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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 yesterday NEW via mobile

A very special and amazing place to stay. David, Bongi, and the rest of the staff are very warm, welcoming, and entertaining. Our guide, Gideon, and tracker, Eric, were very knowledgable and successful in spotting and tracking all types of animals. The accommodation is very comfortable and the food is fantastic. The lodge is near a watering hole so you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first safari and wasn't sure what to expect. David and his staff exceeded any expectations. Every detail was given the utmost attention. The Rangers and trackers did an excellent job of making sure we saw the 'Big 5' and answering all our questions. I would hesitate recommending this safari lodge to anyone. Thanks for some great memories!

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

Many thanks for your review and again I am delighted that the Kambaku Team exceeded your expectations and made your stay with us a positively memorable one. I am sure that you missed a vital word and 'would NOT hesitate ' to recommend us in the future, given your positive review! We would love to welcome you back ! Kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Kambaku. We had the most wonderful time on our Safari trip with them. Our accommodation was wonderful, all staff were very friendly, helpful and professional at all times. Great food and excellent service. Our safari experience with them was outstanding and exceeded all my expectations. Came away with fabulous memories of a trip... More 

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

Many thanks for your very positive review. It is great to hear that 'we exceeded ' your expectations and made all the more heart warming by giving you some lifetime memories. We would love to welcome you back in the future I will pass on your comments to the rest of the Kambaku Team Kind regards David - on behalf... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We highly enjoyed every minute of our 4-day stay at Kambaku Safari Lodge. Staff is fantastic and work together to create a family atmosphere. Rooms are beautiful and comfortable. Our ranger/tracker team, Evan and Albert were very knowledgeable and made the drives interesting and fun. We found all the Big 5! We traveled with our 2 children (ages 4 and... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - it is greatly appreciated. We always like to make sure that our younger guests are entertained as well as having the opportunity of enjoying all that being in the bush can show to both adults and children alike. Am also delighted that the children enjoyed the special meals that we prepare for our younger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge, staff and game drives were of exceptional standard...our group of 7 could not fault a thing...11 out of 10 for our guide Evan and tracker Albert who found the big 5, and most of the ugly 5 plus that Puff Adder. We went to other safari lodges in neighboring countries and were hard pressed to match the experience... More 

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

Many thanks for your review -it was a pleasure to have you stay with us - am delighted that you felt our service was of an 'exceptional standard' - of course the hard work is in maintaining those standards! We would love to see you back here again in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku... More 

Luanda, Angola
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our two nights stay in this lodge mainly because of the nice attention the staff offered to us. From the moment we step in they did everything to make us feel comfortable. Their kindness and hospitality were highly appreciated. The place is well maintained. It is a very good thing having the opportunity of bringing the kids to... More 

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

Many thanks for your feedback - it is always appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and as it was over the Easter break your visit coincided with that of other families with children the same age as yours. It was great to see them enjoying themselves around the pool. As well as providing the toy... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My three days at the Kambaku lodge were fantastic; one of the best travel adventures I have had. The location was perfect, off the the beaten path but not inaccessible. Everybody at the lodge was engaging, warm, grounded and knowledgeable - with a clear love of the place and wildlife they were showing us. Many thanks to David, Nial and... More 

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

Many thanks for your very positive review. It is always very rewarding when the hard work of the staff is recognised and that you experienced our 'exceptional hospitality'. We enjoy making our guests have memorable experiences at Kambaku for the right reasons! We would love to see you back and I will pass on your comments to the rest of... More 

Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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 

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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 

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