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Kambaku Safari Lodge

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Kambaku Safari Lodge
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family stayed here for 3 nights in April 2015 and we had a really enjoyable time. The lodge is quite small & intimate. All the staff we dealt with during our stay were great. Nothing was too much trouble. We have 2 young children, aged 8 & 5, and they were well catered for and able to go on... More 

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

Many thanks fort your review - we are delighted that you had such a great stay with us and we always try to make sure that the smaller people are also well catered for and kept occupied. It is amazing that you were able to witness the lioness being tossed - all a question of being in the right place... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time in South Africa on a business trip. Having decide to take the rest of the week off to visit Kruger, I was faced with so many choices with a huge price variation. A German/South African business colleague recommended Kambaku saying they had returned there several times and that was a good sign for me to... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive review - it is much appreciated. We are delighted that you will have wonderful memories from your stay here and that you also were lucky enough to see a magnificent male lion and enjoy a nice relaxed sighting. We are very happy that you had a great time from your colleague's recommendation - maybe you... More 

East Bergholt, Suffolk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second safari at Kambaku. This time I stayed for 4 nights and it did not disappoint. David was great as the manager and it was lovely to see some of the staff still there 2 years on from my last visit and still smiling and delightful company. Evan was the ranger and Albert and then Ken the... More 

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

Many thanks for describing our lodge as 'top quality, intimate and friendly' - these are what we are always aiming to provide. We host many single travellers from all over the world and we always try and make sure that they are fully included - as much as they want to be - so that they can have privacy and... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights in May. David was the perfect greeeter and manager, We enjoyed connecting with him before moving into our sweet cabin which had a welcome note on the bed. Lovely to feel like they expected our arrival! We then had enough time to have lunch before going out on our first safari. Compared to another... More 

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

Many t5hanks for your wonderful review. Whilst it is always thrilling to see the 'Big 5' there is always so many more interesting things to see which our rangers and trackers love to share with the guests. I will pass on your comments to Evan and Albie - we always aim to match the rangers and trackers together to give... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited the lodge for 4 days in early May for a safari and it was absolutely remarkable. Rooms were amazing and the meals totally delicious. The tracker and ranger were extremely patient and enthusiastic and it was just a pleasure to have met David ( the manager ). Would return many times and recommend it to anyone thinking... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive review - we are delighted that we made your stay with us memorable and 'amazing' and would love to welcome you back soon Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

Brittany, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Kambaku Safari lodge for 2 nights with our friends, for their first safari ever. Our expectations were high as we went on a safari in Namibia a year and a half ago and had already seen the big 5 there, but Kambaku lodge and its staff went beyond our expectations. David and his team make you feel... More 

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is very much appreciated and we are delighted that you were lucky enough to see one of the white lions - an animal that makes Timbavati an extra special reserve. We are also delighted that you appreciated the English sense of humour! Many thanks once again and we would love to welcome... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kambaku team has a true sense of hospitality. They instantly make you feel at home while being in a luxurious as well as authentic lodge. This lodge is open to the reserve which allows animals to come through. Thrilling! We got along very well with all members of the team and you easily feel their need to share a... More 

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

Wow - that is awesome to think that we reached the top of your 5 lodges on your visit - thanks you very much for you kind words - we would love to welcome you back to Kambaku - and to South Africa! Come back! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

Kongsberg, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our expectations were high going to Kruger Park and Kamabaku.... But we ended up blown away by the great nature, and the hospitality on the Kambaku safari lodge! Our two girls (age 10 & 12) really enjoyed our holiday. We stayed for three nights, and never had a dull moment!! The gamedrives were superb! We got close to "The big... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - we loved having you and the family staying with us and we are delighted that we made such a big impact on you. We would love to welcome you back as friends in the future - sooner rather than later please! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend 2 excellent days here! Everything was perfect. The bush, the game drives, the rooms, the hospitality of David and Bennet. The waterhole in the middle of the camp is guarantee for excitement during the day!! Bonus is the excellent fresh home baked food. I have a glutenallergy and was very well taken care of!! Fresh baked gluten free... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive review - we always aim to cater for everyone especially for their specific dietary requirements - we do not want anyone going hungry! We are delighted that you and the children enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back I will pass on your kind words to the rest of the team Kind... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted that we gave you an 'wonderful and unforgettable' experience and we would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

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