Wrote a review on their sister lodge lukimbi and whilst not as luxurious as Lukimbi, Idube has its own charm and character and as expected, exceptional staff who are genuinely helpful and friendly (Managers Andrew and his lovely wife in particular). As mentioned in the Lukimbi review, it was the staff that really gave the place the personal touch and made us feel at home.
Idube's rooms are set amongst a lawn, and you can see impalas, nyalas, warthogs, monkeys roam and feed throughout the day. The rooms are comfortable and sufficient. Food was excellent as well.
We had accidentally left some money at Lukimbi and we were desperately searching for it whilst we were in Idube. Andrew and wife were sincerely apologetic and sympathetic even though it was no fault of theirs and purely due to our carelessness. They were also instrumental in helping us liase with Lukimbi (we had just checked out of idube and they were updating us through our drivers mobile phone).
Game drives were excellent. Saw the Big 5 and much more (each animal is beautiful in its own right)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idube Game Reserve is a safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve, in the heart of South Africa’s premier wildlife conservation area of the Greater Kruger Park. Game, including the Big 5, is viewed really close by from open Land Rovers, or spotted on guided walks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Idube Private Game Reserve Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve