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Kambaku Safari Lodge

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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 4 days ago NEW

This was our first safari and we could not have asked for a better initiation than our stay at Kambaku. If you can forego air conditioning, TV, and cell phones (they have wi-fi), you will be richly rewarded with intimate five-star service, detailed accommodations, and excellent cuisine and will meet unforgettable people who now feel like close friends. Our sightings... More 

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

Wow - many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted that your stay with us was 'transformative' and that you adjusted to a stay without modern technology although as you say we offer free Wi-Fi during the day. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our food and detailed service. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back... More 

Charlottesville, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent 3 days at Kambaku Lodge was a great experience. There are so many safari lodges to choose from that making the decision was time consuming. Save yourself the time and pick this one. The food is outstanding and they use different venues each night, such as under the stars overlooking the pond or by an open fire. Along... More 

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

We are delighted that you selected Kambaku Safari Lodge and had such a great experience. The gas geysers can be very sensitive when trying to adjust them to get the right temperature - and each geyser is slightly different - but we are reassured that you had hot water. We are delighted that we' exceeded your expectations' and would love... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Better late than never! We stayed here just after Christmas for 3 days and it was the best 3 days of our trip!!! We are animal lovers and to see all the wonderful wildlife from dung Beatles to a heard of 30 plus elephants in an open and free space was simple amazing! Our ranger and tracker where brilliant! Even... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love you to come back in the future Many thanks for your review Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

Florianopolis, SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The lodge is great, the staff really friendly, the room is very confortable, clean and beautiful. Good food, good white wine, just the red, as everywhere in South Africa, is served on normal temperature and as it was really hot, it was kind of hard to drink it, but it was good as well. I was there at christmas time... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - it is very much appreciated and we would love to host you and your friends here again in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

West Sussex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have stayed in many lodges across South Africa and in my opinion, Kambaku is the best lodge by far. in many camps, I couldn't even tell you who the manager is, but David was available and physically with the guests for the majority of our stay. He has created a wonderful friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which is all credit... More 

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

Many many thanks for this fantastic review. While we know that we are not perfect we always strive towards giving our guests the best experience possible. We know that the game drives are the main reason for going on safari but we also recognise how important all the other elements are in making your stay memorable for the right reasons!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed at Kambaku over Christmas 2014. We had an amazing stay. David who runs the lodge could not have been more helpful. The whole team there were excellent. Have been to many lodges and this place shines. The drives were excellent the rangers so knowledgable. Keep the good work up. We will be back. Gordon & Oriel

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

Many thanks for your review - it is very much appreciated. We are delighted that you described your stay as 'amazing' and that we 'shine'! We would love to welcome you both back to check 'if we are keeping up the good work ' :0). Please stay for longer next time! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very nice lodge with very friendly staff. We had a amazing stay with nice sightings. The guides and trackers are very good. It's a real joy to go there away from the busy life. Inkomu for the wonderfull stay we had at your place. Greetings from Meijndert and Arjan (the flying Dutchmen)

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

Many thanks for your review - we hope that when you stay this year you will stay for longer! It would be great to welcome you and your father back Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

Murphy, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family stayed here for four nights at Christmas time and it was the most awesome experience ever. I cannot say enough good things about this place or the safari experience that they provide. The rooms were immaculate, the staff was over the top when it came to service, knowledge and friendliness, and the safaris were nothing short of amazing.... More 

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

Wow - thanks for such a detailed review! We are delighted that Kambaku Safari Lodge is your new 'happy place'. Feedback like this is always appreciated by the whole of the Kambaku Team and reaffirms that we are pleasing our guests to the best of our abilities. Many thanks and we would love to see you and your family return... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Exceptional in every way. David and his staff obviously take great pride in what they do. From the moment we walked into the camp, our experience was wonderful. We spent three nights here and enjoyed every minute. The rangers (Neal and Evan) and the trackers (Eric and Albert) are knowledgeable, take their jobs seriously, and very friendly. You can clearly... More 

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

And we can't wait to have you back!! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks very much for the compliments about the food. I will pass this review onto the Kambaku Team - they are always very keen to get feedback from guests Stay longer next time! Kind regards David - on behalf of the... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It was my second time staying at Kambaku Safari Lodge and it was just perfect again! David and his team are awesome and they really go out of their way to make you feel at home. The food was excellent and the game drives fantastic! I cannot wait to return in the near future. Thank you Kambaku for making my... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind words - we are delighted that you had 'an unforgettable' stay here - for the right reason! We look forward to seeing you in 2015! Kind regards David and the Kambaku Team More 

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