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Imbali Safari Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Imbali Concession, Kruger Park, Skukuza, 1350 | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very peaceful. Great to relax on the deck over the waterhole where you will see game throughout the day. Comfortable accommodation and excellent service and good food. Wonderful game drives. You wont be disappointed.

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights. It was fabulous experince.Saw lions on all four game drivers thanks to John and Nicholas.food rooms and service were excellent.Once in a life time experience.Will recommend to anyone going to Kruger.

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

Dear Mradul13, Thank you for you review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a good time, and we hope to welcome you back for another safari holiday soon! Regards The Imbali team More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms at Imbali were spectacular and the staff friendly. Thanks Ju Ju for your excellent service and thank you Nicholas for the lovely game drives. The food was tasty, well prepared and well presented. The dining area was a little cold, as it was mid winter - this can perhaps be improved on., Jenny Rose

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

Dear Jennifer R, Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you had such a good time and we hope to welcome you back to Imbali soon. Regards, The Imbali team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed three nights and didn't want to leave. Our room was fabulous; where else can you watch bushbuck, hoopoes and glossy starlings from a hot tub, with cold been in hand courtesy of room service? Great food and service, and wonderful game drives. loved the ponchos

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

Dear Ozzie J, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are delighted that you had a good time and that you enjoyed the game viewing from your deck. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali again soon. Warmest regards, The Imbali team More

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35 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A perfect lodge for staying in Krueger. The service was wonderful. The safaris very professionally done with very knowledgeable drivers/guides. Lots of animals (all of the big 5). Food was fabulous, fusion type. The room was also wonderful with an outdoor Jacuzzi and an indoor tube bath. Best of all, the staff. Great service and always there to help and... More

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

Dear kartikmexico, Thank you for your review. We are so happy you had a good stay with us, and that you enjoyed the safaris, great food and excellent service. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali soon. Regards, The Imbali team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

One needs to have taste to appreciate the quality of Imbali experience. Trevor and his wife, the owners of this luxurious lodge, are simply exceptional hosts. The two of them went out of their way to receive us at the Orpen gate of Kruger as we had arrived after the gate closing hours. The couple had made the necessary arrangements... More

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

Dear Raza1234, We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday at Imbali Safari Lodge... thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back soon. With warmest regards, The Imbali team More

Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have just spent a couple of nights at the lodge and cannot praise the team enough for everything. From the hospitality on arrival until the singing and dancing on departure, the service, food, game drives and location is absolutely outstanding. Staff went beyond expectation in making it the most memorable of stays. Should anyone want a bush wedding, there... More

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

Dear Toppie2014, Thank you for your lovely review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back to Imbali again soon. Warmest regards, The Imbali Team More

Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights and our cottage wasn't just the cleanest - dusty and floors about the same. The staff was very attentive and the food was good. A couple of nights the staff entertained us with songs. Safari guide Nick was amazing and our rides never disappointed. He actually had dinner with us one night - very knowledgeable young... More

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Dear Brab2b, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed the safaris with Nick, and that the food and staff made your holiday memorable. We are disappointed to read about the issues you have raised with the dust in the room and the pool. Winter is a dry time of year for us, and we... More

Cambridge, Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Me and my husband (30 and young ) stayed at Imbali during April 1-4 for 3 nights. We drove from Joberg in our own car and entered Kruger from Paul Kriger Gate. We dint expect the lodge to be reached through 20 kms of unpaved road. It was a bit scary in the evening time to reach the location on... More

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

Dear RjWrld, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you had such a fantastic safari experience with us. Andrew is an extraordinary guide, and we will pass your compliments on to him. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge soon. Best regards, The Imbali team More

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Our family of 8 including two girls aged 8 and 12 spent 3 nights at this lodge in South Africa and were blown away by the quality of service and the enthusiasm of the staff. Special kudos to game drive guides John and Andrew, and servers Winston and Baldwin who went out of their way to make our visit memorable.... More

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

Dear Micki D, Thank you for your positive review. Your feedback has been passed on to the team who are so glad that they made your safari memorable. We are delighted that you had a great holiday with us, and we hope to welcome you and your family back to Imbali soon. Regards, The Imbali team More

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Address: Imbali Concession, Kruger Park, Skukuza, 1350 | 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*
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An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Each private suite has exquisite views from the spacious wooden decks and private Jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed and the plains beyond. In the 1900's the African Safari was a journey of great danger and even greater luxury.All twelve private suites have either their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, large king size beds and a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite, timber walkways, telephones, mosquito nets and air conditioner.Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room, safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, guided safari walks by prior arrangement and self drive in the Kruger National Park. No cell phone reception and limited landlines. Children are welcome, but a minimum age of 6 years is applicable for game drives - at the discretion of management. Maximum of 2 children under 12 years of age may share with parents. Children 5 years and younger stay complimentary when sharing with parents.The Lodge is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per day. ... more   less 
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