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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Pleasantville, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cat Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Indube in June and were absolutely delighted with the entire experience. The staff was friendly and helpful-meals were wonderful. The guides and trackers have an astounding ability to find game- and then - if possible- to position the truck the best way for photos. Watching 8 elephants drink out of our pool was topped only by the... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Idube was one of the best experiences of my entire life, and definitely the highlight of our African honeymoon. Our travel agent booked us in the Makubela suite. I had no idea what it would be like before getting there and it blew me away! The room was gorgeous with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows looking over... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I spent 3 nights here (2 days) with my husband and in-laws in June 2015. It was my first safari experience and surpassed every expectation. The accommodation was good (not that we spent much time in our rooms) and the lodge area was beautiful. No wifi in the rooms, but there was some wifi available in the communal bar area.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We spent 2N-3D at Idube... The experience was magical... Our ranger, Promise, was a delight to be with...very knowledgeable and very very dedicated to ensuring that each safari was an eventful one (a 3 hour safari could extend into a 4 hr. one if we got a good lead towards the tail end). We saw the Big 5 at close... More 

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