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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us (2 couples) spent 3 nights and 4 days at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in late March. We had a FANTASTIC time. All aspects of our stay were top-notch: lodging, food, staff, ambience, and especially the safaris which were life-changing. Great ranger(Neil) and tracker (Eric) and the animals were extraordinary. I wish we had stayed for a week... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done Kambaku team , brilliantly run super organised very friendly . Cannot fault it and I am in hospitality !! Easy to go as there alone or as family or couples as they are so welcoming. Loved the place. Our tracker Albert my kids called him a legend ! wow so good , we saw an aardvark . Our... More

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

Many thanks for your very kind words - I will share them with all the team. It is great that you regarded your stay as 'an unforgettable experience' and that you 'cannot fault ' anything. We would love to see you back in the not too distant future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

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

I've just come from spending 4 nights at Kambaku, and had one of the most wonderful holidays of my life. The main business, the safaris, are hugely enjoyable and full of great wild life, and the experience is backed up by Neil and Eric's huge reserves of knowledge and experience (can't let Evan and Albert get all the press!). But... More

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

Thanks very much for your wonderful review - very much appreciated and I will share with the staff. We would love you to come back and will spend more time 'training' you on the marmite lessons! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and part of a family. The guide, Evan, and tracker, Albert, were fabulous and we managed to see some amazing wildlife. The lodge was very comfortable with some great touches, like dinner at a different location each night, hot water bottles to take to bed etc. Congratulations to the chefs also as... More

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

Thank you very much for this great review. We aim to make sure that all of our guests feel part of our extended family and as such are always welcome to return. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the... More

sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great experience at the Kambaku Safari lodge. We felt like part of the family and can't believe how much we saw on our safari trips. Thank you to everyone there who made this such a special trip. Especially to Evan our guide, who's knowledge was boundless. A brilliant lodge in a very special place.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you regarded Kambaku as 'a brilliant lodge in a very special place'. We would love you to return in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 travelled with another family of 5, David and "his team" looked after us so well. This place is amazing, we saw so many types of animals and Ethan got us sooo close to all types of the big 5. This is a perfect mix of luxury and full on bush camp. Thank you and next time... 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 describe the lodge and your experience with us as 'amazing' and the 'perfect mix of luxury and full on bush camp' We would love to see you again in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Kambaku Safari Lodge was amazing! This is a small lodge with only 8 rooms’ right in the middle of the bush next to a waterhole. You will only spot the lodge 100m before you arrive there as it blends in beautiful with the surroundings. At the lodge they have a sparkling swimming pool; every room has an... 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 enjoyed your brief stay with us - hopefully it will be longer next time. Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Even the stuff that "went wrong" (water/hot water issues, flat tire on the jeep) couldn't dampen our enthusiasm for the friendly and knowledgeable folks at Kambaku Lodge. Every one of the staff seemed to genuinely care about the quality of our safari experience. We ate like royalty- I'd recommend this lodge for the food alone! Each of the game drives... More

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

Many thanks for your kind words - I will share this with all the staff here. Of course things sometimes go wrong but we always aim to rectify anything efficiently and quickly - and I am very happy that you had such a great time here - we thoroughly enjoyed your family's company and miss you! We hope that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What can I say, after numerous lodges and game drives over our 3 years exploring Southern Africa, this certainly was the best and most memorable. From the start, the welcome from David and the team was second to none and this continued for the whole of the visit - they make you feel that you are their first guests ever... More

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

wow - thank you so much for your wonderful review - I will pass on your comments to the staff who will be delighted with this. We always aim to make our guests feel special and very much wanted here - after all the guests make up a lot of the atmosphere in the lodge and we want to ensure... More

Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have been having a Kambuku strong fever since I went there. The experience at Kambaku was amazing, right from the arriving process up until my departure. Every single staff member that you meet is incredibly friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and will go out of their way to assist you with anything you need or questions you may have. The accommodation... More

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

Many thanks for your kind words - we would be delighted to welcome you back! Kind regards 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): $$$$
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Kambaku Safari Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Kambaku Safari Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

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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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