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Kambaku River Sands

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First safari and thanks to 'Toast' at RhinoAfricia's recommendation we had three nights at Kambaku Sands - just glorious. (Three nights is the minimum for first timers, I learnt.) We saw the Big 5 but much more. Great drives (2 a day) with really informed and friendly trackers and guides (thanks Phanwell!) with a sunset drink on the plains, before... More 

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Kambaku2007, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review - awesome that you had such magnificent game viewing. I shall pass on all your praise to the staff.. glad to hear that they look after our guests so well ! More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had a 2 night stay at the River Sands with 2 afternoon drives and 2 morning drives -- it was definitely the high point of our trip. the accommodations were superb, the group meals were fabulous and the folks working there, whether at the lodge or on the drives, were just great. A must go for anyone who can!

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Kambaku2007, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review on your stay here - wonderful that we were the highlight of the trip ! May you have many happy memories and hopefully you will return one day ! More 

Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Kambaku River Sands is spectacular! The accommodations were beautiful, comfortable, and clean. Our game drives were exciting and informative. Every day was a new adventure. Our ranger and tracker were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They answered all of our questions and went out of their way to optimize our experience. The staff was attentive to our every need and request.... More 

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Kambaku2007, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

We shall welcome you back with open arms .. and try our best to outdo your New Year's experience ! I will definitely pass on all your compliments to the staff ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We had the best time at Kambaku River Sands! We were afraid 3 nights would be too much because how much could you really see on safari? 3 nights was perfect- the rides were amazing and we saw all the Big 5 on almost every ride! Our ranger, Palanche, was so accommodating and smart and patient with all of our... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Kambaku River Sands is an amazing oasis of luxury and Gaming experience. The focus is on an par excellence gaming. The Rangers love the animals and bushes. We stayed from 24 till 28 December. Our Ranger Pallance was a walking encyclopedia on animals and birds. He had an instinct on animals and birds. He showed us all the Big fiver... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had an amazing stay at Kambaku River Sands. All to our outmost satisfaction, the game drives and rangers, food, rooms and treatments offered. We had the room next to the main lodge and therefore easily picked up the wifi in our room (should that be important). Unfenced lodge and each evening a new, wonderful and exciting dining experience. You... More 

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Kambaku2007, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you, for your positive review regarding your stay at Kambaku River Sands. More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I spent four nights at this lodge as a solo traveler here after a three night stay at another lodge. The place is amazing. FOOD: GREAT ROOM: SPECTACULAR. The Lodge staff is: AMAZING. The game drives were the best and we saw so many animals I was overwhelmed. I made a good amount of friends and had the TIME OF... More 

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NicolaNaude, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review on your stay here - We are so glad that even as a solo traveler you had the time of your life ! Lucky to have had a swim with the elephants.... Will pass on the compliments to our staff. Bryce & Nicola More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We visited Kambaku River Sands for 4 nights in November 2015 and had an incredible experience. This was our first safari and our games drives were really what made our trip so special. Our ranger (Pallance) and tracker (Kenneth) were excellent - despite some challenging weather conditions!! On one day we saw the Big 5 on both our morning and... More 

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NicolaNaude, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review on your stay with us - thanks for elaborating on all aspects of your time here from the amazing game drives to the food, and the accommodation. Hopefully anyone interested in staying here will have a good idea of what they can expect ! hope to see you back again one day ! Bryce... More 

Antibes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We spent 4 amazing nights in Kambaku River Sands. We really enjoyed the safari and our stay in this excellent lodge. The location is just idéal and very confortable to relax after safaris. We quickly discover the BIG FIVE and much more wild animals. We would love to come back.

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NicolaNaude, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - 4 nights is an ideal time to stay. we would love to see you back again one day and show you even more ! Bryce & Nicola More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had a 18 night honeymoon including four nights here and I wish it had been longer as it was the highlight of the whole trip!! From the amazing game drives to the beautiful lodges and incredible staff the stay was magical and memorable. Thank you kambaku we will never forget you !!!

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NicolaNaude, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Once again congratulations ! So happy to hear that we were the highlight of your honeymoon - wow what a compliment ! We are also so happy that your special holiday was magical and that you have amazing memories of your time with us. Now you will have to come back and celebrate anniversaries with us ! Bryce & Nicola More 

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