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Imbali Safari Lodge

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Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fantastic stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. For the price point this is an amazing experience. The game drives were amazing. Raloh, our guide, was knowledgeable and fun. He made the experience unbeatable and was committed to showing us as many animals and wonders of the Park as possible. The accommodations are excellent. The rooms are sleek and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights in August 2014 at Imbali which is a private Lodge within Kruger Park. Our room was beautiful and well decorated. All rooms are situated in small bungalows not too close to each other. The bathroom had a tub, and on our huge terrace was a Jacuzzi. The food was amazing (and way too much) and... More 

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Skukuza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is wonderful. Staff is very helpful and smiling. They even arranged vegetarian Indian options for our meal. The Safari was truly an awesome experience. Only the location of Imbali Lodge is about 1 hour from Orpen gate - but that is not an issue.

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Puja K We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we see you again soon. Thank you The Imabli Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night after a perfect 3 night stay at their sister lodge - Hamiltons. Our welcome was effortless with cheap welcome drinks and no information given about the camp at all. Service staff are disinterested, look shabby and drag their feet during meal times. The manageress is not well presented and perhaps this is a result of... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience!! Definitely one to repeat with family and friends. The hotel is divine and the game drives are amazing!!! The location and water hole allow you to see wild life while eating and relaxing by the pool. Spectacular!!!

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sausannb We truly appreciate your positive comments and would love to see you back with family and friends. Thank you The Hamiltons Team More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the second we arrived at this beautiful gem inside the Kruger National Park, we were amazed and treated like royalty! Every single staff member went out of their way to make our stay truly fantastic!! The rooms are brilliant with extreme privacy along the dry river bed. The food was EXCELLENT with enough variety for everyone. The presentation of... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear herras1986 It is always rewarding to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and we hope that the fond memories of your honeymoon will stay with you forever! We like to see you back on an anniversary!! Thank you The Hamiltons Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3/4 days last week and it was my favourite part of my trip to Africa. I stayed in lodge 2 and think it was beautiful. There is a lovely turn down service while you're on the evening safari whichever really nice. The view from breakfast/lunch/dinner is of a water hole which constantly had animals surrounding it. We say... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear br73 We appreciate your wonderful and informative feedback. We hope to see you again! Thank you The Imbali Team More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best located places in Kruger . Exemplary staff and service !!! We got more than we expected. Morning breakfast with animals at the watering hole. Knowledgeable Rangers . Must visit again !!!

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 950sanjaya Your wonderful comments are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future. Thank you Dionne Collett More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed one night at Imbali Safari Lodge in the Krueger National park. Our experience there was very good. The rooms are nice, staff is friendy. The only bad thing is, that they are not allowed to drive in open safari cars as the Krueger National Park requires a roof on every car. Our ranger was not too experienced and... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kimmenroth We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. As you mention, the canvass roof on the vehicle is a Park requirement, however the open sides still allow for the sense of being outdoors. We have taken heed of your comments regarding the guide. Thank you Dionne Collett More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great safari experience, great breakfast and overall great value/package for a non peak season. Friendly and helpful staff. The sleep quality would have been better without the endangered mouse in the room.

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Dear C9368RV We appreciate your positive review. I hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Imbali. Thank you Dionne Collett More 

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