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Nkambeni Tented Lodge

Numbi Gate, Kruger National Park 1242, South Africa (Formerly Faircity )
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge in early November 2014 for a 3-night stay as a base for a safari visit in the Kruger NP, on the second stage of my 15-day 'Bushveld & Battlefields' holiday (plus Victoria Falls extension) operated by Voyages Jules Verne. This might 'only' be a 3* facility, but even for quite a lengthy stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The lodge is just outside the Numbi Gate. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. A mini bar fridge was sorely missed and would have been nice to keep the water bottles chilled before going out on a morning game drive. The lodge is clean and well maintained. We stayed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The lodge is very comfortable and clean. The rooms are a wood frame with canvas and have air con, interior and outdoor showers and are very nice. The best thing is how beautiful and very well located it is . The food was good, buffet style, breakfast was the best meal. Overall we had a great time at the park... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was very dubious about the fact that this was a "tented" lodge. However the rooms are more like wooden chalets with thick canvas walls, this does pose a problem when it comes to rain as the noise can wake you up, however you get what you sign up for so if you want a hotel room, book a hotel.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

The Nkambeni Tented Lodge is a couple of kms outside the Numbi Gate to Kruger which makes it extremely easy to enjoy all that Kruger has to offer. There is a lovely main Lodge where all meals are served. The tents are dotted around the property so try to get as close to the Lodge as possible - otherwise it's... More 

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lodge located near the Numbi gate Kruger Park entrance. The tents offer good comfort and are very tidy. Only negative to the tent is that water came in during heavy rain. The food is very good and a lot of variation. The walk from the restaurant to the canvas tents is quite long and very poorly illuminated, but it's part... More 

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