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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the pleasure to experience an awesome holiday at the kambaku safari lodge last week. loved every nanosecond of our stay there. An excellent professional yet warm, organized team at kambaku left no stone unturned to make our stay simply beautiful, right from clean and elegeant rooms,excellent and well planned meals, enthusiatic ranger Evan and zealous sharp tracker Alebert gave... More

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Hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Kambaku Safari Lodge, Timbavati private game reserve from the 11-15th Sept 2014. (Booked via planetwildlife.com) And WOW what a whirlwind 4 days it was. Out standing service, very personalized, very professional and warm to say the least. The safaris were top-class, with open-top land rovers, off-roading for the big 5 like no other, superb game viewing... More

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somerset west
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very nice aspects of this safari lodge are the size - 8 chalets only, the first rate, efficient and friendly management and staff, and, due to the proximity of Timbavati, there are very good chances of seeing white lions in the wild. We did, August 2014, and it was awesome. We would recommend it unreservedly. Great waterhole in the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit ashamed that I haven't written my review until now I must say: "Attention to detail" sums up in short my impression of this hotel. They greeted me when I arrived by car, food both tasted, looked and smelled delicious, chef was performed a song before dinner, staff was knowledgeable, room was in pristine condition..... Usually reviews should make... More

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

Right from the first greeting from David the most enthusiastic and customer service focused person I have ever met. The warm and friendly staff always a smile on their faces nothing too much trouble for them. Game drives were first class,rangers and trackers really know their stuff,we seen all the big five on several drives plus white lion and two... More

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - I will share this with the staff and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the hopefully not too distant future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to everyone at Kambaku for making our family safari so memorable. The accommodation, the facilities and the food were all wonderful and the every member of the staff went out of their way to make our time memorable. What sets Kambaku apart though is the wide ranging traversing rights they lodge has. We were able to follow and... More

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that we made your trip a 'memorable' one and that you appreciated our hospitality We would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kamabaku Team More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would definitely recommend staying at Kambaku Safari Lodge. The two things that have really made this an amazing experience for us.1. Evan and Albert (our Ranger and Tracker) made the game drives a success with their wealth of knowledge and passion for their job. 2. Dave (Manager) was always there to make sure everything was perfect and our needs... More

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

Thanks you very much indeed for this wonderful review, which I will share with the staff. It is always gratifying to know that our enthusiasm and 'passion and commitment' which you refer to is recognised. We would love to see all three of you back again soon Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Burke, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I spent four extraordinary days at Kambaku Safari Lodge. The staff was exceptional and the service outstanding. David, Cordelia and Phanuel made us feel at home. If Kambaku seems a stretch of your budget, know that it is well worth it.

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

Thanks for the lovely review and it is great that you refer to our staff as 'exceptional' and the service 'outstanding'. Our guests are always very important to us and it is also great that you felt at home at Kambaku - that is the atmosphere that we continually strive to achieve. We would dearly love to welcome you both... More

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Amazing stay at amazing resort with knowledgeable staff. They made us feel like family and we didn't want to leave. Elephants drink from the pool, leopard tracks by your door in morning. There are two bush adventures per day; sunrise and sunset. A guide knocks on your door at 5:30 am, you have coffee or tea then jump in the... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and two of our teenagers spent 3 nights at Kambaku in July, and every since aspect of our stay was fantastic. Our top priority was to see lots of wildlife, and Kambaku exceeded our highest expectations. We saw rhinos, lions, and elephants, all up close, during the first two hours of our first game drive and all of... More

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

I am delighted that 'we exceeded all your expectations' and I will also pass on your comments to Evan and Albert. We would love to have your daughter back as a volunteer when she is older! Please come back Kind regards 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
Kambaku Safari Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

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