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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 September 6, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely loved it here- the actual lodge was stunning with lots of little Impala and Warthogs running around. The rooms were beautiful and the food was great. Dinner was a wonderful experience as all guests sat around a big bonfire eating exotic foods like Warthog! Compliments to the chef! All this and I haven't even mentioned our game drives-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was the second time I've been to Idube, and I fell in love with that place once again. The cottage was beautifull, the staff is so friendly, the food was good and the game drives were just amazing. Our ranger Doug was so nice, knew a lot about nature and honestly, he was the best ranger I've ever had!... More 

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ann arbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The reason to go is the amazing views on the game drives, twice/day. Okker and Eric made sure that we saw all of the animals, up close and personal, even if they had to drive over some bush or through a river to get us there. While we were observing (and snapping pictures) Okker explained the animals' habits to us,... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Been to South Africa and Kruger area many many times. Best wildlife viewing yet at Idube Lodge. Okker and Titus were our guides and just awesome. Almost missed my flight back because a leopard was wondering around in front of my cottage. Great Food, great service !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights in July 2014 with my wife and 2 teenage girls in the Makubela suites. The suites were gorgeous with a virtually all glass back overlooking the bush. To add to the adventure, one night there was a leapord outside our room and another night we were awoken to an elephant grazing right by our bathroom window.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We spent 7 nights (3 at Idube and 4 at Lukimbi Lodges) at Idube in July this year having a fabulous experience. As photographers we got the' up close and personal experience' with the big 5 daily that gave us an unforgettable experience. The meals were first class too, adapting to my dietary requests. We enjoyed the boma experience dining... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at both Idube and Lukimbi lodges in November 2013, two nights at each property. Both have their perks, and I highly recommend splitting your time between the two if possible. Idube is all about the drives. We had amazing guides, Rob was our driver and Titus was the spotter. What I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Usually Private Lodges are only affordable to foreign visitors - this is the exception to the rule. Not that it is cheap - it is just less expensive!! This was an excellent long-weekend - the big 5 within the first 24 hours, with 4 sightings of leopards (with their kills), sleeping lions x 2, buffalo, rhino x 5 and elephants... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a wonderful three days at the Idube Game Reserve Lodge. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the Makubele suite is very luxurious. Our Ranger Brogan was newly qualified but you would think he had been doing the job for years. He was professional, friendly, and amazingly informative about the animals, birds and shrubs and had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time in South Africa and our first safari so we have nothing to compare it with but ..we loved every minute. We spent three nights here in July. Our ranger Andries and trackers Ronald and then Titus were so professional, experienced and knowledgable. Not only did we find and track 5 leopards, a cheetah, hyenas, white... More 

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