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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough positive things about Kambaku. We decided to spend a few days and nights exploring Kruger on our own in a rented car. I highly recommend doing this, and I recommend doing it before you come to Kambaku. But then I also recommend staying at Kambaku and letting the professionals show you around. A completely doifferent experience,...

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Toronto
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finding a lodge in and around Kruger that could/would accommodate a family of 6 started off difficult, however with the help of Jacqui Sive from Lodge Trackers (highly recommend her services), we settled on Kambaku Safari Lodge. With small children (four between the ages of 6 and 12), we wanted a lodge that would keep us together in a room...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The lodge and food were great but the game viewing was amazing. Gideon and Eric were surperb - they were so knowledgable and we had the best game viewing I have ever experienced. My only comment was that we didn't get the exact room configuration we requested which we lived with but if the kids had been a little younger...

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Munich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed our stay. Beautiful small lodge, very private feeling. Phantastic game drives, Gideon and Eric got out of their ways to show us not only the big five, but lots of other wildlife, too, birds, hyenas, wild dogs, jakals, bushbaby, various antelopes..... Every one of the six drives was special. Erica and Luis were most welcoming hosts. We...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kambaku Safari Lodge to celebrate my fathers 60th birthday last easter (20th-23rd of march), and the whole experience was amazing. We had some trouble with missing luggage, and David called the flight companies to make sure that it got delivered to the lodge, and kept us in the loop. We traveled as a family of four with adult...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four adults stayed at Kambaku Safari Lodge for 3 nights and had the experience of a lifetime! The staff at the lodge are all amazing: Erika is wonder woman; Richard and Veronica lead a great serving team; the women in the kitchen are incredible chefs and were unbelievably accommodating to our dietary needs (gluten free, dairy free,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything for our honeymoon at Kambaku was amazing. The staff was super friendly and welcoming, and our room was beautifully setup. The food at family dinners at night was seriously top notch as well, and made for a nice community feel. Our ranger and tracker (Nic and Herman) were always super knowledgeable and genuinely into answering everybody's questions about any...

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend and her daughter were visiting for the UK so we booked a "girls only" Game Drive and Dinner with Kanbaku Safari Lodge to round off their visit to South Africa. It was truly a special experience, as always. Kambaku Safari Lodge is extremely child friendly and our two 6-year old daughters were the "Bells of the Ball"....

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This was my first safari and it far exceeded my expectations. The lodge is so cozy and comfortable, it made me feel like we were at a family home. The "Mike's"our guide and tracker were so fun and knowledable, we learned so much from them. They made sure we saw all the animals we wanted, including the wild dogs (wow...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I loved everything about my stay at Kambaku Lodge. If you are considering booking this, do it! The safari game rides themselves were the obvious spotlight and were so much fun. We saw tons of awesome of animals, had a great guide who was very knowledgeable (Mike) and tracker (Mike). They went out of their way to make sure we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 

Additional Information about Kambaku Safari Lodge

Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $777 - $920 (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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Kambaku Safari Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Kambaku Safari Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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“This is a small intimate lodge with your own private hut, all of them are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Kjbaker13, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room is unique”
 of 5 bubbles heidirosellen, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All villas open to watering hole. Take binoculars to view during free time.”
 of 5 bubbles Texgirl66, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins are well located, most have two rooms, each with a bathroom, most look out on watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnefromSomerville, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“David can arrange for a group dinner on waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles Elbahey, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
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