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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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    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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An outstanding and lovely holiday experience! From the moment of arrival to our departure we were nurtured and cared for by the Imbali team, and the warm and peaceful heart of the African bush alike. Our room was lovely, with private terrace, jacuzzi and sunbeds included. The main lodge was perfect with a view over the sandy river bed to... More

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

Dear Helen W, Thank you for your review, we are thrilled that you had such a wonderful safari holiday with us at Imbali Safari Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge soon. Warm regards, The Imbali team More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The time we had in Kruger, staying at Imbali - was the highlight of our trip to Africa! We could not have chosen a better place to stay. Rooms were lovely, jacuzzi on the deck was a great added bonus! Great location with a little waterhole opposite the main deck (where you eat your meals) lots of animals randomly popped... More

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Dear AmyB, Thank you for your lovely Tripadvisor review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience at Imbali! We hope to welcome you back to the lodge for another safari holiday on your next trip to Africa. Warmest regards, The Imbali team More

Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at the Imbali Safari Lodge for 3 days in mid-April. I have traveled all over the world and this lodge has to be near the top of my list for places to stay. Everyone on the staff was very friendly and ready to do anything required to make our visit an enjoyable one. In particular,... More

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

Dear Alan M, Thank you for your lovely Tripadvisor review! We are delighted that you had such a great stay with us at Imbali. We will pass your comments on to Andrew and the chef. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge again soon. Warmest regards, The Imbali team More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in March. Perfect! We were so impressed by the surroundings and the rooms, absolutely outstanding! We had a room that over looked the river with its own plunge pool, that was exhilarating, not sure if they go into hot tub mode in the colder months? The food was amazing, the surroundings awesome, the staff went beyond anything... More

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Dear divermamaconroe_Tx, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that your memories of Imbali are still making you smile, all these months later. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali again soon. Warm regards, The Imbali team More

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 4 weeks ago

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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Dear Farrel H, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had such a great safari holiday with us. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge again soon. Warm regards, The Imbali team More

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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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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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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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

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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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