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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four friends and I (all females in our late 20s) stayed at Kambaku for five days this spring and it couldn't have been better. The staff is ridiculously friendly and pleasant to be around; the safari drivers and trackers really know they stuff - I'll remember chasing lions through the bush with them for the rest of my life! The... More

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

Wow what a wonderful review - thanks you very much indeed. It is heart warming to know that you felt that 'you had never been so well cared for', and that you experienced Kambaku as a 'fantastic place and people'. W would love to see you again especially s 'you cannot recommend us enough' - please come back soon! Kind... More

San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

We are delighted that you regarded your stay with us as 'FANTASTIC' and would love to host you again in the future. Many thanks for telling everyone to 'GO NOW' Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More

Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 July 10, 2014

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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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
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Kambaku Safari Hotel 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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