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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Beijing, China
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181 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice 1 night stay in Idube. The main attraction is of course the wildlife and we were happily taken care of. Our ranger Brogan was very knowledgeable and passionate about wildlife and guided us nicely. It was a bit challenging as the bush was a bit dense due to the summer, but the team worked together to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After 2 and a half weeks in South Africa our last stop and final safari was at Idube Private Game Lodge. After 9 safaris at different lodges we didn't think it could get any better, we were wrong. Our Ranger Brogan and Tracker Ronald were fearless professionals who showed us how a safari should be like. Wow! We followed a... More 

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Idube_Manager, General Manager at Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Hopefully we will see have you visit us again some time in the future. Brogan and Ronald send their regards. Sincerely Idube Game Reserve Management More 

New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at 5 star lodges in Sabi Sand I did not get my expectations up about Idube but I turned out to be extremely pleased with the lodge as a whole. Except for a very bad elephant incident that I will discuss first, I can see myself staying here again on my next visit. THE ELEPHANT INCIDENT: We stayed... More 

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Idube_Manager, General Manager at Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do find each and every review does help us to improve on the service levels that we offer here at Idube Game Reserve. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for the behaviour of the maintenance staff member during your stay with us. That sort of behaviour and attitude towards the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a magical 4 days at this game reserve and we could not have asked for a better place to have our first taste to go on safari. We were welcomed warmly and we were able to go on the evening drive right away. Our ranger, Rob (Rob the Ranger on YouTube) and our tracker, Mark,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience from start to end was just superb. The Makubela lodges are the best ones to stay in because the Elephants come to visit everyday to drink from the private pool!!! Such a fabulous experience. Elephants of all sizes and ages. Saw every conceivable animal.....Leopard and 3 cubs. Lions. Zebra. Buffalo . Hippos. Zebra....... list is endless. Nothing... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we had a lovely welcome from Charita and all the staff. We stayed for 4 nights in January and absolutely loved it.We saw every animal and bird you could imagine,lion,leopard,elephant,rhino,giraffe,hippo,water buffalo,impalas,hyenas and every species of birds.Our guide Mike was fantastic with so much knowledge of the wild life and the lovely tracker Mark was brilliant.The... More 

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our four day safari at Idube FAR exceeded our expectations. From the minute we arrived (what a lovely welcome we had from Charita) everyone we met who worked at Idube seemed to care that we had a good time and experienced all that the African Bush had to offer. The rooms are airy, spacious and very clean - they also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special by all of the staff. Our Ranger, Promise and Tracker, Lornet were fantastic getting us close to the animals, including several leopards, elephants, giraffe, hyenas, water buffalo, leopard tortoise and not forgetting the lions, don't drop your hat out of the vehicle, the lions have so much fun with... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience, from the adorable monkeys stealing everything in sight (lock your doors), to the outdoor showers (the monkeys are always watching). Mike and Hollywood led us on some excellent game drives/walks (if management reads this, give them a raise). Saw the Big 5 in the first hour, and it kept getting better from there. Food was excellent, with well... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to see wildlife up (really) close. Great for leopards, lions, elephants, you name it, even animals I hadn't heard of like a Pangolin one night. The lodge itself was very comfortable with a great food and drinks selection, air-con units, an outdoor pool and plenty of spots to relax in the middle of the day... More 

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