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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Atlanta
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Idube was just as it looks on the website. Stone cottages scattered across a manicured lawn. Our standard chalet held a large bed, wardrobe, chairs, tables, with room to spare. The double sink bath held both shower and tub. An unattractive (in my opinion) shower has been added to the outside of the chalets (we dried out laundry there). Electricity,... More

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delhi india
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

this was our first safari and we loved it!!all the staff was amazing but our ranger okker was outstanding,he not only made sure that we saw the big five but even elusive cheetah!!he made sure we spent enough time at each sighting.his knowledge about the animals,trees birds was incredible.we stayed at makubela suite,beautiful and luxurious.big room and bathroom ...i would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I can't rate this place highly enough. Andrew, Lauren, Okker, Ronald, Charita and all the staff were amazing. thanks to Oliver for walking us to and from our rooms every night as we were staying outside the fence! Andrew and Ron were an awesome team when looking for Game and they judged all of us in the truck really well... More

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Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed 4 nights / 5 days in May 2014. Great lodge witting Sabi Sands. Very warm team , great service. Breakfast could improve , specially for people who look for variety and a bit more than the standard. Dinner was the best meal here each day and everybody looked forward to it. Fantastic sightings on all days with big 5... More

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United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The four days my wife and I spent at Idube in one of the Makubela suites was an experience we will never forget. Even though we were in such an isolated area and far from our normal environment, the entire Idube staff, management, housekeeping, kitchen, rangers, and trackers made us feel welcome and at home. Makubela Suite 2 was very... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Where to start on the attributes.... Idube is INCREDIBLE. From the minute we arrived, I knew it's be a great visit. The staff all turned out to meet and great you...... and from then on, you were like family. Charita is wonderful.... helpful and friendly and on top of everything... Lauren and Andrew do an incredible job running the lodge..... More

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Additional Information about Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

Address: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Idube Private Game Reserve Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

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Idube Game Reserve is a safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve, in the heart of South Africa’s premier wildlife conservation area of the Greater Kruger Park. Game, including the Big 5, is viewed really close by from open Land Rovers, or spotted on guided walks. ... more   less 
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