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Kambaku Safari Lodge

SA HotelsUS$613*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just returned from an amazing trip to Africa where the highpoint was the game viewing at Kambaku Safari Lodge. The facility was immaculate, and the service was wonderful. I especially enjoyed the lodge manager, Tessa. Every detail is addressed at Kambaku, from gourmet meals to bug spray at night. The turndown service included an informational/historical factoid left on our...

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Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 with flying colours!!! Catherine and Ryno, you are a fabulous management team!! Gideon and Eric,...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 were great and a ton of fun. Dinners are in a different spot each night...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 highlight of the stay with us spotting the Big 5 by our 3rd safari. Gideon,...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

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 !

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 ever. The game drivers are awesome, we did it twice a day, one in the...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

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 pass on your thanks to the whole team !

Owen Sound, Canada
Reviewed 1 week 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 made our time there exceedingly special. I am already planning how to get back there....

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

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 !

East Bergholt, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Kambaku for the third time having previously been there in 2015 and 2013. This time I visited with my son. Some of the staff had changed but the ethos and the atmosphere remained the same. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the relaxed hospitality, the little surprises ( dinner in the bush) and fantastic sightings. Gideon was...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear that you have returned over the years and that the basics stay the same - excellent staff and service along with that home away from home welcoming atmosphere. I love that we can still surprise you... Will hopefully be able to deliver on the white lions and cheetah next time :)

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Kambaku Safari Lodge in the afternoon, just in time for the afternoon game drive. We were introduced to our ranger/tracker team as we climbed into our vehicle and departed for our Timbavati safari. As dusk approached we found ourselves only yards away from a sleeping leopard; we observed as she awoke, yawned, stretched and slowly walked into...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

What a wonderful review of your stay with us - and so happy to hear that everything went so well and is so well managed. The team are very dedicated and love their job, and it definitely shows. Sunsets, leopard and so much more is what we promise and deliver on !

Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked through AfricaTravel Resource and stayed 4 nights in April. Had a wonderful stay, property very comfortable, food excellent and staff amazing. Our every need was catered for. Our ranger Reno was tracker Moses were very knowledgeable and great fun too. We had lots of game viewing especially the cheetah. Catherine was a wonderful hostess very warm and welcoming, Have...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and reiterating other guests' sentiments ! We love to hear that the staff were so attentive and that the game viewing was so good!

France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where to begin? Two of us booked into a three night stay in April (arranged through krugerpark.com as travelling independently) - our priorities were 1: game viewing and 2: as authentic experience as possible in a small lodge. We were more than thrilled .... arriving midday we were offered a light lunch before the substantial afternoon tea and our first...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review on your stay - I am so glad that we could deliver on all your expectations and add in the extra bonus of the white lion ! we will pass on your thanks to all the staff!

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kambaku Safari Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which can be found within the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park.The camp is well situated in this unspoilt natural wilderness area, home to an astonishing array of animals including the Big 5. Kambaku provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules, with eight well appointed thatched chalets overlooking our own private waterhole.Attracting guests from around the world, Kambaku offers superior standards in all of our facilities yet always maintaining a high level of environmental consciousness. Our dedicated staff will cater to the individual needs of our guests making for a truly memorable stay. With scrumptious bush cuisine in a relaxed, rustic setting our guests can truly unwind and immerse themselves in the restorative powers of nature. ... more   less 

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $709 - $1,151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kambaku Safari Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for a room with view of watering hole”
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“close to the waterhole if possible”
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“They give you solar lamps but take a good torch also!”
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