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Hong Kong
Reviewed 9 November 2014

A home away from home. David and his staff take amazing care of their guests. A lot of attention is paid to little details - like the bedtime story that is left on your bed each night and eating together as a 'family' each night. The rooms are comfortable and the grounds are relaxing. I like that the place is...

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

Thank you indeed for such a great review - we are delighted that you 'love this place's much as we do! I will share your review with the rest of the staff who will be delighted . Many thanks again and please come back soon! David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

Huarez, peru
Reviewed 8 November 2014

My husband and I were there in October 2014 unfortunately only for 3 days and nights. Our accommodations were excellent. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our dietary requirements, in the bush no less. The food was spectacular and so much of it. The guides were wonderful in their constant attention to finding us wildlife and educating...

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

Thanks so much for your review. I will share it with the rest of the Kambaku Team- we are delighted that you enjoyed our hospitality and certainly the wildlife sightings in Timbavati take some beating! Many thanks again and we would love to see you back in the future David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

Reviewed 5 November 2014

We just returned from 3 night/4 day safari at Kambaku. The lodge was wonderful. David and his crew were most pleasant and attentive to all our needs. there were many small details that made our stay very enjoyable. The food was very good and plentiful. the accommodations were just as the pictures from the web site show - very clean...

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

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review and we are naturally delighted that you found your stay here 'an amazing experience'. I will share this with the staff and it is great to hear that you found Albert and Evan such a great team. We would love to see you back in the future Kind regards David -...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Booked Kambaku with the hope of treating Miss 8 & Miss 11 (and ourselves!) to an African experience yet with some mod cons. Kambaku is fabulous! It's style is a simple but impeccably decorated lodge that makes you wished you lived there. Our room was a 2 bedroom, huge canopy bed for the adults & in a room with 2...

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

We were delighted to read your review and we are very happy that you enjoyed our hospitality. It was a great pleasure spending time with the girls well -both a real credit to you. We pride ourselves on being a family orientated lodge and we would love to see all of you back here again soon Many thanks once again...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We had a marvellous time at Kambaku Safari Lodge in October 2014. Kambaku Safari is one of the most beautiful, spectacular, personal, caring, friendly and outstanding places on earth. During the guided game drives which operate twice each day (at 5.30 am/3.30 pm) we came as close to the animals as never before. The trackers and rangers are very experienced...

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

Wow - what a wonderful review! Many thanks for this. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much - I will share this with the team and we would love to see you again in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

Reviewed 29 October 2014

Location is well placed for game viewing. All the Big 5, plus more, in the first game drive. Ranger/driver and guide appear very knowledgeable about the game and the habitat. The rooms are clean, and comfortable with mosquito nets over beds (malaria risk area). Bathroom was large featuring a shower recess and an ornate bath tub if one likes lounging...

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

Many thanks for your review - it is always appreciated to get feedback so that we can make sure all of our guests receive the best service that we can provide. We are delighted to hear that you felt our service was of a 'high standard' - we are always striving to achieve this, and I will share this with...

Applegate, Oregon
Reviewed 26 October 2014

An intimate bush experience. An attentive staff created a relaxed and comfortable environment. You almost felt like you were visiting friends. Absolutely wonderful food…quality and presentation. Animal drives were great…a leopard with a kill feeding her two cubs was a highlight. But a bush hike where you learned about the smaller wildlife and flora of the bush is a wonderful...

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

Thanks for your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed our food and I will pass this comments to the team in the kitchen! All of our staff enjoy meeting and interacting with guests and it is great that you felt we had the balance right between attentiveness and also giving you space to relax and enjoy the Kambaku...

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Reviewed 23 October 2014

Stayed three days and two nights at Kambaku Safari Lodge on October 2014. From the first moment upon arriving, the well trained and kind staff greet you, making you feel at home. That is just a starter of how the attentiveness and service from staff, as well as the quality and presentation of meals and drinks throughout our stay. The...

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

Many thanks for your great review - I will share it with the staff. We are delighted that you had a 'fantastic time' and that you felt that we had 'immaculate organisation' - the team work very hard behind the scenes to make everything appear seemless but it is always great to get the kind of acknowledgement such as this...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2014

My husband and I stayed here in September 2014...... From the time of our arrival, the welcoming staff went out of their way to make sure we were relaxed and comfortable for the duration of our stay! Evan and Albert, our ranger and tracker, pulled out all the stops in making sure we saw great wildlife.....and we sure did!!.....leopard with...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had such a great time while you stayed with us. Feedback is invaluable to us and we always strive for improvements to our service that we provide for our guests and rely on feedback from them to be able to maintain the high standard that we strive to reach. The...

Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Why wife and I visited aka bake with our three teenage children to celebrate her Big 5(0). We've both worked in the travel industry for twenty five years and can honestly say this is THE best holdiday we've ever had. Everything was perfect, from our awesome braai welcome, beautiful accommodation, personalised birthday celebrations, daily drives in the expert hands of...

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We had a lot of fun with you and the family and would love to see you again - maybe stay in this wonderful country longer than 3 days next time? Will pass on your comments to the staff Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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: $861 - $979 (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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“Get a room near the main lodge. All rooms are individual bungalows.”
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“Beds and rooms were excellent but be aware, no aircon, just fans so if its hot, its hot!”
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“All villas open to watering hole. Take binoculars to view during free time.”
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