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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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

Many thanks to Matt, Anet and the team at Idube. We very much enjoyed the accommodation and food. Matt and Ronald treated us to the most amazing wildlife expreriences, the highlight of which was listening close up to a lion roaring into the night. Anet took such good care of our special requests. We arrived as visitors and left as... More 

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

We came to Idube late january,we try every year to come back.Idube offers a new experiance every time we visit,we stayed in the Makabela suites ,the dip pools were just what we needed after our drive from Nelspruit.Ocka our ranger was very knowledgeable and made our stay quite different from our last trip get him if you can. Mark our... More 

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Merseyside England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked just one night here in the hope of seeing leopard and we were not disappointed. Our driver was rather 'adventurous' and took the vehicle to places which looked impossible and in fact they were and he had to be towed out ! However it did mean we had very close encounters with leopard which exceeded our expectations. Also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are so many lodges to choose from but you cannot go wrong with this one. If the game drives are your thing , this is it . The staff are so professional and experienced. I recommend you ask for Okker ( probably spelled wrong) to be your guide when you book . We have been on several safaris over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is one of the best Game Lodges I have stayed in, our guide Promise asked us what we were interested in and as luck would have it delivered. The rooms were spotless and simple, the food was stunning, a special word for Martin who was on bar duty second day into his job. Fun interesting and more importantly 'interested'.... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Only one day and night at Idube gave full value: Excellent safari drives with Okker, knowledgeable ranger and excellent driver and Mark, skilled tracker. Saw leopard mating and a pack of 14 wild dogs + elephants, lions, rhinos and a variety of birds. Delicious food (Oryx) and comfortable rooms.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed at Idube for 4 nights at the end of our honeymoon and what can I say except Wow!! The staff were welcoming, attentive and so knowledgeable! Our ranger Rob was fantastic and made sure we saw all the big five and more, including a live leopard kill. The highlight though was seeing a leopard walk under our deck... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed here for our honeymoon in December 2014. Safari is an incredible experience, and Idube went above and beyond our expectations. Saw the big five within 12 hours of being on the property. Food was top notch. Staff at the lodge, our driver, and our tracker were all exceptional. Definitely recommend a stay here. Tip: If you can, spend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Okker Stoltz is a highly knowledgeable, intrepid, patient, and utterly professional ranger. Thanks to him, we stalked a leopard at day's end, witnessed an impala kill, and watched, in silence, as a hyena waited on the ground below the fragile tree lest the leopard drop his eventually-aspyxiated prey. The next morning, we returned to see the deep red claw marks... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We spent three nights here and loved every minute of it. The lodge itself is not extraordinary - but the service and game drives are. We had Okker and Lonnet take us out for our drives and within the first two we saw all 'Big Five' and were simply thrilled! We also had am amazing chef who was extremely talented... More 

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