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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Kambaku Safari Lodge
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Laura M Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a marvellous time at Kambaku Safari Lodge in October 2014. Kambaku Safari is one of the most beautiful, spectacular, personal, caring, friendly and outstanding places on earth. During the guided game drives which operate twice each day (at 5.30 am/3.30 pm) we came as close to the animals as never before. The trackers and rangers are very experienced... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location is well placed for game viewing. All the Big 5, plus more, in the first game drive. Ranger/driver and guide appear very knowledgeable about the game and the habitat. The rooms are clean, and comfortable with mosquito nets over beds (malaria risk area). Bathroom was large featuring a shower recess and an ornate bath tub if one likes lounging... More

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Applegate, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An intimate bush experience. An attentive staff created a relaxed and comfortable environment. You almost felt like you were visiting friends. Absolutely wonderful food…quality and presentation. Animal drives were great…a leopard with a kill feeding her two cubs was a highlight. But a bush hike where you learned about the smaller wildlife and flora of the bush is a wonderful... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed our food and I will pass this comments to the team in the kitchen! All of our staff enjoy meeting and interacting with guests and it is great that you felt we had the balance right between attentiveness and also giving you space to relax and enjoy the Kambaku... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three days and two nights at Kambaku Safari Lodge on October 2014. From the first moment upon arriving, the well trained and kind staff greet you, making you feel at home. That is just a starter of how the attentiveness and service from staff, as well as the quality and presentation of meals and drinks throughout our stay. The... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review - I will share it with the staff. We are delighted that you had a 'fantastic time' and that you felt that we had 'immaculate organisation' - the team work very hard behind the scenes to make everything appear seemless but it is always great to get the kind of acknowledgement such as this... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here in September 2014...... From the time of our arrival, the welcoming staff went out of their way to make sure we were relaxed and comfortable for the duration of our stay! Evan and Albert, our ranger and tracker, pulled out all the stops in making sure we saw great wildlife.....and we sure did!!.....leopard with... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had such a great time while you stayed with us. Feedback is invaluable to us and we always strive for improvements to our service that we provide for our guests and rely on feedback from them to be able to maintain the high standard that we strive to reach. The... More

Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why wife and I visited aka bake with our three teenage children to celebrate her Big 5(0). We've both worked in the travel industry for twenty five years and can honestly say this is THE best holdiday we've ever had. Everything was perfect, from our awesome braai welcome, beautiful accommodation, personalised birthday celebrations, daily drives in the expert hands of... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We had a lot of fun with you and the family and would love to see you again - maybe stay in this wonderful country longer than 3 days next time? Will pass on your comments to the staff Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic, quaint and authentic Family safari experience (also good for couples/singles etc) so please don't be put off by the family related review here. We spent 3 nights and 6 drives with the Kambaku team and it was fantastic - the Ranger (Evan) was very knowledgable and pitched a lot of animal related information at multiple audiences and Albert... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - it is much appreciated and I will share it with the rest of the Kambaku Team. We always strive to make everyone feel very welcome and are proud that we can offer families a great opportunity to experience the bush in a safe and stimulating way, whilst catering for children under twelve... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All our thumbs up for Team Kambaku! Twenty-two in total that is - because we were a family group of 11 individuals ranging from age 7 to 76 who were fortunate enough to experience Kambaku for 3 days last week. Thank you for showing us and giving us unforgettable views and tastes of African wildlife and nature. The hospitality and... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - we had a lot of fun with your family and are delighted that you had a great time here. Our lodge is geared towards families with people of all ages so we are particularly pleased that you felt that we got it right! I will share your review with the staff and we look... More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! This safari topped off our three weeks in SA. We'd been in the national park for a few days and then transferred to Kambaku on 18 September and were royally welcomed on arrival. The rooms are incredibly well appointed, the bath very inviting (great for a long soak after a busy safari), and the... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderfully positive review. I am delighted that you had a 'sensational safari experience' and that the staff made you feel like part of the family - this is exactly what we aim to do! I will share your review with the staff and we would all be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Just... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was our life's most memorable journey and like they say that success of a movie depends on ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT, this holiday at Kambaku Safari Lodge was AMAZEMENT AMAZEMENT AMAZEMENT. thanks to Wilmarie, Evan , Albert and the whole staff at Kambaku Safari Lodge for the same and to top it all we got seven different leopards sightings in... More

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for your wonderful review and we are delighted that you had an 'amazing wildlife experience' and also felt the positive and friendly vibe that we strive to attain for all of our guests. We would love to see you back David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 8
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Kambaku Safari Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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