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Kambaku Safari Lodge

SA HotelsUS$399*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in May. David was the perfect greeeter and manager, We enjoyed connecting with him before moving into our sweet cabin which had a welcome note on the bed. Lovely to feel like they expected our arrival! We then had enough time to have lunch before going out on our first safari. Compared to another...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many t5hanks for your wonderful review. Whilst it is always thrilling to see the 'Big 5' there is always so many more interesting things to see which our rangers and trackers love to share with the guests. I will pass on your comments to Evan and Albie - we always aim to match the rangers and trackers together to give...

Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

We had visited the lodge for 4 days in early May for a safari and it was absolutely remarkable. Rooms were amazing and the meals totally delicious. The tracker and ranger were extremely patient and enthusiastic and it was just a pleasure to have met David ( the manager ). Would return many times and recommend it to anyone thinking...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review - we are delighted that we made your stay with us memorable and 'amazing' and would love to welcome you back soon Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

Brittany, France
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We stayed at Kambaku Safari lodge for 2 nights with our friends, for their first safari ever. Our expectations were high as we went on a safari in Namibia a year and a half ago and had already seen the big 5 there, but Kambaku lodge and its staff went beyond our expectations. David and his team make you feel...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is very much appreciated and we are delighted that you were lucky enough to see one of the white lions - an animal that makes Timbavati an extra special reserve. We are also delighted that you appreciated the English sense of humour! Many thanks once again and we would love to welcome...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The kambaku team has a true sense of hospitality. They instantly make you feel at home while being in a luxurious as well as authentic lodge. This lodge is open to the reserve which allows animals to come through. Thrilling! We got along very well with all members of the team and you easily feel their need to share a...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow - that is awesome to think that we reached the top of your 5 lodges on your visit - thanks you very much for you kind words - we would love to welcome you back to Kambaku - and to South Africa! Come back! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

Kongsberg, Norway
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Our expectations were high going to Kruger Park and Kamabaku.... But we ended up blown away by the great nature, and the hospitality on the Kambaku safari lodge! Our two girls (age 10 & 12) really enjoyed our holiday. We stayed for three nights, and never had a dull moment!! The gamedrives were superb! We got close to "The big...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - we loved having you and the family staying with us and we are delighted that we made such a big impact on you. We would love to welcome you back as friends in the future - sooner rather than later please! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We spend 2 excellent days here! Everything was perfect. The bush, the game drives, the rooms, the hospitality of David and Bennet. The waterhole in the middle of the camp is guarantee for excitement during the day!! Bonus is the excellent fresh home baked food. I have a glutenallergy and was very well taken care of!! Fresh baked gluten free...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review - we always aim to cater for everyone especially for their specific dietary requirements - we do not want anyone going hungry! We are delighted that you and the children enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back I will pass on your kind words to the rest of the team Kind...

Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

A very special and amazing place to stay. David, Bongi, and the rest of the staff are very warm, welcoming, and entertaining. Our guide, Gideon, and tracker, Eric, were very knowledgable and successful in spotting and tracking all types of animals. The accommodation is very comfortable and the food is fantastic. The lodge is near a watering hole so you...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted that we gave you an 'wonderful and unforgettable' experience and we would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 16 April 2015

This was our first safari and wasn't sure what to expect. David and his staff exceeded any expectations. Every detail was given the utmost attention. The Rangers and trackers did an excellent job of making sure we saw the 'Big 5' and answering all our questions. I would hesitate recommending this safari lodge to anyone. Thanks for some great memories!

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and again I am delighted that the Kambaku Team exceeded your expectations and made your stay with us a positively memorable one. I am sure that you missed a vital word and 'would NOT hesitate ' to recommend us in the future, given your positive review! We would love to welcome you back ! Kind...

Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Kambaku. We had the most wonderful time on our Safari trip with them. Our accommodation was wonderful, all staff were very friendly, helpful and professional at all times. Great food and excellent service. Our safari experience with them was outstanding and exceeded all my expectations. Came away with fabulous memories of a trip...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very positive review. It is great to hear that 'we exceeded ' your expectations and made all the more heart warming by giving you some lifetime memories. We would love to welcome you back in the future I will pass on your comments to the rest of the Kambaku Team Kind regards David - on behalf...

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We highly enjoyed every minute of our 4-day stay at Kambaku Safari Lodge. Staff is fantastic and work together to create a family atmosphere. Rooms are beautiful and comfortable. Our ranger/tracker team, Evan and Albert were very knowledgeable and made the drives interesting and fun. We found all the Big 5! We traveled with our 2 children (ages 4 and...

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - it is greatly appreciated. We always like to make sure that our younger guests are entertained as well as having the opportunity of enjoying all that being in the bush can show to both adults and children alike. Am also delighted that the children enjoyed the special meals that we prepare for our younger...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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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: $695 - $1,122 (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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“Hot water is at a premium at the 5:00 am walk up call”
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jrsee, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“close to the waterhole if possible”
BugsDew, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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