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Nkambeni Tented Lodge

Numbi Gate, Kruger National Park 1242, South Africa (Formerly Faircity )
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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the lodge during the Africa Safari Guide of the Year competition. I usually travel a bit more upscale, but I was positively surprised. Clean tents that had everything one could need. The rooms had heat / cooling. Very helpful, friendly and accommodating staff. The entire camp is fenced in, so no need to worry about cute elephants... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nkambeni. Is a tented lodge situated within the borders of the Kruger Park, but outside the gate. The major downside of this is that you have to renew your Park entrance permit on a daily basis, with ID for all adults required. This can be time consuming and should be something that the management of Nkambeni should address with the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Guys would suggest not to opt for nkembenI. It's very far from the forest. U have to travel a lot Before u start spotting animals. I could say dat my trip got disturbed because of this.I found it too costly if you compare with facility they provide.

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Munich
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Positive points ; very close to Kruger gate, cheap, nice pool, view on the animals from the restaurant and lawn (hippos, elephants, antelopes), nice "tents". Negative points : tents very close too each other you'll hear everything your neighbours are doing/saying, bad luck if their baby is crying all night. You'll also hear the rolling of many suitcases of all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not a place to go to. No self catering. No parking of your vehicle closer than 350m from your tent. No matter what they tell you its not inside but outside the Kruger park and about 3.5 km from the closest Kruger gate, Numbi. Its next to the railway line and the trains will wake you at least 4 times... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Cozy tent with comfy bed and wooden floors, nature all around you, option to shower outside, great food. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Just wish it had an actual king sized bed instead of twin beds pushed together

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The camp was such a fantastic place to spend a night between drives. Right amongst the wildlife, you could hear them calling beyond the fences at night. The “tents” are spacious and have everything you need. The bedroom was not cold in the mornings (despite the nearly freezing weather outside), although the partially outdoor shower was a little chilly. Breakfast... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The lodge is very beautiful, i must admit. Pool, reception and even the tented lodges - with aircon! I left my luggage in the locked room for about 2 hrs while having dinner. result: 800 rand and 140 dollars to be missing. I travelled through za, swasiland and mosambik (often camping) and kept my rucksack always within eyeshot. maybe the... More 

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Langtoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The accommodation is basic and a little bit rough & ready round the edges, but in many ways this adds to the charm of the place. I do know that a lot of effort has been put into the place to improve and it is moving very much in the right direction. Situated inside the boundaries of Kruger it allows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a very good value lodge with rooms comprising of individual wooded lodges with canvas sides and all amenities, including both an indoor and outdoor shower. When we stayed, in November, no mosquito nets were provided but they didn't appear to be needed and we were not bothered by mosquitoes at all. Rooms were clean and well maintained with... More 

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