the stars. Guests are then left in solitude for the night, provided with a radio and mobile phone for use in case of inclement weather or other emergencies.
While the Treehouse does not offer a full kitchen, a stocked bar and selection of midnight and breakfast snacks, as well as a coffee station are available for guests. The Treehouse is solar-powered, allowing guests to charge their camera batteries and other appliances.
Designed for short-term stays, the Ngala Treehouse is an overnight wilderness experience that complements a stay at one of the reserve’s two permanent lodges, andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge or andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp. A room at one of the other two properties at andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve must be booked in addition to the Treehouse. Ngala Treehouse can cater for a maximum of two adults and two children aged between 10 and 16 in the two sleeping areas, one of which is the open sleep-out platform.
Situated on the border of the Kruger National Park, andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with South Africa’s famous wilderness area, allowing a variety of wildlife species, including the entire Big Five, to wander through the reserve.
The reserve is home to several prides of lion and packs of the endangered African wild dog may also be spotted moving through the reserve. Guests enjoy exclusive game drives and bush walks on 14,700 hectares (36,000 acres) of private wilderness land.