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Imbali Safari Lodge

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Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. Situated right inside the Kruger National Park, we spent an amazing time at this property. Warmly welcomed by a very homely and excellent staff. We felt so connected with the amazing staff - like Julius, who kept entertaining everyone, Taurance - who enlightened us with the history and other facts of Africa, Mary -... More 

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inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear akshladha - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Imbali, and the Imbali team. We very much hope that you will visit again in the future. More 

Coto de Caza, California
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first Safari experience and thank goodness we stayed at a second lodge so we had something to compare. They claim to include transportation but trust me, no one I met while we were there got picked up at the airport and was given the excuse they were fully booked on transport. There were only about 15 people... More 

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inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CCyaLater – Thank you for taking the time to post your very detailed review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. While we appreciate all guest feedback, we’re disappointed to hear that there were several aspects of your stay which you did not enjoy. To address some of your specific concerns: We must apologise that there was a... More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is deep within the forest and you actually feel like you are camping in the woods. A great stay and the best part is watching the animals while you dine. A pool that overlooks the forest.A must stay

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Thank DivyaDivakaran
inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DivyaDivakaran - Thank you for posting your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your safari experience and honoured that you recommend Imbali to fellow travelers. More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imbali Lodge was nothing that I expected but still left a very nice experience for me to remember. It is deep into the forest, 37 km from Orpen gate and a treacherous gravel road where you cannot speed more than 20. It took us an hour and half to get to the place from Orpen. I must say its worth... More 

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1 Thank Varun R
inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Varun R - Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your constructive feedback on the few areas where you felt we could still improve - we'll be working on those! More 

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Enjoyed two nights stay at this fine lodge (near Orpen Gate) inside Kruger National Park. Everyday saw elephants, buffaloes, impalas (even Leopard) from the breakfast/dinner areas. Three games drives were great as saw all Big Fives! Lucky to see (two drives) Leopards roaming around (within 50 feet)! I wish premises has better lighting around walkways to access the rooms in... More 

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Thank Balvant P
inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Balvant P - Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wildlife experience so much and we appreciate your constructive comments on the lighting that will help us improve the guest experience still further. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Imbali Lodge offered a great stay within the famous Kruger Park, with quality accommodation, reasonable food and a wonderful location. Our ranger was 1st class and shared with all his guests his knowledge of the flora and fauna which was outstanding.

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inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Der 695guestm - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Had such a wonderful time at Imbali, overall a 5-star experience. They just forgot that we are still on our honeymoon. However, the food was great, staff very friendly. We also had the best guide, Julie. Saw the big 5.

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Thank gerrie1
inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear gerrie1 - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge... We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience, and our (belated) congratulations on your honeymoon. More 

Amsterdam
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89 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stayed at the Imbali after a two day stay at a tented camp in another part of the Kruger. We enjoyed the setting very much. Our bungalow was well appointed, had several amenities and a terrace with a small pool and lounges. The bathroom had view over the other side of the river bank where all kinds of animals... More 

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Thank travelbugAmsterdam
inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear travelbugAmsterdam - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're happy to hear that this was a positive experience overall and we appreciate your constructive comments on the one or two areas where you felt we could improve. This will certainly help us to deliver an even better guest... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We just arrived home from an incredible few days spent at Imbali Safari lodge! Everything about our time we're was seamless; airport transfers, meal times, game drives, etc. Game drives happen twice a day; once early in the morning and then again in the afternoon. They are approx. 3 hrs. in length each. One of my favourite parts of the... More 

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Thank Denise D
inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Denise D - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your Imbali experience and that you're even considering a return visit. We'll look forward to that! More 

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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Hubby and I started our honeymoon by staying three nights at this lovely lodge. We went on two game drives a day (5:30am and 4pm), each lasting around 3-4hrs. Our first drive was short, only 1.5hrs as it started to rain heavily, but Greg, our ranger, was well prepared with ponchos and we still managed to see a leopard up... More 

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Thank shirleysmchan
inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear shirleysmchan - We're honoured that you chose Imbali Safari Lodge as the first stop on your honeymoon and really appreciate you taking the time to post your review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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