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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first ever visit to a game reserve exceeded all our expectations. We stayed in one of the Makebula suites. This was superb - very well equipped and on the edge of the lodge, outside the fence. On our second day we got back to our suite after the morning game drive to find twenty elephants drinking from our plunge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know you, but I'm assuming this is the lodge for you because you are going to Sabi Sands and you want the best safari experience you can possibly get. Idube is the place to do it. Two three-hour game drives per day for three days equaled eighteen hours of driving through the bush with our ranger and tracker.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The animals are amazing and our guides were very entertaining. We saw Leopards, Elephants, Rhino, Lion, Water Buffalo, Hippo, Giraffe, lots of antelopes, baboons water hogs, birds… as well as some more obscure animals like the ‘bush baby’. While the vehicle safari is great, we did particularly enjoy the walking safaris. If you want to see animals, Idube is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing trip my family took! I love the lodge and grounds. The rooms were amazing and new. We loved the outdoor showers and never took one inside. The food was ok but could have been a little better. The picture of the big 5 here is from my camera on what we saw there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If we had fantasized a perfect South African trip it would not have been as good as our stay at Idube. There is a sense of really being in the African environment, with nyala and warthogs grazing on the lawn, and elephants appearing at the water hole. And yes, leopards do occasionally appear on the lawn, presaged by the chattering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Best place I've ever stayed. Saw every animal I imagined to see and more: rhinos, lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, wildebeests, hippos, everything. This was in part to our excellent guide and tracker, Brogan and Ronald. Brogan made every game drive a better experience than the previous and made the trip overall a truly once in a lifetime experience. Martin was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

OMG!!! This place is everything and more! Most importantly the game drives where out of this world. I am so glad I got Promise as the ranger for my drives. Got to see the Big 5 multiple times and also got to see a female lion catch dinner(which I hear is rare). Promise went above and beyond to make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Idube offers great value if you want to view leopard and lion. The sightings are frequent and this makes for a exciting time when on safari. The food was homely and ample and the accommodation suited us perfectly as a family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We arrived at Idube having spent four nights previously at Nkorho. The experience at Nkorho was far superior and this certainly affected our overall impression of Idube. Idube's setting is pleasant and lots of animals (baboons, impala, kudu, warthogs etc) roam freely on the property, but it lacks that wide, expansive view that many lodges have. The twice-daily game drives... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had Brogan for our ranger and Ronald for our tracker and they never let anything get past them! We saw EVERYTHING you can imagine, including spiders, chameleons, and dung beetles battling over dung balls! They were so knowledgeable about the animals habits and sensitive to their desire to be left alone. These guys are AMAZING, like game whisperers! The... More 

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