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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight fabulous women of an age went safariing and were booked into Kambaku a few weeks ago! What a wonderful experience that was! First the facility if beautiful and well maintained. There is open architecture in the public areas and our dinner was set in a new location each of our 4 nights. The food was outstanding and the chef... More

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

Thanks very much for your review - we are delighted that you had a memorable time and we would love to see you again Kind regards David on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kambaku is truly a magical place. You are made to feel so welcome and so cared for from the minute you step out of the car. The staff were so warm and gracious. David, the manager, has created not only a beautiful and relaxing place to visit, but a place where you become family. The safari drives were amazing as... More

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

We are delighted that you regarded Kambaku as 'a magical place' I will share your feedback with the staff and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at. Kambaku with a group of friends two weeks ago and had the perfect safari experience in a perfect setting. The lodge is intimate and well appointed with lovely rooms and great gathering places, whether the pool, the great room, the Library or the dining spaces. David, the manager, is a host par excellence and he made mealtime... More

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

We are delighted that we gave you 'an unforgettable safari experience' for the right reasons! Your review is very much appreciated and I will share this with all of the staff We would love to see you back as friends in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Alameda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is was our second trip to South Africa and our first stay at Kambaku. WOW! Staff, food, game drives, EVERYTHING about this place is amazing. Special thanks to David Hollingsworth, the best host you could ever hope for. Neil, our ranger and Eric, our tracker were so much fun and so knowledgeable of everything. And the rest of them...smiles... More

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

Many thanks for you review - you 'must must' come back ! It was fantastic hosting you and we would love you to return in the near future. I will share your comments with the staff Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff, guides, food, and rooms. David,the manager, is a great host. Eight friends had a perfect introduction to safari adventures here. The lodge and rooms are very well decorated so it is a relaxing experience. I would love to visit Kambaku again . It was a terrific couple of days. Ann Norwood

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

We loved hosting your party - it was great fun and we are delighted that you regarded us as providing 'African hospitality at its best' We would love to host you again in the future and your review is very much appreciated - I will share this with all the staff Kind regards David on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kambaku Lodge was recommended by a travel agent to have a long weekend with safari experience. It was great. Both the ranger, Neil and the tracker Eric were professionals with exceptional knowledge of the area and the animals. We saw the big five in just three drives and could get very close to them still feeling safe... it was... More

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

Thank you for your review - very much appreciated and I will let the staff know that their efforts were appreciated We would love you to stay here for longer in the future Kind regards David on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a first time safari guest i was not sure what to expect BUT the whole experience was wonderful from arrival to departure. Knowing where to start is difficult as the accommodation, food and staff were all equally fantastic and likewise the game drives each unique in their experiences. The attention to detail, the little touches, such as the greeting... More

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

Thanks so much for your wonderful detailed review of your experience with us. It was wonderful to host you and I am delighted that you had such a tremendous experience not only with Kambaku but also in South Africa as a whole - it s a beautiful country! We look forward to seeing back at Kambaku in the near future!... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kambaku Safari Lodge is situated in the Timbavati Game Reserve in the greater Krugar National Park. The Staff at Kambaku were most welcoming and friendly. The lodges were very comfortable and all the meals were delicious. the safaris were at dawn and dusk for 3 or 4 hours. The tracker and ranger were exceptionally knowledgeable and we saw all 5... More

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

Thanks so much for you kind words. We are delighted that you had such a great experience here and we would love to see you back in the near future Kind regards David on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just got back to Norway after a wonderful vacation in South Africa with a group of friends. We started off our holiday with three unforgettable days in The African Bush staying at the Kambuku Safari Lodge. We got to know the very hospitable, friendly staff, experience some exciting game drives and we got to see the African wildlife in its... More

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

Thank you for your kind words - much appreciated. We are delighted that you had 'amazing days' here and we would love to have you return and stay with us for longer Kind regards Kambaku Team More

Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Thanks David & Team for having me and the great time and hospitality. This made my trip to South Africa special. Food was delicious. David & Team like family and the Rangers try everything to fulfill your wishes. The Lodge located close to a Waterhole allow a view on a wide range of diverse animals. The first Day I saw... More

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

Thank you for your review- we appreciate it very much.It was a real pleasure to host you at Kambaku Safari Lodge - we would love to see you again in the near future Kind regards Kambaku Team More

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Additional Information about Kambaku Safari Lodge

Also Known As:
Kambaku Safari Hotel
Kambaku Safari Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Kambaku Safari Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kambaku Safari Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which can be found within the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park.The camp is well situated in this unspoilt natural wilderness area, home to an astonishing array of animals including the Big 5. Kambaku provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules, with eight well appointed thatched chalets overlooking our own private waterhole.Attracting guests from around the world, Kambaku offers superior standards in all of our facilities yet always maintaining a high level of environmental consciousness. Our dedicated staff will cater to the individual needs of our guests making for a truly memorable stay. With scrumptious bush cuisine in a relaxed, rustic setting our guests can truly unwind and immerse themselves in the restorative powers of nature. ... more   less 
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