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Imbali Safari Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had always wanted to travel to South Africa to visit Cape Town and also experience a safari in Kruger National Park. I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The whole experience was a delight from start to finish. Wonderful friendly staff, first class accommodation, fabulous food and a terrific safari experience

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a beautiful place, delightful food, nice individual houses with thatched roofs instead of rooms, surrounded by animals, not only at nighttime.... We enjoyed the game drives (dusk and dawn), the guide took us to places we wouldn't have found.

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mogelv - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and especially the game drives.

Jaipur, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantabulous experience. Absolutely friendly staff. Best vacation ever. Ranger was amazing, location of the lodge was perfect. Thank you imbali. By far the best holiday exeprience. Over all feel of the lodge was wonderful.

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear niteshsaboo - Thanks for sharing your impressions of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that the Imbali team took such good care of you. Please visit again soon!

Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing property and staff...very knowledgeable and they go out of their way to give you an authentic African Safari experience!!! The guides were amazing and we had a once in a lifetime experience of seeing 4 of the top 5 animls in 2 days!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

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Dear Debra C - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear that you had such a great safari experience, and we very much look forward to your next visit to Imbali.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lock all your valuables and cash when you are on this property in the safe. We forgot we are in Africa and have to assume responsibility for losing money. We had some one rifle through our backpack and take money that was inside two zips - they selectively took US dollars and ZA rands and left behind other currency we...

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Dear Prabhu R – Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. Naturally we were very distressed when you reported your loss to us, as this is simply not something that happens at Imbali. We will continue to investigate the circumstances, and one of our representatives will be in touch with...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first of the two reviews I will write to separate the experience. Hamilton, Imbali and Hoyo Hoyo are owned and operated by the same group and are in close proximity to each other. The guides share knowledge on the radio - so every morning/evening there were 6-7 jeeps out there in March covering the game tracks. Its...

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Dear Bala S - Thank you for sharing your impressions of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience, especially the game drives and your time relaxing in the lodge. At the same time, we're grateful for your constructive comments about the food and the service, and we'll be looking into both.

Eltham, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW. Loved this place. Rooms are enormous private balcony with your own spa. Large ensuite with bath and separate shower. Mosquito net all around the bed to keep out creepy visitors. You can not walk around alone at night because of animals and snakes but a porter will escort you to your room after dinner. Food was beautiful. A range...

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Dear maureend105 - Thank you for sharing your impressions of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that you particularly enjoyed the game drive and dining experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to Imbali in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The property is amazing. The rooms are really good and the set of the room is very good. They have taken care of our safety from all aspect. We not allowed to move out of our room alone when it's dark, we suppose to call one of the porter from the reception which is really good service as there is...

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Dear Shweta Rajat T - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We must confess to being a little confused by your feedback as you begin by describing the many aspects of Imbali that you greatly enjoyed, only for the tone of your review to change completely towards the end....

amanvillers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb location within the Kruger Park, very nice concession with many private tracks for very professional game-drives, with possibilities of approach of the animals. Impeccable hotel service. Beautiful rooms with direct views on nature that surround you . We recommend !

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Dear dabenocf - Thank you for posting your review of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and inspired to try just that little bit harder to try and reach perfection! Thank you for recommending Imbali to future travellers - we're honoured that you would do that.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed every moment of the stay. The staff, food and games drives were of a high standard. We are used to self-drive visit to the Kruger, but this added another dimension with the exclusivity on the game drives. The morning coffee stops with curious animals watching us, were special.

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Dear OB_Richard - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Imbali in the future.

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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: $623 - $1,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The time of the year we stayed the side of the rooms did not seem to matter. Perhaps in dry months, overlooking the river might be better”
357balas, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Nearer the lodge the better.”
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
Bronwyn1982, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room :)”
debbiep147, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The lodges far away from the main building do see (and hear) more animals nearby.”
GroovemasterS, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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