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Lukimbi Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Stayed here as part of a small group excursion from a Crystal cruise.
The trip entailed 2 morning and 2 evening game drives sandwiched between relaxing down times in beautifully appointed lodgings that overlooked a stream frequented by a small herd of elephants during our stay. The meals exceeded my expectations and the staff was extremely pleasant and accommodating. Nevertheless, the highlight(s) were the game drives -- in our case, led by our ranger/guide Sheldon and his tracker. Every drive was great with multiple sightings of most every animal you wished to see -- even had a great leopard encounter on the last morning.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are in individual air-conditioned buildings located along an elevated walk-way.
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We stayed here Jan of 2017 for 3 nights. All the staff that we interacted with were great, especially our guide and tracker. They were both very knowledgeable about the various animals and the flora.

My fiancee and I had a great time at this wonderful oasis in the bush, and would highly recommend it to couples.

Stayed: January 2017
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Overall a great experience staying at lukimbi lodge. Special mention to the chef for preparing vegetarian food all days.our ranger took a lot of efforts to show us lions and sure he did. The rooms were neat clean and luxurious.the staff were quite friendly, and took care of us very well. Overall a fantastic experience

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I went to Lukimbi with my parents, brothers and sister. It was amazing! The staff, rangers and trackers were extremely friendly, and we all really liked the personal touch of our stay. The rooms are beautiful. For me it was he highlight of our trip trough South Africa. And the food, wow! The safaris are extremely professional, and the ranger and tracker really try to show you the beauty of the bush. I hope I get the chance one day to return and share this experience with my own family, good job guys!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Caroline V
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Lukimbi has a private concession within the Kruger National Park meaning their land and tracks cannot be accessed by the public. The safari drives can of course go anywhere in the public park. Lukimbi guests have the best options then with no traffic pile ups within the concession and going on the public areas only when something incredible has been sighted like mating leopards!!!

The rangers and trackers are fantastic and extremely knowledgable. The game drives and walk about could not be better.

The accommodations, staff and meals are hard to beat.

When I arrived in my suite, a herd of elephants was drinking from the river 40 feet from my balcony!

I will come back here for another safari.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank jme93
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This place is amazing. Offers real 5-star service. Very friendly and helpful staff, always ready to fulfill your wishes. Accommodation in spacious houses, equipped with all needed facilities and repellents against insects. The only weak points were the leaky mosquito net around the bed and Internet connection. Amazing and excellent game drives, the real safari, off road rides, great guides and attendees. the greatest experience in whole Kruger Park. I highly recommend this lodge.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

The Kruger park has only a few so called lodges, that is places where you can enjoy full service and off road game drives. Some of these lodges are very expensive, some are in the price range of lodges in the game reserves adjacent to the Kruger such as Timbavati or Sabi Sands. Lukimbi is such a lodge. We stayed two nights around 1500 euro with very little to be added to the prepaid price. The lodge is beautifully located next to a pond in a dry river. We saw elephants, buffalo, warthhog and antilope visiting the water. The game drives are excellent, with Morne as ranger and Stranger as tracker. On the first evening drive they found us three male cheetah's which is really a real treat. Lukimbi hosts a number of rhino's and a small lion pride. We just missed the leopard who was forced out of the tree just prior to our arrival and there were tracks of wild dogs, but only tracks. Lukimbi lodge is fairly large with up 36 guests. This sometimes gives it more the feeling of a hotel rather than a lodge. On the other hand, the staff is extremely friendly and really works hard to let you feel at home. Lukimbi is an excellent place to stay if you are staying in Johannesburg and only have a few days to enjoy the Kruger Park. Through Malalane gate it can be reached by car in about 6-7 hours and obviously much quicker from the airport in Nelspruit, which is well connected with O.R.Tambo airport in Johannesburg.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Geert B
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Additional Information about Lukimbi Safari Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park | Malelane Area, Kruger National Park 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 178 Speciality Lodging in Kruger National Park
Price Range: $1,329 - $1,470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lukimbi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a stunning luxury safari lodge situated in the easily accessible southern portion of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Kruger is home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other animals and birds, which roam freely in their natural habitat ... more   less 
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