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Imbali Safari Lodge

5.0 of 5 Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first accommodation on my trip to South Africa ..the rooms are amazing ..the view from the room was fantastic ...the staff is really really friendly ...I do remember the names of the few staff "canwell" he was the guy who fulfilled each n every food related demand ..the safari was awesome...its the best one I have seen... More 

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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nihit M, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Imbali Safari Lodge. We hope to welcome you back to the lodge for another visit on your next trip to South Africa. Warm regards, The Imbali team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very great Stay in Imbali safari lodge, The staff was very friendly and professionnal, the rooms perfects and good food. Many thanks to Bradley made the games drives funny , we get the big fives , and we spend , a very unforgatable Time with the leopard . Family of ten people coming from Reunion Island 4th to 7th of... More 

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Dear Isabelle L, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had such a good stay with us at Imbali Safari Lodge and that you will be recommending us to your clients. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, The Imbali team More 

Berlin, Germany
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53 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imbali Safari Lodge probably is not a five star property, and service and food quality are nothing to write home about. It is however a thoroughly solid experience, and completely fine considering the (remote) location and the (reasonable) price. The compound has a good and authentic atmosphere, rooms are large and comfortable, and staff is nice and professional. It is... More 

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Dear 10179k79, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed the safari experience at Imbali Safari Lodge. We hope to welcome you back to the lodge again for another holiday soon. Warm regards, The Imbali team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dirty tired and disappointing. Game drives good and that's the only positive. Would not recommend it as a 4 star more of a 3-! Shame as we were really looking toward to it. Food is less than average and service more than less adequate. Rooms are dark dingey dismal and dirty .

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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bkemsley, Thank you for your feedback. We are most disappointed to read that your experience at Imbali Safari Lodge did not match your expectations. We have elevated this to our senior management, who has been in contact with you directly. We thank you for the opportunity to improve our service offering. Regards, The Imbali team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Imbali Safari Lodge is a private concession within the Kruger Park. This means that the accommodation is far superior to the Government accommodation in the Park, but the Lodge is still bound by the restrictions that come within the Park, which means that game vehicles cannot go off the roads beyond their concession. We stayed as a group of... More 

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Dear TravelOften1968, Thank you for your Tripadvisor review. We are delighted that you had a good stay with us at Imbali Safari Lodge. We are especially glad that you enjoyed our exclusive facilities, excellent cuisine, staff and game drives, and that you found the lodge to be good value for money. The concession is an area of approximately 10,000 hectares,... More 

Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were a group of five couples from USA, Norway and South-Africa visiting the Kruger national park. The hotel driver managed to get the car close to All BIG Five and a lot of other animals as well. And a lot of nice birds. The hotel rooms was spacious and nice decorated, with a good bed under malaria nets (dry... More 

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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rolf830, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you and your friends had such a good stay with us at Imbali Safari Lodge. We hope to welcome you all back again for another visit on your next visit to South Africa. Warm regards, The Imbali team More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Imbali was our last stop on our BIG birthday holiday and coming on the heels of the disappointment at Hoyo-Hoyo, it needed to be good. Despite the fact that it is bigger (13 rooms) than both Hamilton's Tented Safari Camp (6 rooms) and Hoyo-Hoyo (6 rooms), it did not disappoint. A light and airy room with a jacuzzi on the... More 

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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ElsH711, Thank you for your lovely review of Imbali. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and made the most of the beautiful sunrise! We hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge for another holiday. Warm regards, The Imbali team More 

hoek van holland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a Great place to stay in the middle of kruger national park!! It takes aprox 1,5 hour drive from the orphen gate entrypoint and a tip if you dont know the road in the park buy the routemap at the entry point!! When you arrive at the hotel you Will be amazed how such a place can be made... More 

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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dutchman_8, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a good safari holiday with us. We hope to see you again at Imbali Safari Lodge for another wonderful stay. Regards, The Imbali team More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was our first safari experience and I can't imagine a better place to stay for an excellent experience. The staff was friendly, helpful and ready and willing to serve. We stayed for two nights at this all inclusive lodge and had wonderful game drives which allowed us to see the Big Five on just three drives. Food was good,... More 

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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Elaine G, Thank you for your lovely review... we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us at Imbali Safari Lodge! We hope to welcome you back to the lodge for another unforgettable safari holiday soon. Warm regards, The Imbali team More 

Sandton, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 glorious nights at Imbali last week. The service, food and game viewing was superb. We would like to thank our ranger Jason as well as the whole crew from Moses, Julius, Mary, Baldwin, Colbet, etc. for their knowledge, friendliness and excellent service. The rooms were magnificent with a lovely touch of privacy. We would also like to... More 

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LBucceri, Marketing representative at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Richard W, Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge again soon. Warm regards, The Imbali team More 

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Address: Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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