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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
larryb754 Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We lodged here for five fabulous days of African wildlife photography. We were warmly welcomed on our arrival by David, the manager, who is passionate about animal conservation. The lodge is eco-friendly and runs on solar power. There were some minor issues with tripping the power circuits but this was always quickly remedied. Rooms are downright luxurious for being in... 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 and we are delighted that you had such a great time. We are very proud of the fact that we rely on solar power and once we had established that the 'tripping' was associated with the US adaptors it was easy for us to lend you adaptors we have... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lead a group of 8 staying 4 nights at Kambaku in late June/early July 2015. I've stayed in Timbavati many times as the cat sightings are excellent as well as general game viewing. This was a first stay at Kambaku. We will be back! David, the General Manager at the lodge was incredibly passionate about wildlife and ran a... More 

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

Wow many thanks for your review - I will pass on your comments to the rest of my team - they will be delighted to hear this. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with everything they need to make their stay here special and particularly with photographic groups such as yours, we ensure that you have rangers that are... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kambaku is perfectly positioned to allow great sightings while even at breakfast. The accommodation and food was great and Evan our guide made for a memorable experience, The leopard cubs was a highlight!

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

Many thanks for your review - it is much appreciated. We try and provide great comfort whilst still maintaining the feeling that you are in the middle of the bush. Whilst it is very dry our waterhole is proving to be very active which is fantastic for all of our guests. Please come back! Kind regards David - on behalf... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Africa and first time on a safari! We couldn't have been more pleased with the service we received from Kambaku's staff! From the warm reception, to making us feel like part of their family... it was above and beyond what we expected! Since we have returned home, all we can talk about is Kambaku... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - and of course we are delighted to hear that we contributed significantly to your 'trip of a lifetime'. However we would be even more delighted if you made another 'trip of a lifetime' and came back to stay with us again in the future! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

Nelspruit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had the pleasure of a one night stay at Kambaku and cannot wait to go back and for a longer period to enjoy everything this very special lodge has to offer. From the welcome we received on arrival to the minute we departed, David and and his team made us feel at home. We have a 4 year... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - we are delighted that we were able to make a big impression given that sadly you were only with us for one night! We are also delighted that you highlight our responsibility regarding the environment - we are immensely proud that we are off grid and yet provide all the important comforts that you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nothing but positive comments about our stay at Kambaku Safari Lodge. We were greeted by David & Bonghi on arrival who immediately made us feel welcome. Our room was very large, spacious and clean. The beautiful 4 poster bed with mosquito net was super comfy and gave the room a real luxurious feel. Food was delicious - always... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - it is highly appreciated. It certainly sounds as though you had an action packed few days on the drives - seeing the white lions as well as the leopard interaction are just some of those amazing once in a lifetime chances of witnessing something very special. It is always fantastic when our guests are... More 

New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent several days of our honeymoon at Kambaku and it was an amazing experience from start to finish. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by David and a warm staff and felt right at home. Our accommodations were perfect (spacious, well scented room, large on suite bathroom) and surprisingly romantic. The resort itself has a pool... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - it is much appreciated and we are delighted that we helped to make your honeymoon so special. We are also delighted that you had great sightings on the game drives - our rangers are passionate people and we all get as excited about the similar animals than just the Big 5. One of the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the reserve many times before but this was our first time staying at KSL. Everything about it is superb and I highly recommend it as a tranquil and relaxing haven. The rooms are spacious and beautifully arranged with the special little touches (don’t want to spoil it by telling all), each chalet has its own seating area... More 

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

Many thanks for you lengthy and detailed review. It is much appreciated by us all here at Kambaku and in a competitive world we feel it is the smaller details that make the difference for our guests compared to many of the other lodges available. You have summed up everything that we strive for - a warm friendly welcoming environment,... More 

Mauterndorf, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the start we were greeted like long lost friends...shown to very roomy, comfortable lodges with a wonderful view across to the watering hole. Little touches of sprinkled flowers and leaves made us feel special and bedtime stories to summon a dream..... Our morning and evening game drives were full and our knowledgeable Ranger ensured we learnt everything possible about... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - you have summed up everything that we strive for and it is fantastic that you recognise those small touches that we use to make every guest feel special and welcome. The game viewing on Kambaku and in Timbavati generally is phenomenal at the moment and it was fantastic to be able to share this... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went with little knowledge of what to expect and were just blown away. Maybe it was the incredible experience with the animals. Maybe it was the exposure to the African culture. Maybe it was the way the entire management and staff made us feel comfortable and like family. This will be hard to top and will never be forgotten!... More 

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

Many thanks for your review - it is fantastic that we were able to give you a memorable experience of how game viewing and a safari should be! Am sure you have all been bitten by 'the African bug' and will be returning again soon. With that in mind it would be fantastic to welcome you back so that we... More 

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