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Kambaku Safari Lodge

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We spent three nights at this fantastic lodge. We are a family of six with kids aged 5, 8, 11 and 13 and we all absolutely loved our stay. The welcoming when we arrived was amazing and very personal and the high level of service from all the staff members remained the same throughout our stay. The rooms were beautiful,...

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

Hi there and thanks for the lovely review - as we are a family friendly lodge we are always happy to hear that you felt like family. Next time you come back the kids can join the Kambaku Kubs and be a junior ranger!

Reviewed 23 February 2017

After some trials and tribulations concerning our flight from Johannesburg, a flight that was cancelled after a wait of over 7 hours we teamed up with three American couples and completed our journey by hired mini bus, another six hours, we arrived to start our safari. The staff at Kambaku reserve were fantastic. In our five drives we saw and...

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

Thank you fro taking the time to review your stay - glad that you got all the animals that you were looking for ! Thank you for the comments on the food - we have taken it up with the staff concerned and it will be address and improved on.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Wow Wee - what a wonderful place. The welcome, the staff, the Rangers and Trackers, the food, the drives, not so keen on the early starts but it is so worth it! Ryno and Moses have to be the best Ranger / Tracker team ever. How on earth Moses spotted hyena at a water hole I will never know and...

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

Wow - thanks for the wonderful review! we are always glad to hear that the staff's enthusiasm shines through and that there is more to drives than just looking for animals - tasting dodgy fruits will stay in your memories for ever ! we look forwards to welcoming you back !

Hartenbos, South Africa
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Arriving we had a great reception and experienced a very friendly welcome. Then it is explained there ia a no door lock policy at the lodge. That is crazy. My guests were very unnhappy. There is no keys available. The food was ok but a bad choiche. Chicken and mash potatoes for your first night at a game lodge. Very...

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

Hi there and thank you for the review - obviously one cannot please every single guest and what we have to offer is obviously not your style. All the feedback forms received in camp from your guests gave us 9 or 10 out of 10 for everything, and no complaints were received by the management staff from any one of...

Passau, Germany
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My brother and I were not sure what to expect when this location was booked, but it really exceeded or expectations. The location was great, service was super, staff very friendly and will go out of their way to take care of you. Our safari guides Reno and Moses made sure we were able to see all the big 5...

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Amazing to hear that we provided an experience of a lifetime for you and that we exceeded expectations !

Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had an excellent stay at Kambaku Safari Lodge. The staff was extremely friendly and attended to each visitor's needs. The Lodge has a communal feel to it as you dine and interact with the staff and your fellow visitors on a regular basis. We saw 4 of the big 5 in just two drives.

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Thank you for the review and the comments on the staff - we shall pass them on .

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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

Wow - not entirely sure how to respond to this review - i think we should hire you for marketing ! I am sure that any potential guest has all their questions answered and will be looking forwards to their stay with us ! we would love to spoil you again if you are ever back in the area !

Toronto
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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

What a wonderful review on your stay at Safari Lodge - I cannot tell you enough how happy it makes us to hear that you felt you were so well looked after. being child friendly it is also great to hear that we actually do meet the needs of families travelling with kids!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via 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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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay - so happy to hear the game viewing was excellent. We do apologise about the room config - we have had a look into it and will make sure that it does not happen again !

Munich
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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Thank you so much for the review - Eric and Gideon have been busy ! We are working on the food continuously and have recently employed a new head chef so should have some exciting new dishes making an appearance. We would love to surprise you with them on your return !

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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: $799 - $1,096 (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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“They give you solar lamps but take a good torch also!”
saharajack, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room near the main lodge. All rooms are individual bungalows.”
5clifff, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beds and rooms were excellent but be aware, no aircon, just fans so if its hot, its hot!”
Dumberlina, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This is a small intimate lodge with your own private hut, all of them are great!”
Kjbaker13, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room is unique”
heidirosellen, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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