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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
RjWrld Cambridge, Ontario
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister & I visited in Feb 2014. It was just awesome, from the moment we arrived we were welcomed by a great host, Julian. He was so friendly but professional as well. The rooms at Imbali at really great. I loved the fact that we had our own plunge pool. We over looked a dry riverbed, very peaceful. The... More

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

Dear Lindy L, Thank you for your lovely review. Your kind words are much appreciated and have been shared with the team. We are delighted that you and your sister had such a wonderful experience with us, and we hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge soon. Regards, The Imbali Team More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never written a review before, but have read a lot to help me make my decisions. Now that I have this bad experience, I need to share it with others. We booked Imbali Lodge for March 7-9 as we were celebrating our 30th anniversary. It took me long and hard to decide as it was not cheap, since... More

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

Dear Alex L, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are most distressed to hear of your bad experience due to the lodge closure. This is not the experience we wish for our guests. It is never nice to hear that our guests are disappointed. We do take complaints very seriously and make sure that the situation does not... More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Rather 3-4-star... So don't expect to get what you paid for! If you get a good saving deal at this hotel, fine. However if you have to pay the full exorbitant price therefore having higher expectations, DO NOT GO FOR IT! The hotel has potential but is totally undermanaged. PROs: + Hotel & room facilities: Very nice designed in a... More

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

Dear Katha M, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. While it is deeply disappointing for us to receive negative feedback, we always appreciate the opportunity to improve our service offering. We have investigated your complaints, and would like to respond as follows: Room cleanliness is always our top priority. The housekeeping supervisor is certain that all the rooms on... More

West Sussex, England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were moved from the lodge we had booked without explanation or apology. The rooms were nice and the bed comfortable but I have to say breakfast was odd with orders for eggs being taken after people had dished up the rest of their hot breakfast. The service at supper was really poor with the waiter twice dripping food down... More

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

Hi GJM_10, Thank you for your feedback. We have contacted the lodge manager in order to investigate your comments and will respond shortly. Regards, The Imbali Safari Lodge team More

Hertfordshire UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I spent two nights at this luxurious safari lodge. The staff are all truly wonderful. Attention to detail throughout the lodge and surrounding areas is second to none. Rooms are very well laid out in their own patch of bush. lovely queen size beds with white pressed linnen sheets, mosquito nets. Bathroom has roll topped bath, full walk in shower... More

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

Dear supersel110, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are delighted to hear that you had such a special experience with us. I will relay your compliments to Moses and the Chef, I'm sure they will be very happy to hear that they were instrumental in making your holiday extra-memorable. We hope to welcome you back to Imbali Safari Lodge... More

Harare
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Accommodations: beautiful room with more than king size canopy bed. some rooms have own jacuzzi others have own pool. stylish bathroom. When booking: although a private concession you can book either directly through Imbali or through the National Parks website. Attention: special requests made through parks website might not be well relayed to the hotel. It helps to double check... More

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

Dear Mugg L, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any opportunity to improve our service, so we are grateful for your feedback. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, The Imbali team More

UK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights in January. The rooms were beautiful and I recommend you ask for one with a jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed. The staff are charming with a good sense of humour and went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful time. Special thanks to Winston, Mary, Cronwell, Torrence, Antoinette and the lovely... More

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

Dear E G, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you had a great time and so glad that we made you feel like part of the Imbali family... this is exactly how we want our guests to feel! We hope to welcome you back to Imbali very soon. Regards, The Imbali Team More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Imbali as part of our honeymoon and would highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience! We stayed a total of 4 nights and all our expectations were exceeded by a mile (or kilometer). We landed at the small Hoedspruit airport and were immediately greeted by Stefan and bottles of cold... More

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

Dear M F, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us, and we hope to welcome you back for your anniversary. Regards, The Imbali team More

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Also Known As:
Imbali Safari Hotel Kruger National Park
Imbali Safari Hotel
Address: Imbali Concession, Kruger Park, Skukuza, 1350 | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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