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Yellow Springs, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a remote lodge (good because you're close to animals) but is very luxurious. We would recommend it highly. All meals are included, and they are delicious. Our guide, Bradley, was extremely knowledgeable, and very accommodating to our needs and interests .

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Dear Bruce B - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Imbali, and in particular your game drive experience and the meals. We're honoured that you recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge is a reasonable but average standard. We had an unwanted early morning call (I was travelling solo, but part of a small group). No-one ever explained why. Andrew as our ranger. He's a quite, pleasant, knowledgable chap but needs to engage with guests more. I think he and the guests would get much more out of the experience.

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Dear Steve J - Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We really appreciate your constructive comments, which will be used as part of our ongoing training and service standards programmes, so that we can ensure that we always offer the best possible guest experience. Our apologies that you had the unwanted early morning...

Skukuza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time, everything was great, the lodge the guides were so knowledgeable the safari was amazing . I would loved to have stayed longer. Everyone was friendly and so willing to help in any way they could

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Dear Valerie S - Thank you for sharing your impressions of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back, the next time that you visit Imbali.

Toulouse, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than the great accomodation, which were already amazing in the middle of the kruger park, I want to highlight the great job propozed by all the team! I asked for a special request and the team managed it exactly as requested... Despite all what I read, we really enjoyed the two game drives proposed in their concessions: even if...

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Dear Pierre R - Thank you for taking the time to review your romantic stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that the Imbali team took such good care of you. We hope you will visit again soon!

Washington DC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imbali Safari Lodge has everything you'd expect from a luxurious retreat: spacious, well appointed rooms, delicious food, friendly relaxed service and a gorgeous setting! Highlights of our stay include watching a family of elephants from our plunge pool and private deck; seeing 4 of the big five on our game drives (note, hippos are scarce in the region due to...

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Dear vacagirl - Thanks for taking the time to post your detailed review of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're thrilled to hear that your stay included so many highlights, particularly when it came to seeing animals. We're also honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2017

From the time we arrived to our departure was an amazing experience. The staff are very friendly and accommodation was excellent. Silver service at meal times and Safari experience was amazing. Even the ride from Skukuza Airport to lodge and return was an experience in itself.

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Dear ryantS934BW - Thank you for sharing your amazing Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that the staff took such good care of you. We hope you'll visit again soon.

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Yes it's extravagant but your money is well spent. If you only plan one visit to Kruger then Imbali Hamilton or Hoyo should be on the itinerary. They are 3 sister properties that are well run and focus on letting you see animals in the wild or as close to it is possible. Yes the accommodation and food are luxurious...

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Dear BobbyG1981 - Thank you for posting your review of Imbali Safari Lodge on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, especially the safari experiences. Thank you also for you recommendation to future travellers.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It was fabulous! We did not pre-book & phoned ahead a day before, we were lucky enough to secure a room for 2 evenings & this included 4 game drives. We were met my courteous & friendly staff whom showed us around & then led us to our room. What a gorgeous room & view, we had our own private...

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Dear Bronwyn1982 - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we're honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Imbali soon.

Skukuza
Reviewed 19 January 2017

it was fantastic. the Meal was very good.the service was great. and the guide bradley was the best !!. The bush walk with Greg was very interesting and exciting. We love the stay very much.W will come back .

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Hi arminb738 - Thank you for taking the time to review your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you back to Imbali soon.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Another stunning lodge, cottage style thatched cottages only 12 people stay at one time. Very chilled with own whirlpool outside. Amazing views, and sounds, was in awe the whole time. The staff were friendly and very helpful the massage was fabulous had me wombling around, so relaxing. Food and service was excellent as were the safari coaches who made you...

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Dear Debbie P - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again to Imbali soon.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Each private suite has exquisite views from the spacious wooden decks and private Jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed and the plains beyond. In the 1900's the African Safari was a journey of great danger and even greater luxury.All twelve private suites have either their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, large king size beds and a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite, timber walkways, telephones, mosquito nets and air conditioner.Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room, safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, guided safari walks by prior arrangement and self drive in the Kruger National Park. No cell phone reception and limited landlines. Children are welcome, but a minimum age of 6 years is applicable for game drives - at the discretion of management. Maximum of 2 children under 12 years of age may share with parents. Children 5 years and younger stay complimentary when sharing with parents.The Lodge is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imbali Safari Lodge

Address: Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $542 - $1,311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Nearer the lodge the better.”
 of 5 bubbles 115SteveJ, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closest to the reception have the best view of the water hole and you will see plenty of wild animals”
  • Beautiful view of the watering hole from the room
 of 5 bubbles Bronwyn1982, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room :)”
 of 5 bubbles debbiep147, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The lodges far away from the main building do see (and hear) more animals nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles GroovemasterS, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had lodge 10 which was at the end of the walkway from the main building. Lodge was spacious and very clean.”
 of 5 bubbles CXT63, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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