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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

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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Lennox Head, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My 3rd African wildlife experience and by far the best. The sightings, the staff, the food, the accommodation - first class. Amazing leopard and lion sightings - saw the big 5 in 2.5 days, and 4 of the 5 on day 2. The rangers and trackers were incredible - found what we asked them to find and extremely accommodating. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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47 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had 4 days and 3 nights of unforgetable experiences at Idube Game Reserve which we can highly recommend to anyone out there, who is looking for a personal, highly professional Safari experience, with great sightings, great service, lovely rooms, solid food and the most knowledgeable rangers and trackers in Sabi Sands, go to Idube, in Sabi Sands. *Lodge /... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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48 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Because there seemed to be such a variety of safari lodges and game reserves in this part of South Africa, I found it hard to choose and selected Idube very much on the strength of reviews here and how it came over on its own website. I am so pleased that I did, as it’s an amazing place which can’t... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

For most people going to Africa and on Safari is a big deal and you want to get it right. We feel so fortunate that we included Idube in our plans. The rooms were lovely - not ultra modern - but they had everything we needed. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to our dietary requests. The game drives... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We knew that going on a safari would be a trip of a lifetime, but Idube well surpassed even our highest expectations. Everything was exceptional and the wildlife viewing was top notch, we saw the big 5 on our first 2 drives! You don't need binoculars on this safari! I was amazed how close we were able to get to... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

After arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport on September 23, we experienced a 1 1/2 hour ‘African Massage’ over somewhat bumpy roads to the first of four safari stops, the Idube Safari Lodge. As seniors with some physical problems and medical issues, we requested a queen/king sized bed and air conditioning for each lodging. The manager, Andrew, and his team... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at Idube - what a fantastic place. After our welcome drinks and hot towels we were escorted to our rooms, the newly added Makubele suite, which is built outside the electric fencing, but linked with a wooden deck, very private, very spacious with a beautiful splash pool on your own private deck overlooking part of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed here for three fantastic nights in November. Saw leopard on the first night! Thought it couldn't get any better, but every day was awesome. We were really lucky to have Andreas as our tracker. Probably the best safari I've been on. Even without the animals the location was beautiful. Idube was intimate, well furnished, friendly, and a really... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Having been many times to Londolozi we were a bit doubtful as to whether Idube would compare at half the price. It may lack some of the luxuries but who wants a butler in the African bush! Accommodation was very comfortable, every couple had a like a cabin in the woods, food was superior to Londoz, all served in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We arrived at the lodge in the evening after a bumpy ride from the airport. The staff met us with welcoming drinks and told us plan for the next day. I don't think we slept that night as we were so excited to be going on safari in the morning. Wessels was our guide and we also had a spotter... More 

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