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Kambaku River Sands

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

all the guides & personal were wonderful. The were very professional, courteous & gracious i couldn't ask for any thing else. The food was out of this world + the sleeping quarters were so wonderful i wanted to pack everything up & take it all back to the states with me.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is so much to say about such a beautiful place to experience a safari in South Africa. The animals speak for themself so I will touch upon food, room, staff and service. To preface this review, my wife and I spent our honeymoon travelling to Cape Town, kambuku River Sands and Zanzibar. The stay with Kambuku and the safari... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited in December 2014 with our 2 teenage boys. The rooms were modern,clean and comfortable. The food & drink was delicious and plentiful with a full description nightly by the chef. They easily accommodate food preferences although we ate and loved whatever was served. The staff was friendly, warm and accessible. We felt tike we were part of the family.... More 

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The lodge is 1st class all the way with impeccable service, excellent food, and exciting game drives. The entire staff was friendly and made sure I was having a good time. I'd especially like to thank Gidion for taking the time to explain everything to me and trying to make sure I saw the Big Five, which I did. Overall... More 

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

Hi Douglas - it takes a lot to offer "the experience of a lifetime" and we are so proud of the staff that they have been able to do that ! Again - we aim to teach about the bush, not merely chase the big five - it really enhances the experience ! it was a pleasure to have hosted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first safari experience was exceptional. The service was personal and professional, with a touch of the bush. The property is magnificent. Elephants greeted us at the river upon our arrival; later they caused a power outage that didn't cause a ripple in our stay, actually an adventure. The guides went out of their way to find animals and generally,... More 

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kambaku last October and our three nights were magical. We saw four of the big five - the lions were not about but boy did the ranger try to track them down! We saw leopards on three occasions and were right beside a leopard with a fresh kill! We also 6 hippos in a pool playing with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I was quite apprehensive about doing a safari but my views have totally changed from the excellent service from the staff. Candice and her team greeted us on our arrival and brought us to our lodge. They were friendly and made us feel at home and relaxed. We did 2 drives a day and even though the early drive... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review - we love converting people and showing them the magic of the bush. I will pass all your compliments on to the team as they are well deserved. Getting up at 4am is honestly worth it - the best part of the day, and of course it helps to have a ranger who shows... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have worked in the industry as a guide and I went to do a sight expection for a travel company. Being in the industry I looked for 3 factors; game viewing, location, accommodation. Kambaku has nailed all three! They are in one of the best spots of Timbivati game Reserve. Game viewing is outstanding with potential big 5 game... More 

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

Hi RobinH - Wow - how do I respond except by saying a huge thank you? It is always important to us to know how others in the industry rate us - and it seems we have definitely not disappointed ! we have to agree with you about being one of the best spots in the Timbavati (not biased at... More 

Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Werner and Kenny our guides were so knowledgable and considerate. Truly loved the property and animals and wanted us to have the experience of a lifetime which we did. The entire staff went above and beyond for us. From the moment we arrived we felt the care and consideration of all staff. Dinner was family style and we felt we... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a comprehensive review of your time with us. We are especially happy that you felt like family as that is the atmosphere that Kambaku is known for - good meals and the sharing of animal stories around the table. And of course the fact that the safaris we excellent too is fantastic!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at River Sands and their sister hotel over Christmas. I can honestly say. They were superb. The staff and service was excellent. Compleatly fantastic property. The lodges themselves are stunning. The drives were amazing. The rangers exceptional especially their knowledge of the area and the animals. Would recommend either lodges. They are outstanding. Gordon & Oriel

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review of both our lodges - we hope that you have very special Christmas memories from your stay here and are glad that you managed to experience both lodges as they are very different! More 

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Number of rooms: 10
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