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    Kambaku Safari Lodge

    Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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      2 adults
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          US$237
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          • Excellent93%
          • Very good5%
          • Average1%
          • Poor1%
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          “tracker eric” (10 reviews)
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          Reviewed 2 days ago

          Just returned home from an incredible trip in SA where we spent 4 amazing days at Kambaku Lodge. Where do I begin? From the moment we arrived all staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time possible and they succeeded...More

          Thank CabiriaB
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          My wife and I went here for our honeymoon for 2 nights. We can't possibly say enough good things about this lodge. The lodges are very nice and very spacious. The staff is exceptional and brings about a great communal feeling during meals. The meals...More

          Thank edritz7
          Reviewed 4 days ago

          We stayed 3 nights in this property and what a wonderful experience it all was! The stay was awesome with good personalised attention by one and all. Catherine and Ryno (the managers) made us feel at home with their courteous service. The safaris were the...More

          Thank 53brinda
          Response from KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge

          Thank you so much for the lovely review - highlighting some of the aspects that help us stand out from the other lodges. We sincerely hope that the memories will be relived often once you are back home and shared with others !

          Reviewed 5 days ago

          We've been there last February (2017) for four nights. We've traveled with our daughter with only six years old and it was amazing how they are excepcional hosts. From the reception crew, ranger, tracker, and the owners. Everybody were focused on providing the best experience...More

          Thank williansmedeiros
          Response from KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge

          Only a pleasure!!! I am so happy that everyone had a good time - even your 6 year old. we firmly believe in capturing the little ones hearts - especially seeing the excitement in our own children at the marvels of the bush! We will...More

          Reviewed 6 days ago

          Just home from 4 incredible days at Kambaku. Catherine and Ryno lead a fabulous team of people sincerely invested in sharing their magnificent region of Africa and providing exemplary and authentic service. The game drives, the food, the accommodation, but most of all the atmosphere...More

          Thank Mary Anne A
          Response from KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge

          Wow - how wonderful ! Great to hear that from the leaders down to the whole team was so good and we would love to welcome you back at some stage !

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$491 - US$832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Suites
          • Number of rooms
          • 8
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          • South Africa >
          • Kruger National Park >
          • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
          • Also Known As
          • Kambaku Safari Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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          Traveller (564)
          Room & Suite (76)
          Dining (19)
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          Hotel & Grounds (476)
          Bathroom (6)
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          vivek2520
          i was planning to travel to kruger but my agent said kids are not allowed on game drive in lodges inside the kruger park my kid is 4 years old
          25 April 2017|
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          Response from KambakuOwners | Property representative |
          Hi we do allow children of all ages to go out on game drives. We do advise that you look into booking a private vehicle for your family as standard drives can be quite long for very young children.
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          robalveston
          hi I am interested in astronomy does the lodge have anywhere we can view the night sky? coming from the Northern hemisphere it would be nice to have a tour of the different constellations
          9 April 2017|
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          Response from KambakuOwners | Property representative |
          Hi sorry for the delayed reply but we most definitely do have fantastic locations for brilliant star gazing opportunities.
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          EllieM0
          Hi, If I book through Agoda, will the price include game drives? It does not specify when I move on to book the accommodation via Agoda and I would not want to book if game drives were not included due to the price point. Thanks, Ellie
          22 February 2017|
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          Response from KambakuOwners | Property representative |
          Hi Ellie, Yes indeed all your game drives will be included as well as meals, local beers, soft drinks, tea/coffee etc. Anything further please don't hesitate to ask. All the best, Bryce
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